There were no male heros with facial hair in Disney movies until a 1996 film. Think you know what it is?

Disney has produced quite a collection of classic films over the years. Notably, all of the male heroes were clean-shaven until ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ was released in 1996. Finally, the streak was broken!

The man who was the first to reverse that trend in a Disney film was the character of Phoebus, when he appeared with blond hairs on his chin. Perhaps it would not be too much of a stretch of the imagination to say that the animators saw him as attractive, in a rugged way, which justified breaking tradition with the usual method of doing things.

In the movie, Phoebus is leader of the King’s Archers. Later, his loyalties change, and he chooses to help Quasimodo and Esmerelda. Of course, being a hero, it seems fitting that he should fall in love. And so, that’s just what happens between him and Esmerelda.

Apart from a facial hair first, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ is famous for a few other reasons as well. For example, the movie contains many darker elements and harsher language than typically found in Disney movies, for which it’s been criticized. The film has plenty of defenders, though, including former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who considered it his favorite.


Salvador Dali and Walt Disney collaborated on an animated film in 1946 that wasn't released until 2003!

The American animator Walt Disney and Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali are both remembered as legends--very different, but both very significant artists. So you can understand the excitement when they collaborated together on a short film. The genius each brought to the table made for an extremely memorable partnership.

The film, which is called 'Destino,' is about six and a half minutes long. Production began in 1946, completed much later, and was not released until 2003, well over half a century after it all started.

Looking at the content of the movie, the influence of both Disney and Dali are evident. The imagery is often surreal; there are melting objects, contrasts between light and dark, and scenes with landscapes that resemble deserts. 'Destino' features a young woman as the main character. The plot revolves around her and Janus, the god of time, and their relationship, in which they try to love each other.

The music was written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez and was performed by Dora Luz. The lyrics are written in Spanish and seem to complement the film very well.

Be sure to watch the film at the source!


The movie "Alien" had to borrow some props from a major rock band. Find out who!

British rock sensationg The Who may be out of this world, but it turns out their stage show was as well. In 1979's blockbuster hit “Alien”, there is a blue laser light shown off in the ship's egg chamber. That is the exact same light The Who used for their live performances.

When time is tight on a shooting schedule, you have to grab props from wherever you can. When you get the opportunity to snag a blue laser light that The Who was testing out next door, you can't turn that down! Talk about luck that they would be practicing in the sound stage next door and have sci-fi like equipment handy.

Cash shouldn't have been a problem for the production, however. The film was originally budgeted for $4.2 million, but when 20th Century Fox saw Ridley Scott's storyboards they instantly doubled it. The plans were so strong, the studio became confident enough to throw $8.4 million at the film, a huge cost at the time of the film's making.


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Primer is a movie about time travel so confusing, it's impossible to understand the first time through.

There are some films out there that you leave the theater feeling confused, knowing less of the plot than when you first started. None so much as the 2004 little indie hit "Primer" that gained relatively positive reviews, but maybe that was just because none of the critics wanted to admit to not knowing what the movie was about.

"Primer" is a science fiction drama about accidentally discovering time travel. It has a lot of experimental plot, implications of philosophy, and complex dialogue only an engineer could love. The film was made for a paltry $7,000 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Esquire's Mike D'Angelo claimed "anybody who claims he fully understands what's going on in 'Primer' after seeing it just once is either a savant or a liar." At least he managed to tell the truth. It's unclear just how many times he had to see it before writing his review.

The low-budget quality was noticed by some, but managed to captivate the critics all the same. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe said "aspects of 'Primer' are so low-rent as to evoke guffaws" but "the homemade feel is part of the point." If you're in need for a little cult classic and a headache, search out "Primer" right away.


Rats laugh when you tickle them! And they love it.

Scientists have decided something strange, after trying to tickle some animals - especially rats.

When the scientists started to tickle rats, they used a machine that detects high pitched frequencies and makes them audible to our weak human ears.

These recordings showed that the rats were making noises while being tickled. This noise was laughter!

Everyone loves being tickled! Scientists found that after tickling rats, the rats would begin to enjoy the person's company more.

They would start to play with the trainer's hands, and constantly follow the hand wherever put theirs!


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