Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

The 15 Best Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Your Favorite Animated Films.

They Could Be Related

They Could Be Related

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The giant hook of Maui’s plays a huge role in "Moana," as part of the origins of the islanders. Nani’s boyfriend, David Kawena, wears a very similar hook as a necklace in "Lilo & Stitch." It makes perfect sense to believe, in the world of Disney, of course, that the people of modern-day Hawaii are descendants of Moana and her people. Wait until you see who this next character is based on.

Mixed-Up Perfectly

Mixed-Up Perfectly

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Michael J. Fox was a pretty big star in the 80s. So, you’re probably not surprised that when Aladdin was being drawn, animators wanted him to look like Fox. Once they did a few screen tests, animators realized he looked too boyish. So, they decided to throw in some of Tom Cruise’s features, as well. Now that we’re talking about Aladdin, where do you think that lamp is hanging out these days?

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

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When Judy the bunny and Nick the fox are investigating Emmitt Otterton’s disappearance in "Zootopia," they check for clues at the Mystic Spring Oasis. When they arrive, they’re let in by the owner Yax. Next to the door is a shelf with several objects on it. One of those objects is none other than the genie’s lamp from "Aladdin"! Even you may have noticed the next one on our list!

Not Your Typical Marshmallow

Not Your Typical Marshmallow

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In the beginning of "Moana," the children were being told the legends of Maui the Demigod defeating a flurry of monsters by the grandmother. Moana’s father rudely interrupted to tell the children that such things don’t exist, but while doing so he accidentally unrolled tapestries that showed the legends. On the first tapestry is a reference to Marshmallow, the enormous ice monster in "Frozen"! Next up is another loved character based on someone famous!

For Little Girls

For Little Girls

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The animator of "The Little Mermaid," Glen Keane, wanted Ariel to look attractive, but he also wanted her to be relatable for little girls. Keane ended up taking his inspiration from actress Alyssa Milano, who at the time, was a teenager. Another fun fact: the movement of Ariel’s hair was created by taking the footage of astronaut Sally Ride in outer space. If you consider yourself an art buff, you may have noticed the next one.

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