The Secret Disney Movie Cameos You Never Know About: Pumbaa is in The Hunchback of Notre Dame?!?

The task of animating a movie is a long arduous one. Hours upon hours can be spent on a scene which lasts only mere seconds. Obviously, this can begin to get very stressful and those staffed with creating our favorite animated classics need an outlet like anyone else. But while we might get up and go for a short walk or get some form of exercise, animators have become very well-known for their tendency to place hidden messages in the films they create.

As the giant in the animated pictures role for seemingly ages, Disney of course receives the most buzz when it comes to these little secrets placed by the creators (nicknamed “Easter Eggs”). While they often refuse to respond or even deny they exist — sometimes because the rumored Easter Egg is adult in nature — there is no question that this has occurred in many of the studio’s productions. Other times, it may be because the rumor is about a cameo by a character in a film which has not yet been released.

Today, we’ll take a look at some of these cameos. Some of them you may have heard of before, but I think most will come as a surprise. Either way, I’m sure you’ll be paying much closer attention to the background the next time you sit down to watch an animated Disney movie.

#1 Buzz Lightyear doll at the dentist’s office in Finding Nemo

buzz lightyear doll in finding nemoSource: interestingfacts

#2 Boo has a Nemo doll in Monsters, Inc.

boo has a nemo doll in monsters inc

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#3 Nemo also makes an appearance in Brother Bear

Nemo in Brother BearSource: Finding Mickey

#4 Tinkerbell is one of the fairies in The Black Cauldron

tinkerbell is one of the fairies in the black cauldronSource: Buzz Feed

#5 The lion from Hercules is Scar

the lion from hercules is scarSource: interestingfacts

#6 Jock, Peg, & Trusty from Lady and the Tramp are briefly in Oliver & Company

jock peg and trusty from lady and the tramp are in oliver and companySource: Finding Mickey

#7 The Little Mermaid: The King and Grand Duke from Cinderella are guests at the wedding

the king and the grand duke from cinderella are guests at the wedding in the little mermaidSource: Buzz Feed

#8 101 Dalmatians: Peg from Lady and the Tramp is in Percy’s Pet Shop

peg from lady and the tramp is in percy's pet shop in 101 dalmatiansSource:

#9 The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Aladdin’s magic carpet, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Pumbaa from The Lion King

the hunchback of notre dame has cameos from aladdin's magic carpet, belle from beauty and the beast, and pumbaa from the lion kingSource: interestingfacts

#10 The Beast appears as one of the Sultan’s toys in Aladdin

the beast appears as one of the sultan's toys in aladdinSource: Buzz Feed

#11 The boy’s comic book in Finding Nemo’s dentist scene is Mr. Incredible

boy's comic book in finding nemo is mr. incredibleSource: Buzz Feed