Because the animators spend an inordinate amount of time on each frame of each Disney film, they’re inevitably going to get bored. One way they alleviate this feeling of boredom is to insert little jokes and references into other Disney movies. That way, they’re both enhancing the experience and making the movie more fun for themselves.
Here are some little known Disney secrets to watch out for when you’re watching Frozen for the 68th time with your kids.
In “Brave” the witch who turns Merida’s mother into a bear has carved Sully from “Monsters Inc” into a log.
Dug from “Up” makes a shadowy appearance in “Ratatouille”.
The woman who voiced Malefecent in Sleeping Beauty…
Also voiced the Stepmother in “Cinderella”. They also kind of look the same, don’t they?
This specific frame in “Frozen” took 5 days to make. The mountains look good I guess?
Almost every Pixar movie mentions Apple because the company was partially founded by Steve Jobs.
The peddler at the beginning of “Aladdin” was supposed to be revealed as the genie. That’s why Robin Williams does the voice of both.
The muses of “Hercules” sing while appearing as marble busts during the song “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” positioned in the same way as the singing heads from the “Haunted Mansion” ride.
Mary Gibbs, the voice of ‘Boo’ in “Monsters Inc.” was a toddler during the making of the film. It was hard to get her to sit still in the studio so the producers recorded her playing and pieced together Boo’s lines using things she would say.
Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” is based of Alyssa Milano.
And Aladdin is based off of Tom Cruise.
In “The Lion King” tiger roars were used because lion roars are actually a little too quiet.
To save money, sometimes Disney had to recycle animations in different films.
The disguised Jafar from “Aladdin” actually makes an appearance in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”…
…as the escaped criminal who keeps getting caught.
The voices of Mickey and Minnie were actually a married couple, Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor. According to Disney, Mickey and Minnie are just dating.
The reason many of the early Disney classics featured characters with mothers who passed may have been due to the guilt Disney felt about losing his mother. He bought his parents a home and a faulty radiator led to the death of Flora Disney.
Ursula the Sea Witch in “The Little Mermaid” is base off a popular 70’s drag singer named ‘Divine’.
Andy from “Toy Story” has a postcard on his bulletin board from Carl and Ellie from “Up”.
The vultures in “The Jungle Book” are based on The Beatles. They were supposed to be voiced by them too, but scheduling conflicts arose. (Why wouldn’t they be beetles instead of vultures though?)
Scar from “The Lion King” is worn by Hercules in a scene where he is heroically being painted on a vase.
The evil, toy torturing ‘Sid’ from the first “Toy Story” is seen as the garbage man in “Toy Story 3”.
Disney comments on Kristoff’s assertion that all men eat their own boogers at the end of the credits of “Frozen”.
The sorcerer from Fantasia’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is named Yen Sid, which is ‘Disney’ spelled backwards.
I’ve watched almost every Disney movie multiple times, but I never caught any of this stuff. Disney…way to go!
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When it comes to bringing joy to kids everywhere, Disney reigns supreme.
From the movies to the parks to the incredible cruises, the folks over at Disney know a thing or two about bringing fantasy worlds to life. Millions of people flock to the company’s many attractions each year, and they come back again and again to fill their children’s minds with memories that’ll last a lifetime.
But the Mansfield family was a little bit unsure of how their Disney World experience would be. Because they’re deaf and rely on sign language to communicate, these parents worried that their little ones would miss out on all of that Disney magic, since their oldest daughter also has hearing impairments. Much to their surprise, however, something incredible kept happening as they made their way around the park.
It’s this level of customer care and compassion that has made Disney a global institution. Inclusivity is so important, and more major companies should take that to heart. The smiles on these adorable faces say it all.
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One of my favorite things in a movie is when the director inserts a hidden ‘easter egg.’ There’s nothing more satisfying than finding it in the background or another secret place. Well, as it turns out, Disney is the best of the best with hiding items and characters from their other movies in unlikely scenes. I don’t think I’ll ever watch another Disney movie without looking in the background after seeing these. Check them out.
