y’all should care about the skeleton dance more than just for some silly gifs for halloween. this animation is such a big fucking deal.
its the first silly symphony short which for those not aware is the series of shorts created by walt disney to further animation as an art form both in techniques and in critical reception. the academy awards for animation were founded almost literally so disney could get an oscar for silly symphonies (for which he did, four years in a row, starting with flowers and trees, which is by the way also an interesting watch as the first disney animation in color).
many silly symphony shorts are a testing ground for new technologies and disney used it as a warmup with the eventual goal of creating an animated feature film - which means, yes, without the skeleton dance, your tangled and your frozen would be very different films, had they existed at all.
its also super fucking early disney and if you’re interested in where that weird old timey animation stereotype of rubberhosing and synchronized scoring originated, you probably would be better off watching an early mickey mouse short but the skeleton dance is also a good watch
This is one reason why I can’t stand the “Of course Disney has to make all female characters look the same, 3D animation is HARD!” argument. Disney wasn’t always a monstrous corporate entity. It nearly ran itself into the ground financially once or twice because it insisted on experimenting with the latest technology and techniques, and Walt Disney himself more or less invented the idea that animation was a legitimate art form that demanded the best of its practitioners without compromise. If the movie wasn’t going to be the pinnacle of its craft, it wasn’t going to get made. A lot of stuff used in animation today was either developed or perfected at Disney, and sometimes at great risk to the studio’s future. It was a studio for artists.