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20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers  

Mariel Loveland
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List Rules Vote up the Disney movies whose posters changed the most over the years.

Disney re-releases movies every seven to eight years, and with this comes sharper graphics and new promotional artwork for Disney movies. A lot changed between today's DVD and blu-ray covers and the original posters for Disney movies, with extra sheen and gloss added to give these films more of a contemporary look. After all, some of these films came out in the 1940s, so it makes sense their original posters look a little lo-fi compared to animation techniques you see today.

Disney basically set the standard for animated movie posters as it did with animation itself, and these posters definitely show that distinction to be true. Scroll down to see a comparison of original Disney posters to their current DVD covers. As would be expected on list of Disney film posters, some of Disney's best animated films appear on this list.

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton, Taylor Holmes, Eleanor Audley, + more

Released: 1959

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

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101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Frank Welker, + more

Released: 1996

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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon, Verna Felton, Alan Reed, + more

Released: 1955

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden, Karl Swenson, Jimmy MacDonald, + more

Released: 1963

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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