25 Disney Movie Easter Egg Gems You Might Have Missed

Disney movies are some of the most beautiful and pleasing films anyone of any age can enjoy throughout the year and for that reason you probably can’t watch them just once. And in repeatedly watching them you will eventually notice things you missed the first time or things the filmmakers might have snuck into the movie to stimulate your curiosity once you discovered them. We found 25 Disney Movie Easter Egg Gems You Might Have Missed. How many of these did you know?

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While filming Snow White and Bambi, Walt Disney kept a menagerie of animals on the studio lot as live reference for the animators. Now that’s a smart boss.

While filming Snow White and Bambi, Walt Disney kept a menagerie of animals on the studio lot as live reference for the animators. Now that’s a smart boss.
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Did you know that Aladdin’s facial features were drawn with Tom Cruise’s looks in mind and Ariel’s were based on Alyssa Milano’s? It’s 100 percent true.

Aladdin
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Have you ever thought about how Disney’s name would read spelled backwards? Well, the answer is Yen Sid—the name of the sorcerer in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Yen Sid
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After the unexpected commercial success of Snow White, Walt Disney bought a home for his parents to show his appreciation. However, a faulty heating system in the home led to the death of his mother, Flora Disney, from carbon monoxide poisoning. Because of his guilt and sorrow, Walt intentionally made many of his early movie characters motherless.

Walt Disney
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Have you ever wondered why Wall-E is named Wall-E? Well, it’s because he’s named after Walter Elias Disney.

WALL-E
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The vultures in The Jungle Book were heavily inspired by the Beatles. For that matter, the “Fab Four” were intended to voice them but at the last moment plans changed.

The vultures
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Despite its title being Lion King, in reality what you hear in this superb Disney film are tiger roars because apparently lions weren’t loud enough and the sound quality wasn’t satisfying.

The Lion King
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According to his creator, Glen Keane, the Beast was the result of mixing seven different animals. Unfortunately, he never revealed which animals exactly but one can guess. 

The Beast
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If you pay attention closely while watching Brave you can clearly see that the old witch has a wood carving of Sulley from Monsters, Inc.

Sulley
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In an attempt to achieve a more natural skin tone for Snow White, the film’s producers had to apply real rouge to the animated cells.

Snow White
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The directors of The Lion King, Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, wanted Sean Connery to voice Mufasa originally but the legendary Scotsman wasn’t available and so the honor went to James Earl Jones.

Sean Connery
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A copy of Rapunzel can be spotted on the shelf in Charlotte’s room in The Princess and the Frog. Keep in mind that Tangled was released about a year after The Princess and the Frog.

Rapunzel
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Pumbaa from The Lion King was the first Disney character to ever fart.

Pumbaa farting
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Next time you watch The Hunchback of Notre Dame, look out for Pumbaa from The Lion King who makes an appearance as a gargoyle.

Pumbaa
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Pinocchio is hidden above Flynn Rider during the “I’ve Got a Dream” scene in Tangled.

Pinocchio
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Do you know the beautiful scene in Tarzan where the gorillas make a lot of music at the humans’ campsite? Well, Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast make a guest appearance in it.

Mrs. Potts and Chip
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Marilyn Monroe’s iconic Flying Skirt figure makes an appearance in the music video for “Zero to Hero” from Hercules.

Marilyn Monroe
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When the gorillas pick up Professor Porter in Tarzan, a small plush toy of Little Brother from Mulan falls out of his pocket. And yep, there’s a good chance you would never notice that with the naked eye no matter how many times you might watch it.

Little Brother from “Mulan”
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Jock from Lady and the Tramp appears in the “Twilight Bark” scene in 101 Dalmatians. Don’t blink next time you watch it or you’ll miss him.

Jock
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The old heretic in The Hunchback of Notre Dame is none other than Jafar from Aladdin in his old man disguise.

Jafar
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In case you never noticed it before Scar—or a lion that looks just like him—is the lion that Hercules kills as one of his trials and then wears as a trophy.

Hercules and Scar
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In Big Hero 6, you can clearly see Hans from Frozen in a Wanted poster.

big-hero-6-frozen-hans-2
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Although this isn’t exactly a secret, one would have to be quite observant to notice it: at the end of the credits for Frozen, Disney issued a statement concerning Kristoff’s belief that all men eat their own boogers. Not true, Kristoff.

Although this isn’t exactly a secret, one would have to be quite observant to notice it: at the end of the credits for Frozen, Disney issued a statement concerning Kristoff’s belief that all men eat their own boogers. Not true, Kristoff.
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In The Great Mouse Detective, Dumbo shows up as a bubble toy.

Dumbo
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“A113” is a mysterious code that appears in pretty much every Disney movie. In case you were wondering what the number refers to, it is the room at the California Institute of Arts where many Disney and Pixar animators learned their craft.

A113


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