One of my favorite things in a movie is when the director inserts a hidden ‘easter egg.’ There’s nothing more satisfying than finding it in the background or another secret place. Well, as it turns out, Disney is the best of the best with hiding items and characters from their other movies in unlikely scenes. I don’t think I’ll ever watch another Disney movie without looking in the background after seeing these. Check them out.
Brother Bear – Nemo makes an appearance when Kenai disrupts the salmon fishing.
101 Dalmations – Lady and the Tramp show up in the Twilight barking scene.
Aladdin – The Beast is one of Sultan’s toys
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Pumbaa from The Lion King, are seen on the street surrounding Notre Dame during the “Out There” scene.
101 Dalmations – Peg from Lady and the Tramp is in the window of Percy’s Pet Shop
The Great Mouse Detective – Bill the Lizard, from Alice In Wonderland, is part of Ratigan’s gang.
The Little Mermaid – During the wedding scene, The King and The Grand Duke from Cinderella are guests.
Oliver & Company – Yep, that’s Jock, Peg, and Trusty from Lady & The Tramp.
The Black Cauldron – When Taran, Princess Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam discover the Fair Folk and their underground kingdom, Tinkerbell appears among the fairies.
Oliver & Company – Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective, and Scooby Doo are hidden among the photos in the “Perfect Isn’t Easy” scene.
Hercules – the slain lion is Scar from The Lion King.
The Princess and the Frog – that’s Aladdin’s magic carpet in the opening scene.
Tangled – look closely because that’s Pinocchio up in the rafters during the I’ve Got A Dream scene.
Lilo & Stitch – don’t miss the Dumbo toy sitting there.
The Princess and the Frog – Louis pulls on some swamp grass and imitates Madam Mim from The Sword and the Stone.
Tangled – 3 classic Disney books appear in this one. Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast
Oliver & Company – Princess Aurora in the background.
The Princess and the Frog – King Triton appears as the Mardi Gras float.
Tarzan – That’s Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast
The Rescuers – Bambi and his mother 🙂
The Princess and the Frog – While Mama Odie sings “Dig a Little Deeper,” she throws around a few items, one of which is Genie’s Magic Lamp from Aladdin.
Lilo & Stitch – a Mulan poster shows up in the background
Little Mermaid – Hey look, it’s Goofy!
Beauty and the Beast – When Maurice and Felipe are lost in the woods, the road signs say Valencia and Anaheim. Disney Land is in Anaheim and Valencia is where many Disney artists study (California Institute of Technology)
Treasure Planet – a doll of Stitch on the shelf
The Fox and the Hound – Wart (in squirrel form) from The Sword in the Stone makes a cameo.
Lilo & Stitch – The ball from Pixar’s Luxo Jr. can be seen in the background.
Now that you’ve seen all of these, go re-watch the movies. There are probably even more if you look close enough. Share these Disney “secrets” with your friends below.