Small Details From Animal Sidekicks That Fans Noticed

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Vote up the most interesting details about animal sidekicks in movies.

Many classic films contain a lovable lead character who always has their trusty animal sidekick by their side. These animal sidekicks sometimes become just as popular of a character as their leader, and now movie buffs are going to Reddit in order to expose some animal sidekick details that are not known by many fans of cinema. 

From Donkey to Toto, Redditors have pointed out several tidbits about beloved animal characters that have gone over the heads of audiences for a long while. These small details are enough to make readers go back and watch these enjoyable films again just to catch the Easter eggs they have been sleeping on for years. 

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    14 VOTES

    Mushu Reads Correctly In 'Mulan'

    From Redditor u/ThatOneDude450:

    In Disney's Mulan (1998), Mushu flips the newspaper from left to right because traditional Chinese text was written in columns going from right to left.

    14 votes
  • 2
    12 VOTES

    'Moana' Is Basically A Sailor

    From Redditor u/CritzD:

    In Moana (2016), Moana has a pig and a rooster as sidekicks during the film. It is a sailor tradition to get a tattoo of a pig and a chicken on each foot in order to survive a shipwreck. This is because chickens and pigs often survived shipwrecks due to their buoyant containers.

    12 votes
  • 3
    10 VOTES

    Pascal And Maximus Show Up Early In 'Tangled'

    From Redditor u/astrakel:

    Tangled (2010): Rapunzel's crib mobile has Pascal, Maximus, the snuggly duckling, and the drunk angel on it.

    10 votes
  • 4
    9 VOTES

    Pumbaa Passes Gas In 'The Lion King'

    From Redditor u/flurrfegherkin:

    In The Lion King (1994), Pumbaa was the first Disney character to fart onscreen.

    9 votes
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    9 VOTES

    Scared Little Toto In 'The Wizard of Oz'

    From Redditor u/primal-chaos:

    In The Wizard of Oz, the steam shooting from the Tin Man's cap startles Toto, who runs out of the shot.

    9 votes
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    9 VOTES

    Scarlet Macaw Inspiration In 'Aladdin'

    From Redditor u/primal-chaos:

    Apart from some traits of Gilbert Gottfried, Aladdin's (1992) Iago was modeled on the Scarlet Macaw - a bird known to communicate primarily through raucous honks and are highly adept at mimicking human speech.

    9 votes