We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite Disney movie facts that are actually pretty shocking. Here are the wild results.
1.Adriana Caselotti was only paid $20 a day to provide the voice for Snow White.
2.Flynn Rider's appearance was designed during a "Hot Guy Meeting" where women from the studio picked out their favorite physical attributes from pictures of Hollywood's leading men.
3.Radio City Music Hall in New York had to re-upholster its seats in the giant theater because so many children kept peeing their pants when the witch came on screen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
4.When creating The Little Mermaid, animators based Ariel's appearance on Alyssa Milano.
5.And Tom Cruise was the inspiration for Aladdin's appearance.
6.Jodi Benson recorded "Part of Your World" in a dark, isolated sound booth to help produce a more lonely and intimate tone in her voice that Ariel would be feeling in the scene.
7.Donnie Dunagan, who provided the voice of Bambi, was a high-ranking Marine but refused to tell anyone about his voiceover work in fear that they'd call him Major Bambi.
8.John Candy was supposed to play Redfeather, a wise-cracking turkey in Pocahontas, but after his untimely death they decided to cut the character completely.
9.Bobby Driscoll, who voiced Peter Pan and served as the model for the character, died penniless, unclaimed, and unidentified in an abandoned apartment building at the age of 31.
10.Dumbo is one of the shortest full-length Disney movies, and it's also the only Disney movie where the main character never speaks.
11.The Princess Diaries was actually produced by Whitney Houston.
12.Sleeping Beauty performed so badly at the box office that Disney had massive layoffs throughout the animation department.
13.In 1939, Walt Disney received one regular-sized Honorary Oscar and seven miniature statuettes, each representing one of the seven dwarfs, to honor his pioneering work for Snow White.
14.Tiana from The Princess and the Frog is the only Disney Princess with dimples.
15.Angela Lansbury recorded the song "Beauty and the Beast" in a single take, even after staying up all night on a flight.
16.Bambi is the only Disney movie where the villain is never seen on screen.
17.John Ratzenberger is the only person to have voiced a character in every single Pixar movie.
18.Most animation cels from old Disney movies are lost forever because animators would literally toss them around and pretend to ice skate on them after the movies were made.
19.And Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who provided the voices for Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.
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