Brother Bear – Nemo makes an appearance when Kenai disrupts the salmon fishing.
101 Dalmations – Lady and the Tramp show up in the Twilight barking scene.
Aladdin – The Beast is one of Sultan’s toys
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Pumbaa from The Lion King, are seen on the street surrounding Notre Dame during the “Out There” scene.
101 Dalmations – Peg from Lady and the Tramp is in the window of Percy’s Pet Shop
The Great Mouse Detective – Bill the Lizard, from Alice In Wonderland, is part of Ratigan’s gang.
The Little Mermaid – During the wedding scene, The King and The Grand Duke from Cinderella are guests.
Oliver & Company – Yep, that’s Jock, Peg, and Trusty from Lady & The Tramp.
The Black Cauldron – When Taran, Princess Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam discover the Fair Folk and their underground kingdom, Tinkerbell appears among the fairies.
Oliver & Company – Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective, and Scooby Doo are hidden among the photos in the “Perfect Isn’t Easy” scene.
Hercules – the slain lion is Scar from The Lion King.
The Princess and the Frog – that’s Aladdin’s magic carpet in the opening scene.
Tangled – look closely because that’s Pinocchio up in the rafters during the I’ve Got A Dream scene.
Lilo & Stitch – don’t miss the Dumbo toy sitting there.
The Princess and the Frog – Louis pulls on some swamp grass and imitates Madam Mim from The Sword and the Stone.
Tangled – 3 classic Disney books appear in this one. Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast
Oliver & Company – Princess Aurora in the background.
The Princess and the Frog – King Triton appears as the Mardi Gras float.
Tarzan – That’s Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast
The Rescuers – Bambi and his mother 🙂
The Princess and the Frog – While Mama Odie sings “Dig a Little Deeper,” she throws around a few items, one of which is Genie’s Magic Lamp from Aladdin.
Lilo & Stitch – a Mulan poster shows up in the background
Little Mermaid – Hey look, it’s Goofy!
Beauty and the Beast – When Maurice and Felipe are lost in the woods, the road signs say Valencia and Anaheim. Disney Land is in Anaheim and Valencia is where many Disney artists study (California Institute of Technology)
Treasure Planet – a doll of Stitch on the shelf
The Fox and the Hound – Wart (in squirrel form) from The Sword in the Stone makes a cameo.
Lilo & Stitch – The ball from Pixar’s Luxo Jr. can be seen in the background.
Now that you’ve seen all of these, go re-watch the movies. There are probably even more if you look close enough. Share these Disney “secrets” with your friends below.
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Most little girls can rely on their dads for constant love and lots of entertainment.
I remember when I was a kid, my dad would chase me around the house roaring that he was the tickle monster. When he finally caught me, he would mercilessly tickle me, making me laugh until I cried. That memory is something I’ll always cherish, which I’m sure is exactly what this little girl will do after seeing the amazing thing her dad did for her.
When artist Adam Hargreaves’ daughter, Bobbie, complained that her room was too boring, he decided to repaint her walls. But when all was said and done, he had completely transformed her room into a Disney paradise that would make any little (or big) girl jealous.
My inner child is so jealous that I can’t take it anymore — is anyone else about to throw a fit, too? If you want to check out more of Hargreaves’ awesome art, you can find his Facebook page here.
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Something has been hiding in countless animated movies that you have watched by Disney and Pixar. You have probably seen it time and time again without ever realizing it: A113. This combination of a letter and numbers has been appearing in animated movies for years. Don’t believe it? An online movie enthusiast was scouring through these movies to find examples and came up with plenty from both Pixar and Disney movies. The hidden message is everywhere.
The plate on Andy’s mom’s car in Toy Story.
This camera in Finding Nemo.
The coordinates of Mr. Incredible’s cell in The Incredibles.
On different vehicles in Cars.
An ear tag in Ratatouille.
The code for Abandon Earth protocol in Wall-E.
