2D animation movies: 5 mind-blowing facts

We should never be ashamed of our love for animated movies. They make us cry, laugh, and remind us of why we should always remain kids on the inside. But, did you ever notice some of the subliminal tricks these 2D animation movies contain? Check out these interesting facts that will definitely blow your mind.

Hidden Mickeys

Keeping up with our blog, you know how much we love the world of Disney and that’s why we’re starting off with the first fact: “Hidden Mickeys” started as a joke between Walt Disney and other imagineers and became a tradition secretly carried out for decades. Disney fans now make it a traditional game to search for them. You can find some more here.

Timeless art

To start, Destino was originally a collaboration between Walt Disney and surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, but wasn’t released till 2003! In fact, Dali first met Walt Disney back in 1945 while he was in town working on a dream sequence for Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound. A mutual appreciation for each other’s art was very obvious, and it didn’t take long until they agreed to collaborate. How cool is that?

2D animation inception

The Simpsons characters, Itchy & Scratchy, the featured cartoon show in the series, are spoofs of Tom and Jerry: a “cartoon within a cartoon.”

Dancing princesses

The production on Beauty and the Beast ran out of time and money. The animators had to re-use the dancing scenes from Sleeping Beauty and adapt them.

Open wide

Finally, 50% of our team is obsessed with Manga, so we had to feature this last fact. Anime filmmakers commonly exaggerate the eye size of their characters. This practice can be traced back to Osamu Tezuka who is an anime and manga artist who was influenced by early animated characters such as Betty Boop.

2D animation is a fascinating world that keeps expanding, even in the social media era. So if you have an idea for a small web animated series, you want to create an awesome 2D animated cover video on Facebook inspired by your favourite movie? Check ours, and contact us and let’s make it happen!