The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror really could’ve been a totally different ride!!!
1. Walt Disney won his very first Oscar in 1932 for the short Flowers and Trees, which also happened to be the very first cartoon released in color.
3. The final ballroom dance scene in Beauty and the Beast reuses the animation from the final dance scene in Sleeping Beauty. But contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t done to save money — it was actually done to save time.
4. Robin Hood is notoriously known for being a movie in which the reuse of animation was very obvious — reportedly because the film had a very small budget. One of the movies that included reused animation was Snow White (for some of the Maid Marian sequences), and the artist who did those transformations for the film was none other than Don Bluth.
5. The animated version of Robin Hood was not Disney’s first film about the character. In 1952, the studio made a live-action movie about him titled The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men.
6. Mickey and the Beanstalk was supposed to be a full-length movie — but production of the film was stopped because of War World II.
7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was originally supposed to be a full-length movie, but at the time — in the late ’40s — the studio didn’t have the budget for it.
8. The classic Mickey Mouse hat was originally created for The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955. The design of the hat was inspired by the 1929 animated short Karnival Kid.
9. Disneyland’s iconic churros — arguably the most famous park treat — aren’t as old as the park itself. They were actually first introduced in 1985.
10. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is actually a result of two rides Disney had in the works.
11. The iconic boulder-rolling scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark is an homage to a very similar thing that happened in the 1954 Scrooge McDuck comic, “The Seven Cities of Cibola.”
13. Michael Eisenberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg turned down The Little Mermaid when it was first pitched. At the time, they were making a sequel to Splash and were concerned about making two mermaid movies.
14. Anika Noni Rose had only one request when voicing Princess Tiana in The Princess and the Frog: that they make the character left-handed just like herself.
15. In 1985, The Black Cauldron was the first Disney film to use the now classic Walt Disney Pictures logo with the castle, blue background, and falling star:
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