Questions tagged [disney]

The Walt Disney Company is a major US media company best known for its in-house animation, most notably the iconic Mickey Mouse. Disney also owns several media properties, including Marvel, Pixar Studios, and Star Wars

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Is it ever explained where Elsa got her powers?

I recently saw the movie Frozen, and got to wondering about Elsa's amazing Ice Powers. Where exactly did they come from? It's apparent that there's some type of curse from the dialogue between her ...
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What is the translation of the lyrics in Moana's “We Know the Way”?

I was a bit disappointed to find out that the subtitles for the Moana Blu-ray did not include the original or translated lyrics for "We Know the Way". Here's the song in full, and the beginning of ...
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What is Mr Incredible's real name?

The 2004 Pixar movie The Incredibles follows the lives of the forcibly retired superhero Mr Incredible and his family. Shortly after we are introduced to Robert (Bob) Parr we discover that he and his ...
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Was Prince Adam really 11 when he was transformed?

In Beauty and the Beast (1994 Disney version) we can deduce the age of Prince Adam (the Beast) when he was first transformed, to be 11. This is from two things: "The rose, which was truly an ...
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Why the Dearth of Wishes at the end of Aladdin?

At the end of the 1992 Disney adaptation of Aladdin, Aladdin uses his last wish to set the genie free instead of wishing to be a prince (which is odd in itself). One thing I have always wondered is, ...
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How is the Mary Poppins Sequel legal when the author denied a sequel?

In her will P.L. Travers stated that another movie version was not to be made. How is it possible for Disney to make and distribute Mary Poppins Returns based on the work of P.L. Travers when the ...
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What does this writing by the genie in Disney's Aladdin say?

I was rewatching Aladdin the other day and caught the genie writing this: What does it say?
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Identify a comic where Scrooge McDuck was protected against a beam because he went swimming in his money

I remember reading a Donald Duck magazine or comic once (at least a decade ago, but the comic was already old by then) where Scrooge McDuck had built resistance against some kind of radiation or ray ...
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Why can't Maui float?

In his song "You're Welcome", Maui sings this line: 'Cause, I'm gonna need that boat, I'm sailing away, away, You're welcome [You're welcome], 'Cause Maui can do everything but float. We see ...
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Will the Genie be blue?

I noticed the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, which features a cover of the actors to be in the new live-action Aladdin. With Will Smith slated to be the Genie, he decidedly does not look like ...
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Has Darkwing Duck ever met Scrooge McDuck?

I mean, somewhere. In old series, or new, maybe comics?
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Who has creative control of Star Wars?

Before he sold the rights to Disney, George Lucas was the ultimate word of God in the Star Wars universe. Now we have a corporation who owns it. There are any number of writers and directors looking ...
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Who are these 'Incredibles' superheroes?

The one in the foreground is obviously Mr. Incredible, but who are the ones in the background?
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Bad girls at Pleasure Island/Toyland?

This applies to the original fairytale as well. There are tons of little boys at Pleasure Island/Toyland, but not one little girl. However, with the Disney version, some theorize that bad girls DO go ...
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Can Disney undo Lucas's changes to the original Star Wars films, now that they own the rights?

As we all know, Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 and with it, the rights to the Star Wars franchise. It is well publicised that George Lucas made changed to the original films that many fans were ...
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Trying to identify a short story about Disney characters in a post-apocalyptic world

Back around 1985 I remember reading a short story, I think it was in Omni Magazine, of a post-apocalyptic world where something unexpected happens. The story begins during a storm over an ancient ...
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Does Anna regain her memories?

Very early in Frozen, we see that Anna's hair has a single streak of blonde through it, to signify the effects that young Elsa's accident has had on her memories of their childhood fun with her Ice ...
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Aladdin: Why Did Wishes Get Revoked?

In the 1992 Disney adaptation of Aladdin, by my count, at least two wishes get revoked without explanation. Aladdin becoming a prince gets revoked. Somehow. The answer here suggests that Jafar ...
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Are Darkwing Duck and Ducktales set in the same universe?

At a glance, the shows Darkwing Duck and Ducktales share the same universe, as Launchpad McQuack and Gizmo-Duck exist in both shows, with the same personalities. However, to my recollection, no ...
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How wealthy is Uncle Scrooge in the Don Rosa/Carl Barks universe?

I'm particularly interested in these two writers because Carl Barks was the original, while Don Rosa innovated heavily while intentionally staying very true to the original. Scrooge frequently makes ...
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How come the Beast in Beauty and the Beast was unknown to the villagers?

My sisters are currently watching this film and I noticed that the villagers know absolutely nothing about the Beast. Otherwise, how come Belle's father does not know who's castle it is. However, it ...
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Which Disney Princesses did not make the cut?

We know from the answers here Is there an official list of Disney Princesses? that some princess dont make it onto the Official list. Which Princesses in Disney movies are NOT official Disney ...
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Is there an official list of Disney Princesses?

Some characters in Disney movies are labelled as Princesses. Is there an official list of these Princesses? Rules to qualify, requirements that must be met?
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How does Mickey Mouse's “upslide” work?

If a magic slide isn't fantasy I don't know what is. I've been watching The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my 21 month old and I'm becoming more and more frustrated by the "Upslide". When one person ...
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Who is this tsum tsum?

I went round to my friends' house earlier and they had just finished a Tsum Tsum Disney jigsaw puzzle. We were able to work out most of the characters, but there was one we couldn't work out. Can ...
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Old animated Disney movie that explained math problems [closed]

I remember watching an old Disney animated movie, that primarily was about math, which I think my dad made me watch to gain interest. Anyway, I'm fairly certain it featured at least Mickey and Donald, ...
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How did Mother Gothel know (or work out) the 'Flower Song'?

