December 2, 2023

On 16 October 1923, a brand new studio was born in Hollywood, one that might change the world eternally.

Precisely 100 years on from the day, we have fun all issues Disney with 100 Magical Disney Info You By no means Knew…

  1. It’s well-known these days that Mickey was as soon as to be named Mortimer Mouse – we’ve Walt’s spouse Lillian to thank for the swap – however Goofy too was identified by a distinct title in his early days. Initially, the goofy hound was referred to as Dippy Dawg.
  2. In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney’s first animated characteristic movie, the filmmakers used actual water, slowed down within the edit, to visualise the impact of rai. The snow, briefly captured late within the story, was bleached cornflakes shot on black and superimposed.
  3. Magnificence and the Beast was the primary Disney animation to have a script. Earlier than Linda Woolverton, storyboards had been utilized in lieu.
  4. Walt Disney is essentially the most recognised particular person within the historical past of the Academy Awards, with 26 wins and 59 nominations to his title. The Academy even gave him 7 little ones to have fun Snow White.
  5. 6,469,952 dots had been drawn for the headline canines in One Hundred and One Dalmatians – full marks to the fan that counted them.
  6. To assist persuade Robin Williams to star in Aladdin, the animators animated one among his arise routines as delivered by the genie himself.
  7. The Black Cauldron was the primary animation to characteristic pc generated imagery – an entire decade earlier than Toy Story.
  8. Carried away by their Snow White success, the Disney animators blew a cool $25k on the thirty second opening of Pinocchio. Walt warned in opposition to such lavish working in future.
  9. It might take 68 years to sleep in each single room at Disney World. That’s two years longer than Walt’s complete life!
  10. Donald, Mickey and Goofy all seem in The Little Mermaid. We received’t inform you the place…
  11. When planning the eating for his first park, Walt Disney had bins stationed precisely 25 steps away from every sizzling canine stall. This was how lengthy it took him to eat a sizzling canine. Sizzling canine was additionally Mickey Mouse’s first ever line within the 1929 brief The Karnival Child.
  12. When the Pirates of the Caribbean trip opened in 1967, the faux skeletons out there had been so unconvincing that the engineers borrowed medical analysis skeletons – sure, actual ones – from UCLA.
  13. Mickey and Minnie married in actual life! Wayne Anthony Allwine, who voiced Mickey for over three a long time, married Russi Taylor, who performed Minnie. 
  14. Doritos had been invented at Disneyland in 1966 at a park restaurant known as Casa de Fritos. In an act of unwitting genius, the restaurant served up repurposed stale tortillas. They had been a success!
  15. When Walt and Roy first based their studio in 1923, it was to be known as: the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. It wasn’t till 1986, after a couple of adjustments right here and there, that the title ‘The Walt Disney Firm’ was lastly adopted
  16. Steamboat Willie wasn’t truly Mickey’s debut – that was the uncirculated Airplane Loopy some 5 months earlier – nevertheless it was the primary movie to sync sound and animation. Fairly revolutionary.
  17. In 1955, Disneyland opened for the primary time. It was a complete catastrophe. Tens of hundreds confirmed up within the sweltering July warmth. Rides and plumbing broke, excessive heels sunk into freshly laid roads and the eating places ran out of meals.
  18. When Walt died in 1966, his 73-year-old brother Roy delayed retirement to assist end Disney World in his brother’s honour. He retired the day after its opening in October 1971 and died simply two months later.
  19. Not solely was Wall-E named after Walter Elias Disney himself, it’s a bit of identified undeniable fact that the rubbish collector’s title is an acronym for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class.
  20. The sorcerer in Fantasia is known as Yen Sid. Spell it backwards…
  21. Sulley from Monsters Inc has greater than 2.3 million particular person hairs. It took the animators a mean of 12 hours to supply each single body.
  22. Actual lions had been thought-about to be too quiet by the makers of The Lion King. The roars you hear are literally tigers.
  23. Bruce, the fish pleasant nice white shark of Discovering Nemo, was named after the mechanical shark utilized in Jaws. Steven Spielberg borrowed the title from his lawyer.
  24. Lilo and Sew options extra Elvis Presley songs than any of the King’s personal movies.
  25. In 1957, Democrat President Harry Truman took a visit to Disneyland. He refused to trip the Dumbo trip as a result of elephants are the image of the Republican occasion.
  26. A biologist learning Hyenas as soon as sued Disney for the best way it portrayed the animal in The Lion King. It’s no laughing matter.
  27. Disneyland has a secret basketball courtroom hidden contained in the Matterhorn curler coaster. It’s very nicely used.
  28. Till the 12 months 1960, neither staff nor guests to Disneyland weren’t allowed on park properties if that they had facial hair. Solely Walt and Captain Hook dodged the regulation.
  29. Whereas making Monsters Inc, Pixar animators introduced their youngsters to work with them to fill the position of the youngsters’s screams.
  30. Whereas Pixar’s personal calculations predicted that it might take 26.5 million balloons to carry a small home, solely 20,622 balloons had been animated for the lift-off sequence in Up.
