The Walt Disney Company is an American multinational entertainment conglomerate which is the largest in the world. Established in 1923, the company began by creating animated films but later branched out to almost every type of media. The company has brought us some of the most memorable characters, from extremely popular films, and they have also brought the "happiest place on earth" to life. Love them or hate them (or just get their songs stuck in your head), the global presence and impact of Disney is undeniable.
There are certain things about the company that everyone knows, and then there are things that only a select few know. These things include knowing the cause of death of Walt Disney, that the first character created wasn't actually Mickey Mouse, and that one of the many things the company was sued for is defamation of character of a specific type of animal.
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There are several Disney parks around the world, the highest concentration being in Orlando, United States. There are also parks in France, Hong Kong, China, and Japan, but none in South Africa or the African continent.
The attraction - The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a dark ride attraction which is located in Future World at Epcot. It is an underwater exploration ride which features Nemo's friend's
When the ride first opened in 1967, the Imagineers, a team of creative engineers, wanted to make the ride's setting as convincing as possible. In order to do so, they obtained real skeletal remains from UCLA's medical center. They have since been returned for a number of reasons.
Mickey Mouse, who was created by Walt Disney in 1928, is both a cartoon character and the mascot of the company. From that time, he was voiced by Walt Disney himself, but by 1946 it was handed over to Jimmy McDonald because he became too busy with work and his iconic voice was also thought to be damaged because of his smoking habits.
Extra magic hours are offered at all of the Disney parks on specific days of the week. Visitors usually get one extra hour in the morning and one extra hour at night, but this time varies based on the time of year and the day of the week.
Emperor Kuzco, from the movie "The Emperor's New Groove," was accidentally turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma. She then tells her henchman, Kronk, to finish the deed by throwing him over the waterfall. Kronk loses Kuzco, who later ends up with Pacha.
In the movie "Zootopia," Gazelle, played by singer Shakira, is a very popular singer whose fans included the main protagonist Judy Hopps as well as Clawhauser and Chief Bingo. Shakira was also her singing voice and the person responsible for singing "Try Everything".
In most of the Disney movies like "The Little Mermaid," "Mulan," and "The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," the animal sidekicks were able to speak. In movies like "Pocahontas," the sidekicks Meeko and Flit were unable to speak.
In the movie "Brave," DunBroch, MacGuffin, Macintosh and Dingwall are clans which were once locked in constant war but united when they were threatened by invaders. DunBroch is the name of the Kingdom which King Fergus, Queen Elinor and their children are from.
The quote “If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya“ was said by one of the gargoyles, Laverne to Quasimodo.
While the average length of a Disney movie is an average of 80 to 90 minutes, "Dumbo," which was released in 1941, has a length of 64 minutes.
Many of Disney's animated films were based on stories and fairytales by other people. "Aladdin" was based on a story called "One Thousand and One Nights," "The Little Mermaid" was based on a story with the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, and "Cinderella" was based on a story by Charles Perrault with the same name. "Moana" was not based on fictional story.
Monstro is a large whale which appeared in the 1940 animated film "Pinocchio." The malicious sperm and blue whale hybrid was the last antagonist in the movie.
Both the "Mary Poppins" books and movies are centered around the title character who is blown by the East Wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London where the Banks household is located.
The voice of Moana was portrayed by the actress and singer Auli'i Cravalho. The role of the 16-year-old island princess was her first role and at the time of her breakthrough, she was in her freshman year of high school.
Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed are the trio of hyenas which were seen in the 1994 animated film, "The Lion King." Shenzi was the leader and the only female of the trio and together with the others, were the loyal followers of the main antagonist Scar.
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is not only the most visited park of the Disney World Parks but also of those in the entire world. For the last few years, it has brought in an average of 20 million visitors.
EPCOT is an acronym which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, and was created by Disney founder Walt Disney in 1966. The park was dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, specifically that of technological innovation and the cultures of the world.
As of July 31, 2018, there have only been 36 films to reach $1 billion at the box office. Just over a quarter of them are from Disney, but the first to reach the $1 billion mark was "Toy Story 3," which came out in 2010.
Neverland is a fictional island where Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys live. Peter was heard giving the directions to this place as "the second star to the right, and straight on till morning."
Lumière, which is the French word for light, is one of the supporting characters from the 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast." Before the curse placed on the castle by the Enchantress, he was the maître'd but was turned into a candelabra.
Walt Disney died of lung cancer on Dec. 15, 1966, almost a month after he was first diagnosed. The following year, on Oct. 18, "The Jungle Book" was released. "The Aristocats" was released in 1970, "Robin Hood" was released in 1973, and "The Sword in the Stone" was released in 1963.
The person who acquires the magic lamp is offered three wishes, but there are three things that the Genie refuses to grant. He will not kill anyone, he will not make anyone fall in love with another person and he will not bring back people from the dead.
Mulan, Ariel, and Aurora were all 16 years and in their movies. Snow White was the youngest at 14, Jasmine was 15 years old, Merida and Moana were 16 years old, Belle was 17, Rapunzel, Anna, and Pocahontas were 18, Tiana and Cinderella were 19, and Elsa was 21 years old.
The song lyric “For every to, there is a fro. For every stop, there is a go, and that’s what makes the world go round” comes from "The Sword in the Stone." It was sung by Arthur, as a fish in the song "That's What Makes the World go Round."
Wiggins was the former supporting character in the 1995 animated feature film "Pocahontas." He was often seen as the manservant of Governer Ratcliffe, performing various tasks including cleaning his armor and caring for his dog, Percy.
In the movie "The Lion King," three hyenas named Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed were portrayed as secondary antagonists behind the henchman Scar. Hyena biologists protested how they were portrayed and it led to the company being sued for defamation of character of these animals.
In the movie "Cinderella," Gus was seen trapped in a shivering cage but is later rescued by Jaq and Cinderella. She later calls him Octavius but calls him Gus for short.
Eudora is a character from the movie "The Princess and the Frog" who is the mother of Tiana and the wife of James. The character who is one of the best seamstresses in New Orleans was voiced by none other than Oprah Winfrey.
Oswald the lucky rabbit, also known as Oswald the rabbit, was the first animated character to be featured in their own series. In 1928, Charles Mintz took the rights of the character from Disney and claimed it as a Universal Studios character. Later that year, Mickey Mouse was created.
Dory, a character from the film "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory," is a royal blue tang, also called a regal tang, surgeonfish, and the scientific name Paracanthurus hepatus. Unlike Dory, these fish have a perfectly good memory.
The Prince from "Snow White," Prince Charming from the movie "Cinderella," Prince Philip from "Sleeping Beauty," Prince Eric from "The Little Mermaid," Beast from "Beauty and the Beast," and Prince Naveen from "The Princess and the Frog" were all born of royal heritage. All the others either married into it or were given the honorary title.
Captain is a gray horse which is often seen wearing a military horse blanket in the 1961 Disney film "101 Dalmatians." He is one of the many animals on the mission to rescue the puppies, along with Colonel and Sergeant Tibbs.
Every Disney film has a few songs, and "Mulan" is no different. The songs "Reflections," "Honor to Us All," "I'll Make a Man Out of You," as well as a few others, are from the movie. "Colors of the Wind" is from the movie "Pocahontas."
"The Story of Menstruation" is a 1946 animated 10-minute film which was produced by Walt Disney Productions. Commissioned by Kimberly-Clark, it was shown to over 100 million American students as part of a health education class.