15 Little-Known Disney Movie Facts

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If you’re a Disney lover – and honestly, who isn’t (even if it’s deep down) – then you’re going to love the facts below. Some of them might even surprise the most savvy among you!

#15. Beyoncé refused to audition for the role of Tiana, thinking she would be offered the role anyway.

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I mean, she is the queen.

#14. If Finding Nemo was scientifically accurate, Nemo’s dad would have switched sexes after being widowed and then mated with his son.

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That’s a whole different story, my friends.

#13. Disney made Robin Hood for only $5 million by reusing a ton of animation.

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I’ll never be able to unsee that.

#12. Tangled is history’s most expensive animated movie.

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Worth it.

#11. If you look hard enough, you’ll find “A113” hidden in every Pixar film.

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It’s a salute to the California Institute of the Arts classroom where many of the animators got their start.

#10. Disney recalled VHS copies of The Rescuers because you could see a topless woman in the background.

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Not exactly kid friendly.

#9. Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana wear gloves to signify that they married into royalty, but princesses born into royalty do not.

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Who said you can’t learn something from children’s movies?

#8. Some scholars believe Cinderella’s shoes were originally made of fur but that a mistranslation turned them to glass.

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I’m not sure which would be harder to walk in, tbh.

#7. The drag queen Divine inspired Ursula.

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#6. Seven “dwarf” statuettes accompanied Walt Disney’s honorary Oscar for Snow White.

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If that’s not the most adorable thing ever I don’t know what is.

#5. Radio City Music Hall had to reupholster its seats because so many kids wet their pants while watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Oh, how times have changed.

#4. Aurora is an official Disney Princess even though she only uttered 18 lines and appeared onscreen for only 18 minutes.

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Nice work, if you can get it.

#3. Composers asked The Beatles to voice the vultures in The Jungle Book.

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No word on why it didn’t work out, but we’re all worse off because of it, for sure.

#2. Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise.

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Idk about you but this makes me like Aladdin less.

#1. Boo, from Monsters, Inc., has a real name – it’s Mary.

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Fun fact!

If none of those shocked you, you’re a bigger fan than me!