Have you ever heard of a “Hidden Mickey”? It’s the Disney version of a cinematic “Easter Egg”. Something that the creators of Disney movies like to slip in for the truly dedicated and meticulous fans to find. While some are certainly more obvious, others are incredibly stealthy. You almost have to take a moment to wonder how many die hard Disney fanatics kept hitting the “pause” button over and over again just hoping to catch a few of these sneaky little references to other Disney creations. Here are 20 things we bet you didn’t find in some of your favorite animated Disney films.
The ball in “Lilo and Stitch”
This is definitely one of the subtler ones, but the animators did a pretty great job hiding things throughout “Lilo and Stitch”. In this particular still frame from the movie, you can see the ball from the Pixar animated short film “Luxo Jr.”. Obscure enough for you?
Wart in “The Fox and the Hound”
Anyone who grew up with “The Sword in the Stone” has got to remember Wart. Wart, the lovable and dedicated squirrel friend of a young King Arthur. Well, if you look closely, Wart makes a cameo appearance in another classic film. “The Fox and the Hound”.
Genie’s lamp in “The Princess and the Frog”
When Tiana and Prince Naveen go to visit Mama Odie for help in “The Princess and the Frog”, they find an eccentric blind woman living in a boat stuck in a tree. Mama Odie has to dig through piles of junk to help them, in the process, tossing a lamp that looks suspiciously like the Genie’s from “Aladdin”.
Mrs. Potts and Chip in “Tarzan”
“Trashing the Camp” is probably one of the most fun songs in all of Disney’s epic musical masterpieces. Did you catch, though, that in the “Trashing the Camp” scene from “Tarzan”, the tea set from “Beauty and the Beast” made a featured appearance as makeshift instruments?