Disney charactersIn this scene from The Little Mermaid, viewers can see some familiar Disney faces by looking closely (source: SlipTalk)

So you think you’re a big Disney fan, huh? The biggest out there?

Well, there’s only one way to find out for sure. Answer one question: did you know that some Disney movies secretly show characters from other movies in the background? Yep, believe it. They’re difficult to see sometimes, but they’re there.

Here are some examples of hidden Disney characters…

The Little Mermaid

During King Triton’s entrance, you can see some friendly figures: Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

101 Dalmatians

During the Twilight Barking scene, there’s a quick shot of Lady and The Tramp.

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Aladdin

In the pile of the Sultan’s toys, you can spot the Beast among them.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Within the red circles, you can see the Magic Carpet from Aladdin, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Pumbaa from The Lion King

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The Great Mouse Detective

Look closely and you’ll notice one of the mice is not actually a mouse. It’s Alice in Wonderland’s Bill the Lizard.

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The Little Mermaid

In the wedding scene, look quickly and see The Grand Duke and The King from Cinderella.

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Brother Bear

Do you see Nemo from Finding Nemo?

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Oliver and Company

Would you look at that — Ratigan from The Great Mouse Adventure and good ol’ Scooby-Doo.

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Hercules

The Nemean Lion in Hercules that dies is actually Scar from The Lion King.

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The Princess and the Frog

Right in the first scene of the movie, you’ll see a woman beating out a carpet…Aladdin’s Magic Carpet.

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Lilo & Stitch

You know that face right? It’s Dumbo!

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Tangled

This is a 3-in-1 deal. You probably didn’t notice these books sitting around while Rapunzel and Flynn read:
Sleeping Beauty sits by the window
Beauty and the Beast lies on the ground
Little Mermaid rests on the side table

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Tarzan

Take a look at those dishes and that tea set. If you’re a true Disney fan, you’ll notice that they’re Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast

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Other Instances of Disney Borrowing from Itself

In response to allegations that Disney reused animation templates from previous Disney scenes, Floyd Norman, a Disney legend who worked on a lot of Disney films, responded thusly:

“It’s actually harder and takes longer to redraw an existing sequence,” Norman said. “It’s a lot faster and easier to just do new animation, and it’s a lot more fun for the animators. But Woolie liked to play it safe and use stuff he knew would work. That’s all it was.”

Here’s a YouTube video that compiles all the examples of recycled Disney scenes:

If something — a formula, method, process — works, why veer off that path? 

Disney charactersIn this scene from The Little Mermaid, viewers can see some familiar Disney faces by looking closely (source: SlipTalk)

So you think you’re a big Disney fan, huh? The biggest out there?

Well, there’s only one way to find out for sure. Answer one question: did you know that some Disney movies secretly show characters from other movies in the background? Yep, believe it. They’re difficult to see sometimes, but they’re there.

Here are some examples of hidden Disney characters…

The Little Mermaid

During King Triton’s entrance, you can see some friendly figures: Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

101 Dalmatians

During the Twilight Barking scene, there’s a quick shot of Lady and The Tramp.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Aladdin

In the pile of the Sultan’s toys, you can spot the Beast among them.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Within the red circles, you can see the Magic Carpet from Aladdin, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Pumbaa from The Lion King

Disney characterssource: diply.com

The Great Mouse Detective

Look closely and you’ll notice one of the mice is not actually a mouse. It’s Alice in Wonderland’s Bill the Lizard.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

The Little Mermaid

In the wedding scene, look quickly and see The Grand Duke and The King from Cinderella.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Brother Bear

Do you see Nemo from Finding Nemo?

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Oliver and Company

Would you look at that — Ratigan from The Great Mouse Adventure and good ol’ Scooby-Doo.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Hercules

The Nemean Lion in Hercules that dies is actually Scar from The Lion King.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

The Princess and the Frog

Right in the first scene of the movie, you’ll see a woman beating out a carpet…Aladdin’s Magic Carpet.

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Lilo & Stitch

You know that face right? It’s Dumbo!

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Tangled

This is a 3-in-1 deal. You probably didn’t notice these books sitting around while Rapunzel and Flynn read:
Sleeping Beauty sits by the window
Beauty and the Beast lies on the ground
Little Mermaid rests on the side table

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Tarzan

Take a look at those dishes and that tea set. If you’re a true Disney fan, you’ll notice that they’re Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast

Disney characterssource: diply.com

Other Instances of Disney Borrowing from Itself

In response to allegations that Disney reused animation templates from previous Disney scenes, Floyd Norman, a Disney legend who worked on a lot of Disney films, responded thusly:

“It’s actually harder and takes longer to redraw an existing sequence,” Norman said. “It’s a lot faster and easier to just do new animation, and it’s a lot more fun for the animators. But Woolie liked to play it safe and use stuff he knew would work. That’s all it was.”

Here’s a YouTube video that compiles all the examples of recycled Disney scenes:

If something — a formula, method, process — works, why veer off that path?