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Did you know? At the end of Beauty and the Beast when the couple is happily dancing Glen Keane (Supervising animator) wanted the scene to go a little differently? While Belle and Beast dance happily away he wanted Belle to pause as if something was missing while looking at her newly human partner, and say “Do you think you could grow a beard?”. Paige O'hara even recorded the lines but ultimately it never made it to the film. It seems Belle missed all the fur a little bit after all. If you don’t believe me than go ask the Dishes. Or see Glen say it himself (x).

Meeting a new person
  • Me, to myself: ok be chill don't let them know how obsessive and weird you are
  • Me: hi did you know that the crew behind Disney's latest original film, "Moana", did years of research in various Polynesian islands in order to ensure they accurately depicted the culture of the region? Instead of focusing on one island they chose to mix several legends and different versions of ancient stories to create a new perspective that still honored th—

They have stolen the heart from inside you, but this does not define you. This is not who you are, you know who you are.

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Fun Fact:
The late actress Verna Felton both voiced The Fairy Godmother and The Queen of Hearts in the original Disney animated movies. Interestingly in the recent live action versions of Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland, The Fairy Godmother and The Queen of Hearts (Red Queen) were also both played by Helena Bonham Carter.

When I say I’m thinking about teen Mileven, what I really mean is I’m thinking about Karen being a little wary when she hears something that sounds suspiciously like crying coming from the basement and when she gets downstairs, El and Mike are cuddling on the couch, puffy eyed and surrounded by crumpled tissues while watching Bambi 

do not imagine your otp joining a choir, singing a very long note, pretending to pass out on each other when the note is over, accidentally doing it at the same time and bumping their heads. don’t

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i’ve been trying to post a drawing every day so…here’s some lineless practice with allura holding… molten steel? a star? you decide.

Did you know? That the Disney villains almost had their way? Disney for a short period of time was looking into building an entirely new theme park in its Walt Disney World Property that would be built and centered around the Disney villains. The Theme park also known as Dark Kingdom would feature Maleficent's castle as the centerpiece to the park and feature rides and attractions based of the various Disney villains and their lore.

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Did You Know…?

Did you know that the now-famous black & white footage of the Watts Riots was filmed by two Black animators, Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan? S’true!

Not only that, the camera they used belonged to one of Norman’s bosses at Walt Disney Animation – Roy E. Disney! And it’s the same camera that was once used to shoot footage for Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures!

I learned this amazing fact from the recently released documentary, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life. It’s a great film, detailing the life of Disney’s first Black animator. It’s also incredibly candid – no punches are pulled when discussing Norman’s long career in and out of the Mouse House. Highly recommended! Click here to watch it streaming on Amazon.

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As it’s known, Aladar was raised by the lemurs, that’s why his way of thinking is completely different from the other dinosaurs. But their influence is not limited to his way of thinking. He shows some lemur-like behavioral traits as well during the movie. Originally the filmmakers wanted him to behave and move more like a lemur, but they rejected the idea with the exception of some brief movements.

That sassy tail swish which Aladar shows to Kron was actually intended to be one of them, it’s the same gesture, which was made by both Plio and Yar in the beginning of the movie.

Source:Audio Commentary #1 With Directors And Special Effects Team” from the DVD

Did you know? There is a place in Tokyo Disneyland where flash pictures are actually encouraged? That place is none other than Cinderella Fairy Tale Hall. For those that don’t know it’s an attraction in Tokyo Disneyland where you are invited by Cinderella herself to tour the castle! Inside there are portraits that have been laced with a special kind of magic by the Fairy Godmother that display secret messages. But only when you take a flash picture of them! If you ever have the privilege of visiting try and take pictures of all the portraits, you never know which ones may have a secret message! And look out for Jaq and Gus along the way!

Video of the effect here!

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female character challenge: two mother/daughter relationships [1 / 2]
↳ Elinor and Merida, Brave

You’ve always been there for me. You’ve never given up on me. I just want you back. I want you back, Mummy. I love you.

Did you know? That the Yeti in Expedition Everest doesn’t actually move? Well this one is half right, because when the ride was first operating he definitely used too and that was the whole point in putting him the ride. As seen in many commercial’s of the WDW parks (which Disney still has the nerve to use) and home video’s the yeti used to move and reach out (at an alarming short distance) to the carts as they passed him by. Too see how it looked follow the video here (x) around the 5 minute mark. The Yeti was supposed to be one of the largest, and most complex animatronic that WDI had ever made. The yeti animatronic is extremely heavy, the fur alone on this mythical monster weighs about 6,000 pounds.

The yeti would lunge from its spot 5 feet towards the track, and here is where the issue begins to arise. With an animatronic so heavy and constantly lunging out to the track a mistake was made. The imagineers underestimated the overall tear that the yeti would cause to the actual base that held it. Meaning after a couple years of abuse the actual concrete foundation holding the yeti cracked and part of its framing also split. This caused the yeti to go from its operating A mode (Full movement) To its now dormant B mode which is a strobe light in front of the still animatronic to create the illusion of movement. Or as many passionate fans now refer to as Disco yeti. I know what you are saying why don’t they just leave it on anyways if its not technically broken? Because if they do the framing could break, resulting in a 20 ton piece of machinery to fall onto the track! Well then why don’t they just fix it? Excellent question, apparently another huge issue is the fact that the Expedition Everest ride is in fact three superstructures. The mountain/rock work, the actual roller coaster, and the yeti. In order to get to the yeti and solve its issues, the imagineers would have to tear at the mountain and some of the track, meaning this ride would be down for quite some time I’m talking months.

Considering how this is the only e ticket thrill ride animal kingdom has to offer, the rehab this attraction really deserves is not happening any time soon. However perhaps once avatar opens up expedition Everest could be given a rehab. As for the imagineer behind the ride Joe Rhodes recently stated at d23 that he swears he is going to fix the yeti. Here is to hoping that one day this behemoth will once again lunge at unsuspecting tourists.