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50 Magical Things You Didn’t Know Disney Movies

1. Ariel

Ariel from the Little Mermaid is the only Disney princess to have had a child of her own. – Source

2. The development of the Disney animated film Wreck-it-Ralph started in the late 1980’s, spanning nearly three decades and four working titles. – Source

3. About 3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, ‘The Rescuers’, were recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background. – Source

4. Disney renamed “Rapunzel” to “Tangled” and “Snow Queen” to “Frozen” because they blamed feminine titles for underperforming box offices. – Source

5. The characters of Timon and Pumbaa were put in the movie The Lion King only because Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella auditioned so well together. They had originally auditioned for the voice role of hyenas but they turned out to be so funny that Timon and Pumbaa were created especially for them. – Source

6. Hatter

There is no such character as the “Mad Hatter” in Alice In Wonderland, it is only “The Hatter”. He had a mad tea party and the two concepts merged. – Source

7. Before “Let It Go” was written, Elsa was the main villain in ‘Frozen’, however, the song was so uplifting that her character was changed instead of the song. – Source

8. Lots-o’-Huggin bear from Toy Story 3 was originally meant to appear in the first film but the technology needed to animate his fur did not yet exist. – Source

9. A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc. were all conceived on a napkin during a lunch. – Source

10. Cinderella is not the real name of the protagonist, instead, it was an insulting nickname given to her. She was forced to sleep in the ashes and because of that, she was always covered in dust and dirt. – Source

11. Mary Poppins

The Mary Poppins word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious breaks down into: super- “above”, cali- “beauty”, fragilistic- “delicate”, expiali- “to atone”, and -docious “educable”, with the roughly meaning, “atoning for educability through delicate beauty. – Source

12. While making the movie Coco, Disney tried to trademark the phrase “Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)”, a Mexican holiday that has been celebrated in Mexico for centuries. The trademark also included applications pertaining to toys, cereals and jewelry. – Source

13. Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ has the biggest cast of any Disney animated film with 15 main characters and 701 unique characters which were all animated. – Source

14. The Hamsterdance song is a sped up version of the intro to the Disney Robin Hood movie (1973). – Source

15. Disney’s film “Song of the South” (based on the “Uncle Remus” books and famous for its “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” song) has never been released in its entirety on home video in the United States due to its offensive racial stereotypes and benign portrayal of ex-slaves and their former masters. – Source

16. Mars Needs Moms

Disney’s movie “Mars Needs Moms”, resulted in an estimated loss of $130,503,621 and is Disney’s worst received movie ever. – Source

17. Pocahontas was only 11 when she met the 28-year-old John Smith. – Source

18. The Disney film “The Emperor’s New Groove”, was originally supposed to be a more dramatic, Lion King-style movie called “Kingdom of the Sun.” – Source

19. Merida (Brave) is the only Disney princess to not have a love interest, a song in the movie, or come from an official Disney film. – Source

20. Pixar animators working to finish ‘Toy Story 2’ had such a heavy workload that many chose to work long hours even though Pixar discouraged it. Animators developed carpal tunnel syndrome, and one even forgot he had left his baby in the backseat of his car all day. – Source

21. Der Fuehrer’s Face

Disney released a movie during World War 2 called “Der Fuehrer’s Face”, which depicted Donald Duck having a nightmarish time in the Nazi Regime. It is the only Donald Duck film to win an Academy Award. – Source

22. Bambi and Bambi II hold the record for the longest gap in between movie sequels, the first being released in 1942, the second being released 64 years later in 2006. – Source

23. Thousands of families adopted Dalmatian puppies after the release of “101 Dalmatians” in 1996. Within a year there was a 25% increase in Dalmatians at shelters and rescue organizations. – Source

24. When making ‘The Incredibles’, director Brad Bird intentionally used artists who were likely to either quit or be fired from Pixar; because he believed only they could create everything that he needed. – Source

25. After Disney released “Princess and the Frog”, over 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs. – Source



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