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Fact #89

Verna Felton is a name unknown to most, but she has a surprisingly recognisable voice. She voiced many characters in Disney animations, including:

The Elephant Matriach/Mrs Jumbo – Dumbo

Fairy Godmother – Cinderella

Queen of Hearts – Alice in Wonderland

Aunt Sarah – Lady and the Tramp

Flora – Sleeping Beauty

Elephant – The Jungle Book


Fact #88

The upcoming film Giants (2016) will be based on Jack and the Beanstalk, making it the second time that fairytale has been used in Disney canon (the first was the ‘Mickey and the Beanstalk’ section of Fun and Fancy Free).

This makes Jack and the Beanstalk the first fairytale to be used twice in Disney canon.

A beautiful new short film by Disney Legend animator Glen Keane.


Fact #83

Disney had animation production studios in Sydney Australia, that were operational from 1988 to 2006

Initially they produced tv shows, such as The New Adventures of Winnie the PoohDarkwing DuckGoof TroopAladdinTimon & Pumbaa, and Duck Daze.

They then moved on to film sequels. The first feature film produced was Return to Neverland (2002).

A full list of productions is as follows:

  • The Lion King II
  • The Jungle Book II
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
  • Brother Bear II
  • The Return of Jafar
  • Return to Never Land
  • Tarzan II
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
  • Bambi II
  • Cinderella III