25 Incredible Secrets In Disney Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted by , Updated on October 31, 2022

Most of us grew up watching Disney movies and we’ve continued to love them even as adults. However the older you get and the more you watch them, the more you might start noticing some of the many secrets the producers intentionally hid in the films. Even if you’re a Disney fan we can almost guarantee that you’ve probably missed some of these secrets (and if by chance you’ve caught them all, then we tip ours hats out to you, you awesome Disney fan you). To give you an idea of some of the secretes were referring to; did you ever notice that there’s a copy of the book Rapunzel in Charlotte’s room in The Princess and the Frog? Or did you know that the woman who voiced Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty also voiced the stepmother in Cinderella? How about the fact that the peddler at the beginning of Aladdin was supposed to be revealed as the genie and that’s why Robin Williams does the voice for both characters? This is but a very small taste of whats to come, so get ready because you are about to witness the revelation of 25 Incredible Secrets In Disney Movies That Will Blow Your Mind.


Don’t blink during the first wedding scene in The Little Mermaid because you might just miss the king and his court from Cinderella.

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In Beauty and the Beast there’s a scene where Maurice and Felipe are lost in the woods; if you remember, the road signs say Valencia and Anaheim. That is because Disneyland is in Anaheim and Valencia is where many Disney artists study: the California Institute of Technology.

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Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. appears as a small figure in Frozen.

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Flynn Rider and Rapunzel make an appearance at Elsa’s coronation in Frozen.

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In The Black Cauldron, when Taran, Princess Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam discover the Fair Folk and their underground kingdom, Tinker Bell appears among the fairies.

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Bill the Lizard, from Alice In Wonderland, has a small role in The Great Mouse Detective as part of Ratigan’s gang.

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When Jessie (Joan Cusack) first meets Woody (Tom Hanks), she exclaims, “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!” Abraham Lincoln’s mother was Nancy Hanks, a blood relative of Tom Hanks.

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Ursula in The Little Mermaid is based on a popular ’70s drag singer named Divine.

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Mary Gibbs, the voice of Boo in Monsters, Inc. was a toddler during the making of the film. It was hard to get her to sit still in the studio so the producers recorded her playing and pieced together Boo’s lines using things she would say.

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The muses of Hercules sing while appearing as marble busts during the song “I Won’t Say I’m in Love,” positioned in the same way as the singing heads on the Haunted Mansion ride.

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The peddler at the beginning of Aladdin was supposed to be revealed as the genie. That’s why Robin Williams does the voice of both characters.

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Almost every Pixar movie mentions Apple because the company was cofounded by Steve Jobs.

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Sleepy Beauty’s spinning wheel can be found in Rapunzel’s tower in Tangled.

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In Brave, the witch who turns Merida’s mother into a bear carves Sully from Monsters, Inc. into a log.

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But that’s not the only Disney carving the witch was working on. She put her hands on the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story as well.

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Two Tangled characters (Maximus and Vladimir) show up in Wreck-It-Ralph.

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The woman who voiced Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty also voiced the stepmother in Cinderella.

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Posters for The Jungle Book and Toy Story 2 show up in the background of Meet the Robinsons.

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In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pumbaa makes an appearance as a gargoyle.

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Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, the voices behind Mickey and Minnie, are actually a married couple.

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There’s a Mulan restaurant in Lilo & Stitch.

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Don Knotts’s Henry Limpet fish character (from The Incredible Mr. Limpet) shows up in The Little Mermaid.

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Tick-Tock, the crocodile from Peter Pan, is backstage during The Goofy Movie concert.

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A copy of the book Rapunzel is in Charlotte’s room in The Princess and the Frog.

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The magic lamp in Aladdin makes a swift appearance in The Princess and the Frog when Mama Ode flings it around her cabin.

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