Nostalgia 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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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton, Herman Bing, Ken Darby, + more

Initial Release: 1941

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, Norm Ferguson, + more

Also Ranked

#53 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#5 on Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

#60 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#35 on The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers, Sterling Holloway, Nancy Kulp, + more

Initial Release: 1970

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Also Ranked

#70 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#75 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time

#42 on The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

#58 on The Best Movies of the '60s

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald, Adriana Caselotti, Moroni Olsen, + more

Initial Release: 1937

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell, + more

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#45 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time

#46 on Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

#16 on The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 4 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

Initial Release: 1959

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Also Ranked

#58 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#59 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time

#24 on The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

#74 on The Best Movies for 10 Year Old Kids

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