We're sure you hold a special place in your heart for those classic Disney movies from your childhood. Little girls especially experience their first stories of love and magic through the many Disney versions of fairy tales. With dreams of growing up to be princesses themselves, these now big girls may be a little disturbed to find out what they were really learning while watching the seemingly in
Making an animated film is a long and sometimes tedious process. So it's no wonder that the artists who make these movies slip little in-jokes into their work to amuse themselves and sharp-eyed viewers. Here are 10 of the best Disney cameos, references and other in-jokes.
Disney is a favorite of ours, almost like a family. And as a family, you have to deal with all your relatives -- the good, the bad and the strange. Never forget that Uncle Walt was a product of his time, and as such, his cartoons contained some material that would shock our politically correct 21st century sensibilities.
Anyone can whistle or sing their favorite Disney song, but for every 'Under the Sea' and 'A Whole New World,' there are dozens of orphaned tunes that never made it into their respective film. Too bad, since many of these unfortunate victims of time constraints or script rewrites are really catchy.
'Oliver & Company' and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' helped Disney animation get back on its feet, but it was 'The Little Mermaid' that brought Disney back to its roots and laid the framework for the modern fairy tale musical. In celebration of the film's Blu-Ray debut, here are ten behind-the-scenes facts about the 1989 Disney classic that you may not have known.
We like to think of the Disney parks as places where we can always find all of our favorite Disney characters, from the biggest stars to the most obscure bit players. But there's only so much room in the magical kingdoms, and characters who don't drawn a crowd often disappear to make way for characters promoting the latest movie or TV show from the Mouse House.
It's no secret that we loves cats, and once we started thinking about it, Disney is maybe responsible for some of the best cats of all time. Cinderella's jerk of a cat is pretty much the original Grumpy Cat. And who could say anything bad about the Chesire cat (other than that he was a tad obtuse)?
Ah, 'Aladdin.' The Disney film that broke box office records, kept the comeback of Disney animation going and featured more pop culture references than you could shake a magic lamp at. Here are some little known facts about the making of this classic Disney movie.
With their new movie 'Planes,' Disney has made the first Pixar spin-off, but without all the thoughtful storytelling and breathtaking animation that usually bogs down Pixar films. Boasting to be "from above the world of 'Cars'" (so, the sky basically?), 'Planes' proves that you can make anything cute by sticking giant eyes and a mouth on it.
It's no secret that we love Disney AND animated GIFs, so we were especially happy to discover the Tumblr Black and White Disney. There you can find animated footage of your favorite Disney characters walking around Disneyland (and other locales) like they're real. It's pretty magical.