Apr 20, 2017

Random Thursday

Back to Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans' Curious Questions by Dave Smith. As I thumb through some of these questions, some really seem like too plain of questions. I think one was even asking about Dave's favorite character or something like that. And those I was skipping since they're just opinionated ones!

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Someone once thought that Ariel looks a little like Alice and wondered if the animator was inspired by Alice when drawing Ariel. Well in the long run it seems the answer is no. For the animator, Glen Keane, used his wife for inspiration more so.

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One fan questioned whether Snow White ever had a sister, for they thought they heard a rumor. Well that came from another Grimm fairy tale that involved Rose Red who was in fact Snow White's sister. But Disney took no part in that fairy tale.

And I'll add my comment, "for now"! Because you never know!

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Apparently Arthur was voiced by three different people and a fan wondered why. Dave says that the first boy hired to voice Arthur was growing up and his voice changed. So the filmmakers had to hire someone who sounded the same as the first boy originally did.

And I'm guessing after that second time, they had to do it again!

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One fan questioned the history of The Lion King. They originally were going to call this movie King of the Jungle, but obviously that changed. Disney artists went to Africa to study the land and get ideas for locations for the story. The studio received live animals to study as well in the ways that they walked and what not. After years of production, the film finally hit theaters in June 1994.

Does anyone else remember back in they day of VHS when they would sometimes show this footage of their upcoming movies? I feel like I vaguely remember seeing clips of an artist watching a lion cub romp around the studio room!

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Rumor has it that there are 6,469,952 black spots in 101 Dalmatians. A fan questions its validity. Dave answers that this was a number given in publicity materials for the film. He gathers that it was an educated guess because he says it would be hard to count ALL the spots, especially on moving Dalmatians.


  1. Wow! I never knew the amount of work that went into The Lion King! How cool!

  2. So interesting! I love reading these Disney facts, so thank you for sharing :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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