  31. Tiana was Disney’s first left handed princess. This was on the request of her voicing star, Anika Noni Rose, a left-hander.
  32. From 1934 to 1936, Disney was the one studio allowed to make colour-animated movies. Disney had two 12 months contract with Technicolour.
  33. Alice in Wonderland was the primary Disney animated characteristic to display screen on TV. It hit the schedules in 1954.
  34. Walt gave his housekeeper and cook dinner, Thelma Howard, so many Disney shares throughout his life, for Christmas, birthday presents and bonuses, that her belongings had been value $9m by the point she died in 1994.
  35. Disney forged members are banned from saying ‘I don’t know’ even when they don’t. It’s to be hoped they all the time do.
  36. The Little Mermaid options over 1,000,000 hand painted bubbles.
  37. The credit for 2013’s Frozen credit score Carlos Benavides for his work on ‘caffeination’.
  38. Flowers and Bushes was the primary cartoon produced within the three-color Technicolor course of and the primary brief animated topic to obtain an Academy Award.
  39. Many a movie icon has earned a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame. Mickey was the primary animated recipient.
  40. 136 distinctive costumes had been designed for The Incredibles. We’re going to want an even bigger wardrobe…
  41. Owing to time constraints, the ultimate scene of Magnificence and the Beast borrowed Belle and the remodeled beast’s dance from Sleeping Magnificence.
  42. Walt Disney World in Florida is the second greatest purchaser of explosives in the USA. Solely the US military purchase extra.
  43. Adriana Caselotti acquired no credit score for her position as Snow White and solely $970. Disney was eager that she shouldn’t take some other roles to protect the integrity of his premiere Princess.
  44. Disney dropped out of highschool at age 16 in hopes of becoming a member of the Military. He was rejected for being underage, however was capable of get a job as an ambulance driver with the Purple Cross in France by forging himself older.
  45. Concentrate when subsequent watching Frozen. Elsa’s palace adjustments color with the ebb and circulate of her temper.
  46. For Disney Channel Unique Film Descendants 2, costume designers mustered up over 1500 completely different get ups.
  47. The horses trotting up and down Fundamental Road USA in Disneyland all put on rubber sneakers.
  48. Robin Williams voiced his Aladdin strains 20 alternative ways in recording, producing over thirty hours of dialogue
  49. Similar to Buzz, Woody was given a second title through the manufacturing of Toy Story. Buzz Lightyear meet Woody Pleasure.
  50. In the course of the Second World Warfare, Walt helped to design a Mickey Mouse fuel masks. Disney additionally produced anti-Nazi propaganda and useful infographics.
  51. John Lennon was on vacation on the Disney Polynesian resort when he signed the contract that dissolved the Beatles.
  52. At over 30,000 acres in dimension, Walt Disney Workd is roughly the identical dimension as San Francisco.
  53. Aurora, from Sleeping Magnificence, solely has 18 strains of dialogue in the entire movie. Greater than Dumbo, who hasn’t a single line.
  54. Rapunzel’s 70-foot-long hair took over 30 animators and engineers to animate.
  55. Within the authentic script of Peter Pan, Nana, the Darling household’s Saint Bernard nursemaid, traveled to Neverland along with her expenses and acted because the story’s narrator.
  56. Cinderella loses her shoe 3 times within the movie. Maybe a smaller becoming is so as? She’s solely a 4 1/2.
  57. Dopey wasn’t all the time imagined as a silent character. The unique plans penned him as exceedingly chatty. No voice artist fairly match the invoice. Typically you actually do say extra while you say nothing in any respect.
  58. The Liberty Sq. tree in Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom was rising on property 8 miles away from the place the park designers wished it. In order that they moved it.
  59. The voice of Lilo, from Lilo and Sew, is none apart from Daveigh Chase. That’s the identical Daveigh Chase who performed the terrifying Samara Morgan in The Ring.
  60. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise could be primarily based on the unique Disney trip however the Shanghai attraction relies on the movies.
  61. When Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was made, dwarfs was the accepted plural. It was a surge in reputation for J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring that modified it to dwarves.
  62. Disney World tickets had been $3.50 for adults on opening day. Youngsters had been solely charged $1. It’s a bit of extra now…
  63. That vanilla scent you like when coming into a Disney park isn’t any accident. The corporate use a patented machine known as a “Smellitzer,” to pump candy aromas the realm by way of vents. For Christmas, they swap over to a seasonably appropriate peppermint scent.
  64. Rupert Everett auditioned for the position of Gaston. Allegedly he was ‘not deemed conceited sufficient’. Inform that to Shrek.
  65. At 14, Snow White is the youngest Disney Princess. Seven years her elder, Elsa is the oldest.
  66. Although he had drivers, a live-in housekeeper, and quite a few different employees members at his disposal, Disney drove his two daughters to highschool each day.
