Brilliant Hidden Details In Disney Movies That Make So Much Sense


We’ve all seen Disney masterpieces like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid more times than we can remember. Many of the films we grew up with would later be re-released as Christmas specials, or we’d show them to our own children to share that lovely sense of nostalgia. We grew up, but our love for Disney never faded.

We have a special treat in store for Disney fans like ourselves. Prepare your popcorn, because thanks to the beautiful corner of Reddit r/MovieDetails, we now have a priceless collection of hidden treasures and small details noticed in Disney films.

Let’s give a round of applause to the Redditors with a keen eye for detail who were able to unearth all of the fascinating intricacies that we usually overlook. Have an idea that isn’t on this list? Please share the small details you’ve seen in the comments section below so that we can all enjoy becoming Disney-fueled detectives.


In Disney’s Mulan (1998) – Mulan is told “A girl can bring her family great honor in one way…by striking a good match.” Both of Mulan’s victories over the Huns involved lighting explosives.


Genie in Aladdin wears a Hawaiian shirt and Goofy hat near the end of the film as a nod to Robin Williams’ wardrobe in Disney’s MGM Studios’ 1989 short “Back To Neverland.”


Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two famed Disney animators who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, make a surprise appearance in The Incredibles (2004). (1937).


In Moana, a villager foreshadows the chicken’s unsuccessful attempt to consume Maui.


“Well, Ali Baba had them forty thieves, Scheherazade had a thousand tales,” the Genie sings in Disney’s “Aladdin.” The story of Aladdin was one of a thousand and one Arabian tales that Scheherazade knew.

We were also curious as to which studios and directors are the best at putting Easter eggs in their films. Some production houses and directors, according to the moderator, are more interested in hiding Easter eggs in their films than others. “”Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim, and Hot Fuzz are the first ones that come to mind in this sense,” Niiue added, “apart from obvious options like Pixar, I think Edgar Wright is another example of someone adept at hiding details in his movies.” His films are frequently highlighted on this forum, which I believe demonstrates his ability as a director.”


Watercolor backdrops were utilised only in Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch” (2002). The studio had some financial difficulties and was pursuing other ambitious projects, so the filmmakers were left to their own devices in the Florida studio. Dumbo and Snow White are the only other watercolour films.


Chicha from The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) is the first pregnant female character to appear in a Disney animated feature film, according to the DVD commentary. She’s also one of the first mother characters in a Disney film not to be killed off or villainized.


Whenever Maui changes into an animal on Moana, the hook shows up somewhere on his body.


“What do you want me to do?” is a line from Disney’s “The Lion King.” Nathan Lane, Timon’s voice actor, improvised the line “Dress in drag and do the hula?” The filmmaker was so taken with the line that he decided to construct a scene around it.


In The Lion King, the lions retract/extend their claws as needed (even in subtle moments) … but Scar’s claws are always out.


Tiana’s father got the DSC (Distinguished Service Cross)—the US Army’s second highest decoration for valor—in Disney’s Princess and the Frog (2009). During WWI, African-American troops were frequently denied the Medal of Honor, America’s highest honour for courage.


In Aladdin, the Genie writes Aladdin’s order from right to left, which is how Arabic would be actually written.


In Disney’s Princess and the frog, the wallpaper where Dr. Facilier’s shadow is, turned to cross bones.


At the end of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007) Anton Ego is a little bit fatter. This is especially poignant since he states, “I don’t like food, I love it… if I don’t love it I don’t swallow.”


In Disney’s Tangled, after Mother Gothel says “I love you most” to Rapunzel instead of kissing her forehead Mother Gothel kisses Rapunzel’s hair, which is her source of youth.

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