30 Movie Details From The Disney Renaissance You Missed The First Time Around
For 10 glorious years, Walt Disney Animation Studios graced the world with what could possibly be described as one of the best runs of consecutive film releases in modern history. This period became known as the Disney Renaissance and is often cited as both an industry-changing and genre-defining in the world of feature-length animated films. From The Little Mermaid in 1989, all the way up to Tarzan in 1999, animators and voice actors put their all into these modern-day masterpieces and it shows! Decades later, fans new and old alike are still discovering small and sometimes subtle details that they missed the first time around.
This is a collection of small details in movies from the Disney Renaissance. Vote up the details you missed when you first watched these movies!
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'Mulan' Directly Quotes Sun Tzu's 'The Art Of War'Photo: Mulan / Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/Ethanoul:
In Mulan (1998), in the song "I'll Make A Man Out Of You", the lines "We must be as swift as the coursing river", "With all the force of a great typhoon", "Which all the strength of a raging fire" are actually quotes from the book The Art of War of Sun Tzu.
- 2182 VOTES
'Hercules' Makes Good On Zazu's Assessment Of ScarPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/ulubulu:
In Hercules (1999), the titular character throws his Scar coat on the floor as a throw rug, in reference to what Zazu says to Mufasa in The Lion King (1994).
- 3199 VOTES
Hades Calls Out The Movie's Run TimePhoto: Hercules / Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/EveFluff:
In Hercules (1997) Hades says, "Guys, relax. It's only half-time," exactly at the 46-minute mark, the halfway point of the 92-minute movie.
- 4145 VOTES
Mrs. Potts And The Family Had A Brief Cameo In 'Tarzan'Photo: Tarzan / Buena Vista Pictures
- 5167 VOTES
Scar's Always Ready For A Fight In 'The Lion King'Photo: The Lion King / Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/Big_JR80:
In The Lion King (1994), the antagonist, Scar, is the only lion who has his claws out in every scene he's in.
- 6171 VOTES
The British Flag Is Period Accurate In 'Pocahontas'Photo: Pocahontas / Buena Vista Pictures
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
The British Flag in Pocahontas (1995) is period accurate; the settlers fly the flag that was the English standard from 1606 to 1800. It's missing the second red cross that symbolizes Northern Ireland as it wasn't part of the United Kingdom yet.