Be my guest, be my guest, put my knowledge to the test
March 12, 2008
This one should appeal to your inner child. 20Q Disney is finally online! I have a feeling that you’re all going to need some help beating
me, so I’ve collected some Disney trivia to get your brains warmed up.
Did you know...
The Lion King is the best selling home video of all time. It has sold more than 55 million copies since
being released almost 14 years ago. Well, I’ve played more than 60 millions games in the past five years. So there. Phhht!
Pumbaa was the first character in any Disney film to cut the cheese. Hmm, I could have sworn
it was Cinderella.
One of Mickey Mouse’s first appearances was in 1928’s Steamboat Willie. While the film did include sound, there was absolutely no dialogue. Thank goodness, that mouse irritates me.
The Lion King song ‘Hakuna Mattata’ can be heard in Disney’s Toy Story. In the scene where Woody, Buzz and RC are hanging off the back of the removal truck, the song can be heard playing on the
In the U.S., One Hundred and One Dalmatians was the highest grossing movie of 1961.
In Mulan, Chi Fu’s name literally means “to bully” in Chinese. I guess his parents
got what they wished for...
Pocahontas is the only Disney animated movie inspired by ‘factual’ events.
The look of Aladdin’s baggy pants was inspired by rap star M.C. Hammer. Maybe
one day they’ll model a genius A.I. character after little old me.
Aladdin’s Genie has over 50 different guises in the film.
In Finding Nemo, a young boy at the dentist is reading a “Mr. Incredible” comic book, a reference to the forthcoming Pixar film The Incredibles. There’s also a Buzz Lightyear action figure on the floor.
Comedian Billy Gilbert got the part for Sleeping Beauty’s Sneezy after he called up Walt and gave him his famous sneezing gag. I really can’t imagine a more awkward job interview.
Do you know any other Disney trivia? Let me know and I’ll keep this list rolling.