We all grew up watching and loving Disney’s touching movies, never noticing the countless secrets in many of the films. Even if you’re a Disney enthusiast, you’ve probably missed most of these incredible easter eggs. It’s hard to believe how many times we’ve all seen these movies without ever realizing these things!
1. In “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, the sorcerer is named Yen Sid, which is Disney spelled backwards.
2. At the end of “Frozen”, Disney included a statement about Kristoff’s belief that all men eat their own boogers.
3. Sid from the original “Toy Story” makes a secret appearance as the garbage man in “Toy Story 3”.
4. The lion in Hercules looks very similar to Scar from “The Lion King”, doesn’t it?
5. The vultures in the “Jungle Book” were originally supposed to be voiced by the Beatles. Due to schedule conflicts it never happened.
6. There is a postcard from “Up” that can be seen in “Toy Story 3” on Andy’s board. Is Andy related to Ellie from Up?
7. Do you see Marilyn Monroe? She makes this appearance in the music video “Zero to Hero” from”Hercules”.
8. Have you noticed how a lot of Disney characters don’t have mothers? Walt Disney was haunted by guilt over his own mother’s death. She died in 1938 in the home purchased by Walt after a faulty heating system caused carbon monoxide poisoning.
9. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, the voices of Mickey and Minnie, are actually married.
10.The secret code “A113” mysteriously appears in a lot of Disney and Pixar films.
11. It’s the number of the room at the California Institute of Arts where a lot of the animators learned their craft.
12.Abraham Lincoln is actually a blood relative of Tom Hanks, who voices Woody in “Toy Story”.
13. The heretic from “Hunchback of Notre Dame” is actually Jafar from “Aladdin” in his old man disguise!
14.Disney recycled animations to save time.
15. Thanks to this strategy, Robin Hood only had a budget of 1.5 million.
16. According to its animator, Beast is a little bit of everything..
17. Ever though the lions in “Lion King” sounded like tigers? Well, turns out tigers were used because lions’ roars weren’t loud enough!
18. See the resemblance between Aladdin and Tom Cruise? What about Ariel and Alyssa Milano? The characters were modeled after these real life actors.
19. Boo in “Monsters Inc.” was voiced by a toddler. The production team had to follow her around while she played just to get audio clips.
20. These muses from “Hercules” are in exactly the same position in the “Haunted Mansion” ride at Disneyland.
21. The peddler in Aladdin was originally meant to be revealed as the Genie at the end of the movie. That’s why they both have only 4 fingers (and were both voiced by Robin Williams).
22. Most Pixar films reference Apple, which was founded by Pixar’s creator, Steve Jobs.
23.Why is is this book from “Toy Story 2” so expensive in Canada? Just a light hearted joke!
24. This single moment in “Frozen” took 132 hours to create.
25. That’s Dug from “Up”, making an appearance as a shadow in “Ratatouille”.
26. Somehow a topless photo got into the video release of “The Rescuers”, which resulted in 3.4 million copies being recalled by Disney.
27. Monsters, Inc snuck into Brave!
This woman in Brave is also whittling the Pizza Truck from “Toy Story”.
Here is the truck in “Wall-E”.
It’s also in “Cars”, “Bug’s Life”, “Ratatouille”, “Monsters Inc.”, “Up” and “Finding Nemo”.
28. Wall-E is named after its creator, Walter Elias Disney.
29. This scene in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” was a combination of 24-inch pieces of paper into one massive piece which measured 18,000 inches by the time it was complete.
30. In one scene from “Tarzan”, a plushie falls from the professor’s pocket. It’s Little Brother from”Mulan”!
31. In “Tarzan”, the china set from “Beauty and The Beast” also makes an appearance.
32. Real cosmetics were used on the animated cells of Snow White to give her a natural skin tone.
33. Sulley from “Monsters, Inc” has more than 2.3 million animated hairs on his body. A single frame of him took up to 12 hours to render!
34. This toolbox in “Toy Story” is the same toolbox Tim Allen uses in “Home Improvement”.
35. Walt Disney kept live animals on some of his productions so the animators could use them as reference.
36. Mortimer Mouse was the original name intended for Mickey. Walt’s wife convinced him to change it because Mortimer sounded pompous.
37. The voice of Optimus Prime from “Transformers” also voices Eeyore.
38.This is Walt Disney’s honorary Oscar for Snow white.
39. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was originally meant to be sung by Timon and Pumbaa.
40. In the film 101 Dalmatians, Pongo has 72 spots, and Perdita has 68.
41. A biologist sued Disney for it’s portrayal of Hyenas in “The Lion King”.
42. Some additional dwarf names were considered but didn’t make the cut in Snow white: Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzy, Wheezy, Hickey, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lazy, Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty, and Burpy.
43. Bernard from “The Rescuers” fears the number 13. This is an actual condition called “triskaidekaphobia”.
Whoever uncovered these secrets must be a genius… or bored enough to actually count the spots on 101 Dalmatians. Either way, time to re-watch of all these movies!
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