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23 Completely Insane Disney Movie Facts You Didn't Know Till Now

The ~wonderful world~ of Disney is actually kinda crazy.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most insane Disney movie facts they know. Here are the results that blew us away.

1. Disney had to recall VHS copies of The Rescuers in 1999 because you could see a topless woman in the background.

2. Radio City Music Hall in New York had to reupholster its theater seats after so many kids wet their pants while watching the ~terrifying~ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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3. Beyoncé refused to audition for the role of Tiana and thought she would be offered the role anyway.

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4. Cinderella, Belle, and Tiana wear opera gloves to signify that they married into royalty, whereas princesses who were born into royalty do not.

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5. Aurora is an ~official Disney Princess~ despite having only 18 lines and appearing onscreen for only 18 minutes.

6. If Finding Nemo had been scientifically accurate, Nemo's dad would have switched sexes after Nemo's mom died and mated with his son.

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7. Some scholars believe that Cinderella's shoes were made of fur in the original fairy tale but were changed to glass as the result of a mistranslation.

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8. Animators hid "A113" in every Pixar film as a way to salute the classroom at the California Institute of the Arts where many of them got their start.

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Disney / Pixar

9. Critics have called The Lion King a "complete rip-off" of a 1960s anime series called Kimba the White Lion, which bears a striking resemblance to the 1994 Disney film.

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10. Composers wanted The Beatles to voice the vultures in The Jungle Book, but their plan never panned out.

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11. Disney was able to make Robin Hood for only $5 million by reusing a ton of animation from other Disney movies.

12. In the 113,760 frames that make up 101 Dalmatians, there is a total of 6,469,952 spots on the dogs.

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13. Ursula was inspired by the drag queen Divine.

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14. And Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise.

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15. Tangled is the most expensive animated movie ever made.

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16. Walt Disney's honorary Oscar for Snow White was accompanied by seven "dwarf" statues.

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17. The real name of Boo from Monsters, Inc. is Mary.

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18. Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Kermit make an appearance at the beginning of The Little Mermaid for King Triton's dramatic entrance.

Disney / Jon-Michael Poff / BuzzFeed
Disney / Jon-Michael Poff / BuzzFeed

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19. Animators recycled 30-year-old animation from Sleeping Beauty in the final dance scene of Beauty and the Beast in order to save time and money.

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20. A spike in clownfish sales following the release of Finding Nemo pushed the species to "local extinction" in some areas.

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21. Disney animators use lime green as a signifier of evil.

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22. The sorcerer in Fantasia is named Yen Sid, which is "Disney" backwards.

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23. And finally, Bruce, the great white shark from Finding Nemo, is named after the mechanical shark used in Jaws.

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