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See How Much Your Favorite Disney Characters Changed from Concept Art to Final Frame

Knowing what Dumbo, Bambi, Robin Hood, and more could've looked like cannot be unseen.

  • <p>Marie from <em>The Aristocats</em>, 1970</p>
  • <p>Marie from <em>The Aristocats</em>, 1970</p>
  • <p>Bambi from <em>Bambi</em>, 1942</p>
  • <p>Bambi from <em>Bambi</em>, 1942</p>
  • <p>Phillipe from <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>, 1991</p>
  • <p>Phillipe from <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>, 1991</p>
  • <p>Pongo from <em>101 Dalmatians</em>, 1961</p>
  • <p>Pongo from <em>101 Dalmatians</em>, 1961</p>
  • <p>Dumbo from <em>Dumbo</em>, 1941</p>
  • <p>Dumbo from <em>Dumbo</em>, 1941</p>
  • <p>Copper and Tod from <em>The Fox and the Hound</em>, 1981</p>
  • <p>Copper and Tod from <em>The Fox and the Hound</em>, 1981</p>
  • <p>Pegasus from <em>Hercules</em>, 1997</p>
  • <p>Pegasus from <em>Hercules</em>, 1997</p>
  • <p>Lady from <em>Lady and the Tramp</em>, 1955</p>
  • <p>Lady from <em>Lady and the Tramp</em>, 1955</p>
  • <p>Nala from <em>The Lion King</em>, 1994</p>
  • <p>Nala from <em>The Lion King</em>, 1994</p>
  • <p>Sebastian from <em>The Little Mermaid</em>, 1989</p>
  • <p>Sebastian from <em>The Little Mermaid</em>, 1989</p>
  • <p>Mushu from <em>Mulan</em>, 1998</p>
  • <p>Mushu from <em>Mulan</em>, 1998</p>
  • <p>Meeko from <em>Pocahontas</em>, 1995</p>
  • <p>Meeko from <em>Pocahontas</em>, 1995</p>
  • <p>Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Owl from <em>The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh</em>, 1977</p>
  • <p>Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Owl from <em>The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh</em>, 1977</p>
  • <p>Robin Hood from <em>Robin Hood</em>, 1973</p>
  • <p>Robin Hood from <em>Robin Hood</em>, 1973</p>
  • <p>Pascal from <em>Tangled</em>, 2010</p>
  • <p>Pascal from <em>Tangled</em>, 2010</p>
  • <p>Nick, Judy, and Flash from <em>Zootopia</em>, 2016</p>
  • <p>Nick, Judy, and Flash from <em>Zootopia</em>, 2016</p>
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    Marie from The Aristocats, 1970

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    Marie from The Aristocats, 1970

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    Bambi from Bambi, 1942

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    Bambi from Bambi, 1942

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    Phillipe from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

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    Phillipe from Beauty and the Beast, 1991

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    Pongo from 101 Dalmatians, 1961

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    Pongo from 101 Dalmatians, 1961

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    Dumbo from Dumbo, 1941

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    Dumbo from Dumbo, 1941

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    Copper and Tod from The Fox and the Hound, 1981

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    Copper and Tod from The Fox and the Hound, 1981

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    Pegasus from Hercules, 1997

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    Pegasus from Hercules, 1997

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    Lady from Lady and the Tramp, 1955

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    Lady from Lady and the Tramp, 1955

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    Nala from The Lion King, 1994

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    Nala from The Lion King, 1994

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    Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, 1989

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    Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, 1989

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    Mushu from Mulan, 1998

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    Mushu from Mulan, 1998

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    Meeko from Pocahontas, 1995

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    Meeko from Pocahontas, 1995

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    Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Owl from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977

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    Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Owl from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 1977

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    Robin Hood from Robin Hood, 1973

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    Robin Hood from Robin Hood, 1973

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    Pascal from Tangled, 2010

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    Pascal from Tangled, 2010

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    Nick, Judy, and Flash from Zootopia, 2016

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    Nick, Judy, and Flash from Zootopia, 2016

Disney is marking the release of it upcoming 55th animated feature film Zootopia with a trip inside its historic vault.

In honor of the Zootopia’s anthropomorphic adventures hitting screens March 4, the Disney blog Oh My Disney compiled the concept art of your favorite animal characters.

Zootopia, 2016

Some of the original art doesn’t fall far from the final product: Lady from Lady and the Tramp is a dead-ringer for her throwback, and Bambi is just as doe-eyed as ever. But some drawings will make you eternally grateful for second and third drafts, e.g. Sebastian going from an under-the-sea horror show to cuddly crab.

Check out all of the before-and-afters in the slide show above.

The Little Mermaid, 1989

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