13 Disney Animation Facts That You've Probably Never Heard Before

Disney Animation is an art form all of it's own, the storytelling, the characterisation, the animation, all these elements have a hidden backstory.

1. The voice of Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch, is Daveigh Chase - the same girl who haunts our dreams as Samara Morgan in The Ring.

2. Dumbo is an elephant of few words - none, in fact - which makes him the quietest central character of them all.

3. Hot on his heels is Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, who gets a mere 18 whole lines of dialogue, in fact just 18 minutes of screen time in her own film.

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Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

4. Sulley from Monsters Inc has more than 2.3 million individual hairs, which are all carefully animated. This explains why a single frame of the big blue fella took an average of 12 hours to produce.

5. Apparently, if you send Mickey and Minnie Mouse an invitation to your wedding they'll send you back an autographed photo and a 'Just Married' badge. 

Mickey and Minnie Mouse
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521

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Photo Credit: Disney

6. Also if you send Cinderella and Prince Charming an invitation, you'll get an autographed congratulatory certificate.

Cinderella and Prince Charming
Walt Disney World Communications
P.O. Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

7. In Monsters Inc, Boo's real name is Mary, after her voice actress Mary Gibbs. You can see it written on a drawing in her room.

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Photo Credit: Disney

8. The two minute storm sequence toward the end of 'The Little Mermaid' took 10 special effects artists over a year to finish.

9. To capture the movement of Aladdin's low-cut baggy pants, animator Glen Keane watched M.C. Hammer videos.

10. The Ken doll in Toy Story 3 is based on 'Animal Lovin' Ken, from 1988.

11. Until Brave, Ariel was the only Disney princess to have siblings - the rest are all only children.

12. Also, Ariel is the only Disney Princess to have had a child.

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Photo Credit: Disney

13. While there's an urban legend that curvaceous fairy Tinkerbell was based on Marilyn Monroe, when in fact the tempestuous blonde was modelled after actress Margaret Kerry, who had to pantomime around a soundstage for the role.

Source: DSNY Digest

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