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Disney fans stunned after finding out part of iconic intro animation ‘was all in their imagination’

Disney fans stunned after finding out part of iconic intro animation ‘was all in their imagination’

Many of us remember it differently

Devoted Disney adults everywhere have been left scratching their mouse-eared heads as they discover a part of the iconic film intro they remember never actually happened.

The Disney castle appearing ahead of our favourite animations is a nostalgic moment many of us remember vividly and fondly.

But it turns out some of us have been remembering it wrong...

Do you remember the whoosh of Tinkerbell flying over to sprinkle fairy dust and dot the ‘I’ in Disney with her wand? Right?

It turns out that part never actually happened in a Mandela effect that's blasting childhood memories to smithereens.

TikTok users have had their minds blown as they realised their childhood memory is as real as Tinkerbell herself - which kind of takes the sparkle out of the pixie dust.

One user posted the intro with a voiceover saying: "How this even possible?"

A screengrab underneath reads: “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.”

Makes you wonder what other childhood memories you have aren't real - let's not open that traumatic can of worms.

Disney fans aren't happy about it, with one taking to the comment section to write: “I'm tired of people telling me I remember wrong. This I remember vividly.”

Many people remember Tinkerbell in the intro.
TikTok / marelize.pretorius

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.”

Some thought it only happened at the start of the Peter Pan film.

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.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Disney, Film and TV, TikTok