Just A Few Weird AF Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Your Favorite Disney Films
Faith, trust, and a little bit of WTF.
The actor who voiced Prince Eric was only 16 years old at the time of recording.
Natalie Portman's voice was used in early animations of Rapunzel from Tangled.
Billy Crystal was the first pick to voice Buzz Lightyear, but turned it down.
Mattel did NOT want Barbie to be a part of the first Toy Story.
Jackie Chan provided the voice (both speaking and singing) for the Beast in the Chinese version of Beauty and the Beast.
"Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" almost didn't make the final cut in Frozen.
And the same thing happened with "Part Of Your World" in The Little Mermaid.
Judge Doom was originally revealed as the hunter who shot Bambi's mother in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?*
Test audiences didn't clap during the songs in Aladdin, so animators put in the "Applause Sign" as an inside joke.
Sean Connery was considered for the part of Mufasa.
Disney was sued by a hyena biologist for their portrayal of hyenas in The Lion King.
Pocahontas was supposed to have a talking turkey named Redfeather as a sidekick.
Patrick Stewart was originally offered the role of Jafar in Aladdin.
Patton Oswalt's stand-up about the Black Angus Steakhouse is what inspired Brad Bird to hire him as Remy in Ratatouille.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a very random Fantasia Easter Egg.
While Ariel may be a mythical creature, her movements and mannerisms are based on a real person.
Phil Collins wrote the most emotional song in Tarzan on the back of some Christmas wrapping paper.
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