Disney movies are known for their toe-tapping, catchy tunes that live rent-free in your head long after you left the theater, but the amount of detail the musical numbers themselves is equally impressive. Over the years, fans have shared small details they noticed during their favorite Disney musical numbers. Here are a few details fans have caught over the years. Vote up your favorite musical fun facts.
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Scuttle Tried His Best To Set The Mood
From Redditor u/Responsible-Sun-9361:
In Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989), the song that Scuttle sings (very poorly and off-key) before Sebastian begins “Kiss the Girl” is actually the love theme of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture. Poor dude was trying his best to set the mood.
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'Be Prepared' From 'The Lion King' Had A Subtle Switch
From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:
In The Lion King (1994), Jeremy Irons sang the first verse of “Be Prepared”, while Jim Cummings sang the final verse. The reason Cummings took over was because Irons developed vocal problems while recording. In the video, Irons starts singing at 0:09, and Cummings takes over at 2:14.
Rock icon and former Genesis drummer/frontman Phil Collins wrote "You'll Be In My Heart" for his youngest daughter Lily Collins as a lullaby. She was 10 when her father wrote the ballad.
We grew up watching Disney shows and movies together, so that was his way of kind of being able to do it for his kids. It was so special.
From Redditor u/Parco21:
In Disney's Encanto (2021), a particular character can be seen sneaking in the background of the song "We Don't Talk About Bruno."
You can see Bruno sneaking in the background of the Casita, as Dolores mentions hearing him "muttering and mumbling." Bruno is emphasized by the green aura around him and can be seen nodding his head to the beat of the song for that brief part of the scene.