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21 9 / 2014

Andreas Deja’s pencil animation for Scar from The Lion King (1994).

Andreas Deja’s pencil animation for Scar from The Lion King (1994).

21 9 / 2014

Three DRAMATIC story sketches from Chris Sanders for The Lion King (1994).

Via: The Art of The Lion King by Christopher Finch

21 9 / 2014

Chris Sanders’ character sketches for Scar from The Lion King (1994).

Via: The Art of The Lion King by Christopher Finch

18 9 / 2014

Tumblr’s Grimmest Disney gifs

Part 1: 1937-1959

To see Part 2: 1961-1988, click here.

To see Part 3: 1989-1999, click here.

To see Part 4: 1999-2008, click here.

To see Part 5: 2009-2013, click here.

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Tumblr’s Grimmest Disney gifs

Part 2: 1961-1988

To see Part 1: 1937-1959, click here.

To see Part 3: 1989-1999, click here.

To see Part 4: 1999-2008, click here.

To see Part 5: 2009-2013, click here.

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Tumblr’s Grimmest Disney gifs

Part 3: 1989-1999

To see Part 1: 1937-1959, click here.

To see Part 2: 1961-1988, click here.

To see Part 4: 1999-2008, click here.

To see Part 5: 2009-2013, click here.

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Tumblr’s Grimmest Disney gifs

Part 4: 1999-2008

To see Part 1: 1937-1959, click here.

To see Part 2: 1961-1988, click here.

To see Part 3: 1989-1999, click here.

To see Part 5: 2009-2013, click here.

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Tumblr’s Grimmest Disney gifs

Part 5: 2009-2013

To see Part 1: 1937-1959, click here.

To see Part 2: 1961-1988, click here.

To see Part 3: 1989-1999, click here.

To see Part 4: 1999-2008, click here.

18 9 / 2014

Did you know that The Haunted Mansion's staring busts had their origins in Disneyland's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln?

S’true!

According to Disney author Kevin Yee, one of the Mansion's creepiest optical effects, the busts that appear to turn their heads as you pass them, actually owes its existence to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. “Designers happened to pass by a negative mold of the Lincoln head — an inverted cast from which the actual head would be made — when they realized that its inverted nature always resulted in the unnerving effect.”

So for all of you folks out there wondering what you have to do to become an Imagineer, here’s some advice: Always try and look at the world from a slightly different angle. That’s how most great discoveries are made!

This Disney Parks fun fact comes courtesy of Kevin Yee’s Walt Disney World: Hidden History.

18 9 / 2014

Did you know that The Haunted Mansion's Madam Leota is actually a combination of TWO different Disney Legends?

S’True!

Madame Leota is voiced by Elanor Audley — the voice of Maleficent in Walt Disney’s animated classic, Sleeping Beauty.

Madame Leota’s facial acting was done by Imagineer Leota Thomas. Originally, Thomas’ face was filmed simply as a test for the crystal ball ‘gag.’ Everyone involved was planning to recast and re-do the effect. But when the Imagineers saw Thomas’ face projected on the life-cast of her head, they knew they could never improve upon what she had done. It was shortly thereafter that the as-yet-unnamed Madame became known officially as Leota.

Pretty cool, eh?

This Disney Parks fun fact comes courtesy of Kevin Yee’s Walt Disney World: Hidden History.

18 9 / 2014

Mary Blair’s it’s a small world Mug

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18 9 / 2014

SUPER CUTE: Mary Blair-inspired, it’s a small world foam place mats

(available on Amazon!)

18 9 / 2014

Did you know that Disneyland’s it’s a small world contains a doll depicting the ride’s amazing visual designer, Mary Blair?

S’true!

Imagineer and fellow it’s a small world designer Rolly Crump explains, “Mary got childlike when she designed, and much of that went directly into the ride. We did a Mary Blair figure for it’s a small world, and she’s still in there. Mary always wore wild outfits, with a poncho and she had short blonde hair. So we decided to include a Mary Blair doll for the ride, with a poncho. She’s standing midway up in the Eiffel Tower.”

Check out that picture of Walt and Mary admiring her doll. I love it!

This Disney Parks fun fact comes courtesy of Kevin Yee’s Walt Disney World: Hidden History and Rolly Crump’s It’s Kind of a Cute Story.

17 9 / 2014

Did you know that one of The Haunted Mansion's famous '999 happy haunts' is actually the grandmother from The Carousel of Progress?

S’true!

The ghostly woman in the rocking chair in The Haunted Mansion's ballroom scene is an exact duplicate of ol' Granny from The Carousel of Progress. Both rides were designed and built in the 1960s, and the Imagineers re-used the granny Animatronic model for both!

Creepy or clever? You decide.

This Disney Parks fun fact comes courtesy of Kevin Yee’s Walt Disney World: Hidden History.