25 Unknown Disney Facts Of All Time
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Aladdin’s face was modeled after Tom Cruise’s.
Ariel was partially modeled after Alyssa Milano.
In the opening scenes of the Little Mermaid the eagle-eyed may spot Goofy, Mickey and Donald Duck in the audience at King Triton’s concert.
The Jungle Book was the last animated film Walt Disney personally supervised.
Everyone’s favorite rubbish-compactor, Wall-E, was named after Walter Elias Disney.
The Black Cauldron was Disney’s first animated film to get a PG rating.
Contrary to popular belief, Tinkerbell is not based on Marilyn Monroe, but on reference model Margaret Kerry.
Frozen’s co-director, Jennifer Lee, is the first female to direct a Disney animated movie.
Steve Martin used to work in the magic shop at Disneyland.
Frank Welker, the actor who voiced Abu, is also the voice of Transformers’ Megatron, Scooby-Doo’s Fred Jones, and Stripe in Gremlins.
The people who voiced Minnie and Mickey Mouse were married in real life.
Walt Disney played Peter Pan in a school play.
Sulley from Monsters Inc has more than 2.3 million individual hairs, which are all carefully animated.
Simba is Swahili for ‘lion’, while Bhalu (Baloo) is Hindi for ‘bear’.
“Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from Frozen is sung in part by a little girl named Katie Lopez, the daughter of the writers of the song.
Disney was sued by a biologist for the “defamation of hyenas” in The Lion King.
Producers originally wanted Sean Connery to voice Mufasa.
Wreck It Ralph has 180 unique characters. For comparison, Tangled had 64.
Walt Disney was presented with an honorary Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, presented in one normal-sized statuette and seven miniature Oscars.
“Man is in the forest’ was a code used by animators to warn colleagues to get back to work when Walt Disney was coming down the hallway.
The two minute storm in The Little Mermaid took 10 special effects artists over a year to finish.
Mickey Mouse was the first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Walt Disney’s personal favorite character was tie-wearing dog Goofy.
Aged 16, Walt signed up for the army, but was rejected because he was too young. Instead he became an ambulance driver in World War I France.
Beauty and the Beast was the first ever animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Film.
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