You may be an avid lover of Disney, but even you may not be fully aware of just how insane or awesome it really is. For instance, Did you know that It took the animators more than 300 million hours to complete Frozen.? Or Why do Disney movies often portray characters with only one parent.?
Clearly, there’s more to your Disney friend than meets the eye. So, in this post, I am gonna help you realize how insane and awesome it actually is.
Must-know Facts about Disney
1. As of 2021, Disney has a net worth of over 203.61 billion U.S. dollars.
2. Disney also owns some of the biggest franchises and studios in the world, including 20th Century, Pixar, Lucasfilm(Star Wars), and Marvel Studios.
3. The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is almost the same size as San Francisco. The resort covers nearly 40 square miles and is only 10 square miles smaller than the golden city, San Francisco.
4. When you hear the name Walt Disney, you probably think of the success of his theme parks and cartoons. What you may not know is that Walt Disney also filed for bankruptcy in 1920.
5. Disney movies often portray characters with only one parent. Mostly, only the father of the protagonist is present.
This is due to Walt Disney’s grief over the loss of his mother. Walt Disney blames himself for his mother’s death after giving her a house in California that he did not know had faulty ventilation. Unfortunately, His mother succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Fun Facts about Disney
6. The guy in charge of naming movies at Pixar studio makes over a whooping $700k/year. He even got a $300k bonus for coming up with “Cars”.
7. Walt Disney’s films were soo successful because the animator was incredibly dedicated to his craft. To make his films as realistic as possible, he often brought live animals into the studio. During the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, live rabbits, skunks, and horses were brought in for the animators to study. Likewise, two fawns roamed around during the production of Bambi.
8. In 1939, Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that featured a full-sized Oscar statuette with seven smaller ones in a row.
9. With 22 Oscars from 59 nominations, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual.
10. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was the favorite film of thousands of people, including Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler.
Insane Facts about Disney
11. It took the animators more than 300 million hours to complete Frozen.
According to Animators, it took 132 hours to render just a single frame for the Frozen. The crew used 4,000 computers, taking 30 hours to complete a single frame.
Overall, the production team took 4 years to develop and complete the film. Thank god! the film was a huge blockbuster, or else this could have been a rather sad fact.
12. Someone had incorrectly inputted a command in the company’s server. This led to most of Toy Story 2 being entirely deleted.
But was miraculously recovered after intense efforts by the Pixar staff. Since then, Pixar has tediously been backing up its data to avoid future instances like this again.
13. Have you ever noticed the resemblance of Disney’s Aladdin to Tom Cruise?
If you have, then you have a hawk eye cause Walt Disney Studios based Aladdin’s persona off Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”. Disney borrowed some features from Tom Cruise’s face and hair to make Aladdin more likable.
14. The actors who played Mickey and Minnie Mouse were married in real life.
15. Disney once used actual skeletons for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Yep, to give a more authentic spooky aura for the guests, they obtained real skeletons from the UCLA Medical Center to put on display on the ride.
That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 15 Mind-Blowing Disney facts.
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