We talked about this a little in our Robin Hood podcast, and a little bit of searching found this video from EW.com. Watching a lot of the older films, you’ll occasionally spot a little bit of recycled animation. It’ll be no surprise to anyone that Little John from Robin Hood (1973) and Baloo from The Jungle Book (1967) share some of the same dances. A little more surprising was Snow White (1937) having her moves live on in Maid Marian, thirty-six years later! Check the video out, the edit is really good.
Later, Ariel and Eric, and Belle and Beast, have dance scenes very similar to Aurora and Philip’s scene at the end of their film. That means moves from 1959 came back for our viewing pleasure thirty years later! Some things just never go out of fashion.