Phil Collins went HARD for the Tarzan soundtrack.
While working on the Tarzan soundtrack, Phil Collins created all of the percussion sounds in “Trashin’ the Camp” by himself.
While working on Pinocchio, the animators had to build real-life versions of the clocks in Geppetto’s workshop in order to get Walt Disney’s approval of their designs.
Walt Disney mortgaged his home to finance the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Mulan was initially conceptualized as a rom-com.
Trudie Styler and John-Paul Davidson directed a documentary about the production of The Emperor’s New Groove, but Disney has refused to release it.
When Robin Hood fell behind schedule, animators had to recycle scenes from previous films in order to save time.
Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog was partially based on Yoda from Star Wars.
Tim Burton worked as an artist for The Fox and the Hound.
Tinker Bell’s character design in Peter Pan was inspired by actor Margaret Kerry — not Marilyn Monroe, as is popularly believed.
In Dumbo, the clowns were designed to look like two of the animators working on the film.
The directors of Atlantis: The Lost Empire had T-shirts printed with the words “Fewer songs, more explosions” to remind the crew of the direction they wanted the film to take.
Chicha from The Emperor’s New Groove was the first pregnant character to appear in an animated Disney movie.
All of the dog barks in 101 Dalmatians were created by the voice of Donald Duck.
The Disney Paint Lab created new hues for the production of Sleeping Beauty.
Walt Disney’s daughter begged him not to kill the mother in Bambi.
The scene in Lady and the Tramp where Darling receives Lady as a Christmas present was inspired by a gift Disney gave his wife, Lilly.
While working on 101 Dalmatians, the animators painted over 6 million spots.
The vultures in The Jungle Book were based on the Beatles.
Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, asked the filmmakers to make her character left-handed, like her.
The lead character in Robin Hood is a fox because the film was made after an adaptation of the fable “Reynard the Fox” was canceled.
The music in The Little Mermaid was written by the playwright who penned Little Shop of Horrors.
The Black Cauldron was the first Disney animated movie to be given a PG rating.
After the Beast’s transformation in Beauty and the Beast, Belle almost asked him, “Do you think you can grow a beard?”
The character of the Genie in Aladdin was written specifically for Robin Williams.
Animators would fight over who got to work on Pocahontas and The Lion King.
Disney outsourced some of the animation for The Hunchback of Notre Dame to artists actually in Paris.
In Hercules, the Fates show Hades a prophecy of only six planets aligning because the ancient Greeks only knew of six planets.
The wildebeest stampede scene in The Lion King took animators nearly three years to complete.
Cinderella was almost narrated by talking farm animals.
The author of the book that Tarzan was based on predicted that it would be made into a Disney movie nearly 60 years before the film’s production.
The Atlantean language in Atlantis: The Lost Empire was developed by the same person who created Klingon for Star Trek.
The director of Lilo and Stitch was also the voice actor for Stitch.
Treasure Planet was the first time Disney animators blended CG with traditional animation.
Tina Turner came out of retirement to record the opening track for Brother Bear in 2003.
The future of Walt Disney Studios hinged on the success of Cinderella.
When the voice of the teenage actor playing Wart began to change, the director of The Sword in the Stone brought in his own sons to take over the role.
The initial idea for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came to Walt Disney when he was only 15.
Old Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn influenced early designs of Briar Rose in Sleeping Beauty.
Child actor Kathryn Beaumont was asked to voice Wendy in Peter Pan after her performance as Alice in Alice in Wonderland.
In Peter Pan, Tinker Bell’s signature twinkling sound was created with pieces of aluminum that were strung together.
Animators struggled to make the titular character in Pinocchio “cute enough” to reach Walt Disney’s expectations.
The Disney Paint Lab mixed a brand-new hue for Ariel’s fins in The Little Mermaid.
Bambi inspired Paul McCartney to become an animal rights activist.
The animators behind the Three Good Fairies in Sleeping Beauty studied elderly women at grocery stores and wedding receptions.
Donnie Dunagan kept his role as the voice of Bambi a secret during his military career.
To make the facial movements of the talking dogs in Lady and the Tramp more realistic, animators studied their own expressions in mirrors.
Alice in Wonderland was originally going to be a live-action film.
When Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in England, children under 16 had to be accompanied by a parent.
While he was still a Disney animator, Tim Burton wrote a poem that The Nightmare Before Christmas was later based on.
Phil Collins composed “You’ll Be in My Heart” for Tarzan while playing the piano at a neighbor’s Christmas party.
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