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Wild facts about your favorite Disney movies

9 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Favorite Disney Movies

1) Ariel was modeled to look like a young Alyssa Milano and "Aladdin" was modeled after Tom Cruise.

2) "The Lion King" was originally titled "King of the Jungle" until someone realize that lions don't actually live in the jungle.

3) "Part of Your World" was nearly cut from "The Little Mermaid." Also, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was nearly cut from "The Lion King." Luckily, Elton John convinced the producers to keep the song in and it won him an Oscar.

4) Walt Disney received an honorary Oscar for "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs." The Oscar was presented as one regular sized statue with seven miniature ones.

5) Writers tried out several different names for the seven dwarfs, including: Jumpy, Wheezy, Baldy, Puffy & Dizzy.

6) There are 6,469,952 total black spots in 101 Dalmatians. We'll wait here while you count.

7) All Disney princesses are thought to be teenagers. Snow White is 14 years old, Cinderella is 16-19, Ariel is 16, Jasmine is turning 18, Belle is 17-21, Pocahontas is 17 years old & Elsa is 21 years old at the time of her coronation. Officially making her the first Disney queen who isn't a teen. Yet another reason why Frozen is awesome!

What Disney movie facts do you know?

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jasorngcntypnk April 27 2014 at 10:32 AM

is it just me or does Disney hate or at least dislike older women? Bambi was the only one to have a mom and she gets shot in the beginning of the movie. every older woman is the villain in those cartoons and the young girl is the hero. as far as i can remember mrs teapot was the only older woman that wasn't trying to kill the hero.

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draegermk April 27 2014 at 12:39 PM

I had seen a TV show once, which explained that Jasmine was modeled after the animator's sister.

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SONCO April 27 2014 at 12:45 PM

Snow White was modeled on Hedy Lamarr. Tinkerbelle was modeled on Marilyn Monroe.

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rdorff555 April 27 2014 at 12:49 PM

I have been going to the movies since 1939, "PINOCCIO" is my all time favorite DISNEY MOVIE. It's a masterpiece of story telling and makes my great movies list of BEST fifteen films of all time.

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Mark April 27 2014 at 12:49 PM

The Oscar(s) described in #4 are now on display at the Disney Family Museum located in the Presidio, San Francisco. They are found as you enter the tour and is among the very first things you see when there. It's an amazing place featuring the history of Walt Disney. It includes his first artwork of Mickey Mouse and thousands of the toys produced over the decades that featured Disney's many characters. The end of the tour features a complete miniature of Disneyland as it looked in the 1950's, along with the miniature train he installed at his home for his children. Well worth it when you find yourself in San Francisco.

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cherbts Mark April 27 2014 at 12:55 PM

Thank you so much for posting this. We're going to SF in June and I'll add this to our itinerary. Thanks again!

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Andy Bauer Mark April 27 2014 at 12:56 PM

It is, and I've been there. I went to San Fran for the first time ever in 2012, and made sure that was on my itinerary. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but like many of the Disney characters, it's what's on the INSIDE that really counts.

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extet April 27 2014 at 1:46 PM

Leia is not an animation.

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marvin souw April 27 2014 at 2:24 PM

Saaaaaay ... didn't "The Lion King" kinda ... sort of ... directly rip-off the Japanese anime "Kimba the White Lion"?

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shopgirl60089 April 27 2014 at 2:36 PM

I love Love Love Disney

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angela_keanu shopgirl60089 April 27 2014 at 3:08 PM

me to @shopgirl60089

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wstarhopper April 27 2014 at 2:42 PM

Aladdin was made to look like Tom Curise? Poor guy!

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John April 27 2014 at 2:43 PM

My kids always loved Disney movies and The weekly TV show.

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angela_keanu John April 27 2014 at 3:09 PM

All children fall in love with a Disney character /// for instance facts 0f life 0r Alibi wait aria th0se Disney shows?? lolz

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