Trivia nerds, it’s time to freshen up your Disney-related knowledge. Prepare for Trivia Night on the Plaza, Aug. 10 at 7:30 PM, with these little-known Disney facts.
The root of all Disney knowledge begins with Disney Princess facts – primarily Snow White. Not only was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the first fully animated feature film, it tends to be a favorite among trivia masters. Snow White herself is the youngest of the princesses. She is supposed to be 14 in the film, and the setting of the film is Bavaria. Snow White is also the only princess to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’d be smart to brush up on the dwarf names as well, as side character names tend to pop up in trivia to throw people off! Here’s a list from Entertainment Weekly to help refresh your memory.
Mickey Mouse Facts
Did you know Mickey Mouse was not Walt Disney’s first character? Disney created a character named Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for Universal Pictures before leaving to create his own company. Another forgotten character is Mickey Mouse’s sister, Amelia Fieldmouse. Mickey Mouse spoke his first words in 1929, with the iconic phrase, “Hot dogs!”
Mickey Mouse also stepped in as the star of Fantasia, but the role was originally meant for Dopey the dwarf. Fantasia was also only shown in 14 theaters worldwide because most theaters didn’t have the sound system required for the movie.
Disney and Pixar love to plant easter eggs and callbacks in their movies. For example, many films feature a yellow ball with one blue stripe and one red stripe named the Luxo Ball, a nod to the first Pixar film ever released, Luxo Jr. The Pizza Planet pizza delivery truck also appears in several films.
Over the years, Disney films have raked in a variety of awards and nominations. Beauty and the Beast was the first Oscar-nominated Disney film, Robin Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for his voice acting as Genie in Aladdin, and When you Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Also of note, The Lion King soundtrack has gone platinum 10 times.
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