Above: A hidden Mickey in 1988’s ‘Oliver & Company’
An enlightening post on the Disney blog has revealed that Disney Animation Studios has been hiding Mickey Mouse in its films for many years.
The feature on Oh My Disney shines a light on the work of the mischievous animators who have strived to include the company’s mascot in dozens of films over the last few years.
From 'Frozen’ to 'Aladdin’ and even as far back as the company’s first animated feature 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, the image of Mickey has been sneaked into the studios animated films right under our very noses.
Here are some of the best hidden Mickeys that Disney has pointed out. Have you spotted any more? Let us know below.
'The Little Mermaid’
Mickey, Donald and Goofy can all be spotted at the start of the 1989 classic as King Triton arrives at the concert.
A mini Mickey can be seen on a shelf in Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post.
'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
This hidden Mickey Mouse in Walt Disney’s first full-length animated feature isn’t immediately obvious.
You’ll need to be pretty accurate with your pause button if you want to catch this hidden Mickey at the end of 'Aladdin’. It happens when Rajah is transformed back from a cub into a full grown tiger.
Mickey’s three-circle profile makes it quite easy for the animators to sneak him unnoticed. Did you notice this one when Cinderella is singing and cleaning?
This Mickey billboard in 'Wreck-It Ralph’ is pretty blatant, but blink and you’ll miss it.
'Beauty and The Beast’
It’s a little bit ornate, but these interlocking circles in the library are definitely a nod to Mickey.
For the full list of hidden Mickey Mouse references head over to the Disney blog here.
Image credits: Disney/Oh My Disney