Sometime a company's work load can be quite large, and you don't want your best staff members (Creator/{{Disney}}'s Los Angeles unit, known today as Walt Disney Animation Studios) to waste their time on TV shows when said staff members are best off working on [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Major Movies]], and that's why the other studios are here.
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!!Units of Disney:

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[[folder: North American Units]]
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Features[=/=]Shorts unit (Walt Disney Animation Studios, formerly Walt Disney Feature Animation): Founded in 1924, when Walt Disney moved out to Los Angeles after his Laugh-O-Grams shorts bombed. For more info about this unit, see the ClassicDisneyShorts page and the DisneyAnimatedCanon page.
* Los Angeles TV[=/=]DTV Unit (Creator/WaltDisneyTelevisionAnimation and Disney Toon Studios, respectively): The unit was founded in 1984 but did not boom until 1989 when they stop relying on Creator/TMSEntertainment, This is Disney's TV and DirectToVideo unit.
* UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} (Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida): Disney's other US animation studio; located inside [[DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World's Studios park]] and affectionately nicknamed the Fishbowl for the windows that allowed guests to peer into some of the studio; it went down in 2003. It was the main production studio for ''Mulan'', ''Lilo & Stitch'', and ''Brother Bear''.
* UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}: It was not too big a unit, providing most of Mickey's ''Once Upon a Christmas'' and a number of episodes of ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey MouseWorks]]''.
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[[folder:Walt Disney Animation Japan]]
The biggest of the non-North American units, WDAJ was founded by Motoyoshi Tokunaga (an Ex-Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}} producer) in 1988 after Disney bought out Pacific Animation Corp. (a studio mostly known for doing RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''{{WesternAnimation/Silverhawks}}''). However, the studio was shut down in 2004 as Disney was getting rid of their non-CGI animation units (yet the Los Angeles units were saved). After that most of their staff members went to work for Creator/{{Madhouse}}, Creator/StudioPierrot or ProductionIG. The ones who went with Tokunaga joined him when he formed Creator/TheAnswerStudio.

Notable staff in the Japanese unit include Saburo Hashimoto, Shigeru Yamamoto, Sawako Miyamoto, Kazuyoshi Takeuchi, Hiroshi Kawamata, Yukio Okazaki and Tsuguyuki Kubo.

See also TamaProductions, Creator/NakamuraProductions, and JadeAnimation, three studios that were often used by Disney Japan.
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!!!Productions by Disney Japan:

* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' (12 episodes) [[labelnote:List]]"Howl Moon", "Southern Fried Cruella", "Rolly's Egg-celent Adventure", "Wild Chick Chase", "Purred it Through The Grapevine", "Alive 'N Chicken", "Prima Doggy", "Treasure of Swamp Island", "Fountain of Youth", "My Fair Chicken", "The Artist Formerly Known As Spot", "Every Crooked Little Nanny"[[/labelnote]]
* ''101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure''
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': From season 5 until the series's end, replacing Creator/TMSEntertainment.
* ''Aladdin And The King Of Thieves'': Done with Disney Australia.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': TV series. (15 episodes) [[labelnote:List]]"Bad Mood Rising", "Getting the Bugs Out", "Mudder's Day", "Strike Up the Sand", "Fowl Weather", "Of Ice and Men", "The Spice is Right", "Power to the Parrot", "Hero With a Thousand Feathers", "Witch Way Did She Go?", "Love at First Sprite", "Vocal Hero", "The Return of Malcho"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' (14 episodes) [[labelnote:List]]"Trains, Toons, and Toon Trains", "Tokyo Bonkers", "The Toon That Ate Hollywood", "When the Spirit Moves You", "Hear No Bonkers, See No Bonkers", "Calling All Cars", "Never Cry Pig", "Hamster Houseguest", "The Cheap Sheep Sweep", "Luna-Toons", "Poltertoon", "Hand Over the Dough", "Do Toons Dream of Animated Sheep?", "Cartoon Cornered"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand: The Adventure Begins'' (with Jade and {{Pixar}}; also did 2 episodes)
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Replacing Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}}.
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} 2: Dreams Come True'': An aborted TV series that became a direct-to-video movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' (14 episodes, with Atelier Bwca, Studio Jack, Tama and Jade) [[labelnote:List]]"Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 2)", "Duck Blind", "Can't Bayou Love", "Film Flam", "Negaduck", "Slaves to Fashion", "Calm a Chameleon", "Toys Czar Us", "Dead Duck", "Let's Get Respectable", "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything", "Planet of the Capes", "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet", "Stressed to Kill"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' (14 episodes) [[labelnote:List]] "Awakening, Parts 1, 2, 4 & 5", "The Edge", "Eye of the Beholder", "Leader of The Pack", "The Mirror", "The Price", "Grief", "M.I.A.", "Future tense", The Green", "Hunter's Moon, Parts 2 & 3", "Angels in the Night"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' (5 episodes) [[labelnote:List]]"Winter Blunderland", "Dr. Horatio's Magic Orchestra", "Come Fly With Me", "A Pizza the Action", "Goof Fellas"[[/labelnote]]
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}: The series'' (two episodes, with Tama and Jade) [[labelnote:List]]"Hercules and the Driving Test", "Hercules and the Epic Adventure"[[/labelnote]]
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame 2''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'': The TV series, season 1 and the first half of season 2.
* ''Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas'': First short only.
* ''MickeyMouseWorks'': Disney Japan's shorts were also re-broadcast on ''House Of Mouse''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' (one episode)
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}} 2'' (With support by Jade and WangFilmProductions)
* ''Piglet's Big Movie''
* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}} 2: Journey To A New World'': With the Canadian unit and Creator/CharacterBuilders.
* ''Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin''
* ''Pooh's Heffalump Movie'': Disney Japan's last production.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': One short, ''To Catch A Hiccup''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage''
* ''The Return Of Jafar'': The first of the Disney DirectToVideo sequels, done with the Australia unit. Japan animated the second half of the film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (with Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Jade and Tama)
* ''The Tigger Movie'': Done with TMS (Telecom unit), Tama and other studios.
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[[folder:Walt Disney Animation Australia]]
Founded in 1989, the UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}n unit is often known among the animation community for having very cartoonish and expressive animation, which they are still praised for. The studio had a longer life than the Japanese unit; it became the main hub for Disney's DirectToVideo sequels, a role originally fulfilled by the Japanese unit. The Australian unit came to an end in 2006, due to rising costs for animation in Australia. Its role was once again succeeded by other studios used by Disney like Creator/ToonCity and SynergyAnimation.

Notable animators in the Australian unit include Bob Baxter, Kevin Peaty, Lianne Hughes, Andrew Collins, Ian Harrowell, Alexs Stadermann, Pieter Lommerse, Ryan O'Loughlin, Bernard Derriman, Robert Mason and Lily Dell.
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!!!Productions by Disney Australia:

* ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' - 8 episodes. [[labelnote:List]]"An Officer and a Gentledog", "Swine Song", "You Slipped a Disc", "Chow About That", "Full Metal Pellet", "Close But No Cigar", "Shrewzle Watch", "Film Fatale"[[/labelnote]]
* ''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'' - Done with Disney Japan.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}: The Series'' - 9 episodes. [[labelnote:List]]"Air-Feathered Friends", "Do the Rat Thing", "Never Say Nefir", "Garden of Evil", "Some Enchanted Genie", "Sneeze the Day", "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like", "A Sultan Worth His Salt", "Genie Hunt", "The Lost Ones"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' - 12 episodes. [[labelnote:List]]"Going/Gone Bonkers", "In the Bag", "Is Toon For Really Warm?", "Fall Apart Bomb Squad", "In Toons We Trust", "The Day the Toon Stood Still", "Weather or Not", "Basic Spraining", "New Partners on the Block", "I Oughta Be in Toons", "Stay Tooned", "Cereal Surreal"[[/labelnote]]
* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} III: A Twist In Time'' - The unit's final production, done with Toon City.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' - 10 episodes. [[labelnote:List]]"Darkly Dawns the Duck (Part 1)", "That Sinking Feeling", "Comic Book Capers", "Fungus Amongus", "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness", "Tiff of the Titans", "Battle of the Brainteasers", "Heavy Mental" (outsourced to Creator/FreelanceAnimatorsNewZealand), "A Brush With Oblivion", "The Merchant of Menace"[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' - The episode "Seeing Isn't Believing".
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' - 25 episodes. [[labelnote:List]]"Good Neighbor Goof", "Slightly Dinghy", "You Camp Take It With You", "Unreal Estate", "Midnight Movie Madness", "O RV, I NV U", "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp" (outsourced to Creator/FreelanceAnimatorsNewZealand), "Close Encounters of the Weird Mime", "Where There's Smoke, There's Goof", "Take Me Out of the Ball Game", "Wrecks, Lies and Videotape", "Waste Makes Haste", "Pete's Day at the Races", "Major Goof", "And Baby Makes Three", "A Goof of the People", "Nightmare on Goof Street", "Goofs of a Feather", "As Goof Would Have It", "Partners in Grime", "Great Egg-Spectations", "Three Ring Bind"[[/labelnote]]
* ''AGoofyMovie'' (with Walt Disney France)
* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' - A few ''Mickey's Mouse Works'' shorts.
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook 2'' - Done with Toon City.
* ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''
* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp 2: Scamp's Adventure''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''
* ''Disney/TheLionKing 1½'' - Done with Creator/ToonCity.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing II: Simba's Pride'' - Done with the Canadian unit and Toon City.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': Most of the series after season 1, with Hanho and Wang.
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''
* ''[[Disney/PeterPan Return to Neverland]]'' - With the Canadian unit and Wang.
* ''Return Of Jafar'' - Done with Disney Japan. Australia animated roughly the first half of the film, while Japan handled the second half.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa''
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[[folder:European Units]]
* UsefulNotes/{{France}}: Established in 1989 when Paul and Gaėtan Brizzi sold their company, Brizzi Films, to Disney. Initially, they were mostly used on the TV shows. France animated three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' [[labelnote:List]]"Double Darkwings" (with Hanho Heung Up), "A Duck By Any Other Name" (with {{Sunwoo}}), "In Like Blunt"[[/labelnote]], five episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' [[labelnote:List]] "Axed By Addition", "To Catch a Goof", "The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy", "Gunfight at the Okie Dokie Corral", "Goof Troop Christmas"[[/labelnote]], some ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episodes, and one ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' short, "Petal to the Metal". Starting in 1995 with ''A Goofy Movie'', however, they began working on Disney's features, and most of the Disney films from 1995 to 2003 were partially animated in France. Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris shut down in summer 2003.
* UnitedKingdom: They worked on ''DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'' [[http://gregory_weagle.livejournal.com/228086.html and 3 episodes of]] ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' under contract from the France unit.
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!!Tropes associated with Walt Disney's various animation units:
* AnimationBump: The Los Angeles, Japan and Australia units are the biggest examples, but all are known for this. This ''is'' [[CaptainObvious Disney]], after all.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Most evident in the episodes animated by the Australian studio, unsurprisingly because of the studio's emphasis on expressive animation and less on remaining completely uniform from scene to scene.
* MediumBlending: The North American units are known for this.
* OffModel:
** ''Return of Jafar'' is frequently accused of this, not so much the bad animation. But rather the abrupt change in how the movie looks: Around the thirty minute mark, the animation suddenly switches over from the Australia unit to the Japan unit, and remains that way for the rest of the movie. This resulted in ''much'' different looking animation in the second half. (The change occurs when Abis-Mal climbs over the palace walls.)
** ''Gargoyles'''s "Seeing Isn't Believing" is also guilty of this. Though it ''does'' make up for it with its [[AnimationBump fluid animation]].
** As well as the two Creator/FreelanceAnimatorsNewZealand sub-contracted episodes - ''Darkwing Duck's'' "Heavy Mental" and ''Goof Troop's'' "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp".
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