  67. Disney’s French household title was initially D’Isigny earlier than being Anglicized to Disney. He learnt about it visiting Lincolnshire and that’s the place he first noticed the flag that flies atop the Disney citadel initially of every movie.
  68. Disney was the top of pageantry for the 1960 Winter Olympics.
  69. On his deathbed, Disney wrote the title “Kurt Russell” on a chunk of paper. These had been his last (written) phrases. No person is aware of why.
  70. Encanto star Bruno was initially to be known as Oscar. They will need to have talked about it.
  71. Walt Disney has an residence constructed for his household on Fundamental Road U.S.A at Disneyland California. A lamp on the window signaled when Walt was residence. There’s a gentle completely lit in that window now in his reminiscence.
  72. A documentary recollects the troubled manufacturing of The Emperor’s New Groove, however you by no means see it. They’ve made positive of that.
  73. The administrators of Atlantis: The Final Empire had t-shirts printed saying ‘Fewer songs, extra explosions’. This was one thing of a mantra for the movie however did nothing for its field workplace hopes.
  74. It was all arms on deck within the rush to complete Disneyland. Walt even helped with the spray portray the night time earlier than!
  75. Every Pixar movie holds an easter egg that options the code A113. That is the classroom quantity utilized by animation college students on the California Institute of the Arts.
  76. The 2 minute storm in The Little Mermaid took 10 particular results artists over a 12 months to complete. Now that’s dedication.
  77. The spaghetti scene from Girl and the Tramp nearly by no means occurred. Walt ridiculed the idea, insisting no canine would ever share their meals with one other. It was solely the persistence of animator Frank Thomas – who went forward and drew it anyway – that noticed it included.
  78. 79. There have been 27 completely different feelings within the authentic idea for Inside Out. Pleasure, Greed, Irritation, Disgrace, Gloom, Love, Ennui, Hope and Schadenfreude.
  79. To assist convey Snow White to life, actual rouge was utilized to the animation cells.
  80. It was initially hoped that the vultures in The Jungle E book can be voiced by the Beatles. Historical past repeated itself when the Spice Women had been nearly requested to voice the Hercules muses
  81. A number of the meals served at Epcot is grown contained in the park.
  82. Mrs Potts was as soon as deliberate to be known as Mrs. Chamomile. The title change got here when that authentic providing was deemed too laborious to say and spell.
  83. Walt Disney has three school levels however by no means went to school. Throughout his life he earned an honorary masters of science and two within the arts
  84. The voice of Optimus Prime can also be the voice of Eeyore. That’s Peter Cullen, by the best way.
  85. Alicia Keys auditioned to play Tiana 3 times however was ultimately popped by Anika Noni Rose.
  86. Few early Disney movies characteristic moms. Many put this right down to Disney’s guilt over the demise of his personal mom in 1938. Along with his grand earnings from Snow White, Walt purchased a house for his dad and mom. Tragedy struck with a defective heating system led to Flora Disney’s demise from carbon monoxide poisoning.
  87. Steve Martin used to work within the magic store at Disneyland.
  88. In Monsters Inc, Boo’s actual title is Mary, after her voice actress Mary Gibbs. You possibly can see it written on a drawing in her room. You in all probability knew that one…
  89. ‘Man is within the forest’ was a code utilized by animators to warn colleagues to get again to work when Walt Disney was coming down the hallway. The phrase got here from the villain of Bambi.
  90. Automobiles includes a white racing automobile with the Apple emblem, and the quantity ’84’, which refers back to the 12 months the primary Apple pc was launched. This was in honour of Steve Jobs, the studio’s largest share holder.
  91. Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel), Paige O’Hara (the voice of Belle), and Judy Kuhn (the voice of Pocahontas) all cameo in Enchanted.
  92. Julie Andrews declined to characteristic in Mary Poppins Returns as a consequence of feeling it might be too complicated. The position of balloon woman as a substitute went to Mrs. Potts voice Angela Lansbury.
  93. Disney cherished trains. Adored them. He even constructed a miniature railway in his backyard. It was known as the Carolwood Pacific Railroad and had 2,615 ft of observe.
  94. Aurora is the one ‘true’ blonde Disney Princess. Cinderella is strawberry blonde, whereas Rapunzel is a brunette, turned blonde by magic.
  95. The Ken doll in Toy Story 3 relies on ‘Animal Lovin’ Ken, from 1988.
  96. Till Courageous, Ariel was the one Disney princess to have siblings – the remaining are all solely youngsters.
  97. Disneyland’s iconic citadel was initially conceived to be that of Snow White. Nevertheless, to advertise their upcoming movie, the citadel was remodelled for Sleeping Magnificence, which might be launched roughly 4 years after the attraction opened.
  98. A visit down Fundamental Road transports you to the USA in 1910, whereas Tomorrowland is supposed to depict 1986. Each are years when Halley’s Comet could possibly be seen.
  99. Clarence Nash, Donald Duck’s authentic voice actor, additionally lent his voice to a number of the canine barks heard in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
  100. No, Walt Disney was not cryogenically frozen.

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