Random Thursday

Time to return to Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans' Curious Questions by Dave Smith and learn some random Disney factoids!


(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
Some wondered if Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio's good conscience, is meant to relate in any way to Jesus Christ. Well, Dave wasn't 100% clear. Jiminy Cricket is also a slang word that one would use as an expletive, like once might use Jesus Christ at times. It's a little unclear how Jiminy became named as such, possibly named so to avoid alliteration names as most animals were named in the early days.


(image borrowed from FirehouseFivePlusTwo.com)
In The Princess and the Frog, Lou the crocodile had joined a band and they were named The Firefly Five * Lou, this was paying homage to the Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland band started by Disney animator and Ward Kimball.


(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
Snow White originally has brown eyes in the theatrical release of the film, but apparently over the years in some promo items such as books, posters, and other merchandise she was given blue eyes. It's unclear why, but they apparently thought the princess needed blue eyes. 





 

2 comments:

  1. Jiminy Cricket is one that I say a lot, especially when exasperated by people that can't drive.

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