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23 Disney Facts That Will Make You Feel Hella Old

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1. The actor who provided the voice of Prince Eric will turn 43 this year.

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Christopher Daniel Barnes was born in November 1972 and was only 16 years old when he first provided the voice of Prince Eric.

2. Hercules was still showing in theaters when Kylie Jenner was born.

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Hercules came out on June 27, 1997, and Kylie was born a few weeks later.

3. Beauty and the Beast came out nearly 25 years ago.

The film was released in the United States on Nov. 22, 1991.
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The film was released in the United States on Nov. 22, 1991.

4. Emma Watson, who will play Belle in the upcoming live adaptation, was just a year old when the animated film was originally released.

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Emma was born on April 15, 1990.

5. Raven-Symoné was just 13 when she shot Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and over 16 years have passed since the movie first aired.

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Raven appeared in Zenon four years before starring in her own Disney Channel original series That's So Raven.

6. Anyone who becomes old enough to drive in 2016 will know only of a time when you could get FastPasses to avoid lines at Disneyland.

The FastPass system was put into practice back in 1999. Those of us who remember visiting Disneyland before FastPasses are old AF.
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The FastPass system was put into practice back in 1999. Those of us who remember visiting Disneyland before FastPasses are old AF.

7. These Disney collector cups were sold at Burger King locations back in 1994, a full 21 years ago.

But hey, you can still buy a set on Amazon!

8. Christina Aguilera's single "Reflection" — from the Mulan soundtrack — was released in June 1998. Jaden Smith was born the following month (July 8, 1998).

Christina has been hitting them high notes ever since!

9. Riley turned 12 at the end of Inside Out, meaning she ~theoretically~ wasn’t alive when Monsters, Inc. came out in 2001.

She'll watch Monsters University one day and be TOTALLY lost.
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She'll watch Monsters University one day and be TOTALLY lost.

10. Most teens today won’t recognize these bulky VHS cases, as Disney has been releasing titles on DVD worldwide for over 15 years.

However, they didn’t completely stop releasing VHS tapes until 2006. The last title to be released in this format was The Fox and the Hound 2.
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However, they didn’t completely stop releasing VHS tapes until 2006. The last title to be released in this format was The Fox and the Hound 2.

11. Disney’s California Adventure theme park opened in 2001 — two years before MySpace first launched in 2003.

Twitter wouldn't launch until five years later, in 2006.
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Twitter wouldn't launch until five years later, in 2006.

12. It's been 20 years since A Goofy Movie was released.

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The film premiered in theaters back in April of 1995.

13. And in case you missed the memo, Max became a total lumbersexual DILF.

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Pedro Fequiere / BuzzFeed / Disney

Mid-thirties look good on Max!

14. The first Disney Store opened its doors 28 years ago.

Opening day was March 28, 1987.
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Opening day was March 28, 1987.

15. It’s been 17 years since The Parent Trap introduced us to Lindsay Lohan, and a full decade since her last Disney film, Herbie: Fully Loaded.

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16. Finding Nemo was released in 2003, over 12 years ago. Clownfish generally live between six and ten years in the wild, so…

Yeah, if Nemo had been a real fish then his ass would probably be dead by now.
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Yeah, if Nemo had been a real fish then his ass would probably be dead by now.

17. If Princess Jasmine were a real person, she’d be turning 40 next year.

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Over the sandy hill!

18. There hasn't been a new episode of Lizzie McGuire in over 11 years.

Lizzie McGuire aired from 2001 to 2004.
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Lizzie McGuire aired from 2001 to 2004.

19. It’s been 16 years since the live-action Inspector Gadget movie was released. That’s roughly the same amount of time that passed between when the original cartoon first aired in 1983 and when the live-action version hit theaters in 1999.

Wowzers!
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Wowzers!

20. Michelle Trachtenberg was 14 when she starred in Inspector Gadget. Here’s what she looked like then versus how she looks now (at almost 30).

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Photographed above at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

21. Disney’s first 3D theatrical film came out almost a decade ago.

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Chicken Little was the first Disney Digital 3D film, and it was released on Nov. 4, 2005.

22. Jared Gilmore, who plays Henry Mills in Once Upon a Time, was born about a year AFTER Tarzan was released in theaters.

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Tarzan came out in June 1999, and Jared was born in May 2000.

23. This photo was taken more than 20 years ago.

Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling were Mouseketeers from 1993 to 1995.
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Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling were Mouseketeers from 1993 to 1995.

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