The Enchanting Mysteries of Disney Movies
As adults, recalling childhood memories with the family or with friends over a hearty dinner can be beneficial. The conversation would not be complete without discussing what we did to entertain ourselves: basking in the summer sun, spending hours playing video games, and perhaps the most common among us, Disney Channel. It was, and is, a magical portal taking us from the mundanities of growing up to a place of fantasy and mystery! Disney Channel connected with us to a high degree that the story lines helped us get in touch with ourselves.
However, as much as the program brought us the most momentous memories, it has as much crazy in it. Here are some of them.
1. Just before the year 2000, Disney had to recollect a huge number of VHS copies of the animated adventure comedy-drama film The Rescuers because a topless woman was lurking 38 minutes into the film.
2. When the animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in the Radio Music City Hall, kids were so terrified that they wet their pants during the scene where Snow White went into the forest. The theater had reportedly made investments on new sets of upholstery.
3. Known as the former lead singer of the best-selling all female group Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé had reportedly refused to show up in the screening for the role of Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog because she was confident that the role would be handed out to her. The credit was given to Anika Noni Rose instead.
4. Disney Princesses Cinderella, Tiana, and Belle, despite their differences, have one thing in common: wearing opera gloves. This subtle detail symbolizes the princess’ being into royalty. However, princesses who are born in a royal family do not wear the said gloves.
5. While most princesses are known to have undergone a myriad of obstacles, Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty is known for being quite the minimalist. She has attained Disney Princess Status with over 18 lines and 18 minutes screen time!
6. When Nemo, a clownfish with a relatively short fin was caught by a diver, his father, Marlin, set out on a great adventure to reunite with his son. However, if the movie had been written by someone with a degree in biology, Marlin would undergo a sex-change and procreate with Nemo.
7. A lot of things can get lost in translation, especially if a certain statement has been made from previous generations. This is apparent in Cinderella: scholars have postulated that the glass shoes she wore were made from fur. The error was probably committed after translation from the original Russian text.
8. In rewatching the Disney classics as adults, one might perhaps find a certain detail hidden in a few movies. One of these details is the text “A113,” which pays tribute to a classroom at the California Institute of the Arts, where many animators had their humble beginnings.
9. The Lion King is among the films of Disney Channels that has transcended time and is still relevant to the present generation. However, some critics have proclaimed that the film imitated the anime series entitled Kimba the White Lion to a certain degree.
10. Planning out the musical score of a movie is never an easy task. In The Jungle Book, the composers intended to cast The Beatles to be the speaking and the singing voices of the vultures. Unfortunately, their plan went unrealized.
11. It may be tempting to say that producing an animated movie can be cheaper than usual but the animated film Robin Hood says otherwise. Despite borrowing a few animations from other Disney movies, they still had to make an investment of $5 million just to finish the movie.
12. People who are into numbers will most likely enjoy this fun fact. In the animated film 101 Dalmatians, which comprises over 113,000 frames, the spots of the dogs total to about 6,349,952!
13. When the Disney villain Ursula made her debut on the big screen, she immediately became the most noticeable antagonist because of her big size and her exceptional humor. The character was inspired by Divine, who is one of the most recognized icons in drag culture.