Mysterious Secrets Disney Doesn’t Want You to Know
Disney movies and cartoons are hiding some secrets from us… And you probably never noticed that!
At the end of the credits for “Frozen”, Disney issued a statement on Kristoff’s belief that all men eat their own boogers.
Sid, the villian from the first “Toy Story” makes an apperance as a garbageman in “Toy Story 3.”
Scar is the lion that Hercules kills for one of his trials and then wears as a trophy.
The vultures in “The Jungle Book” are based on and were intended to be voiced by The Beatles but schedules conflicted.
A postcard sent by Carl and Ellie Fredricksen from UP, can be seen in “Toy Story 3”, on Andy’s notice board. This could mean that Andy is related to Ellie.
Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance in the music video for “Zero to Hero” from “Hercules”
Many early Disney characters are motherless because of the guilt that Walt felt over his mother’s death in 1938. After the success of Snow White, Walt bought a home for his parents. A faulty heating system in the home led to the death of Flora Disney by carbon monoxide poisoning.
The offical voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse were Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor – a married couple.
“A113” is a mysterious code that appears in not just one, but nearly every Pixar and Disney movie ever made.
The number is actually the room at the California Institute of Arts where many Disney and Pixar animators learned their craft.
When Jessie (Joan Cusack) first meets Woody (Tom Hanks), she exclaims, “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!” Abraham Lincoln’s mother was Nancy Hanks, a blood relative of Tom Hanks.
The old heretic in “Hunchback of Notre Dame” is Jafar from “Aladdin” in his old man disguise.
To save time and money, Disney used to recycle animations that they had already created.
The most prolific example of this was in “Robin Hood”, which had a relatively low budget of $1.5 million.
According to his animator, Beast is the combination of seven different animals.
Glen Keane also said that “Beast actually has a rainbow bum but nobody knows that but Belle.”
Tiger roars were used in the “Lion King” because lions weren’t loud enough.
Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise and Ariel was based on Alyssa Milano.
The voice of Boo in “Monsters Inc.”, Mary Gibbs, was just a toddler at the time. The production team had a hard time getting her to record, so they followed her around the studio and pieces Boo’s dialogue together from things she said while she was playing.
During the song “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” in “Hercules”, the muses sing while appearing as marble busts. They are in the same positions as the singing heads from the “Haunted Mansion” ride.
The peddler in “Aladdin” was originally planned to be revealed as the Genie at the end of the movie. This was why Robin Williams voiced him and also why the peddler and the genie share common appearances – including only four fingers.
Nearly every Pixar film references Apple because it was founded by Steve Jobs
In “Toy Story 2,” there’s a single frame which takes a lighthearted joke at Canada. The “How to Defeat Zurg” is priced $4.95 American and $50.00 Canadian.
This single frame from “Frozen” took more than 132 hours – or five days – to complete.
Dug from “Up” makes a shadow apperance in Ratatouille
In the video release of “The Rescuers”, a photo of a topless woman was hidden away in two frames. This led to Disney having to recall 3.4 million copies of the movie.
If you look closely at “Brave” you can see the old witch has a wood carving of Sulley from “Monsters Inc.”
She can also be seen whittling the Pizza Planet truck.
The truck makes another cameo in “WALL-E”
It can also be spotted in “Cars”, “Bug’s Life”, “Ratatouille”, “Monsters Inc.”, “Up” and “Finding Nemo”
Wall-E is named after Walter Elias Disney.
The final scene in “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” pans out from a shot of the characters to reveal a newly rebuilt Atlantis. This scene was created by combining hundreds of carefully drawn 24-inch pieces of paper into a massive piece of paper which measured 18,000 inches.
When the gorillas pick up Professor Porter in “Tarzan”, a small plushie of Little Brother from “Mulan” falls out of his pocket.
In “Tarzan”, the china set from Beauty and the Best makes an appearance.
To achieve a natural skin tone for Snow White, real rouge cosmetics were applied to the animated cells.
Sulley from Monsters Inc has more than 2.3 million individual hairs, which are all animated. A single frame of the big guy took 12 hours to produce.
The toolbox on top of the milk crate that Woody is trapped in is a Binford, the same type of tool that Tim Allen used on his television show ”Home Improvement.”
During the production of “Snow White” and “Bambi”, Walt Disney kept a menagerie of animals on the studio lot as live reference for the animators.
Mortimer Mouse was the name originally meant for Mickey, but Walt’s wife convinced him to change it because Mortimer sounded pompous. Mortimer Mouse would later become a rival character for Mickey in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
The voice of Eeyore is also the voice of Transformers’ Optimus Prime.
Walt Disney’s honorary Oscar for Snow White looks like this…
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was originally supposed to be sung by Timon and Pumbaa.
And, Pumbaa was the first Disney character to ever fart.
Producers originally wanted Sean Connery to voice Mufasa.
In 101 Dalmatians Pongo has 72 spots, and Perdita has 68. Yes, someone counted.
Disney was sued by a biologist for the “defamation of hyenas” in “The Lion King.”
Dwarf names that didn’t make the cut in “Snow White” were: Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzy, Wheezy, Hickey, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lazy, Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty, and Burpy.
Bernard from “The Rescuers” suffers from triskaidekaphobia, or fear of the number 13.