How does Mother Gothel know the lyrics and melody to the magical songs that makes the flower (and later Rapunzel's hair) do the rejuvenation and healing magic that we see in Disney's Tangled?
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Is there any significance to the prison numbers of the Beagle Boys starting with 176-?

One of the things which has puzzled me since my childhood are the prison numbers of the Beagle Boys: (source: Wikipedia) They all start with 176- followed by a permutation of those digits. The ...
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What is the nature of the Grinning Gargoyle at the end of Disney's “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”?

At the end of Disney's animated "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", the antagonist Frollo Was the significance of this scene, or the grinning gargoyle, ever explained in "behind-the-scenes" materials or ...
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According to Disney, where during “Beauty and the Beast” do the sequels take place?

A common complaint about the Beauty and the Beast sequels (Belle's Magical World and The Enchanted Christmas) is that they mess with the continuity of the film. According to Disney, when during the ...
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Frozen - Does Elsa unknowingly thaw ice?

I've watched the movie a couple of times (young son), and there is a point in 'Let It Go' on Elsa's trek up the mountain where she begins experimenting with her powers. The moment I am referring to ...
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Now that the Star Wars franchise belongs to Disney, who owns the rights to Star Wars the Clone Wars?

With much research I have come to a wall. I have am a huge fan of the "Star Wars the Clone Wars" series and I don't doubt there are others who love it as much as I do but what I want to know is who ...
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Did Disney officially call Legends/EU material “Not canon”?

I see plenty of (sometimes good natured, sometimes snide) comments that any content that used to be EU (C-canon) is not longer "canon" at all. Now, personally, to me this treatment seems incorrect, ...
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Why didn't Disney use one of the Wicked Witch of the West's many pre-existing names?

The Wicked Witch of the West already has a bunch of names in various works, why did Disney invent a new one? I knew already that her name was Elphaba in Wicked. I didn't think her first name was ...
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Were the Supers born or created?

There is a theory surrounding the Supers in the Incredibles universe that the Supers were created by the government as part of a experimental program. The main ...
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Aladdin's wishes and a logical fallacy

In Aladdin, since the wish to be a Prince was not really granted, shouldn't he have had 2 wishes left, able to free the genie and have a wish for himself? Ie, is that a logical plot hole?
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Why was Iago hiding in Jafar's 'Old Man' disguise?

When Jafar meets Aladdin in prison to fetch the lamp, he disguises himself as an old man. For some reason, he has his parrot Iago hidden in his back while in disguise. OLD MAN: There is a cave, boy....
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What is written on Aladdin's lamp?

In Disney's Aladdin (1992), Aladdin, after retrieving the lamp, says: I think there's something written here. But it's, it's hard to make out. After this, he rubs the lamp, releasing the Genie (...
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Was Olaf sentient when he was created the first time around?

I was re-watching Frozen and when I had a crazy thought. I realized that Anna and then Elsa both acknowledge that they created Olaf when they were young. I was wondering if Olaf was sentient when he ...
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What are weird blue & red orbs on the bridge of the Cygnus in Disney's The Black Hole?

I've been rewatching scenes from the 1979 Disney film The Black Hole. The scene where the crew of the Palomino steps foot onto the bridge of the Cygnus is still visually stunning: What in the world ...
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How did Vanellope von Schweetz's name get identified in the contestant's board?

In Wreck-It-Ralph, Vanellope takes the gold medal from Ralph and uses it to compete in the next day's race. When King candy announces each participant's name, based on the gold coins thrown in the ...
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What is the difference between Goofy and Pluto? [closed]

Goofy is a dog who wears clothes, drives a car, and talks. Pluto is a dog that basically acts like a dog. Why the difference?
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Why didn't Maui just build a boat?

I recognize that this is actually partially answered here but I thought this was worth asking on its own for an answer that addresses it directly. Maui is stuck on an island for a thousand years. We ...
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Can Rapunzel use her hair to heal herself?

My question has two parts: In Tangled, before Flynn Rider cuts off her hair, is there any reason why Rapunzel shouldn't be able to use her powers to heal herself? If Rapunzel can use her powers to ...
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Is Ezra Bridger based on Aladdin?

(Mild spoilers below!) In the TV show Star Wars: Rebels we meet a protagonist named Ezra Bridger. His physical appearance is strikingly similar to that of Aladdin: they both have similar hairdos, ...
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Disney cartoon with 5 wheeled characters on floating islands, slides take them to islands to do missions

I used to watch this cartoon in 2011 or 2014, I think. It has five characters, and all of them have wheels. There are floating islands, and whenever they have a mission, I think a slide appears, and ...
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Comic where Scrooge McDuck or Donald Duck is facing a chess player that never loses

I'm looking for an old comic with Scrooge McDuck I think, or maybe Donald Duck. I read it in French was I was young (late 80s or beginning of the 90s). He is facing a chess player, some kind of ...
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Old Mickey Mouse comic with scifi elements

I remember an old comic book from my early childhood (must be around the year 2000) which featured Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, as well as scifi elements. There's one feature that sticks ...
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Identify a 90's Disney movie featuring spaceship “surprise” and futuristic Neo Nazis

Can you help me identify this 90's movie about a space ship ambushing a superiorly numbered, and larger ships, piloted by futuristic Neo Nazis. What is at stake? A planet full of water. It was a ...
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What is the Abominable Snowman's real name?

In Monster's Inc, Mike and Sully encounter The Abominable Snowman, who apparently takes offense to that name. Abominable. Can you believe that? Do I look abominable to you? Why can't they call me ...