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25 Facts You May Not Know About Your Favorite Disney Movies!

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Here are 25 facts you may or may not know about your favorite Disney movies. ENJOY! 

'Aladdin'

1. Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise.

'The Jungle Book'

2. The Beatles were supposed to be the voices for the vultures in The Jungle Book, but John Lennon ended up turning Disney down. 

'Sleeping Beauty'

3. Sleeping Beauty's Prince Phillip is named after The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II's Husband.

'The Princess and the Frog'

4. Alicia Keys auditioned for the role of Princess Tiana three times. Beyonce was also offered the role, but she refused to audition. They then decided to give it to Anika Noni Rose instead. 

'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

5. It took an entire week to film a minute of The Nightmare before Christmas because it was made with stop motion. 

'Pocahontas'

6. Christian Bale played John Smith's buddy (and horrible shot) Thomas, in Pocahontas

'The Lion King'

7. Producers wanted Sean Connery to play the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King, but they ended up giving it to James Earl Jones instead. 

Mickey and Minnie Mouse

8. The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, are actually married in real life. 

'Enchanted'

9. Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) made a cameo appearance in Enchanted as a secretary. The singing voice of Pocahontas, Judy Kuhn, also made an appearance in the movie as a stay-at-home mom. 

'Tangled'

10. Rapunzel's hair is 70 feet long in Tangled, and it is made up of over 100,000 individual strands. That's a lot of hair!

'The Little Mermaid'

11. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy all make cameos in The Little Mermaid, during the scene where Triton enters the concert hall. 

'Tarzan'

12. Mrs. Potts and Chip both make cameo appearances in Tarzan when they are singing "Trashing the Camp." 

'The Little Mermaid'

13. Sebastian's full name in The Little Mermaid is Horatio Thelonius Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian, which is said in the beginning of the film. 

'Beauty and the Beast'

14. The Beast features the legs of a wolf, tail of a dog, body of a bear, head of a buffalo, the eyebrows of a gorilla, the muzzle of a wild boar, and the mane of a lion. 

'The Lady and the Tramp'

15. Walt Disney hated the iconic spaghetti scene in The Lady and the Tramp. Steven Vagnini, the curator for the official Disney fan club, told Yahoo that Walt couldn’t envision the scene’s potential. He imagined the sight of two dogs chowing down on a plate of noodles would be messy, rather than soulful.

'Sleeping Beauty'

16. Princess Aurora only has 18 lines in Sleeping Beauty, not counting her songs, but it does make sense that she has the fewest lines of all the Disney princesses, considering that she is asleep for most of her movie! 

'Hercules'

17. Songwriter Alan Menken wanted The Muses in Hercules to be voiced by The Spice Girls. Instead, they were voiced by Lillias White (Calliope),  Vanéese Y. Thomas (Clio), Cheryl Freeman (Melpomene), Roz Ryan (Thalia), and LaChanze (Terpsichore). 

'The Princess and the Frog'

18. After The Princess and the Frog was released, 50 kids were diagnosed with salmonella after they were caught kissing frogs. 

'Lilo and Stitch'

19. Lilo and Stitch featured more Elvis Presley songs than he did in his own movies, including "Hound Dog," "Devil In Disguise," "Stuck on You," "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Heartbreak Hotel," "Burning Love," and "Suspicious Minds."

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

20. Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was supposed to have dialogue in the movie, but the producers never found a voice that they deemed suitable for him. 

'The Aristocats'

21. The first film to be made after Disney's death was The Aristocats. It was also the last film to be approved by Walt directly. 

'The Lion King'

22. The beloved song "Hakuna Matata" wasn't actually in the original script for The Lion King. Instead, they had a different song in mind called "He's Got It All Figured Out" that was all about eating bugs! 

'101 Dalmations,' 'Peter Pan,' 'Mulan,' and 'The Lady and the Tramp'

23. 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Mulan, and The Lady and the Tramp are among the only animated films by Disney in which the parents are present and do not die in the end. 

'Frozen'

24. Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled can be seen walking into the castle in Frozen

'Cinderella'

25. Walt Disney's favorite piece of animation was Cinderella's dress transformation. 

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