36 Clever Disney Movie Details From The ’90s That Even I, A Millennial, Didn’t Notice Back In The Day

If you’re anything like me, then you probably love rewatching old movies from your childhood.


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And the best part about this whole nostalgic experience? You pick up on small movie details and Easter eggs you 100% didn’t notice the first time around!

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I am very much guilty of this, especially when it comes to legendary Disney flicks from the ’90s.


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So, here are some of the most genius Disney movie details from the 1990s, via Reddit.

1. Aladdin (1992)

In Aladdin (1992) Jasmine loves the flower Aladdin gives her so much she wears it in her hair then saves it in a vase on her vanity from
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2. Hercules (1997)

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 from
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3. The Lion King (1994)

In the Lion King (1994), the antagonist, Scar, is the only lion who has his claws out in every scene he’s in. from
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4. Mulan (1998)

In Mulan (1998), Mulan touches her hair a lot because the animators noticed that Mulan’s voice actor, Ming-Na Wen, touched her hair a lot while recording. So, they added it to the character. (confirmed by Ming-Na Wen on twitter). from
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5. Tarzan (1999)

In Tarzan (1999) the patches of shadow on Clayton’s yellow shirt in his first scene resemble the spots on Sabor’s fur. This was done by the animators to indicate that he is the film’s new antagonist. from
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6. Toy Story 2 (1999)

In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world. from
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7. Toy Story (1995)

At the start of Toy Story (1995), Randy Newman sings “You’ve got a Friend in me” on his own. In the end credits, he sings it in a duet with Lyle Lovett. At first, Woody is Andy’s only favorite toy, so one singer. In the end, Woody and Buzz are both Andy’s favorite toys, so two singers. from
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8. Hocus Pocus (1993)

In Hocus Pocus (1993), Max Dennison’s tie dye shirt features the colors of the Sanderson Sister’s outfits from
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9. The Parent Trap (1998)

In the movie Parent Trap (1998) in a scene they recreate the Beatles album , Abby Road. Down to the car placement and the man watching them in the right corner. from
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10. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

In Beauty and the Beast (1991) Gaston used his bow in the final confrontation with the Beast instead of his blunderbuss, this is because it was raining and the gunpowder would’ve gotten wet making it useless. from
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11. A Bug’s Life (1998)

In A Bug’s Life (1998), the circus train is named “Casey Jr”, which is also the name of the train in Dumbo (1941). Plus, the Bug’s train was made by “J.Grant Bakery”…one of the writers of Dumbo was Joe Grant. from
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12. Pocahontas (1995)

In Pocahontas (1995), we see a rat boarding the ship in the foreground at the same time Governor Ratcliffe is boarding, foreshadowing his behavior (and name) before he is introduced in the film. from
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13. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

In Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) during the song “Out There” you can see Belle walking with her book just like in the “Belle” scene in Beauty and the Beast. Both movies take place in France from
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14. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

In 101 Dalmatians (1996) a TV report during the beginning mentions the skinning of a siberian tiger at the London zoo, an event orchestrated by Cruella De Vil. At the end of the movie, the pelt is found and confiscated before Cruella is arrested. from
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15. Toy Story 2 (1999)

I’ve seen Toy Story 2 1000 times and today I just noticed this hidden Easter Egg of A Bugs Life picture hanging on Al’s wall from
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16. Aladdin (1992)

In Aladdin (1992), when Aladdin puts Jafar back into the lamp, the spell on the other characters is broken. Rajah the tiger jumps into the Sultan’s arms. When Rajah hits his arms and starts to grow back into a tiger, just before he becomes normal, his face appears as Mickey Mouse for one frame. from
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17. A Goofy Movie (1995)

In A Goofy Movie (1995), Goofy’s map has a note that says “Don’t forget the saucepans”. This implies the saucepans that are constantly falling off the car’s luggage later in the movie has happened many road trips before. from
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18. Fantasia 2000 (1999)

During the Rhapsody in Blue section of Fantasia 2000 (2000) George Gershwin—the composer of Rhapsody in Blue—is seen playing piano. Also note that he is drawn in the style of Al Hirschfeld, whom frequently made caricatures of Gershwin. from
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19. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

In The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Zero’s nose is a Jack O’ Lantern!! from
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20. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

In 10 Things I hate About You (1999) Patrick sees Kat playing a Squire Strat in the music store. When he surprises her with a new guitar at the end of the movie, it’s actually a Fender Strat. Fender is the top of the line brand, whereas Squire is their budget, entry-level brand. from
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21. Hercules (1997)

The Muses in Hercules (1997) during “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love)” are depicted as busts that are arranged like the singing busts in Disney’s Haunted Mansion Ride. from
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22. The Lion King (1994)

In the Lion King, Shenzi, the female hyena, is the dominant/smartest one of the three main hyenas. And in real life the female hyenas are the ones who are the leaders of the pack, and the males are the followers and treated poorly. Their hierarchy is based on real life hyena traits from
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23. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

In Sister Act 2, Rita Watson(Lauren Hill) has practiced her mom’s name on several scrap pieces of paper before forging her mom’s signature. from
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24. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

In ‘James and the Giant Peach’ (1996), Jack Skellington from ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (1993) plays the captain of the ghost ship James runs into in the icy waters. from
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25. Mulan (1998)

Mulan (1998) only has musical numbers for the first half, until the characters find the destroyed village. From there on songs were avoided because the tone was meant to be darker. from
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26. A Bug’s Life (1998)

In A Bug’s Life (1998), when Flik visits the bugs’ version of Times Square, you can see a billboard advertising The Lion King on Broadway, which made its debut almost exactly one year prior from
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27. Cool Runnings (1993)

Cool Runnings uses the soundeffect of a Tie Fighter during the Swiss team slow-mo bobsled montage from
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The “tie fighter” sound effect appears in the Star Wars films.

28. Tarzan (1999)

In Tarzan (1999), You can see Tarzan’s parent’s corpses that have been dragged away by Sabor. from
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29. Mulan (1998)

In Disney’s Mulan (1998) Mushu flips the newspaper from left to right because traditional chinese text was written in columns going from right to left. from
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30. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

In The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), during the section of Frollo’s song where he yells out that it is not his fault for falling in love with Esmeralda, the chorus sing out “Mea culpa.” This roughly translate to “My fault” in Latin. This is Frollo arguing with himself. from
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31. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

In Beauty and The Beast (1991), the Latin motto on the window is “”Vincit qui se vincit”, it means “He conquers who conquers himself”. It foreshadows how the Beast overcomes the curse. from
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32. The Parent Trap (1998)

In The Parent Trap 1998, Hal(lie) sings a snippet of the song, “Let’s Get Together,” which was performed by the original twins in the movie of the same title from 1961. from
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33. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

At the end of 101 Dalmatians (1996) the mansion everyone lives happily ever after in is painted with spots. Never noticed this as a kid! from
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34. Man of the House (1995)

In man of the house (1995) Jonathan Taylor Thomas is reading a magazine with an ad on the back for The Lion King (1994) in which he voices simba in (sorry for quality) from
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35. A Goofy Movie (1995)

In A Goofy Movie (1995) there are plush toys that resemble a young Bambi and an adult Simba at the department store photography studio where Goofy and Pete work from
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36. And The Lion King (1994)

Disney follows through: In Lion King Zazu exclaims that Scar “would make a very handsome throw rug”. This is later fulfilled in Disney’s Hercules movie from
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