Did you know that Disney used to recycle its own animation to cut corners?

Did you know that Disney used to recycle its own animation to cut corners?
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Twice upon a dream.

Apparently, Disney animators used to rifle through old films they'd worked on to find bits of animation that they could pencil over and repurpose for newer movies. I had no idea, but it makes absolute perfect sense. If you think animating feature length movies is difficult now, imagine how hard it was when every single frame of the film was hand drawn and photographed individually. Film projectors zip through 24 frames of film per second, so a 90 minute movie would require roughly 130,000 images. I'd be recycling things constantly!

In fact, this very post consists of about 60 percent material I reused from previous posts I've written. I just go through old posts, looking for useful sentences, and then I swap out the subjects, verbs and adjectives for ones that make more sense for the topic I'm writing about. It really cuts down on time.

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