Wall-E is named after Walter Elias Disney
According to his animator, Beast is the combination of seven different animals
The first stained glass in the prologue of “Beauty and the Beast” has the Latin phrase “vincit qui se vincit”, which translates to ‘He conquers, who conquers himself.’ This is a subtle hint of the entire story arc.
Aladdin was modeled after Tom Cruise
Ariel was based on Alyssa Milano
The peddler in “Aladdin” was originally planned to be revealed as the Genie at the end of the movie. This was why Robin Williams voiced him and also why the peddler and the genie share common appearances – including only four fingers.
The old heretic in “Hunchback of Notre Dame” is Jafar from “Aladdin” in his old man disguise.
In “Monsters Inc”, the code 23-19 is used whenever an object from the human world enters Monstropolis. The 23rd and 19th letters of the alphabet are W and S. “WS” stands for white sock, the first alien object to be destroyed in the movie.
Sulley from Monsters Inc has more than 2.3 million individual hairs, which are all animated. A single frame of the big guy took 12 hours to produce.
Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance in the music video for “Zero to Hero” from “Hercules”
The official voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse were Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor – a married couple.
In “Toy Story 2,” there’s a single frame which takes a lighthearted joke at Canada. The “How to Defeat Zurg” is priced $4.95 American and $50.00 Canadian.
The sorcerer from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is named Yen Sid, which is Disney spelled backwards.
To achieve a natural skin tone for Snow White, real rouge cosmetics were applied to the animated cells.
In the video release of “The Rescuers”, a photo of a topless woman was hidden away in two frames. This led to Disney having to recall 3.4 million copies of the movie.
Tiger roars were used in the “Lion King” because lions weren’t loud enough
Nearly every Pixar film references Apple because it was founded by Steve Jobs