Fun Disney Movie Trivia Facts

When it comes to Disney movie trivia, there are so many possible questions that an entire industry of card, board and video games have been created using the fun facts. Considering the amount of animated and live-action movies the Walt Disney Company has released, there's enough trivia to create games for several lifetimes worth of fun.

From the hidden pictures of Mickey Mouse scattered around Walt Disney World to the secret animations hidden in Disney movies, creative people in the company often include little surprises in their work.

Disney Movie Trivia

  • Aladdin (1992) features many mini cameos from other Disney characters. The genie turns into Pinocchio, Jafar and a tourist wearing a Goofy hat. The Sultan has a toy Beast from Beauty and the Beast and a toy Pinocchio from Pinocchio. During one of the crowd scenes, two of the people in the crowd are caricatures of animators working on the film.
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991) has a little joke hidden in a sign. When Beauty's father is lost in the woods, he finds an old road sign. The sign indicates that the light path leads to Anaheim, which is the home of Disneyland. The sign also indicates that the dark path leads to Valencia, which is the home of Six Flags.
  • Fantasia 2000 (2000) has people's names hidden throughout the movie. In the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment, several animator names pop up, especially "Doug." One of the film's main animators has a daughter named "Nina" and hides the name throughout his work. The name can be seen on the bottom of a toothpaste tube, on a fur coat collar and in subway posters.
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) has several cameos. In one crowd scene, you can see Belle from Beauty and The Beast, the magic carpet from Aladdin and Pumbaa from The Lion King. In the scene where the hero is dangling from the cathedral, you can see gargoyles that look like Goofy and Donald Duck.
  • Lilo and Stitch (2002) has many Mulan references. There is a restaurant called "Mulan's Wok" and a Mulan movie poster in Lilo's room. Lilo also has a stuffed Dumbo elephant in her room. When Lilo and Stitch are looking at postcards, a postcard of Disneyland can be seen in the background.
  • Tarzan (1999) has a scene where a toy "Little Brother" dog from Mulan drops out of the professor's pocket. During the scene where the animals are playing music at the camp, you can see the teapot and cup, Mrs. Potts and Chip, from Beauty and the Beast. Animators used pictures from a Tony Hawk skateboarding video game to help create the body positions when Tarzan surfs through the trees.
  • The Little Mermaid (1989) used a picture of the actress Alyssa Milano as one of the inspirations for the lead character, Ariel. In the beginning scene where the king enters a crowd, you can spot Goofy, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck sitting among the mer-people. You can also see a shadowy figure of Kermit the Frog in the crowd.
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