Fans Found These Clever Things Animaters Slipped Into Disney Movies
There’s a reason why Disney movies are usually high grossing films and kids love them. It’s the attention to detail the writers, directors, and the whole team put into the creation of the films. Sometimes, they get so deep, that fans don’t notice the slickness until way later. Here are some of the best finds.
Something Looks Familiar On Herc’s Back…
Hercules was released in 1997 when lots of ’90s babies seen the movie. They weren’t keen enough to notice this fine detail.
If you look at Hercules, he’s wearing Scar’s pelt. This was a nod to the lead animator of both characters, Andreas Deja.
Sibling Love In The Incredibles
It’s hard to argue against The Incredibles is one of Disney’s best flicks. The family dynamic was almost perfect.
There was a scene where Violet accidentally activated her force field while trying to save Dash from gunfire. She didn’t know she had that power; she was ready to take a bullet for him.
Nala Inadvertently Saves The Day
Nala and Simba were goals, let’s face it. She used to use her anti-pounce maneuver on Simba all the time.
It isn’t until the fight at Pride Rock that Simba puts that move to the test.
Making sacrifices is a part of love. If you remember correctly, Nani was on her way to becoming a professional surfer before her parents passed.
After that tragic event, she dropped everything to look after Lilo.
Did You Notice The Special Rug?
Disney sure likes being slick with tiny additions to their movies. The Princess and the Frog has a nice call to Aladdin.
As Tiana heads to her second job, you can notice the Magic Carpet getting shaken out by a lady on the balcony.
Keeping It After All Those Years
If you get sentimental easily, you might want to get a tissue after reading this. Remember that handkerchief that Nick had in Zootopia?
Well, that was part of his scout uniform from when he was just a cub.
A Special Thank You
Do you remember in Lilo & Stitch when Nani signed Stitch’s adoption papers? Well, that wasn’t for adopting.
It was really a thank you letter to the production staff that worked on the film.
Clever Book Foreshadowing
Even in 1940 (Pinocchio’s release year), Disney had some tricks up their sleeves that people probably overlooked.
At the start of the movie, we see Jiminy Cricket open a book to tell the story of Pinocchio. On the side, you’ll notice two other books that Disney would eventually tell us about.
Breaking Ground For Animated Women
The Emperor’s New Groove came out in 2000, and it featured Disney’s first animated pregnant woman, Chicha.
Not only was she hilarious, but she was also one of the few mother characters that didn’t get killed off or villainized.
Clear For Takeoff!
The Rescuers came out in 1977 and is one of Disney’s finer productions. They certainly did their research.
Orville the Albatross has to do a running start on the runway before taking flight. That’s because an albatross has to do the same in real life. After all, they are huge.
She Only Loves The Hair
Mother Gothel was a sneaky one in Disney’s Tangled. One might think she had some love for Rapunzel, but she only loved her hair.
She would caress it as if she was paying attention to Rapunzel but wasn’t. It was the source of her youth.
Watch Out For Nick
Nick from Zootopia made an error when filling out his application to become a policeman. It makes sense for his character.
He initially checked “Yes” when asked if he’s ever been arrested. He scribbled it out and put no.
True To History With The DSC
The DSC was the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army’s second-highest award for valor. You’ll notice that Tiana’s dad received that.
That’s because black soldiers often never got the highest recognition of bravery during wars back then, the Medal of Honor.
Poetic Justice For Mulan
If you remember Mulan dialogue by chance, you’ll recall Mulan gets told that a girl can only bring honor to the family by striking a good match.
Well, her victories over the Huns involved her lighting explosives.
Scar Was Always Ready To Attack
In The Lion King, you’ll notice two things about the lions. One is that they retracted and extended their claws when needed.
Scar, on the other paw, always kept his out.
A Clever Ad
Ralph Breaks the Internet is one of Disney’s most recent animated ventures (2018) and it implemented nice cameos that might’ve gone over people’s heads.
Ralph gets a pop-up ad stating “sassy housewives” want to meet him. The woman in the ad is Aunt Cass from Big Hero 6.
Did You Catch The Skulls?
With someone as evil as Dr. Facilier from Princess and the Frog, Disney had to do something extra with his character.
In this scene, you’ll notice the wallpaper in his shadow change into cross bones.
A Real Greek Tie In
One of the songs you’ll hear sung in Hercules is the Fates singing about the planets aligning.
You’ll notice that they only show six planets because the ancient Greeks were only aware of five planets visible to the naked eye including Earth.
Notice The Size Of Anton Ego
Do you remember Anton Ego from Ratatouille? He started the film pretty slim in the face, but that would change.
He said, “I don’t like food, I love it… if I don’t love it I don’t swallow.” Well, he loved Ratatouille’s food.
The High Score Is A Special Date
In Wreck It Ralph, we get to see Ralph in the game Fix-It Felix Jr. Did you notice the insanely high score?
That’s not just a steep high score. It’s a reference to Walt Disney’s birthday, December 5, 1901 (120501).