Terry Moore, the star of the original Mighty Joe Young (1949), and Ray Harryhausen, the legendary stop-motion animator (who did most of the animation on the 1949 film) make a cameo in Disney’s remake. They appear as a couple at the gala. Looking at Jill Young, Moore states, “She reminds me of somebody, but I can’t think who.” Harryhausen replies, “You, when we first met.”
To create the title character of Mighty Joe Young, a combination of animatronics and computer generated special-effects were used.
In December of 2008, the Profiles in History auction house auctioned off the 9½ ft. high, 8 ft. wide, and 15 ft. long animatronic Joe, with the price set between $80,000 - $120,000
Oooh, another often overlooked Disney flick. I’ll see what I can dig up.
Frozen marks the fourth time that Disney Animation has adapted one of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales into an animated short or feature-length film. The other three are The Little Mermaid (1989), The Little Matchgirl (2006), and “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” segment in Fantasia 2000 (1999).
In fact, the names of the main characters in Frozen (Hans, Kristoff, Anna) ARE references to Hans Christian Anderson, coming straight from the mouth of my mother, who worked on the movie.
— Awesome! Thanks horrormoan!