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  • Disney films are known all over the world for their great animation captivating stories and lovable characters

  • It's too bad that behind all of that lies a sketchy production department

  • That's constantly being accused of ripping off other stories and all with good merit characters songs and whole plots

  • Nothing is safe when it comes to Disney stealing from the rest of Hollywood

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  • The Little Mermaid

  • Children of all ages loved traveling under the sea to watch the adventures of Ariel, a mermaid who seeks out more than her everyday life.

  • The film itself is known for great animation,

  • A wonderful story and a perfect villain in the form of Ursula on top of all that the film is packed with a lot of catchy

  • songs that help move the story along

  • Along with kiss the girl, and under the sea. One of the more popular songs the film soundtrack is part of your world

  • Wish I could be part of that world~

  • The song represents Ariel's desires to be a land dweller. If the song sounds familiar, then it's probably for a good reason. The lyrics,

  • message, and a flow in the song is directly ripped off from Little shop of horror's song entitled "Somewhere that's green"

  • Somewhere that's green~

  • In the 1986 musical the character of Audrey dreams of having a house with green grass a picket fence and traditional home features

  • Alan Menken wrote the music for both Little shop of horrors and The Little Mermaid in multiple interviews

  • he's admitted to basically stealing that song and

  • repurposing it for Ariel's key moment in the Disney animation. At least Ariel didn't have to go face to face with a human eating venus flytrap

  • Cars

  • Disney and Pixar's Cars could have been a huge miss or hit for the company.

  • Fortunately it was a hit that combined the clever design of cars with a down-to-Earth story about redemption,

  • family, and life in small towns. If the movie really meant something to you,

  • then you would probably love to watch Michael J Fox star in the 1991 comedy Doc Hollywood.

  • Cars is essentially a beat by beat remake of that film.

  • Let's break down the elements a little; in Doc Hollywood,

  • Michael J. Fox plays an overconfident doctor that eagerly travels cross country to reach travels cross country to reach his destination in California.

  • During his trip, he accidentally crashes and destroys a fence. For his punishment

  • he must work in the town where he learns to love and connect with the residents there. In Cars

  • Lightning McQueen is an overconfident driver that eagerly travels cross-country to reach his destination in

  • California. During his trip he accidentally destroys a whole city street. For his punishment,

  • he must repair the road in the town where he learns to love and connect with the residents there. It's painfully obvious

  • how much Cars is exactly like the movie but Doc Hollywood never got any credit for the influence.

  • Inside Out

  • Traveling inside the brain of a developing child is a great concept for a movie and

  • Disney executed it well with the creation of Inside Out. The film turns a complicated concept into something that children can easily understand and process.

  • Not only is the story funny and entertaining,

  • but it can be used by children to learn a little more about how their brains process various emotions and feelings. According to a

  • Psychologist named Denise Daniels she originally pitched the same idea to Disney as a full-length television pilot

  • entitled "The Moodsters." The characters in the series were named happiness, sadness, anger,

  • love, and fear. The only difference between the Moodsters and Inside Out is that disgust replaced love for the film

  • Daniels filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming that she gave them the idea

  • years before inside-out was developed. The Moodsters is now a full line of educational toys,

  • programs, and tools for educators and parents. The characters don't look exactly like the Disney counterparts,

  • but you can easily see enough similarities to have a potential case.

  • The court case is still ongoing so there's no word on if Daniel claims are actually legit or not

  • Atlantis the Lost Empire

  • When disney decided to Produce Atlantis: the Lost Empire,

  • they ventured into a whole new territory that had not been explored in recent years. The animated action-adventure

  • featured a different style of animation,

  • removed the catchy songs featured in films like the Lion King and Aladdin, and was aimed at older children Rather than little youngsters. While the

  • film is not as acclaimed as other Disney classics,

  • it's not exactly the most original story, either.

  • Shortly after the release of Atlantis in 2001, fans couldn't help but compare the character, story, and plot points to the

  • 1990 Japanese anime known as Nadia: The Secret of Blue water

  • Just the character breakdown alone showcases all the things that Disney ripped off. This includes the nerdy main character, Milo, a

  • heroine who wears a mysterious crystal pendant, a

  • weapon loving ship doctor, and a gunnery sergeant that sports a crop top, haircut, and a mustache

  • Both films also take place around the same time,

  • features the same climactic moments with huge crystals, and focus on a power source that villains are trying to obtain for their own uses.

  • There are way too many similar plot points for this to merely be a coincidence

  • It's clear that disney took a lot of the same elements from Nadia.

  • The Lion King

  • In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion...

  • ...steals ideas. Since the 1990s the Lion King has faced criticism about stealing ideas from a Japanese anime known as "Kimba the White Lion"

  • Sure, Kimba rhymes with Simba, but the copying goes way beyond that

  • The stories focus on family life. Each features a signature pride rock and voice actor Matthew Broderick even thought he was reading for the part

  • of Kimba and not Simba. Character comparisons have been made between Scar and Claw, the evil lions that both had issues with their eyes.

  • Claw also has henchmen warriors of his own and to no one's surprise,

  • they're also hyenas. Other similar characters include a baboon that imparts advice and a bird that looked a lot like

  • Zazu. Disney spent years denying these connections,

  • but co-director Roger allers was actually living in Japan when the Kimba series was on the air.

