Disney’s latest film, a live action remake of the classic Beauty and the Beast is being heavily trailed and received with much anticipation. Like most Disney movies, the music alone awakens more than a little nostalgia as we regress back to the magic of childhood. Despite how much technology has improved, there still remains a special place for the Disney classics that hold a purity of both story and character.
Nearly 80 years since the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animation that rocked the world of cinema and forever changed the film industry, it is time to see how much you know, and whether you can claim yourself a Disney Superfan. Many people find their family holidays to Disney Land are some of your fondest memories and Disney park tickets your most treasured possession. So, if you think you know your stuff, try our quiz and check out the facts below to brush up on your knowledge on the creator of the world’s most famous mouse and the art he produced.
1. Yen Sid from ‘Fantasia’ is Disney spelt backwards.
2. The waiting list for the exclusive Club 33 is 14 years.
3. Dumbo is the only title character who has no lines.
4. Tiger roars were used for ‘The Lion King’ as lion roars were deemed too quiet.
5. Simba is Swahili for ‘lion’ while Bhalu (Baloo) is Hindi for ‘bear’.
6. Walt Disney was presented with one normal sized Oscar, and seven little Oscars for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
7. Disney’s final words were written rather than spoken and were ‘Kurt Russell’. No one knows why.
8. Lilo and Stitch features more Elvis Presley songs than any of his own movies.
9. To achieve a natural skin tone for Snow White, animators applied real rouge to the animated cells.
10. Anna from ‘Frozen’ is the first Disney princess to have a duet with a villain.
11. If Merida from ‘Brave’ straightened her hair it would be four feet long.
12. Pocahontas is the only Disney princess with a tattoo.
13. Jackie Chan provided both the singing and speaking voice for Beast in the Chinese version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
14. A113 appears in most Disney movies and refers to the number of a classroom in the California Institute of Arts where a lot of the animators learnt their craft.
15. ‘Enchanted’ has cameos from the voices of Pocahontas, Ariel and Belle.
16. An animator from ‘Toy Story’ revealed Woody’s surname as Pride.
17. The original title of ‘WALL-E’ was Trash Planet.
18. Beyoncé refused to audition for the role of Tiana in ‘Princess and the Frog’, and simply expected to be offered the role.
19. The voice of Eeyore is voiced by the same actor who voices Optimus Prime.
20. Christina Aguilera’s debut single was ‘Reflections’ from ‘Mulan’. ‘Genie in a Bottle’ was released a year later.
21. Tom Cruise was the visual inspiration for Aladdin.
22. The official crest for Arendelle in ‘Frozen’ is a crocus which Anna wears on her dress.
23. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, the voices behind Mickey and Minnie mouse, were married in real life.
24. ‘The Jungle Book’ was the last animated feature that Walt Disney oversaw.
25. The Pizza Planet Truck from Toy Story can be seen in ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘The Incredibles’ and lots of other films.
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