101 Facts About Disney

The Walt Disney Company is a huge entertainment conglomerate that’s been around since 1923 number two as of 2014 the Walt Disney Co. is a multi-billion dollar funhouse made of theme parks movies and TV. It’s number one unless you’re blind deaf and have absolutely no cultural awareness whatsoever.

  • The Walt Disney Company is the world’s second-largest media conglomerate in the world with over 84 billion dollars worth of assets, according to Bloomberg. Disney is followed by Comcast, which has over 70 billion dollars in assets. Disney also now owns some of the biggest franchises and studios in the wild including Pixar The Star Wars and Marvel Studios.
  • Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901 to Elias Disney and Flora Disney. He dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to join the army where he met a mouse called Mickey who provided him with ammo in the trenches. He joined the Red Cross instead but that would’ve been a hell of a story wouldn’t it number 12 Disney first founded the laugh-o-gram studio.
  • Walt Disney took six months to make his first film, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The film was based on a fairy tale. Disney lived in the offices and took baths at the local train station. He sold his camera for a one-way train fare to a little place called Hollywood and that was the inspiration for the world’s most famous Mouse promise.
  • Mickey Mouse’s first appearance was in 1928 in Willie Willie. The actor Mickey Rooney claims that he inspired Walt Disney to name the big eared buck generator Mickey but this was debunked as historians claimed the two never actually met each other. Mickey only has four fingers on each of his hands because apparently that saved the company money in animation.
  • Walt Disney won an honorary Oscar for the creation of Mickey Mouse in 1932 number 25 five years later Walt Disney Productions released their first film, ‘The Jungle Book’. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are actually married in real life too number 23 ever since then Mickey has appeared in many many films often hidden in plain sight.
  • The dwarves in the upcoming film ‘The Snow White and the Huntsman’ are called ‘Dopey’, which is reportedly too modern a word for a classic fairy tale. Reportedly, some people were against using the name dopey because it was too modern. However, Disney reassured the naysayers that William Shakespeare had actually used the word in a play of his.
  • Disney’s princesses like a regal and more fabulous Avengers the current official roster is Ariel Cinderella Tiana Rapunzel Belle Jasmine Jennifer Lawrence Aurora Merida Snow White Mulan and Pocahontas. The progress and their coronation is said to be frozen get it number 30 in order for a character to be crowned at Disney Princess they need to be fictional be owned by Disney and C be coronated at an official ceremony.
  • Disney’s first live-action animated film released in 1940 was ‘Fantasia’ a collection of animated stories set to great works of orchestral music. The film was based on more Disney himself the glaring look he gives Mickey was based upon the look Walt gave the animators when he was unhappy with their work. Mickey’s looks were based on the look he gave Walt.
  • Parents in the US have complained about a sequence in ‘Toy Story 3’ in which a character is seen backwards. They said the sequence disturbed or even traumatized their children. Disney has been involved with creating and distributing over 500 motion pictures to date and over 500 of them have received tear-stained letters.
  • Walt Disney’s mother died in 1938 after a gas leak in the house that Disney bought for his parents number 41. Disney bought his parents the house after his mother’s death. Disney said he bought the house because he wanted to be close to his parents. Disney added that his mother died after the gas leak.
  • Walt Disney was originally dissatisfied with his film ‘Peter Pan’, according to a report. The report said that Disney was initially “disappointed” with the film, which was based on the novel of the same name by JM Barrie. “I hope nobody does the same to me one day I’d hate to be the voice of a Disney movie,” the report added.
  • Walt Disney’s 1955 film ‘Sleeping Beauty’ featured a dog named’trusty’, who was meant to be dead at the end of the scene but Disney said this would be too traumatic especially after Bambi’s mother killing scene so he made the animators add a scene in at the ending. The animators added a scene where the dog has a broken leg.
  • Disneyland has had over 330 tractions number 53 opening day for Disneyland was an absolute cluster F there was a gas leak closing three areas of the park there was also no working water fountains half the people there had bought counterfeit tickets number 54 in Disneyland first year is a newborn theme park a ticket for an adult cost $10 75 these days it cost just 99 cents.
  • Disneyland has no alcohol served at the park and there is no secret club called Club 33 in the middle of Disneyland Park. Club 33 is by invite only unless you want to pay $10,000 a year for the pleasure and wait on an 800 person long waiting list. I think I’ll just get drunk and watch the Disney Channel at home in my pants.
  • ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘101 Dalmatians’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ are the top five highest-grossing Disney films of all time, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The film, based on PL Travers’ book of the same name, won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Song. ‘101’ was the highest-earning film of 1961 in the US.
  • Disney’s death came in December of 1966 from lung cancer it said the last words he’d ever written were found on a note in his office simply reading Kurt Russell. Nobody knows why perhaps it was a simple memo or a confession of his murderer now his his murderer was lung cancer.
  • Dwarves are doing to a particular Mouse he was fired after four hours, according to an email sent to Disney by Kathleen McCann. “I’m just gonna try and unsend an email picture sent toDisney earlier Kathleen McCann to the email number 70,” she wrote. Disney’s body was cryogenically frozen and is now kept behind the Pirates the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
  • Disney has announced that it will not feature any human characters in its upcoming animated film ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’. The film, which is scheduled to release in 2020, will feature two mice trying to fly past amateur number 76 like everybody did in the age of Duran Duran and aha Disney started to experiment with some wacky stuff in the 1980s.
  • Disney animators drew a total of over 1 million drawings using over a thousand different colors for ‘The Little Mermaid’. The animators took photos of New York from 18 inches off the ground in order to get a dog or a cat perspective they are brave for getting that close to the floor in New York.
  • Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ has become the first animated film to cross the $1 billion mark at the box office in the US. The film, which was released in 1990, also became the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the UK. It’s followed by ‘The Lion King’, ‘Beauty in the Beast’ and ‘Tarzan’.
  • Robin Williams performed the voice of the genie in Aladdin he improvised so many lines using his incredible comedic brain box that the team had over 16 hours of material from him number 87 apart from when up came along later in 2009 beauty in the piece DC only animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award in history.
  • Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’ is the first Disney film to be entirely comprised of CGI. The film, which was released in 2005, was the first film to feature a black heroine, Tiana, in the lead role. Beyoncé was considered for the role of Tiana but she refused to audition and so didn’t get part-oh number 95.
  • Disney bought Marvel Studios for 4.2 billion dollars in 2009 for half a fetishist Tony Stark’s salary. Disney also collaborated with games company Square Enix for the Kingdom Hearts series an anime and Disney mashup series of video games featuring Donald Duck and Goofy. Disney now even has its own comic-con called d23 and it’s the ultimate fan convention.
  • Disney are planning to build two huge domes at the top of the planet so that from a distance earth resembles Mickey Mouse’s head this isn’t official yet in fact I just made it up but it’s definitely gonna happen at some point. Disney have over 40 films on their Mickey Mouse flavored slate to be released up until 2020 including live-action remakes and spin-offs.
  • A video of a mountain demon has gone viral on social media. The video shows the mountain demon, who’s also known as ‘Jimmy bond the internet’, saying, “I’m not a demon, I’m a demon.” The video was shared by a user who wrote, “The mountain demon is a demon with a demon’s spirit.”
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