15 Times Disney Movies Had Easter Eggs For The Most Attentive Viewers
Disney movies are a great example of true love and dedication to the art of cinematography which keeps both children and adults alike practically glued to the screens for decades now. So much work goes into each piece, that one movie can take about five years in making. It’s not a surprise then that there are so many well-hidden details added to surprise the most attentive fans.
We at Now I’ve Seen Everything found a few of the most interesting Easter Eggs, and we’d like to share our discoveries with you.
1. In The Princess and the Frog, Dr. Facilier’s shadow reflects skulls.
The evil, ambitious wizard in the film, The Princess and the Frog, reflects images of skulls, similar to the one from his hat, in his shadow. This little detail really turns his office into an even more sinister place.
2. Unexpected guests in The Little Mermaid
The act of referencing characters from past Disney movies is a classic move among Disney animators. But the creators of The Little Mermaid went a step further. Not only did Goofy, Donald Duck, and Mickey Mouse come to listen to the songs of Ariel and her sisters, but Kermit the Frog, one of the leading characters of The Muppet Show, also came to watch.
3. When Maui is transformed, his tattoo also becomes a shark.
In the movie, Moana, Maui suffers through different transformations until he becomes half-shark, half-human; and his tattoos also change with his new appearance, turning one of his small tattoos into the head of a shark and the legs of a man, just like him.
4. In Frozen II, you can see the reflections of what the characters see in their eyes.
5. Stitch’s adoption document is actually a thank-you note to the production and creative team.
The moment Lilo convinces her sister to adopt the adorable (and kind of crazy) Stitch, the document she signs in order to keep him is actually a thank-you letter to the production staff and the creators of the film, Lilo & Stitch.
6. In Moana, when Moana first meets Maui, he gives her Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s signature look with his raised eyebrow.
7. There are references to other Disney movies in Frozen.
Before the accident, Elsa often used her magic to entertain her sister. For example, Elsa created a lot of interesting characters, among which you can see Dumbo, Baymax, Snow White, and Prince Charming.
8. Coco’s movie poster
In one of the scenes where Miguel is already in the world of the dead, you can see a poster on the wall for The Incredibles. And the members of the family are also skeletons there.
9. The dollar bills in Zootopia have bucks on them.
10. Unlike other lions, Scar always has his claws exposed and ready to use.
One of the most distinctive features of big felines such as lions is their claws. These are retractable and most of the time, hidden. Only when a lion feels threatened or has to defend themselves do they use these claws. In the film, The Lion King, the evil Scar has his threatening claws in plain sight at all times, unlike the other lions of the kingdom.
11. Face shapes and objects in Up!
12. In Frozen II, Elsa’s profile is engraved onto the coins. Also, look at how detailed the table is — it even has scratches and scuffs.
13. References to Mulan in Lilo & Stitch.
Chris Sanders became the director of Lilo & Stitch after his successful work on Mulan. This is probably why there are 2 Mulan Easter eggs in Lilo & Stitch: a poster in Nani’s room and the name of the restaurant, Mulan Wok.
14. The car-shaped canyons in Cars
15. The record in Wreck-It, Ralph is Walt Disney’s date of birth.
Did you know any of these Disney secrets? Which Disney movie makes you feel thrilled and excited as an adult? Let us know what you think in the comment section!