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I thought I knew everything there was to know about Disney, but then I came across these awesome facts about the House of Mouse and, much like the bearded hero in Game of Thrones, I soon realized that I actually knew very little.

If, like me, you are less schooled in the trivia of Disney, then help is at hand in the form of this excellent video.

Check it out and prepare to be hit in the face by knowledge:

Because 10 pieces of Insane Disney Trivia is nowhere near enough, here's 13 more.


11) Wall- E, the robot with a heart of environmental gold, was named after House of Mouse founder Walt Elias Disney.

12) And, the sorcerer in Fantasia is called Yen Sid. Get it? Read it backwards and you'll know what I mean.

13) Believe it or not, Mickey Mouse was originally called Mortimer. Luckily, Walt's wife, Lillian Disney, stepped in and convinced him that Mickey would be a more marketable name. Phew!

14) Here's some Lion King trivia for you now: there's more to the names Simba and Bhalu than meets the eye. Simba means 'lion' in Swahili, while Bhalu means 'bear' in Hindi.

15) Avengers overlord Joss Whedon acted as script viagra for one of Pixar's early hits. He was brought onboard to inject some life into Toy Story and created the character of Rex, the friendly dinosaur.

16) The quietest character in any Disney movie? That'll be Dumbo, who spoke a mammoth total of ZERO words during the 1941 movie.

17) And if you like your Disney Princesses on the quiet side, then Aurora is for you. She only says 18 words in Sleeping Beauty, but I guess the whole 'I'm unconscious thing' is a decent excuse.

18) Sounds don't just come out of our characters's mouths. Pumbaa is the first Disney character to fart on screen. The cheeky little devil.

19) Although Cinderella's knight in shining armor is referred to as 'Prince Charming', he's never actually mentioned by name.

20) The Disney World Resort is about the same size as San Fransisco. That's a whole lot of magic... and even more walking.

21) Unbelievably, 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' was almost cut from the The Lion King. Luckily it was reinstated at the behest of Elton John and the world was a better place for it.

22) Sleeping Beauty's Prince Phillip was named after Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Although presumably because of his royal standing and not because he's a horrible racist.

Not so Charming...
Not so Charming...

23) Apparently, when The Lion King came out, a biologist sued Disney for defamation of character for portraying the Hyenas as villains. That the case was thrown out of court after the animals in question laughed at the judge and stole his gavel has neither been confirmed or denied.

Now it's over to you: use the comment section below to let me know any awesome Disney trivia I might have missed.


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(Source: Buzzfeed, Empire, Time)


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