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    Re: Disney Fun Facts

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    The Walt Disney Company invented the "multiplane camera" to add depth to animated films via painted backgrounds on multiple layers of glass.
    In a similar vain of theatrical pioneering, the 1954 production of 20,000 Leagues essentially wrote "the book" for Hollywood underwater film-making. The Nassau crew set what was then a world record for the amount of divers underwater (typically up to 20 in front of the camera and another 25+ behind). Indeed, the entire operation was so unprecedented that the US Navy sent several of its own men to see if they could learn anything from it.

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    To prepare for production of "Mulan", a group of artistic supervisors made a three week journey to China to sketch, photograph, and soak up the culture.
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    When there is a special guest (i.e. someone famous or prominent) or a high-up ranking Disney employee (i.e. CEO, etc.) visiting the VIP area of the Coral Reef, Mickey Mouse will be dressed in a scuba costume and come down into the tank to the main restaurant floor for people to see. According to the waiters and waitresses at the Coral Reef, this is a "very rare" occurrence. My family happened to be lucky enough to be there one night when Mickey came down into the tank in a scuba costume...and literally up to the glass next to our table, as our table was against the tank glass last table next to the kitchen.

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    Ub Iwerks was reported to have drawn up to 700 drawings a day for the first Mickey Mouse shorts.
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    During production of "The Lion King" live lions and other animals were brought to the Disney studios for animators to study.
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    In "Pinocchio" Honest John's full name is J. Worthington "Honest John" Foulfellow.
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    In "The Incredibles" the family's last name is Parr
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    Cinderella Castle featured at the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, was inspired in part by several French castles.
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    In "Meet the Robinsons", one scene features a place called "Todayland" that resembles Disneyland's Tomorrwland.
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    EPCOt has the most AC of all the parks, AK has the least for planning days over the summer.

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    Main Street Disnelyland is based on Marceline and Fort Collins, Main Street WDW is a composite East Coast.

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    Even though Cinderella's Castle looks like it's made of bricks, there isn't one.

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    The large rolling ball in the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular weighs more than 400 pounds.
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    The largest parking structure in the world is located at Tokyo Disney Resort
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    In "American Dragon:Jake Long" Jake's last name is the actual Chinese word for "dragon"
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