We were blown away when we realized that two special guests made an appearance in one of the latest Disney movies called Frozen. The two guests were Flynn Ryder and Rapunzel from Tangled, but this isn’t the only time when Disney hid secrets in their movies.
There are a lot of hidden messages in our favorite Disney movies such as Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Cinderella, Maleficent and a lot more. Most of these secrets in new Disney movies aren’t very noticeable and it might take you a few watches to point them out. However, once you discover them, they instantly become impossible to ignore. So we collected 20 secrets hidden in new Disney movies that will definitely surprise you.
Here is our list of 20 secrets hidden in new Disney movies.
1. Frozen (2013)
Rapunzel and Eugene attended the royal ball thrown for Queen Elsa. The two characters are from another popular animated movie called Tangled.
2. Brother Bear (2003)
There is a fish in one of the scenes from Brother Bear that sticks out from the rest. Nemo is present in the 2003 Disney release, which is a great explanation why Marlin and Dory had such a hard time figuring out where he was.
3. Monster’s Inc. (2001)
Brother Bear isn’t the only movie where Nemo made a special appearance in. The little clown fish is also present in one of the scenes from Monster’s Inc. What’s even more mind blowing is the fact that Finding Nemo was released two years after Monster’s Inc.
4. Tarzan (1999)
There is a pretty incredible scene in the Tarzan movie where gorillas play music (and kind of destroy) at the campsite of humans. Chip and Mrs. Potts from another great Disney movie called Beauty and the Beast make an appearance during the musical scene.
5. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Nani has a poster of Mulan in her room in the popular Disney movie Lilo & Stitch. I guess she was a huge fan of hers.
6. Ratatouille (2007)
Dug from Up makes an appearance in the Ratatouille movie. His shadow can be seen in one a wall from one of the scenes. Up was launched two years after Disney released Ratatouille.
7. Toy Story 2 (1999)
In Toy Story 2, Mrs. Potato Head is reading a familiar storybook. The storybook is about A Bug’s Life. Now that truly is mind-blowing.
8. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
Perdita and Pongo need the help of some other dogs in order to find their pups in 101 Dalmatians. And it looks like they got help from two other Disney dogs, namely the two pups from Lady and the Tramp.
9. Brave (2012)
In Brave, in one of the scenes where the witch is present, we can clearly see that she loves wood carvings and one of those features another popular character from Disney. Sully from Monster’s Inc. makes a special appearance in 2012 movie from Disney called Brave.
10. Brave (2012)
Sully is not the only one present in the carvings created by the witch in Brave. There is also a carving that features the Pizza Planet truck present in Toy Story.
11. Wall-E (2008)
The Pizza Planet truck also makes a special appearance in Wall-E. It seems like the truck was part of the collection of junk gathered by the little hero robot.
12. Hercules (1997)
There is a scene in Hercules where Scar from The Lion King makes a special appearance.
13. The Little Mermaid (1989)
In the first wedding scene in the 1989 Disney movie The Little Mermaid, the king and his court from the Cinderella movie make a very special appearance.
14. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The lamp from Aladdin makes a very short appearance in one of the scenes from The Princess and the Frog. The scene is when Mama Ode throws it in her cabin.
15. The Little Mermaid (1989)
If you pause The Little Mermaid movie at just the right time you will be able to spot Donald Duck and Goofy attending the concert for King Triton at the beginning.
16. Cars (2006)
Given the fact that Radiator Springs is a small town, we believe that it has only one Movie Theater. The Incredimobiles is playing at the theater in Cars. It sounds like a vehicle version of another popular Disney movie called The Incredibles.
17. Up (2009)
There is a scene in Up where you can see the Lotso Hugging Bear from Toy Story 3 and the Pixar ball in the bedroom of a little girl.
18. Finding Nemo (2003)
In a scene from Finding Nemo we can clearly see Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story in the treasure chest of toys in the dentist’s office.
19. Tangled (2010)
In the scene where Rapunzel and Flynn are surrounded by books we can see three Disney classics: Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
20. Frozen (2013)
Mike Wazowski from the Disney movie Monsters Inc. makes a very special appearance as a small toy in Frozen in the scene with the jolly shop owner.
Whether you saw these classics on Netflix, DVD, on the Disney Channel, in theaters or downloaded them for free online (naughty, naughty) it’s hard to neglect the fact that Walt Disney created a vast fantasy world and a great animation studio in which new Disney movies have a saying as well. To say that Disney’s releases are good is a big understatement as we watch the movies with the same joy and happiness each time. Disney movies are some of the best ever made and we love everything from the classics to the modern movies (such as Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie). We love the Pixar collaborations and the fairy tales they create and we can’t wait for upcoming movies from the popular studio, featuring more planes, fairies, little fish, cars or whatever else they would like to tell stories about.
So there you have it. This was our list of 20 secrets hidden in new Disney movies.