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20 Perfect Easter Eggs in Disney Classics

20 Perfect Easter Eggs in Disney Classics

Planting hidden Easter Eggs for fans to find in movies is no Hollywood secret. Marvel and DC are notorious for their little nods and homages to other superhero stories and right up there with them is Disney. Due to the fact that animators often dedicate years to projects and may work on more than one at a time a favored way to bring delight to themselves and the fans is to sneak in images and references to other Disney projects. We've seen them for decades but our favorite ones are definitely in the Disney classics! How many of these did you know about before today? Next time you watch your favorite Disney movies, look for them!

1. The Little Mermaid

Cinderella's Father- in Law appears to be attending Eric and Vanessa's wedding in the Little Mermaid. The King has the Duke with him!

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2. Beauty and the Beast

This is a fun fact: The latin written on the stained glass in the Beast's castle reads, "Vincit Qui Se Vincit," which translates into English as "He Conquers Who Conquers Himself." This is basically the plot for the movie.

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3. The Rescuers Down Under

Naughty, naughty! Added in post production, the image of a nude woman can be seen in one brief scene in this movie and it wasn't caught until home viewers were pausing their VHS tapes at home. It has since been edited and omitted.

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4. The Little Mermaid

Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy all make an appearance in the underwater amphitheater and can be seen in their prime seating for the show during Triton's entrance.

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5. Bambi's Mom

Bambi's mom makes brief cameos in The Jungle Book and The Rescuers Down Under.

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6. Aladdin

Sebastian from The Little Mermaid briefly pops up in the Genie's Magic Recipe Book.

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7. The Jungle Book

The quartet of singing Vultures were modeled after The Beatles! They weren't voiced by the famous band but they were made to look and sound just like them!

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8. Aladdin

Genie's Goofy hat is a favorite of 90's kids.

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9. Oliver and Company

When Georgina fawns over her stash of admirers if you look closely you will see both Scooby Doo and The Great Mouse Detective villain, Ratigan.

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10. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Famous Disney animators,Milt Kahl (violin) and Ward Kimball (concertina) play animated musicians in this movie.

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11. The Great Mouse Detective

Beloved character Dumbo appears as a bubble-blowing toy in this thrilling Disney favorite, The Great Mouse Detective.

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12. The Lion King

The King and Queen of the Pridelands, Mufasa and Sarabi were voice by actors James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair

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13. 101 Dalmations

During the "Twilight Bark" sequence a lot of famous Disney dogs made cameos. Here is Jock from Lady and the Tramp.

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14. Oliver and Company

Princess Aurora makes an appearance strolling the streets of New York City.

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15. Bill the Lizard

From Alice and Wonderland, Bill the Lizard makes an appearance as one of Ratigan's crew members in The Great Mouse Detective.

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16. Mr. Stork

The Stork who delivers Jumbo Jr. in Dumbo is actor Sterling Holloway's first Disney character. He went on to voice several other characters including The Cheshire Cat and Winnie the Pooh.

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17. Dumbo

Dumbo's Mom is named Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo's original name was Jumbo Jr. It is implied that Dumbo is the son of the very famous P.T. Barnum elephant, Jumbo.

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18. Aladdin

Pinocchio stops by in Aladdin when the Genie is making fun of the Arabian wannabe-prince.

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19. The Black Cauldron

Tinkerbell makes a quick cameo!

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20. Beauty and the Beast

When Maurice and his horse, Felipe, are venturing through the woods they stumble upon this sign which includes locations Anaheim, CA (where the original Disney Land Resort is located) and Valencia, CA (where the school funded by Walt and Roy Disney, CalArts is located.)

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