In The Rescuers Down Under, when Joanna tries to bite into the “eagle eggs” the first time, she very briefly has three pairs of eyes when her head comes down.
In The Rescuers Down Under, Joanna is a Goanna, which are monitor lizards found in Australia and southeast Asia.
In July 2012, it was reported buy Hollywood Reporter that Andrew Stanton is developing a sequel to Finding Nemo, with Victoria Strouse writing the script and a schedule to be released in 2016. The same day the news of a potential sequel broke, Stanton posted a message on his personal Twitter calling into question the accuracy of these reports. The message said, “Didn’t you all learn from Chicken Little? Everyone calm down. Don’t believe everything you read. Nothing to see here now. #skyisnotfalling”
However, according to the report by Hollywood Reporter published in August 2012, Ellen DeGeneres is in negotiations to reprise her role of Dory. In September 2012, the sequel was confirmed by Stanton, saying: “What was immediately on the list was writing a second [John] Carter movie. When that went away, everything slid up. I know I’ll be accused by more sarcastic people that it’s a reaction to Carter not doing well, but only in its timing, but not in its conceit.”
Bambi II broke the record of the longest interval between a sequel and its predecessor. Bambi was released in 1942, Bambi II in 2006, 64 years later.
Bambi II includes ideas meant for Bambi which were ultimately cut. The film is a midquel, the story taking place in the middle of Disney’s original Bambi, with the Great Prince of the Forest dealing with the now motherless Bambi.
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea contains a number of visual references to the original film, which have been dubbed by Disney Channel as “Double Takes”. Among these references are: A similar opening shot featuring a flying seagull. The shot of Melody shooting to the surface after searching for shells is exactly the same as the shot of Ariel’s resurfacing after she was transformed into a human by Ursula. Melody sinking down to the bottom of the cave where the locket lies is similar to shots of Ariel while singing “Part of Your World”. Sebastian unintentionally reminds Melody about her party the same way Scuttle unintentionally reminded Ariel about her concert. While Louis chases Sebastian, Sebastian hides under a piece of lettuce, just as he did in the original movie. Melody does a back flip through the water while singing “For a Moment”, which is the exact same movement Ariel did while singing “Part of Your World”. When Morgana tells Melody to “enjoy those fins… while you can”, the screen fades to black, while her eyes stay their original white, and her tentacles tap each other. This was also done in the original movie when Ursula says “she may be the key to Triton’s undoing”. Melody pushes Dash out of a hole almost too small for him to go through, which is what Ariel does to Flounder during the shipwreck scene in the first movie. Scuttle torments Morgana to help Ariel escape the same way he did Vanessa to help Ariel reach the wedding boat in time. When the sun sets, Melody turns back to a human. In the original movie, Ariel turned back into a mermaid when the sun set. When Ariel discovers Melody’s visit to the sea, she says “You deliberately disobeyed me,” the same line King Triton delivers to Ariel when he discovers her visits to the surface.
Pat Carrol, who voiced Ursula in the original The Little Mermaid, voiced Morgana in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is loosely based on the real Pocahontas’ trip to England in 1616. In actuality, at the time of her journey, Pocahontas had already converted to Christianity, been baptized, taken the name Rebecca, married John Rolfe, and bore him a son named Thomas.
She traveled to England accompanied by Rolfe, Thomas, Uttamatomakin, and a retinue of Native American women. While in the film she appears to have stayed in England for about a week or two, she actually remained in England until her death in March 1617.
In Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Donald Gibson takes over the role of John Smith, whom his older brother Mel Gibson voiced in the first movie. Mel Gibson was the only original Pocahontas cast member not to return for the sequel.