Did you ever notice the multiple references to Mulan in the move Lilo and Stitch? The reason for the subtle tributes might stem from a historical connection. The first animated feature to be made at Disney’s Orlando Studios was Mulan (1998). Lilo and Stitch was the second animated feature to be made there.
The references include a store in town called “Mulan Wok”, as well as Nani’s “Mulan” poster from the film on her bedroom wall, and a poster of “Little Brother” in the shelter.
I stumbled upon this informative interview by the American Film Institute (AFI) with Nathan Lane. Lane provides the voice of Timon in The Lion King. His interview is really interesting, especially as he goes over the history of making the movie. Enjoy!
Walt Disney’s ancestors, whose last name was actually “d’Isigny”, came from a village in France. The name is pronounced “Deez-nay.” Fortunately, the name was changed to “Disney”. It’s much easier to plan a trip to Disney World, don’t you think?
Walt and Roy Disney.
With all the buzz circulating about the new Broadway adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, I’ve found myself wanting to re-watch the classic. Unfortunately, my copy of Aladdin is classic as well, a real antique VHS tape :(
While I wait for the movie to run on TV (or for myself to just order the DVD), I took the time to try out this quiz from Disney Insider. I got 9 out f 10 wrong!
Good luck! Try the quiz by clicking here.
Eleanor Audley is the voice of Lady Tremaine (evil stepmother) in Cinderella, as well as Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty. But did you know that she also lent her voice as the spooky psychic Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion ride? Creepy!