As a child, each of us was once infatuated with colorful and lively animated films, and Disney movies have always been an inseparable part of our childhood. With a history of more than 90 years, Disney owns a series of classic animated works and countless stories of magical characters.
In addition to the vivid footage, enchanting dresses, cute characters, and humanistic stories, the random facts about the characters as well as its production process always make the audience curious. Here are some fun facts that even the most avid fans may not know. As a Disney fan, how many of these do you know?
#1 Walt Disney not only borrowed money to complete Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs but also mortgaged his home to help finance it
#2 The first Disney merchandise is a Mickey Mouse writing tablet (1930)
Source: Disney Diary
#3 The first Disney song to win the Oscar for Best Original Song is “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio
#4 About 90% of Walt Disney Studios productions during World War II were for the Allies’ war effort (i.e. training films, print campaigns, etc.)
#5 Cinderella was the first time that Disney shot the entire film in live-action and then used it for the making of the animated movie
Source: Wallpaper Flare
#6 The voice you hear at the beginning of Cinderella is the same voice of Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians
#7 Both Lady Tremaine and Maleficent are voiced by the same actress: Eleanor Audley
Source: The World According To Eve
#8 Sleeping Beauty took 8 years long to make: from 1951 to 1959
#9 The Beatles rejected Disney’s offer to cameo as the vultures in The Jungle Book
#10 The Black Hole was Disney’s first movie to receive a PG rating
#11 The ballroom scene in Beauty and the Beast features only a gold and blue color scheme — the two colors that represent Belle
These two colors indicate how Belle changes her personality during the movie: blue stands for the coldness she had at the beginning of the movie and gold color stands for the warmness because she now loves the Beast.
#12 “Beauty and the Beast” was the first song sung by the actress Angela Lansbury when she was the voice actor of Mrs.Potts
#13 Walt Disney’s first original character was a rabbit
#14 Mickey Mouse is the first animated character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
#15 Disney first released an entire movie scene as a trailer in 1993, particularly in the trailer of The Lion King