Originally Posted by m_maxwell
Most of the things about Disney aren't quite true. The dust mentioned above in The Lion King actually spells out SFX...moviespeak for "special effects".
Ariel as Mary Magdalene? That's a new one.
In Goldmember, when Austin Powers' plane lands in Tokyo, the graphic on the bottom of the screen says "Toyko International Airport." It's a double booper! Not only is it misspelled, but there is no Tokyo International Airport! There is the Haneda International Airport and Narita International Airport, but no airport with the city's name.
Glad to know the thing about Simba isn't true. He's too innocent for that...poor simba
As for further evidence on the Ariel/Mary Magdalene, I went hunting through The Davinci Code for the part, and this is what it said:
"When Langdon had first seen The Little Mermaid, he had actually gasped aloud when he noticed that the painting in Ariel's underwater home was none other than the seventeenth-century artist Georges de las Tour's THe Penitent Magdalene-a famous homage to the banished Mary Magdalene-fitting decor considering that the movie turned out to be a nintey-minute collage of blatant symbolic references tot he laost sanctity of Isis, Eve, Pieces the fish goddess, and repeatedly, Mary Magdalene. The Little Mermaid's name, Ariel posessed powerful ties tot eh sacred feminine and, in the Book of Isaiaah, was synonymous with "the Holy City besieged." Of course, the Little Mermaid's flowing red hair was certainly no coincidence either."
--Of course, this could just be the author's way of viewing it all to prove his point/theory....I just thought it was interesting.