10 Facts About Disney Movies

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Walt Disney Studios was founded in the summer of 1923, which means that the company is now 92 years old. To mark the occasion, we've assembled some trivia about Disney's theme parks and films for your consideration.


1
The voice of Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch, is Daveigh Chase - the same girl who haunts our dreams as Samara Morgan in The Ring.

2
Lots of early Disney films are a mother-free zone: The Jungle Book, Pinocchio and - sob - Bambi.

3
Dumbo is an elephant of few words - none, in fact - which makes him the quietest main character of all Disney movies.

4
Tiger roars were used for the Lion King, as lions weren't deemed loud enough.

5
While we know him as Prince Charming, the dapper chap who steals Cinderella's heart (and slipper) is never actually named during the film.

6
Mickey Mouse was the first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

7
The two minute storm in The Little Mermaid took 10 special effects artists over a year to finish.

8
In 1957, President Harry Truman (a Democrat) took a trip to Disneyland and refused to ride the Dumbo ride because elephants are the symbol of the Republican party.

9
The ideas for Wall-E, Monsters Inc, A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo came from a single lunchtime brainstorming session in 1994.

10
Aurora is the only 'true' blonde in the princess team, as Cinderella is somewhat strawberry, and Rapunzel is a natural brunette, turned blonde by magic.