To celebrate its 100th birthday, Disney has decided to share a list of 30 places around the world that gave them ideas for their famous movies.
Locations in 13 different countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including one in Croatia, acted as inspiration for famous Disney films.
A famous Croatian city was the inspiration for the 1989 film “The Little Mermaid”.
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“The Little Mermaid” was a big hit at the movies this year. But for those who remember the old cartoon version with Ariel, the red-haired daughter of Triton, here’s an interesting fact: The beautiful shores where Ariel washes up in the 1989 film were actually inspired by Dubrovnik in Croatia, Disney revealed as Metro writes.
30 locations which inspired Disney films
Aladdin (2018): Wadi Rum, Jordan
Alice in Wonderland (1951): Great Fosters, UK
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): Forte Di Bard, Italy
Avengers: Endgame (2019): St. Abbs Village, Berwickshire, Scotland
Beauty and The Beast (1991): Chateau De Chambord, Franc
Black Panther (2018): Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, South Africa
Black Widow (2021): Budapest, Hungary
Brave (2012): Calanais Standing Stones, Scotland
Captain America: Civil War (2016): Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany
Cruella (2021): Liberty, London, UK
Frozen (2013): Akershus Fortress, Norway
Hercules (1997): Mount Olympus, Greece
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023): Ear of Dionysius, Sicily, Italy
Luca (2021): Cinque Terre, Italy
Mary Poppins (1964): St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961): Regent’s Park, London, UK
Peter Pan (1953): Big Ben, London, UK
Pinocchio (1940): Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany
Ratatouille (2007): Le Train Bleu, France
Rogue One: Star Wars Story (2016): Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Iceland
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Sleeping Beauty (1959): Chateau De Saumur, France
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937): Alcazar de Segovia, Spain
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937): The Black Forest, Germany
Star Wars: Force Awakens (2015): Skellig Michael, Ireland
Tangled (2010): Mont Saint-Michel, France
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996): Notre-Dame De Paris Cathedral, France
The Lion King (1994): Masai Mara, Kenya
The Little Mermaid (1989): Dubrovnik, Croatia
Winnie the Pooh (2011): Ashdown Forest (Hundred Acre Wood), UK
Click here to see the image of the Dubrovnik-inspired location.