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Disney is NOTORIOUS for including small details that reference Mickey Mouse, other Disney characters, and even hint at future movies to come. Even the biggest Disney fan can miss some of these thoughtful detail which are often only in frame for a matter of seconds. Which of these ten surprising details did you catch in the movies? Which ones will you be rewatching to see what other easter eggs you can uncover?

 

  1. Lilo and Stitch

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Lilo and Stitch is a gold mine of Hidden Mickeys. In this scene where Lilo teaches her alien pal Stitch how to hula, we can see there is a Mickey-shaped configuration in the fruit stand behind them. There’s also another Hidden Mickey including a Mulan poster in the bedroom and a few photos of Mickey Mouse on the wall.

 

  1. Frozen

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When Elsa hosts her grand coronation, Anna passes by Tangled couple Flynn Rider and Rapunzel on her way through the courtyard. It’s so nice that all the princesses come out to support each other.

 

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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In the beautiful Gothic Cathedral that is the backdrop for Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Cathedral integrates Mickey’s famous silhouette as part of the architecture for the giant church.

 

  1. The Little Mermaid

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At the very beginning of the movie, King Triton makes an entrance at an underwater concert hall housing all kinds of individuals. Though most of these concert goers are mermaids and sea creatures, we can pick out some familiar faces in the crowd. Mickey Mouse and Goofy are two of them, and a number of spectators are wearing Mickey Ears. In another frame, you can actually see Kermit the Frog!

 

  1. Tangled

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Rapunzel’s birth mother also wears a necklace with a Hidden Mickey at its center. We don’t know about you, but we’ve seen Tangled oodles of times and never noticed that classic little detail!

 

  1. Beauty and the Beast

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In the animated film, the Beast gives Belle a tour of his massive library of books as a gift to show his gratitude for helping him recover from the wolf attack. When the camera zooms out, we can see at the very top of the center bookshelf is a Hidden Mickey that brings the entire library together.

 

  1. Big Hero 6

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We all know Prince Hans deserves to be locked up behind bars, but we were still surprised to see he had a cameo on a Wanted poster in Big Hero 6 which was released after Frozen. This may just be a nod to Frozen and its animations but some speculate that this hidden detail is actually a precursor to the Frozen sequel where maybe Hans escapes the Southern Isles to take revenge over Anna and Elsa.

 

  1. Oliver and Company

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Fagin, the human friend of the stray dogs in Oliver and Company shows off his collection of spunky watches, the first watch on his wrist clearly has a Mickey Mouse clock face. A small detail you might miss if you weren’t watching closely!

 

  1. Frozen

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In yet another Frozen cameo, we can just barely catch a glimpse of a very familiar figure in the background of this frame. Mickey Mouse is pretty clearly recognized on the shelf as Anna dances through the Arendelle castle as she sings “For the First Time in Forever”.

 

  1. The Princess and the Frog

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Our last one is a tough one! With all the eye-catching scenes in The Princess and the Frog, you probably didn’t think anything of this seemingly ordinary book that Charlotte has on her book shelf. This book is the story of Rapunzel. This is a subtle hint at the release of Tangled which Disney released the following year.