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20 Enchanting Disney Movie Facts That You Should Know

Ian Smith

Most of us have grown up with Disney animated movies, and we all had beautiful childhood thanks to the magical world of Disney.

Regardless the fact that we are all full grown up people, (well at least we think we are), every time there is a random fact about some Disney movie we all get perked up and excited.

Here are some super cool and hidden facts about some iconic Disney features that will definitely change the way  you look these classics.


#1. Ariel was modeled after the face of Alycia Milano

#2.Beauty and the Beast was the first ever animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Film.

#3.Belle, Aladdin’s magic carpet, and Pumbaa make cameo appearance during the song ‘Out There’ in the Hunchback of Notre Dame.


#4.Christian Bale was the  voice for the  character of Thomas in Pocahontas.

#5.Disney was sued by a biologist for the “defamation of hyenas” in The Lion King.

#6.Goofy, Mickey Mouse and Kermit make a cameo appearance in The Little Mermaid, when Triton arrives in the Concert Hall.

#7.John Lennon and The Beatles were offered to cover the vultures of The Jungle Book but he turned down the offer.

#8.Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast makes an appearance in Tarzan.

#9. Pinocchio is the highest rated Disney Feature, while Chicken Little has the lowest rating by Rotten Tomatoes.



#10. Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.


#11. Princess Aurora is the Disney Princess with the least amount of dialogue, with a total of only 18 whole lines.

#12. Pumbaa is the first Disney character to ever fart.


#13. The face of Aladdin was modeled  after Tom Cruise’s

#14. The Jungle Book was the last animated movie Walt Disney personally supervised. The movie premiered 10 months after his death.

#15. The people who borrowed their voices for Mickey and Minnie Mouse were married in real life.

#16. Tinkerbell is not based on Marilyn Monroe, but on reference model Margaret Kerry

#17. Tramp from Lady and the Tramp was almost named Homer, Rags, or Bozo

#18. Walt Disney won an honorary Oscar for Snow white and the seven dwarf, presented in one normal size and 7 miniature Oscars.

#19. When Simba flops down onto the ground and clouds of dust appear, it seems to spell “SEX” in the sky. Disney claims it actually reads “SFX” and was put there by the effects team like a signature.


Right, like anyone believes in that story.

 #20. Mortimer Mouse was the name originally meant for Mickey, but Walt’s wife convinced him to change it because Mortimer sounded pompous.



Source: Buzfeed

Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News