The courtroom number in Up.
On even more vehicles in Cars 2.
Engraved in Roman numerals in Brave.
On this door in Monster’s University.
And then… in Lilo & Stitch.
The Princess and the Frog.
The Brave Little Toaster.
And it all refers to something so simple.
A113 simply refers to the classroom number where many animators learned their craft. A113 refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of Arts. This room was used for first year graphic design and character animation, where many of the animators at Pixar and Disney (and other studios) were taught. By putting “A113” somewhere in the film, these animators are able to give a nod to the other people doing what they do. And that’s awesome. Try to find the numbers in the next animated movie you watch. Chances are, you will. Share this neat hidden message with others.
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Disney is a cornerstone of our culture.
In fact, Disney movies have created many iconic moments in cinema. Most people have a favorite Disney movie that has shaped or affected their life in some way, shape, or form. These motion pictures are groundbreaking and monumental for the film industry, and no one can deny their relevance…
So when talented a cappella singers come together to sing a love medley from the movies? You’ll have Disney chills.
Who has love in their eyes? Oh, everyone who saw this video? (That’s what I thought.)
This Disney medley is enough to make even the most sour person sweet for a few minutes.
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Director Ed Wood was infamous for piecing together stock footage to complete his low-budget films. As a result, his cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space is widely regarded as, well, the worst movie of all time. But he’s not the only director guilty of copying and pasting to save a buck.
It’s no surprise that producing a blockbuster tends to cost a studio tons of cash. Even the smallest special effect can add up to thousands (or millions) of dollars, so it’s kind of understandable why they might try to cut a corner here and there. But when the movie connoisseurs over at Screen Rant took a second look at these big-budget films, they couldn’t help but think the producers probably could have been a bit more subtle. Each one was caught giving their audience a strange sense of déjà vu:
1. This is actually one of the least terrible things about the unfortunate prequel franchise.
2. Michael Bay got hit with a truth bomb when people noticed something eerily familiar in the Transformers franchise to one of his earlier films.
3. Set phasers to stun…ningly obvious.
4. The film may have been based on a video game, but most of the backstory was taken from Jessica Alba’s debut show.
5. Film execs wanted a happier ending for Ridley Scott’s 1989 classic Blade Runner…
So they spliced in the ironically idyllic intro from Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 thriller, The Shining.
6. Even film virtuoso Orson Welles borrowed stock footage for his iconic film, Citizen Kane.
Notice the unusually large birds flying around in this picnic scene? Rumor has it they’re actually from the 1933 film, Son of Kong.
7. Bill and Ted might not have time traveled back quite as far as they thought for this scene.
(via Mental Floss)
If you think about it, your next movie ticket could really be a two-for-one deal. But somehow, I’d still feel short-changed.
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Disney movies are all about fairytales, happy endings and being filled with warm, fuzzy feelings after you watch them. They’re they perfect way to improve your mood. You have to admit though, if you look beyond the talking animals and magic, the endings are still pretty unrealistic. That’s why Nickelodeon storyboard animator Jeff Hong decided to put a little twist on the Disney movies we all know and love. His Tumblr is called Unhappily Ever After and he draws out realistic endings for Disney movies. They’re a lot darker than what you’re familiar with (and it’s awesome).
1.) Bambi … if the hunters won.
2.) The Little Mermaid … if the oceans weren’t as friendly and clean.
3.) Mulan … if she had to fight off disease and pollution.
4.) Pocahontas … if her family survived the Trail of Tears.
5.) The Princess and the Frog … if historically accurate.
6.) Dumbo … if he was in a real circus.
7.) Chicken Little … if he was in a world where people ate chickens.
8.) The Hunchback of Notre Dame … if street living in the city was realistic.
Source: Unhappily Ever After via BuzzFeed If Disney cartoons were a little more realistic, they wouldn’t have such happy endings and this cartoonist proves it. The dark twist he puts on Disney movies is a little strange and disturbingly truthful. Share them with others.
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