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10 Unbelievable Facts About Some of Your Kid’s Favorite Animated Films

 

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Parents tend to have a love-hate relationship with children’s films. Although most are an absolute joy to watch, children’s innate penchant for repetition often times make kid’s films the bane of our existence. I mean, you can “find Nemo” but so many times in a given week right?

In order to add a fun and unique spin on those classic animated films that we adults love to loath, I’ve dug up some interesting (and a few unbelievable) facts. Like for instance, did you know that Prince (or The Artist Formerly Known As depending on whom you ask) fell so in love with some flit-footed flightless birds that he wrote a song for them?

Read on for more unbelievable facts:

R.I.P. Chris...

R.I.P. Chris...

The late Chris Farley was originally cast in the lead role of Shrek. He had even recorded part of the dialogue. After his untimely death, the role was given to his friend, fellow Saturday Night Live performer, Mike Myers.

Glad they made that change...

Glad they made that change...

The movie "Cars" was originally titled "Route 66". They changed the name so as not to draw any confusion with the television show Route 66.

He's forever immortalized... as a bug...

He's forever immortalized... as a bug...

Most of the hand gestures made by the character Hopper were modeled after the late Pixar and Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

That would have been... interesting...

That would have been... interesting...

Ving Rhames and James Earl Jones were originally considered for the role of Manny in the Ice Age movie.

A what?...

A what?...

Originally, the lead animals were to be a a zebra, a lion, a hippo, and an... okapi. Melman was thankfully changed to a giraffe to make him a familiar animal.

Really? Now that's some commitment to the craft...

Really? Now that's some commitment to the craft...

How did the animation team perfect the movement of the toy soldiers? By gluing sneakers to a piece of wood and trying to walk around with them on.

Now HE would've been perfect!...

Now HE would've been perfect!...

Bill Murray was originally considered and even tested for the role of Sulley, but the director claimed that when they decided to offer the role to Murray, they were unable to get in contact with him and took that to mean "no".

Interesting...

Interesting...

"Up" is only the second Pixar film to be given a rating of PG. The first was "The Incredibles".

Ha! Doink...

Ha! Doink...

In order to realistically capture the movements of Rhino the hamster, the crew adopted a real hamster which they named Doink. They then filmed him from beneath while he walked on a sheet of Plexiglas. That way, they were able to see how Rhino would actually look walking in his plastic ball.

There's Nemo!...

There's Nemo!...

Pixar's characters are usually planned years in advance. Nemo first appeared as a stuffed toy on the couch in Boo's room in Monsters, Inc..


Source: IMBD.com

 

 

Author: Kesha of We Got Kidz

Kesha Chisholm Phillips is currently a part time graphic artist and the full time writer and editor of WeGotKidz.com and WeGotKidzGraphics.com. You'll find her all around the web sharing her parenting journey which includes everything from hilarious family videos to her refreshing takes on what it means to raise children today. Kesha currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her lovely husband and twins AJ and Jax.

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