Disney Facts That Will Make You Feel Really Really Old


We love Disney so much.  In fact, if you’ were a 90’s kid, then you grew up with those VHS movies on repeat at home all the time.  Disney just gives us all the good feels–it helps us remember the good times in our childhood and brings back cherished memories.  It’s all good and well until we realize just how much time has passed since some of our favorite Disney milestones.  What is happening in life? Here are Disney facts that will make you feel really really old.

1. Christina Aguilera sang “Reflection,” for Mulan in June 1998

That was 17 years ago folks…17 years! Some of us used to sing that song with a hairbrush to our mirror back in the day and pretend we could hit the high notes like Christina. 


2. Riley from Inside Out wasn’t even born yet when Monster’s Inc. came out

She turns 12 at the end of the movie and Monster’s Inc. came out in 2001. That means she’s going to be one confused little girl when she watches Monster’s University. 

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3.  A Goofy Movie was released 20 years ago

That’s right, you heard right.  20 years!!! Max is now in his 30’s, married to Roxanne and they have a little goofy kid.  Plus Max turned out to be kind of hot.

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4. Prince Eric is getting old

The actor who voiced Eric was only 16 at the time…and this year he’ll be 43.  Whoa, how does that make you feel?

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5. The Disney store–well that’s been around for 28 years now

We thought it had existed forever….turns out we were wrong.

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6. The Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan (twice!) was 17 years ago

Lindsay became a Disney classic star overnight and produced several more movies for Disney.  Her last Disney film, Herbie: Fully Loaded was over ten years ago.

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7. Finding Nemo was released more than 12 years ago

Just know this– clownfish normally live between six to ten years, so our favorite fishies wouldn’t be around anymore if they were real.

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8. Beautiful and sassy Jasmine would be in her forties this year

Jasmine in real life would be almost 40 years old.  We bet she’d look as good as 40-year-old Angelina Jolie.

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9. It’s been 11 years since a new episode of Lizzie McGuire was on TV

Wasn’t that just the greatest show ever?  Lizzie ruled our lives from 2001-2004.

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10. The live-action Inspector Gadget movie was released 16 years ago

The original cartoon first started in 1983 and the movie version opened in 1999.

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11. 14-year-old Michelle Trachtenberg starred in Inspector Gadget

Here’s Michelle at the White House Correspondent’s dinner this year.  She’s now almost 30 years old.

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12. Here’s a look at some of your favorite stars more than 20 years ago

Did you find some familiar faces?  These are the Mousketeers– Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling (and a few others).  They were in the Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995.

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13. The movie Hercules was in theaters when Kylie Jenner was born

Man, that really puts some perspective on how young she is, doesn’t it?

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14. Beauty and the Beast– 25 years old!!!

The fairytale classic is the same age as some of our editors.  Yes, seriously.

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15. Emma Watson was a year old when Beauty and the Beast was released

She’ll be playing Belle in the upcoming live-action version of the film.

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16. Raven Symone was only 13 years old when she was in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century 

Wasn’t that the coolest Disney original movie ever?

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17. These beloved VHS tape cases ruled your entire childhood!

Kids today wouldn’t even know what these are.

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