As Disney fans, we all made a pact to never grow up. We’re happy to say that we’ve succeeded with flying colors (in our own minds, at least). But sometimes, we like to look back at our childhoods and realize how grown-up we’ve gotten on the outside, just to really drive home what a feat it is that we’ve stayed kids at heart forever. This is one of those times:
It’s been twenty years since Toy Story came out. Andy graduated college last year.
The Incredibles came out eleven years ago, which would mean that in real time, Violet is 25, Dash is 21, and Jack-Jack is 12.
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century premiered sixteen years ago. Zenon lives in a space station in 2049, and she’s 13 and has lived in the space station since she was 2, which means living in space stations is supposed to be a thing in 2038, which is only 23 years away …
Most of the kids who just started as freshmen in high school this month were born in 2001, which was the same year Monsters, Inc. came out.
The Little Mermaid came out twenty-six years ago. Its premiere year, 1989, is as far away from kids born today as 1963 would be to a kid born in 1989. The Sword in the Stone came out in 1963!
When Beauty and the Beast premiered, the following stars weren’t even born yet: Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, everyone in One Direction, Laura Marano, Rowan Blanchard, and Sabrina Carpenter. Zendaya wouldn’t be born for another five years.
The #1 song on Billboard the day that Aladdin premiered was “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men. Today, the Boyz are decidedly men, as they are all in their forties.
The kids who were in kindergarten when The Lion King premiered were born in 1989. The kids who were in kindergarten when Frozen premiered were born in 2008. That’s almost a twenty year difference.
And finally, here’s a Walt quote to make you feel young: “Adults are only grown up kids, anyway.”
Which of these facts was the most surprising to you? Tell us in the comments!