My Geeky Trivia
By Geeky Gem
Hello there, yes it’s that time of the week again. I am back with my trivia and this week I thought I would delve into the world of Disney. They have made many people laugh out loud and cry tears of joy all the world fr years. I thought I would share with you some trivia on one of my all time favourite ones. I used to watch a lot of Disney movies with my Grampy when I was little and I know it was thanks to him that I still love them today, anyway back to the matter in hand, here I bring you 101 Dalmatians.
Someone counted all black spots in the movie, frame-by-frame, and reached the total of 6,469,952.
Cruella De Vil was designed as a manic take-off on the flamboyant actress Tallulah Bankhead, as well as some of her personality quirks.
Due to the commercial failure of Sleeping Beauty, production costs needed to be cut. As a result, this was the first Disney feature film to use photocopying technology (Xerography), which made an animated film with this much visual complexity possible. It also set the visual style of Disney animation (a scratchy, hard outline look) for years until the technology advanced enough (with the production of The Rescuers) to allow a softer look.
In the early 1990s merchandise tied-in with the video’s release was quickly pulled from shelves because the word Dalmatian had been spelled incorrectly as “Dalmation” on some of the product packaging. The merchandise was only available at Disneyland or the Disney Stores.
Walt Disney disliked the rough drawing style brought about by the Xerography process.
CASTLE THUNDER: Various versions are used during the storm while the puppies are born. The version used on Bambi is heard when Cruella enters, and again when she leaves and Pongo barks at her.
In the USA, this was the highest grossing movie of 1961.
There is a hidden Mickey on nearly all of the Dalmatians.
Clarence Nash (best known as the voice of Donald Duck) did the dog barks for this film.
The author of the book on which the film is based, Dodie Smith, was a successful playwright and novelist who had nine Dalmatians of her own, including one named Pongo. She got the idea for the book when a friend who was at her house saw all the dogs together and remarked, “Those dogs would make a lovely fur coat.”
And there we hae it join me next week for some trivia.