Monday, 13 April 2015

Disney Movie Secrets and Easter Eggs

As well as collecting Disney memorabilia, visiting Disneyland, watching Disney movies, wearing Disney clothes and singing Disney songs, I also have a very strong interest in all things 'inside' Disney. The history and life of the late, great Walter Elias Disney is a favourite subject of mine to look into, however hidden secrets and 'Easter eggs' within the movies are a close second.

Today I thought it would be fun to share some of the many cool little extras that you may not know of, that I have come across the past few years. Here we go...



Hidden Mickeys. 
Obviously the most well known type of  'easter egg' is the Disney's Hidden Mickey; a representation of the shape of our wonderful Mickey Mouse's face. You find them everywhere, in everyday objects, at the Disney parks, at home - everywhere! They are very popular features in a whole range of Disney and Pixar movies movies aswell. Far too many to list might I add... So, I'll show you some of my favourites shall I?




Switching Places.
You might be aware of this fun 'Where's Wally' style Disney secret, that of Disney characters that pop into fellow Disney movies. Most well known recently is probably the appearance of Rapunzel and Flynn at the coronation in Frozen, there are a however many, many more from over the years - I have chosen just a handful below to share with you.


One Hundred and One Dalmatians 
Lady and the Tramp are in the street and Peg from the same movie is in the pet shop, both during the bark scene.

The Black Cauldron 
Tinkerbell appears among the other colourful fairy folk.

The Great Mouse Detective 
Dumbo makes a cameo as a bubble toy & Bill the Lizard from Alice in Wonderland is in Ratigan's gang. 

Oliver and Company
Princess Aurora is secretly walking the streets of the city. Also Jock, Peg and Trusty of Lady and the Tramp are all seen in the same quick scene. 
During the 'Perfect Isn't Easy' sequence, Georgette has a framed photo of Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective 

The Little Mermaid 
Some special guests at Ariel and Erics wedding are the King and Grand Duke from Cinderella. Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Kermit the Frog can also be spotted in the crowd as King Triton arrives.

Hercules  
Scar, Simba's uncle from the Lion King is presented in a less terrifying manner, infact he's Herc's trophy.

Tarzan
Mrs Potts and the rest of the tea set get banged around by Terk.

Ratatouille
The shadow of the dog? Yep, that's Doug from Up! 

The Princess and the Frog
Aladdin's magic carpet can be spotted in the opening scenes.  
King Triton is super sized when he appears as a mardi gras float.
While Mama Odie throws things around, you may catch a glimps of another of Aladdin's items, the magic lamp!


As I say there are lots more but I'll let you discover them for yourself. I don't want to take all the fun out of it after all! ;)
Oh, and you know the Pixar ball and Pizza Planet Truck from Toy Story? They both can also be found in a huge range of Pixar movies, just like the A113 code. More on that now.



A113.
Something that not all would take note of, unless already aware of the Easter egg, is that the code 'A113' which features in many different ways through almost every Disney Pixar movie. Not only that but it has also featured in many non-Disney animations, TV shows and live action movies...so obviously the strange code cannot just be Walt Disney related.
In fact A113 is a very simple inside joke for animators who learnt their trade at the famous California Institute of Arts: the number of a classroom.

I've included a few of my favourite appearances of A113 below, though yet again there are an abundance more! Have you spotted any of them before?





I hope you found out a secret that you didn't already know, did you? Share some of your favourite Disney movie Easter eggs or things you've seen and heard in the comments below!




29 comments:

  1. I love this post! Im always looking up stuff like this! :)
    Have you heard that a slightly older Boo from Monsters Inc, is possibly one of the children in the nursery on Toy Story 3?
    I'm unsure though. Sarah xx
    Whimsicalmumblings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I had actually noticed a kid in TS3 that I thought looked like her but didn't see anything online backing it up!
      However, upon delving a little more I have found this from a forum. [ http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/is-boo-bonnie.859742/ ] Still not confirmed though...

      xo

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    2. Nah I didn't mean Bonnie. It was just a random girl at the nursery. I'm sure I read it somewhere a while ago :/
      xx

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    3. Yeah I know you didn't mean Bonnie, but they talk about the girl from the nursery in that thread on the forum. :P

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    4. Oh right sorry! *embarrassed face* :)

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  2. I heard about something like that in the past, but my eyes never focused on those while watching those movies. lol. ^_^

    http://kimchicakes2.blogspot.com/

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    1. It takes lots of concentration to spot them thats for sure! haha

      xo

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  3. Such a fun post! I always try to find the hidden mickeys while watching a Disney movie!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Thank you! Yay, what are some of your favs??

      xo

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  4. Love all the Disney Easter eggs! Belle is in Hunchback of Notre Dame as well with the magic carpet :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Ah yes!! I forgot about her with her nose in her book haha. Pumba is apparently in that same scene too!

      xo

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  5. I always geek out at this kinda thing :)

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  6. I love all these things. I knew about the hidden mickeys but never noticed the A113 before.
    Have to keep my eyes peeled now :)
    Gill x EyelinerFlicks

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    1. Ah I'm glad you found out something new! Whenever a new movie comes out my eyes are peeled! haha

      xo

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  7. The A113 always makes me smile! I love the fact that such a small thing has made it into so many Pixar films and now I try to spot it each time I re-wacth one! Great post! - Tasha

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    1. Isn't it lovely? Such a cool inside joke for the animators, well until it became well known haha.
      Thanks Tasha!

      xo

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  8. I didn't know any of these things! What a great post :) thanks for sharing xxx

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    1. Then my work here is done ;) haha Glad you enjoyed it - thank you.

      xo

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  9. SO fun! I didn't know about allot of things you've mentioned, but I did know about the hidden Mickeys! It's fun to search for them, haha! Jade x

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    1. I think anyone that knows anything about Disney, surely knows about hidden Mickeys! I like to search for them at home in daily life as well as in the movies :)

      xo

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  10. I love all things 'inside' disney too! Although whenever I watch films I'm never observant enough to find the Mickeys, I have to look it up afterwards haha! The A113 though I strangely always see, think it's more because it never changes it's always just the writing haha!
    Absolutely love that you are so Disney obsessed, makes the perfect read!
    Have a great night sweetie,
    Kim xx
    And On That Note She Wrote|Bloglovin

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    1. Oh If I hadn't watched movies over and over I'd never of seen them either haha.

      Glad you enjoyed this, thanks for stopping by!

      xo

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  11. I love, love, love this post, Danielle! The hidden Mickeys made me smile - I love the attention to detail put into the films to honour this little mouse.

    I actually wasn't aware of the references to A113, so I've definitely learned something new!

    Thank you for sharing.

    x

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    1. I knew you'd like it! But I'm totally surprised that you didn't know about A113!! At least someone has learnt something from this :D

      xo

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  12. In order to promote the value of education Disney have released mickey mouse movies like Mathmagic Land. Based on a comic book, this screen adaptation teaches children basic math skills in a narrative format.

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  13. It took me a while to find all those hidden Mickeys in your picture. I really love the one you mentioned near the beginning of The Little Mermaid. I've not noticed Kermit though so will he re-watching soon.
    My favourite is the obvious one in Wall-E. He has a small collection of toys including characters from Toy Story.

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    1. Some can be pretty tricky eh?! I didn't personally notice him myself but so the internet shows with screen caps!
      Aww yes! And I love Wall-E, he's named after Walt Disney too :)

      xo

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