Who might not want to sleep in the palace of Sleeping Beauty or fly over Big Ben with Peter Pan? Disney films are a piece of our aggregate creative energy and are likewise a reference when going far and wide. Despite the fact that you don’t need to go far, in Spain we have an extremely afdah movie Disney manor that you may not yet know.
What do you remember the Palace of the Sultan in which Princess Jasmine lived? Without any doubt to the famous Taj Mahal of the city of Agra of India . On the other hand, the city of Ágrabah de Aladdin (1992) bears much resemblance to the ancient city of Baghdad. About 3,290 kilometers between Agra and Baghdad united by the magic of Disney and the top speed of a flying carpet.
There is no doubt that Disney cartoonists are inveterate travelers and even the Far East took us by the hand of Mulán (1998). More specifically to the historic Imperial City of China, where we can differentiate without any problem the Forbidden City of Beijing . A first approach of the American giant to the Asian market that took shape in 2016 with the opening of the first Disney theme park in Shanghai where, evidently, the Princess Mulán is the queen.
Neverland was located on the second star on the right from the London sky . Peter Pan (1953), Wendy and the children flew to perch on the handlebars of the most famous clock in the city of the Thames, the Big Ben , built in 1858 next to the new Palace of Westminster.
One of the favorite animation movies of the kids, Cars (2006), with numerous locations of the legendary Route 66 that runs through the United States . For example, the Cozy Cone Motel was designed with the Wigwam Motel in mind , where its rooms emulate Indian tepees.
Singing Let It Go we go to Norway , to the small town of Balestrand, of just 1,300 inhabitants that has achieved great fame thanks to the Frozen phenomenon. The Kingdom of Ice (2013). St Olafs kyrkje , the real name of the temple, was built in 1897 and served as inspiration to create the chapel of Arendelle in which Elsa is crowned.
If you have ever visited New York you will surely recognize Grand Central Station . Created a century ago, they criticized it for its exaggerated dimensions, but today it welcomes more than 82 million travelers a year. In Rompe Ralph (2012) it becomes the central gaming station, where all the characters converge as in real life. Grand Central is almost a movie myth with films like Remember (1942) or With death in the heels (1959), both Hitchcock, Superman (1978), The Untouchables of Eliot Ness (1987), Trapped by his past ( 1993) or totally destroyed in The Avengers (2012).
7.The emperor and his follies
The creative team of The Emperor and his Follies (2000) traveled to Peru in 1996 to observe the artistic and cultural treasures of the ancient Incas. For ten days they visited places like the city of Machu Pichu , and its summit, and walked to the city of Cuzco, which gives its name to the protagonist of the film. The color of its landscape and the verticality of its mountains are reflected throughout the film.
8.Tiana and the Toad
We put Louis Armstrong on the playlist to tour the streets of the Vieux Carré, known as the French Quarter , the tourist epicenter of the city of New Orleans . The Mardi Grass, the steam boats on the Mississippi, the jazz … To do justice to New Orleans, the creators of Tiana and the toad (2009) spent several months in the city and made more than 50,000 photos to use it as material graphic of the movie.
The entire film by Lilo & Stitch (2003) is a true tribute to the islands of Hawaii (and the music of Elvis Presley), so there are many locations that we find among their frames. We are left with this similarity, which reflects the Kilauea Lighthouse on the northern tip of the island of Kauai. The lighthouse was built in 1913 as a guide for the ships and today is one of the most visited attractions of Kauai for its magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
10.The lost empire
How to represent a mythological city that nobody ever knew? The creatives of Disney imagined Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) as the temple complex of Angkor Wat , located in today’s Siem Reap (Cambodia) . Considered the largest religious structure ever built, the jungle hid the site until a Frenchman named Henri Mouhot discovered the temple, and through the publication of his travel notebooks, the place was made known in the West.