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


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

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#81 on Musical Movies With the Best Songs

#64 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#28 on The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

#72 on The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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101 Dalmations


101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 2 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

Initial Release: 1996

Also Ranked

#43 on The Best Movies of 1996

#20 on The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

#3 on The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids

#4 on The Best Live Action Remakes of Animated Films

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The Little Mermaid


The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, + more

Initial Release: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Also Ranked

#18 on Musical Movies With the Best Songs

#44 on The Greatest Movies of the 1980s, Ranked

#28 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#3 on The Best Movies for Tweens

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Cinderella


Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Iconic Original Disney Posters VS. Today's Re-Release Covers
Photo: Disney

Actors: June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton, Jimmy MacDonald, Lucille Bliss, + more

Initial Release: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Also Ranked

#65 on Musical Movies With the Best Songs

#37 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#7 on The Best Disney Princess Movies

#49 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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