40 Startling Facts That You Never Suspected About Your Favorite Disney Princesses

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38. Belle has a cameo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame both take place in France, so it kind of makes sense that Belle would have a cameo in the latter film. She appears during the “Out There” sequence when the camera pans over the streets of Paris. Appropriately, she’s reading a book while walking. (The Magic Carpet from Aladdin can be spotted in the same scene!)

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37. Rapunzel has very heavy hair

In real life, Rapunzel probably wouldn’t be able to move around. According to the Tangled animators, her hair is 70 feet long and has 100,000 strands in it. All of it together would probably weigh about ten pounds. However, this is a Disney film, and her hair is magical, so this potential problem is never mentioned.

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36. Cinderella helped save the Disney studio

World War II made a massive dent in the Disney company. People simply weren’t going to see films at that time, and as a result three films which would later become classics – Bambi, Pinocchio and Fantasia – flopped at the box office. Disney was going bankrupt by the time Cinderella came out… but that film pulled them back from the brink. It made $85,000,000 worldwide.

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