Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons

Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
FROZEN
HOTEL DE GLACE, QUEBEC, CANADA
The Hotel de Glace on the outskirts of Quebec City in Canada provided the inspiration for Elsa's Ice Palace in Disney's Frozen
The Hotel de Glace on the outskirts of Quebec City in Canada provided the inspiration for Elsa's Ice Palace in Disney's Frozen
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
The ornate Hotel de Glace, which has 36 rooms and is rebuilt every month entirely out of iceQueen Elsa of Arendelle, who was voiced by Broadway star Idina Menzel
Queen Elsa of Arendelle, voiced by Broadway star Idina Menzel in the film; and the ornate 36-room Hotel de Glace which is rebuilt monthly

Do you want to build an ice castle... every month? That's what the 60-strong building team at Quebec City's Hotel de Glace have to do to keep their unique accommodation running. 
The magic of Disney means Queen Elsa of Arendelle, from the enormously successful feature film Frozen, means such a fate doesn't befall her beautiful structure. 
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
The animated ice palace from Disney's Frozen is clearly unrestricted by unforgiving nature of ice but still looks remarkably real
The animated ice palace from Disney's Frozen is clearly unrestricted by unforgiving nature of ice but still looks remarkably real
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Princess Anna marvels at Elsa's castle in the film which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen
Princess Anna marvels at Elsa's castle in the film which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen




TANGLED
MONT SAINT-MICHEL, NORMANDY, FRANCE 
For the updated version of the story of Rapunzel, Disney used the fortified island village and castle of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, as inspiration for its castle. 
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Disney used the fortified island village and castle of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, as inspiration for Rapunzel's castle
Disney used the fortified island village and castle of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, as inspiration for Rapunzel's castle
The towers and Italian Romanesque style abbey were transformed to be the rather elaborate home of Rapunzel's parents from which the heroine is taken
The towers and Italian Romanesque style abbey were transformed to be the rather elaborate home of Rapunzel's parents from which the heroine is taken



Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
FINDING NEMO
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA 
Finding Nemo is Marlin the clown fish's journey from the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Coral Sea off Queensland, to Sydney. 
The reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, are made up of 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands across across 344,400 square km and should be seen to be believed and enjoyed before they're gone.
The adorable fish in water comedy-adventure finding Nemo begins in the Great Barrier Reef but the wildlife starkly resembles reality
The adorable fish in water comedy-adventure finding Nemo begins in the Great Barrier Reef but the wildlife starkly resembles reality
Marlin's adventure from the reef to Sydney, away from the safety of the sea anemones (real version right), was a worldwide blockbuster
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Marlin's adventure from the reef to Sydney, away from the safety of the sea anemones was a worldwide blockbusterMarlin's adventure from the reef to Sydney was a worldwide hit
 Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 
CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE 
The Renaissance-style Chateau de Chambord in France's Loire Valley was the basis for The Beast's palace in this classic Disney film.

Renaissance-style Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France (left) was the basis for The Beast's palace in this classic Disney film
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Renaissance-style Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France was the basis for The Beast's palace in this classic Disney film
The Renaissance-style Chateau de Chambord in France's Loire ValleyThe building was constructed by King Francis I of France, and although never finished remains a hugely popular tourist destination
The building was constructed by King Francis I of France, and although never finished remains a hugely popular tourist destination.
INTO THE WOODS 
WINDSOR GREAT PARK, ENGLAND 
The pine forest of Windsor Great Park features prominently in Into The Woods, which was mostly filmed in London's Shepperton Studios with scenes also shot at Dover Castle, Waverley Abbey and Richmond Park. 
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
The ancient pine forest of Windsor Great Park outside London features prominently in the feature film Into The Woods
The ancient pine forest of Windsor Great Park outside London features prominently in the feature film Into The Woods
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
The pine trees of Great Windsor Park look beautiful in autumn and proved a perfect backdrop for the dark live action fairytale 
The pine trees of Great Windsor Park look beautiful in autumn and proved a perfect backdrop for the dark live action fairytale.

SLEEPING BEAUTY
NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY 
Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has become so much more than Sleeping Beauty's castle, it is now the symbol of Disney itself along with a common thread in the company's biggest theme parks. 
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has become so much more than Sleeping Beauty's castle, it is now the symbol of Disney itself along with a common thread in the company's biggest theme parks
Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has become so much more than Sleeping Beauty's castle, it is now the symbol of Disney itself along with a common thread in the company's biggest theme parks
 Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has become so much more than Sleeping Beauty's castle, it is now the symbol of Disney itself along with a common thread in the company's biggest theme parks.

Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
BRAVE
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, SCOTLAND  
Scotland should be in the credits among the star voices Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson - it plays that big a part. In places it offers inspiration, in others it provides a total carbon print for a part of the animated set. 
This is the case for the Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands. Brave tells the tale of a rebellious young Scottish girl named Merida (voiced by Macdonald) and prominently features the colours and contours of the country. 
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands formed the basis of the castle in Brave, the story of rebellious young Scottish girl MeridaEilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands formed the basis of the castle in Brave

Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands formed the basis of the castle in Brave, the story of rebellious young Scottish girl Merida
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
Brave prominently features the colours and contours of Scotland along with the distinctive voices of Kelly Macdonald and Billy Connolly
Brave prominently features the colours and contours of Scotland along with the distinctive voices of Kelly Macdonald and Billy Connolly.
Real Life Locations that Inspired Disney Cartoons
ALADDIN
TAJ MAHAL, INDIA 
Unmistakable Indian landmark the Taj Mahal may be a tomb but there's nothing morbid about Aladdin, the film which decided it would provide the perfect basis for the title character's elaborate home. 

The Taj Mahal, finished in 1648 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in tribute to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, was the basis for Aladdin's castleThe Taj Mahal, finished in 1648 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in tribute to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, was the basis for Aladdin's castle
The Taj Mahal, finished in 1648 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in tribute to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, was the basis for Aladdin's castle.

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