29 Little-Known Facts About Disney Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

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Take a deep breath before you process this post. There’s a lot of stuff in here. Are you ready? Go.

1. Although using big-name actors to sell your animated film is now de rigeur in Hollywood, Aladdin was the first to try it — on the back of Robin Williams’ superstardom. (Remember, this was 1992.) This worked, as the movie was easily the most profitable of the year.

2. However, Williams was still unhappy. He signed onto the film under the agreement that his voice work wouldn’t be used in the merchandising (e.g. Genie toys) and his character never account for more than a quarter of ad space for the movie. To get those box office dollars, Disney violated the agreement and Williams disavowed the movie. He did not appear in the sequel (replaced by Dan Castelanetta — who plays Homer Simpson) and was cut of the the later “Art…

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