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Buzz Lightyear was Lunar Larry

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on April 5, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

FUN FACT: Originally, Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear was going to be named Lunar Larry.

Same Clothing Color As Br'er Rabbit & Br'er Fox

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 19, 2016 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)
After Judy returns to the city to solve the case, she is wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans. Nick is wearing a green shirt and pants. They are both wearing the same clothing color combination as Br’er Fox and Br’er Rabbit in Song of the South (1946).

Zootopia Poster With Hidden Mickey

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 19, 2016 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

HIDDEN MICKEY: In the Zootopia poster, you can actually see a young zebra holding a Mickey Mouse doll.

A Bug's Life Easter Egg

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In a bug's life, you can see the Lion King: On Broadway poster on the side of one of the boxes in the bug city.

Rich Moore was the director of Zootopia and Wreck-It Ralph

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 6, 2016 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Rich Moore was the director of Zootopia and Wreck-It Ralph. He provided the voice for Doug the Ram, Sour Bill, and Zangief.

Alan Tudyk's Many Voices

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 6, 2016 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Alan Tudyk was the voice of Duke Weaselton in Zootopia (2016), which was a play on the character the Duke of Weselton in Frozen (2013), who was referred to as the Duke of Weaselton. He was also the voice of King Candy in Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6 (2014).

Ward Kimball: Animator and one of Walt's Nine Old Men

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on March 4, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Ward Kimball (March 4, 1914 – July 8, 2002) joined Disney in 1934 in the animation department. His works includes Lucifer, Jaq, Gus and the other mice in Cinderella (1950), the Crows, Dumbo and Timothy Mouse in Dumbo (1941), Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio (1940), the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, March Hare, Walrus and the Carpenter, the oy...

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20 MORE Disneyland Fun Facts You Don't Know

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


I have seen lots of blogs written titled “Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland” or something similar. People would post them on my wall or tag me in the posts so I could read through them. The problem is I knew them all already, or they were very common Fun Facts like “Walt’s apartment above the firehouse,” “the basketball cou...

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Peter Ustinov, The Voice Of Prince John

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 7, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) was a well known English actor. In 1968, he portrayed Blackbeard's Ghost in the Walt Disney film of the same name. He returned to Disney and did the voice of Prince John in the film Robin Hood (1973).

Oswald's First Appearance

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on September 7, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Where did Oswald come from? From 1923 to 1927 Walt and his fellow animator Ub Iwerks were animating a series called Alice Comedies for Winkler Pictures, which was run by Margaret Winkler (the first woman to produce animated films, and was the producer for the animated series of Felix The Cat) ...

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Dumbo Opened Late

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 16, 2015 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Dumbo The Flying Elephant opened almost 1 month after Disneyland opened. It was originally located over by Village Haus Restaurant, but was relocated to it's present location in 1983. It replaced The Chicken Of The Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant.

Dumbo Used To Have Working Ears

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 16, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)


FUN FACT: Dumbo The Flying Elephant was supposed to open when the park did, but because of issues with the 700 pound fiberglass prototypes, they had to wait. Dumbo originally had ears that flapped up and down, but they proved problematic, so the ears just stayed locked into place until the mid-1960’s when the Dumbo’s were created from one solid mold.

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Disney Princess Siblings

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 7, 2015 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)


FUN FACT: Merida, Ariel, and Anna are the only official Disney princesses to have biological siblings.

Spirited Away Is Top Grossing In Japan

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


FUN FACT: Spirited Away was released in 2001 and has made almost $500 million worldwide ($330 million in Japan) since it’s release, making it the top grossing film of all time in Japan, trumping Titanic’s intake in Japan which held the top spot.

Margaret Kerry Was The Voice Of The Mermaid

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on August 3, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)


FUN FACT: Peter Pan: The voice of the red-haired mermaid when she says "We were only trying to drown her" was provided by Margaret Kerry. She spent 6 months with the animators for Peter Pan pantomiming out the movements for our favorite pixie, TinkerBell.

The Mermaids On Peter Pan

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When you fly over the mermaid lagoon one of the mermaids resembles Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989). She was not intended to look like Ariel, this is a myth that one hopes to be true. Since this attraction was built in 1955 and refurbished in 1983, the film did not yet exist. On the other hand, the mermaid in the mermaid lagoon in Magic Kingdom was made to resemble Ariel....

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Barbara Luddy and her Disney Voice Work

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 25, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)


FUN FACT: Barbara Luddy (1908-1979) is best known for her roll as Lady from Lady and the Tramp (1955). But she had many other rolls she played for Disney;

Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Mother Church Mouse from Robin Hood (1973)

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Princess Aurora Has Almost No Dialogue

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 23, 2015 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

FUN FACT: Princess Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty (1959), has fewer lines of dialogue than any other main character in the other Disney movies.

She has a total of 28 lines. All of the speaking she does, she does as Briar Rose. Once she finds out she is Aurora, she doesn’t speak again.

Here are all of her lines;

1. Well, and wh...

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20 Disneyland Fun Facts You Don't Know

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on July 16, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (2)

I have seen lots of blogs written titled “Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland” or something similar. People would post them on my wall or tag me in the posts so I could read through them. The problem is I knew them all already, or they were very common Fun Facts like “Walt&...

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Monsters University Pizza Planet Truck

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on June 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (1)

In Monsters University, you can see the Pizza Planet truck sitting in the driveway of the first party house that Mike busts through while riding the pig.