Created By: DragonQuestZ on March 31, 2011 Last Edited By: DragonQuestZ on April 3, 2011
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Basically any non-Disney work adopting an art style that is typical of the Disney Animated Canon, for the purpose of an Homage, Affectionate Parody, or even a Take That, to the Disney style.

Well at least the stereotypical style is adopted. Regardless of the actual variety of the art in the the Disney films, many people think that all Disney films have the same general look, with traits such as:
  • Soft lines, roundness, doe eyes.
  • Outlines done in colors rather than black.
  • Very smooth animation in every movement.
  • Only one tonal layer applied with a gaussian blur in compositing.

This can appear in a TV show, a comic book, or a feature length film; and it doesn't matter if this style lasts through the entire work or is just an Art Shift for a single scene. It can involve a character having a pleasant fantasy, even overlapping with Disney Creatures of the Farce.

Animesque is a Sister Trope... or might even be a Sub-Trope, depending on how much you take into account Osamu Tezuka basing his style on the various Disney works.

Not to be confused with All Animation Is Disney, nor being a Follow the Leader to Disney films.

Examples:


Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • March 31, 2011
    Windsong12
    Princess Clara (and anyone and anything related to her), from Drawn Together - the show does use characters from different animation styles, after all.
  • March 31, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ That and anything and anyone related to her.
  • March 31, 2011
    StarryEyed
  • March 31, 2011
    RV
    Does Fern Gully count?
  • March 31, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ It might.
  • March 31, 2011
    Windsong12
  • March 31, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    It could.

    Now any examples that are shows with partial Disneyesque scenes?
  • March 31, 2011
    Ghilz
    I think it could use some expansion about what constitutes an art style typical of the Disney Animated Canon as there's some evolution between, say, Snow White and Poccahontas.
  • March 31, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    Well I'll expand on this in the description, but this means what many think the standard DAC style is, regardless of the actual variety in art styles.
  • April 1, 2011
    Ghilz
    Yes, but explaining this "what many think the standard DAC style is, regardless of the actual variety in art styles." is, would help. What particular elements does this imply, both in terms of art style, and in terms of plot? Take Your two top examples (The Swan Princess and Quest For Camelot), how are they examples? They have zero elaboration. What makes a scene "disneyesque"?

    My point is, without a firmer definition, this trope is liable to attract natter and complaining of "this film suck coz it's so disney!"

  • April 1, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    Well I was thinking of dropping the Follow The Leader element, if it would make a problem. If others agree, I'll just make it the later two reasons for this style.
  • April 1, 2011
    GameKeeper28
    Isn't this the same as All Animation Is Disney?
  • April 1, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ No, that is an assumption of animated works, not deliberately drawing in the style. Should note the difference though.
  • April 1, 2011
    CindehQ
    Well some definite traits of Disney would be:

    • Soft lines, roundness, doe eyes, and corset waist for the lead female
    • Outlines done in colors rather then black
    • Only one tonal layer applied with a gaussian blur in compositing
  • April 1, 2011
    TonyG
    • Tex Avery's early Looney Tunes shorts aped the Disney style as closely as possible for the sake of parody.
    • A Valentines Day Episode of The Simpsons featured a Lady And The Tramp parody named "Shady and the Vamp". Although the characters were still drawn in the standard Simpsons style, the backgrounds were painted in the Disney style and the characters' lines were done in color.
  • April 2, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    Okay, should I drop the Follow The Leader aspect from this?
  • April 2, 2011
    Surenity
    • Don Bluth films are somewhat of a special case. Bluth used to work for Disney, and after he left he took his art style with him.
    • Early Chuck Jones shorts such as those featuring Sniffles the Mouse employed this.
  • April 2, 2011
    brogaglas
    In The Simpsons Movie, Homer and Marge prepare to make love while living in Alaska. They are assisted by a cadre of Disneyesque animals, including birds and deer, in a satire of similar Disney works such as Snow White and Cinderella.
  • April 2, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ They were still drawn in the style of the show. So it's just Disney Creatures Of The Farce.
  • April 2, 2011
    EdnaWalker
    I like the trope name Disneyesque.
  • April 3, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    Okay, I just dropped the Follow The Leader aspect. We don't need to muddle this with complaining about how many works tried to copy Disney and failed.

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