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Walter Elias Disney

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, died December 15, 1966, in Los Angeles) was an American film producer, director, writer, dubbing actor, animator, entrepreneur, visionary, and philanthropist. He was one of the greatest creators of the entertainment industry in history, a legend of animation and film. He won a record number of 59 Oscar nominations, of which he also won a record number of 26 statuettes, and was a seven-time winner of the Emmy Award. Together with his brother, Roy Oliver Disney, they founded Walt Disney Productions, now known as The Walt Disney Company. It is the world's second-largest media corporation. 1)

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was expected to bomb

While we now know that the movie was a huge success, nobody thought it would work at the time. To fund the film, Disney took out several loans, even mortgaging his own house for it. Insiders referred to Snow White as “Disney's Folly,” assuming that it would financially destroy Walt. Even Walt's wife, Lillian, thought the movie would totally fail. 2)

Snow White was the first-ever movie to release a soundtrack

Snow White became the first movie to ever release a soundtrack in 1944. 3)

Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey Mouse

Disney did the voice for Mickey Mouse from 1928 to 1947. 4)


Walt Disney had some French roots, with “D'Isigny” being his original family name until it was converted to “Disney.” 5)

Not brothers

Mufasa and Scar are not brothers. The label announced that the two lions did not share parents. 6)

Horatio Felonius Ignacius Crustaceous Sebastian

Sebastian from The Little Mermaid's full name was Horatio Felonius Ignacius Crustaceous Sebastian. 7)

Queen Elsa

Elsa is not a Disney princess because she is the queen. She is the one who rules all of Arendelle. 8)

Long lost brother?

It has been denied that Tarzan is the brother of Elsa and Anna. The studio supposedly confirmed that Elsa and Anna's parents survived and ended up on an island. The girls' mother was pregnant and in a distant land gave birth to a son - Tarzan. 9)

Theory about Ariel's mom

Ariel's mother was in Peter Pan. This, of course, is a rumor that has long been circulating on the Internet. Some Disney fans claim that Ariel's mother was trapped on the island where Peter Pan lived and one day pirates murdered her. 10)


Ariel is Hercules' cousin? Another fan theory. However, it is based on Greek mythology. Ariel's father is King Triton - the son of Poseidon. So the grandfather of the red-haired mermaid was Poseidon himself, who was also the brother of Zeus. 11)

Mortimer Mouse

One small step and Mickey Mouse would have been called something else. Walt Disney wanted to call him Mortimer. Fortunately, this idea was knocked out of his head by his wife. 12)

Modeled after Tom Cruise

Aladdin's face was modeled after Tom Cruise's. 13)

Granddaughter of Bella and the Beast

Some claim that Jane is the granddaughter of Bella and the Beast. They cite as arguments the facts that the two heroines resemble each other, as does Jane's father to Bella's father. In addition, Jane drinks tea from a familiar set probably inherited from Bella. 14)

Tiger's roar

The sound engineers, working on the production of The Lion King, decided that the lion's roar was too quiet and not suitable for the cartoon. Instead, the roar of a tiger was chosen. 15)

Complexity of the Beast

According to the creators of the fairy tale, the Beast consists of as many as six animals. These include a lion, a bull, and a gorilla. boar, wolf, and bear. In addition, the beast is also part human. 16)

No fingernails

Have you ever noticed that Disney Princesses, despite their perfect image don't have fingernails? 17)

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