Taylor Swift's Music Videos Are Just Like These Disney Movies

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Since she burst onto the scene at the tender age of 16, Taylor Swift has been a force to be reckoned with. Not just sonically, either. When Swift releases a single, it's usually accompanied by a music video that takes fans further inside her head. Swift offers a complete, 360-degree experience that's equally audio and visual. You never know what she's going to come up with next, just like another creative team we all know and love: those wizards at Disney.

Swift's music videos are timeless fantasies, and if a few creative liberties are taken, they definitely have animated Disney movie analogues. She even has a poison apple in "Blank Space." The comparisons are quite ripe for the making.

Swift will debut "Wildest Dreams" — which looks very Lion King-esque — this Sunday at MTV's Video Music Awards. In honor of the occasion, we took a look back through her oeuvre and paired some of her most memorable music videos with their animated Disney companions.

Prepare to enter a whole new world of Taylor Swift videos as Disney movies — it's a new fantastic point of view.
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"Blank Space" (2014)
Things start out great: They're running around a beautiful mansion in couture. She's painting his portrait. He's walking the hounds. Then, he starts ignoring her. Is he texting another woman? She's not waiting to find out. Bring on the poison apples — it's about to go down in flames.
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Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
"Blank Space" Snow White (1937)
It's all about that poisoned apple. Don't eat it, Sean O'Pry and Snow.
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"Shake It Off" (2014)
Swift showcases various styles of dance as she encourages listeners to shake it off, shake it off.
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"Shake It Off" Fantasia (1940)
Disney's Fantasia also contains a whirlwind tour of visually stunning dance styles.
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"Bad Blood" (2015)
Strong female warriors train hard and get ready for battle, 'cause baby, now they got bad blood (hey!).
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Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
“Bad Blood” → Mulan (1998)
Empowered female warriors, unite (hey!).
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"Love Story" (2008)
Swift starred in a dreamy, Romeo and Juliet-inspired video for this tale of star-crossed lovers.
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Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
“Love Story” → Tangled (2010)
Another heroine trapped in a tower waiting for her Romeo (here, Flynn Rider) to save her? Rapunzel.
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“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (2012)
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Swift moves on thanks to the support of her merry band of instrument-playing woodland creatures.
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Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” → The Rescuers (1977)
Taylor is rescued from heartbreak by a happy-go-lucky gang of rodents who live underneath the city. That’s basically what the Rescue Aid Society in The Rescuers does.
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“Our Song” (2009)
After a terrible day, Swift receives roses and a note that makes it all better. She has to hide her relationship from her mother, just like a certain Disney princess...
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Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
“Our Song” → Cinderella (1950)
That blue dress in the video is a dead giveaway. Cinderella also had terrible days and a mother from whom she had to hide everything, including the boy she loved.
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“You Belong With Me” (2009)
Swift watches the boy next door as he fights with his girlfriend on the phone. "She's cheer captain," and Taylor "wears T-shirts." If he would just open his eyes, he could see that what he's been looking for has been there the whole time.
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“You Belong With Me” → The Little Mermaid (1989)
Ariel watches Eric from afar, dreaming of ways they can be together.
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"I Knew You Were Trouble" (2012)
T. Swift knew this guy was bad news, but she couldn't resist that bad boy allure.
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“I Knew You Were Trouble” → Pocahontas (1995)
John Smith was trouble for Pocahontas and her tribe when he walked in.
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"Fifteen" (2009)
"[W]hen you're 15, and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe them," Swift sings in this ode to first love and first heartbreak.
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"Fifteen" Frozen (2013)
Anna falls for the first man who tells her he loves her, just like Taylor’s best friend Abigail. Then, Abby winds up heartbroken, just like Anna.
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"22" (2013)
"We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It's miserable and magical." Is Swift describing how it feels to be a 22-year-old, or what it's like to fall down a rabbit hole?
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Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
“22” → Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Whether you're 22, or you just stumbled into a strange new world like Alice in Wonderland, it’s a confusing time in your life. You’re out on your own, meeting a lot of new people, and trying new things. It can be a blast, like the Mad Hatter’s tea party, but also a bit chaotic...like the Mad Hatter’s tea party.
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“Mean” (2011)
Bullies get their comeuppance at the end of this video, when the obviously awesome people they teased become successful and rule the world.
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“Mean” → Dumbo (1941)
Why are people/animals so mean?! Don’t make Dumbo and others cry; it makes us cry. It makes Taylor cry. Well, in the end, Dumbo shows them when he becomes a circus star who can fly, just like how everyone in the "Mean" video who was ridiculed becomes a total success. Suck it, mean people.
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“Everything Has Changed” (2013)
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's mini-me's meet and have a glorious day of pretending at school.
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“Everything Has Changed” → Aladdin (1992)
It’s a whole new world since these two adorable tykes met. They’ve opened each other’s eyes to shining, shimmering splendor — well, yoga on the soccer field, DIY iPhones, and tattoos like Ed Sheeran’s. It's sort of like Jasmine and Aladdin opened each other's eyes to flying carpets, Rajah, and genies.
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"Mine" (2010)
In the split second they lock eyes at a restaurant, Taylor Swift knows that her waiter is The One. She imagines their future together: They'll move into a house by the ocean, get married, and have two tow-headed boys. Sure, they'll fight, but what couple doesn't have their differences from time to time?
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“Mine” → Lady and the Tramp (1955)
In Swift's "Mine" video, her love interest encourages her to take risks and they meet at a restaurant. Lady and the Tramp also has a memorable scene at a restaurant (well, behind one) and involves a cautious, safe lady meeting a guy who's more into flying by the seat of his pants. Lady and the Tramp start a family and have two adorable kids, just like Taylor and her husband in the video. Aww.
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