  • The creators claimed that the film was based a little bit on Hamlet,

  • and there's definitely straight influenced designs and characters taken from Kimba with multiple sequels and television shows based off of the Lion King.

  • Maybe one day Disney will acknowledge the story content. They use and create some type of crossover to make up for it.

  • Aladdin

  • Aladdin was a huge part of the Disney renaissance that occurred in the late 80s and early 1990s

  • Released along with other films like the Little Mermaid,

  • Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King, The movie was an instant classic with great voice casting, hit songs, and a fun "Rags to

  • Riches" story line. Unfortunately the story of Aladdin was not only based on classic fairy tales,

  • but it was stolen directly from an unreleased animated film known as "The Thief and the Cobbler."

  • The Thief and the Cobbler went through all kinds of production

  • problems. The animated project actually took more than 30 years to make, and the movie was never properly completed.

  • Warner Brothers wanted to have the film release before Aladdin,

  • But that never happened and they decided to just drop the project

  • instead. After all of those years of animation a number of the animators and story designers ended up working on Aladdin and

  • clearly brought the same ideas. The Sultan is nearly identical in the film and Jafar and Genie are essentially both based on the characters of

  • Zigzag right down to the talking parrot on his shoulder.

  • It's hard to ignore this influence, and if the film was released on time you have to wonder how different Aladdin would actually be.

  • Up

  • Up is an ambitious story that could have easily been a failure for Pixar and Disney,

  • but ended up being a beloved tale about an old man living out the dreams that he and his wife once had. The film features

  • many striking visuals including the house that is carried by thousands of balloons and floats away through the sky.

  • Many people love to praise up for this completely original tale

  • But that may not be the case at all. In 2005,

  • multiple years before Up was released, there was a short French film released called "Above then Beyond"

  • The story follows a widow whose old house is situated right in the middle of a large city area. Sound familiar?

  • After the old woman receives an eviction notice she decides to craft a custom

  • hot air balloon that is powered by her own fireplace.

  • The next day, her house has lifted off the plot she lives on and floats up into the sky.

  • It's uncanny how similar these elements are and extremely obvious that Up drew inspiration

  • directly from them. The film never gives any story credit to short French animation.

  • It should have at least been included as some sort of bonus feature with the video release.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • When watching the Pirates of the Caribbean films, it kind of feels like watching a live action video game. There are sword fights,

  • zombie pirates, constant action, and some crazy sets of the actors travel across.

  • There's good reason for this. The first three movies in the franchise

  • heavily stole ideas from the video game franchise Monkey Island and it's canceled animated film. The similarities between the two are extremely hard to ignore.

  • The undead pirate captain Barbossa is almost exactly like Lechuck, the main villain in the Monkey Island series. The character of Will Turner

  • shares a lot of the same character traits as the game's hero, Guy Brushed Threepwood.

  • There are a lot of pirate movies, books, and content

  • but the connections between Monkey Island and Pirates of the Caribbean make sense.

  • Screenwriter Ted Elliott works on a draft of Monkey Island before the film was cancelled. He obviously took those ideas to Disney's pirate movie,

  • stealing them directly from the Lucasarts game series ideas for Monkey Island were spread through three different movies along with characters,

  • you can see matching sets, coffin-shaped boats, and crazy voodoo ladies.

  • Basically, the film should have been named Pirates of the Carribean Monkey Island.

  • Dinosaur

  • For the release of Disney's dinosaur,

  • animators ditched their traditional style to present something that was more realistic in nature and features real backgrounds that were mixed with digital effects. The

  • end result is a mixed bag with some strange animation and a far cry from animated dinosaurs

  • we've seen in the past. It still makes it really hard to deny

  • How much Disney's Dinosaur ripped off from "The Land Before Time."

  • And no.

  • We're not talking about the +12 sequels of the film that spawned. You just need to look back at the original

  • Land Before Time to see how much was copied. In both films,

  • there's a catastrophic event that causes the dinosaurs to get separated from their families. The dinosaurs then must team up with a group of friends

  • to find a great valley where they can live peacefully for the rest of their days.

  • Both groups of friends also find themselves going up against a giant predator trying to make them its next meal.

  • Despite the Modern technology, Disney's Dinosaur pales in comparison to the great animation and characters featured in the land before time.

  • You're better off watching the original instead of the Disney ripoff. Oh, you're melting

  • Frozen

  • When Frozen was first released, fans loved the original take on a Disney princess

  • tale. The typical Disney prince turned out to be a villain, the true

  • love, the story involved the bond between

  • sisters and the songs created an instant hit among fans to help promote the film, the animators created a number of shorts featuring

  • supporting characters like Olaf and Sven. One of these shorts showcases

  • Olaf losing his carrot nose and a battle between him and Sven to see who can retrieve it first.

  • The silly plot and premise of this idea was taken directly from an animated short film entitled

  • "Snowman." In that film, the snowman goes up against a small rabbit that seeks out the carrot for his next meal. In both shorts all

  • of the characters end up on a frozen lake where the carrot slides across the ice. Each one also features a twist ending where the

  • antagonist ends up actually helping the snowman return the carrot back to their face. The short film didn't end up in the final Frozen movie,

  • but it is a bonus feature on many of the releases, and it's really clear how much they copied the other film.

  • Well, there you have it.

  • What Disney film is the most obvious ripoff? Are there any that we missed or are they just a

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