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Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About These Disney Movies

Who didn’t fall in love with Disney films? Every childhood’s memory is seared with some unforgettable and exciting Disney moments. Despite your getting mesmerized with various Disney characters and storylines, there are still lots of fascinating things that you probably didn’t know about the films, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen”. Unleash lots of Disney secrets in here and get to love them more. These AHAs can surely make you feel young again.

 Beauty and the Beast

disney factsWith its upcoming live-action musical remake, starring Emma Watson as the lovely Belle, the full trailer of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast hits social media and heightens excitement among its fans all over the world as it again comes to theaters on March 17, 2017.

Here are some bits and pieces about this classical animation.

Beast’s appearance in Beauty and the Beast is an amalgamation of several animals. Animator Glen Keane got his inspiration from the mane of a lion, head of a buffalo, brow of a gorilla, tusks of a wild boar, legs, and tail of a wolf, and the body of a bear.

The prince’s name is Adam, but it is never mentioned in the movie. Hence, the name was later confirmed by the CD-ROM tie-in game and the Broadway musical.

Belle is the only person in her village who wears blue, which is intended to symbolize how different she is from everyone else.

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Jackie Chan provided the voice (both speaking and singing) for the Beast in the Chinese version of Beauty and the Beast.

The song “Be Our Guest” was originally supposed to be sung to Maurice instead of Belle. And to include lovely Belle in the song, the production team decided to have the scene rewritten as they felt the song was too good to waste on secondary character Maurice.

Angela Lansbury, the voice of Mrs. Potts (originally named as Mrs. Chamomile), did not think she was suited to sing the ballad “Beauty and the Beast.” She recorded one take upon the director’s request, hence to have a backup if nothing else worked, and that one recording ended up in the film.

Felon Gaston is the first male villain to star in a princess-centric Disney film. And during the end fight in Beauty and the Beast, Gaston’s original line was “time to die!” However, the production decided that the said line seemed to be too harsh and tough for an animated film, so it was then changed to “Belle is mine!” Hence, you can still see Gaston’s lips miming the original line in the film.

The film had actually a scene that was storyboarded but was never animated.It’s where the Beast was seen dragging the carcass of an animal he killed. The scene was considered too dark and gruesome for the film and was dropped.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ was the first animated film in history to be nominated for a Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

 Frozen

disney facts 1Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

Elsa was originally supposed to be a villain.

Since the movie’s release, the names Elsa and Anna have become increasingly popular for baby girls.

Filmmakers went to Norway to get inspiration for the film’s landscapes. With the film’s much inclination to Norwegian culture, traditions, and people, tourism in the country has reported to drastically increase since the film’s release. In fact, searches for flights to Norway have also multiplied by up to 153 percent.

Walt Disney wanted to make a movie based on “The Snow Queen,” which inspired Frozen, since the 1940s. With that in consideration, the names Hans, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven are a tribute to its author Hans Christian Andersen.

Do you know that 50 different animators worked on the scene where the Ice Palace was built? Well, the scene that captured many hearts and gave the audiences goosebumps speaks for itself. It’s all worth it.

There is a note in the end credits stating that Disney does not support the consumption of boogers.

“The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are solely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of ‘The Walt Disney Company’ or the filmmakers. Neither ‘The Walt Disney Company’ nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions.”

And the names listed above the disclaimer are those of the crew members’ babies born during production.

Rapunzel and Flynn from Disney’s Tangled make a brief cameo appearance at Elsa’s coronation.

 Those trivia are awesome.

Most of you would agree that even if we are no longer kids, we still love these animated films – more than the characters, the setting, and the plot, it’s actually the moral of the story that made us cherish the film forever.

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