Your blog is amazing I love learning all this stuff especially about movies I have grown up with. My favorite is the tea pot in Toy Story since it is the tea pot in all 3ds max programs and I am in game design where we use 3ds max for everything.
ATLANTIS THE LOST EMPIRE?? Could you maybe do that? It's my absolute favorite Disney movie and I feel it's so often forgotten! Even Kida isn't considered a Disney princess even though she's ACTUALLY a princess and FULLY DISNEY.
I happen to love that movie to a slightly unhealthy degree so I will gladly do it. :)
In the climax of the picture, Trusty was originally killed when hit by the wagon. That is why Jock nudges him and he does not rouse. When Walt Disney viewed this scene, he was shocked. Walt did not want a repeat of the traumatic scene in Bambi. He thought it was too intense. Walt then made the animators put Trusty into the end Christmas scene to reassure the audience that Trusty was simply knocked out and injured in the previous scene.
The mischievous young puppy at the end of the film (the one who resembles his father, Tramp) is called “Scamp”. He was featured in a children’s book, a syndicated daily comic strip, and comic books, before starring in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure.
The song howled by the dogs in the pound is “Home Sweet Home”. It is the only song to be in the film that was not written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke
Walt Disney originally didn’t want to include the ‘Bella Note’ spaghetti-eating scene, now one of the most iconic moments in the whole Disney canon.
The Beaver character was effectively recycled as the Gopher in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, right down to his whistling speech pattern. This voice was originally created by Stan Freberg who had a background in comedy voices. The demands of voicing the character proved too much, however, so Freberg eventually resorted to using a real whistle to capture the whistling effect.
At the time of its release, this was the highest grossing Disney cartoon since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.