Disney fans stunned after finding out part of iconic intro animation ‘was all in their imagination’
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Disney fans have been left baffled after discovering part of the iconic film intro never actually existed.
Many of us are familiar with the Disney castle emerging on screens ahead of our favourite animations.
And some might even remember the whoosh of Tinkerbell flying over the image and sprinkling her fairy dust before using her wand to dot the ‘I’ in Disney. You can watch it here:
But now, TikTok users have been told that this was actually a fragment of their imagination.
One user posted the intro on the platform with a screengrab underneath reading: “Is Tinkerbell in the beginning of Disney movies?
“Fake. Based on everything that we know, this never actually happened. Disney did not release a video intro where Tinkerbell ‘dots the I’ on the word Disney.
“Instead, people are likely combining several memories into one.”
This has left many shook in disbelief at one of their childhood memories.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “I'm tired of people telling me I remember wrong. This I remember vividly.”
Another wrote: “I remember this intro from around 25yrs ago. It was on all the Disney VIDEOS not CD or Blu-ray...VIDEOS.”
“It did happen, I saw this as a child, I'm 35 and I saw this when I was 5..before google was born,” commented someone else.
Some wrote that they also remembered this intro, albeit with a different Tinkerbell.
One user claimed that this particular animation was only at the start of the Peter Pan film.
However, others agreed that this intro never happened.
One person said: “I’ve never seen this intro with Tinkerbell on.”
Another wrote: “I don't remember this, it's obv fake. But there's a cartoonist one where she flies around and dots the I, I swear.”
However, one reason that we could be misremembering could be down to the 'Mandela effect'.
This is a type of false memory that occurs when many different people incorrectly remember the same thing.
That’s because our memories aren’t always precise. They can change over time and we can even have different memories in different contexts.
According to Medical News Today, memory is also very suggestive, meaning what other people recall can impact on what we remember.
This mass misremembering was coined the 'Mandela effect' after writer and researcher, Fiona Broome, created a website with her recollections of Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.
However, although many other people remembered this, it didn’t happen and Mandela went on to become president of South Africa before dying in 2013.
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