Well, at least the stereotypical style is adopted. Regardless of the actual variety of the art in Disney films, many people think that all Disney films have the same general look, with traits such as:
- Soft lines.
- Large round 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 or the Roger Rabbit Effect.
Contrast Limited Animation.
- Used in Enchanted, which opens with the sequences in Andalasia animated. Notably these scenes weren't done by Disney's own animation studio, as it had not yet relaunched their 2D department (though it was animated by Disney veterans).
- In the film 9 to 5, Violet has an Imagine Spot while thinking of a way to do in Mr. Hart.
- Another imagine spot in Fletch Lives.
- A Dream Sequence in The Beautician and the Beast is done in the Disney style.
- Kimmy's happy place in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
- The Banner Saga has a distinct Disneyesque graphical style.
- The character models of Feral Heart are heavily influenced by Disney's Funny Animal movies.
- Likewise, its predecessor Impressive Title has its player characters modeled after the lions from The Lion King. In fact, it's not hard to recreate Simba, Nala, or Zira in the Character Customization menu, especially since some of the fur markings are directly pulled from the franchise, such as the Hyena's triangular spots and Zira's head stripe. And that's not mentioning the many, many hairstyles based off of Simba's and Kovu's manes.
- CollegeHumor has done this a fair number of times:
- "Colors of the Wind: Stoner Edition" (aka "Tokahontas").
- "DuckTales (1987) Theme Gone Horribly Wrong!". And by "Gone Horribly Wrong", they mean it.
- And "Pixar Logo Gone Horribly Wrong!" Again, they mean it.
- Prince Harry as a Disney Prince casts the UK Royal Family's Prince Harry as a Disney Prince, with predictable results: he's a stereotypical bro or chav in all the roles. Most humorously, he gets along with Gaston just swimmingly.
- "Aladdin's Mistake". At the end of Aladdin, Aladdin wishes for Genie to become human (not free), and he also does this just as Genie comes out of the lamp. As a result, Genie becomes a helpless mutant with a death wish.
- Rachel Bloom's Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song.
- Unshaved Mouse discusses this when reviewing Sleeping Beauty, noting that Disney had imposed their house style on lots of artists over the years, and the film itself was Walt Disney's attempts at breaking away from that style.
- Applying this trope to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure sounds like a ridiculous idea, but the One Cartoonist's Dream fan musical project makes it work, for both the heroes and the villains. The art even edits Disney characters into JoJo characters, giving the viewer an idea of how the series might look in the Disney style.
- As in the picture, Family Guy did this as one of several Alternate Universes Brian and Stewie visit in one episode, which included making Lois look like a Disney Princess.
- Princess Sissi, a German cartoon very loosely based on Elisabeth of Bavaria, is drawn in this style to the point the titular character herself resembles Aurora.
- One episode of the Spawn animated series opened like this.
- Princess Clara (and anyone and anything related to her) from Drawn Together, as the show uses characters from different animation styles.
- Tex Avery's early Looney Tunes shorts aped the Disney style as closely as possible for the sake of parody.
- "Screwy Squirrel" cartoon has Screwy encountering a very Disneyesque little squirrel, who announces the cartoon will be about him "and all his cute furry friends" (a plot sounding suspiciously like Bambi), whereupon Screwy beats him up.
- A Valentine's 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. Disney animator Eric Goldberg directed the Couch Gag for the episode "Fland Canyon", where the Simpsons appear as various Disney characters. Again, drawn in the Simpsons style, but with much smoother animation. It also depicts the wide variety of art styles within the Disney Animated Canon, with Maggie done in the Inkblot Cartoon Style of the early '30s and Homer as Baloo in the sketchy Xerox style of the 1960s and '70s.
- Early Chuck Jones shorts, such as those featuring Sniffles the Mouse, employed this.
- Adventures from the Book of Virtues looks pretty Disneyesque for a PBS cartoon.
- Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz (2011) does this with the settings and characters derived from the latter film, but lets the T&J characters have their typical look.
- For a brief period in the late 1940's at Walter Lantz studio the shorts had a very Disneyesque style, this is because Fred Moore a Disney animator worked there during the period he had been temporarily fired, Moore was largely credited for creating the Disney style, in his scenes Woody Woodpecker looked like a mix between Donald Duck and the Aracuan Bird, Andy Panda looked like Mickey Mouse in a panda costume, and in the short "Pixie Picnic" several of the titular pixies looked a lot like the Seven Dwarfs.
- One of the complaints that Paul McCartney has about the Beatles animated movie Yellow Submarine was its heavy the use of psychedelic, Pop Art and Limited Animation, since he's more a fan of Disney and the Disneyesque style.
- Ken Muse's scenes in his earlier work for Tom and Jerry was very Disneyesque, he was a former Disney animator who left the studio after the strike and came to work at MGM.