When you watch a movie for the tenth time, you start to see many details that went unnoticed during the previous 9 viewings. And truth be told, there’s a lot to discover because animated movies are stuffed with startling things. We’ll probably never notice everything the creators put into each and every movie, but at least we have a reason to keep our eyes wide open whenever we rewatch our all-time favorites even though we may have already learned every line by heart.
People spotted some details in popular animated movies and here at Bright Side, we’re eager to share some of the most startling discoveries with you!
1. In Brave (2012), one of the arrows Merida shoots cuts her cheek as it goes out.
© Brave / Walt Disney Pictures
2. In The Boss Baby (2017), when Tim gets a younger brother, the number on his shirt changes from 01 to 02 which reflects he’s not his parents’ priority anymore.
© The Boss Baby / DreamWorks Animation
3. In The Lion King (1994), Zazu says that Scar would make a nice throw rug. That’s exactly how he appears in Hercules (1997).
© The Lion King / Walt Disney Pictures © Hercules / Walt Disney Pictures
4. In Toy Story (1995), the pattern of the carpet in Sid’s house is exactly the same as the floor in The Shining (1980).
© Toy Story / Pixar Animation Studios © The Shining / Warner Bros.
5. In The Lion King (1994), Simba eats a bug with his pinky up, which indicates his manners since he’s a royal.
© The Lion King / Walt Disney Pictures
6. In The Little Mermaid (1989), when Ariel saves Eric, he sees her backlit which makes her hair appear dark. Later, Ursula makes herself dark-haired just the way Eric saw Ariel.
© The Little Mermaid / Walt Disney Pictures
7. In Anastasia (1997), in the scene where she’s dancing in the abandoned palace, she is the only one who has her reflection on the floor since she’s the only real person in the room.
© Anastasia / 20th Century Fox
8. In Shrek the Third (2007), Fiona’s secret door makes her father’s statue kiss a horse’s butt when it’s opened.
© Shrek The Third / DreamWorks Animation
9. In Ratatouille (2007), Remy sees how a man kisses a woman after she threatens to shoot him. Later, when Colette gets angry, Remy makes Linguini kiss her the same way to calm her down.
© Ratatouille / Pixar Animation Studios
10. In Hercules (1997), Zeus’ statue started to smile after he met Hercules.
© Hercules / Walt Disney Pictures
11. In Up (2009), the colors of the movie reflect Carl’s mood and attitude.
© Up / Pixar Animation Studios
While Carl is sitting and grieving over his wife and the adventure they never got to go on, the colors are cold and dark. But when he finds the pictures of Ellie in the book and the note from her, everything lights up, signifying his warm feelings.
12. In Aladdin (1992), this was the moment Jasmine completely made sure Prince Ali was Aladdin. He gave her an apple the exact same way he did it in the market when they met for the first time.
© Aladdin / Walt Disney Pictures
13. Sid from Toy Story (1995) grew up to be a garbage man who appears in Toy Story 3 (2010).
© Toy Story / Pixar Animation Studios © Toy Story 3 / Pixar Animation Studios
14. In Finding Dory (2016), the bag with the shrimp is the only one that is completely clean since he’s a skunk cleaner and eats bacteria.
© Finding Dory / Pixar Animation Studios
15. Zootopia is obsessed with Frozen too: In Zootopia (2016), you can spot 2 baby elephants wearing the costumes of Anna and Elsa from Frozen (2013).
© Zootopia / Walt Disney Pictures
16. In Tangled (2012), the lantern that is launched by Rapunzel’s parents reaches her.
© Tangled / Walt Disney Pictures
This is made clear thanks to the fact that it’s the only lantern with the same sun pattern on it.
17. In Beauty and the Beast (1991), Belle agreed to be locked up for the rest of her life in Beast’s castle to save her father but didn’t agree to marry Gaston for that time.
© Beauty and the Beast / Walt Disney Pictures
18. In Hercules (1997), as Meg and Hercules are walking in the park, Meg gets poked by Cupid’s arrow. It illustrates that she’s falling in love with him.
© Hercules / Walt Disney Pictures
19. In Frozen (2013), Elsa’s castle changes color with her emotions. Blue symbolizes her happiness, red is fear, and yellow is anger.
© Frozen / Walt Disney Pictures
20. In Sing (2016), Mike the Mouse is eaten at the end by the bear who had been chasing him throughout the whole movie.
© Sing / Illumination Entertainment
In the last scene, it appears he thinks he got rid of the bear, but the bear is inside the car and smiling. He isn’t shown at the opening of the theatre while many other characters are.
What were some genius details that you’ve noticed in a cartoon? Open our eyes in the comments because we’re sure there’s still something we’ve missed that we never thought of yet!
Preview photo credit Brave / Walt Disney Pictures