The Dubai Opera is hosting a showcase of classic Disney movies for enthusiasts and children this summer, set to run from Aug. 15-30. Here are a few fun facts about the films that will go on show.
Dubai Opera celebrates Disney
Although Disney princesses historically have idealistic, sometimes unrealistic, characteristics, the animators of ”Moana” designed the lead character to have a realistic body type, hair look and facial features.
In the history of Disney’s characters, “Cinderella” was the first non-royal-blood princess.
‘Hocus and Pocus’
The story of ”Hocus Pocus” came about after American writer David Kirschner invented a bedtime story for his kids. He later submitted the story to Muppet Magazine, where it gained recognition.
‘Beauty and the Beast’
Before “Up,” “Beauty and the Beast” was the only animated film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1992.
‘The Little Mermaid’
The blue-green hue of mermaid Ariel’s fin was specially mixed by the Disney paint lab, and they called the new color “Ariel” in her honor.
‘The Jungle Book’
“The Jungle Book” was the last animated film Walt Disney himself worked on before he died in 1966.