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    54 Details From Animated Films You've Probably Never Noticed Before, Even If They're In Your Fave Movie

    I aspire to be as detail-oriented as the animators of the world.

    DISNEY, with the cast of Frozen

    1. Two characters from _Cinderella _took time out of their busy schedules to attend a wedding in an entirely different movie.

    2. The Little Mermaid's King Triton gets a Mardi Gras tribute in The Princess and the Frog.

    3. Dr. Facilier's shadow transforms the pattern of the wallpaper it touches into skulls. 

    4. Just in case you were wondering if Gaston actually died after he fell off the castle in _Beauty and the Beast, _the animators added little skulls to his pupils. 

    5. The streets of Paris in_ The Hunchback of Notre Dame _feature multiple Disney cameos, including the carpet from Aladdin, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and an animal on a spit that may or may not be The Lion King's Pumbaa. (If it is, RIP.)

    6. The Beast makes a cameo appearance in Aladdin as one of the Sultan's beloved toys. 

    7. Here's a detail that makes The Hunchback of Notre Dame even darker than it already is: While Claude Frollo sings, "It's not my fault," in "Hellfire," the monks in the background sing, "Mea culpa," a phrase that basically means, "It is my fault."

    8. A very brief moment in Hercules references the death of the mythic Greek hero Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who died when the mast of his ship hit him on the head.

    9. Scar is a rug by the time Hercules rolls around.

    10. In Hercules, Hades quietly breaks the fourth wall and reassures both his minions and the audience that they're only at the halfway point of the movie.

    11. Nani from Lilo and Stitch is a big fan of Mulan.