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Disney Animated Characters Who Secretly Appear In Other Disney Movies 

Molly Weinfurter
Updated January 16, 2020 4.8k votes 548 voters 37.5k views 26 items

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Disney loves to hide things within their movies for fans to find, some impossible to miss and others requiring you to look very closely. Disney character Easter eggs are especially common. Sometimes, these hidden characters are hinting at something, such as an upcoming film, while others are just there for fun. Regardless of the reason, there are lots of notable Disney characters that make appearances in more than one Disney film.

Character Easter eggs have been around ever since Disney first started making movies, and the tradition has continued even throughout the newer movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Whether it's a classic Disney movie like One Hundred and One Dalmatians or a modern film like Frozen, hidden Disney characters are everywhere! So, what Disney character cameos will you spot next time you watch a Disney movie?

Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Disney Animated Characters Who Secretly Appear In Other Disney Movies
Photo: Buena Vista Pictures

While Genie is flipping through a book of recipes for spells, he meets an unexpected Disney friend as Sebastian from The Little Mermaid pinches his finger in the process.

The Genie quickly tosses him to the side and continues his is hunt for the perfect spell.

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Goofy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Disney Animated Characters Who Secretly Appear In Other Disney Movies
Photo: Buena Vista Pictures

If you don't pause the movie at the exact point, you'll probably miss it. In the beginning of the movie as King Triton enters the concert, Goofy, Mickey, and Donald can be seen momentarily among the crowd in the back.

The three of them are all standing together in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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Scar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Disney Animated Characters Who Secretly Appear In Other Disney Movies
Photo: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

This cameo is pretty hard to miss, and it's honestly a bit unsettling. At one point in the movie, Hercules is wearing a lion pelt as he poses for a painting. As it turns out, that pelt is Scar from The Lion King.

This becomes especially clear when the pelt is thrown to the ground.

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Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Disney Animated Characters Who Secretly Appear In Other Disney Movies
Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

During the song "For the First Time in Forever", Rapunzel and Eugene from Tangled can be seen entering the castle. It's only for a few seconds, but if you're looking for them, they're easy to spot right in front of Anna.

It makes perfect sense for other princesses like Rapunzel to attend this celebration.

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