Mouse Under Glass
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David Keoenig

Publication information

June 2, 1994



YA. An evaluation of the quality and financial successes of Disney's ventures. Koenig presents a chronological overview of 30 films from "Snow White" through "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"; he relates each one to its original tale, gives the Disney version, and tells what and why cuts were made. The promised secrets consist of such things as "Plot Holes," "Bloopers," "Hidden Images," and "Strange Reactions." Although there is no Disney art here, there are a few black-and-white illustrations by Joel Chandler Harris as well as Tenniel's famous Alice sketches and one of Ernest Shepard's Mary Poppins. Anecdotes about the growth of the Disney industry and the development of the theme-park rides are included. One of the most enticing sidebars offers over 50 names that were originally considered for the seven dwarfs.?Frances Reiher, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
―From School Library Journal[1]

Mouse Under Glass is a book associated with Disney having to do with the creation of multiple films, including The Lion King. It was published on June 2, 1994.


Mouse Under Glass is a detailed look into what goes into and what was supposed to go into various Disney feature length films. After a foreword from Richard and Robert Sherman, it covers Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Pete's Dragon, The Fox and the Hound, The Great Mouse Detective, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and many others.

On The Lion King

The portion of the book that details the production of The Lion King starts on page 227 and ends on page 232. It further explains what was conceived for the film, acknowledges mistakes and plot holes, and mentions deleted characters, such as Nala's brother Mheetu.



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