10 real-life places from Disney cartoonsVika
In 1991, an event took place that opened a completely new page in the history of cinema: for the first time, an animated film was nominated for an Oscar. The cartoon produced by Disney studio "Beauty and the Beast" never received this prestigious film award, but since then it has become more and more obvious that modern Disney cartoons are no longer just entertainment for children, but are something much more meaningful. The fascinating stories that happen to fairy-tale characters are remembered for a long time by both children and adults, and the wonderful worlds in which the events take place are simply mesmerizing. And sometimes there is even a feeling that these words are somehow familiar to us as if somewhere we have already seen them. And this is not surprising, since the creators of animated films are often inspired by quite real places and structures. In our selection today - 10 real-life places from Disney animated films.
1. Cinderella - Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.
The famous palace, with its white stone façade and blue turrets, is actually a mixture of European castles from various periods and styles. But still, the palace from the cartoon Cinderella has the greatest resemblance to the famous German castle Neuschwanstein, located in Bavaria.
2. Beauty and the Beast - Chambord Castle, France.
The creators of the cartoon were inspired by France, in particular the Chambord castle. This architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance was taken as the basis for the Castle of the Beast. Belle's home village, on the other hand, is inspired by the French province of Alsace and its charming small towns with cobbled streets.
3. Pinocchio - Garzoni Park, Italy.
The author of a book about the adventures of Pinocchio grew up in the small town of Koloddi, which is located in the province of Pistoia (Tuscany region, Italy), and he was inspired by the local flavor and landscapes. One of the main attractions of Koloddi today is Garzoni Park, which served as an inspiration for the creators of the cartoon. There are many concrete sculptures, statues, and fountains in the park that have inspired contemporary concrete craftsmen (http://parkbeton.ru).
4. The Little Mermaid - Chillon Castle, Switzerland.
The real basis for Prince Eric's fairytale castle was the Chillon Castle, which stands on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Since the castle is right next to the water, this makes it the perfect castle for a mermaid cartoon.
5. Brave - Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland.
What else can be inspired when creating a cartoon about a brave princess, if not nature and the castles of Scotland? It was the Scottish castle of Eilean Donan that was taken as the basis for the family castle of the Danbroch clan.
6. Rapunzel: A Confused Story - Mont Saint Michel Island, France.
Much of the architecture of the Rapunzel castle was borrowed from the fortress of Mont Saint Michel, which is located in France. This fortified island is notable for the fact that from time to time it is completely cut off from the mainland by the tide, which makes it even more inaccessible.
7. Frozen - Hotel de Glace, Canada.
The main prototype for the Elsa Ice Palace was the Hotel de Glace, an ice hotel in Quebec, Canada. This amazing seasonal hotel appears every winter on the outskirts of Quebec and is built entirely of ice.
8. Mulan - Forbidden City, China.
The architecture of the imperial palace in the cartoon "Mulan" was borrowed from the Forbidden City palace complex located in Beijing, the capital of China. By the way, in our time, the palace is no longer forbidden and is open to tourists.
9. Ralph - Grand Central Terminal, USA.
Grand Central Station in New York City is a real-life example of Central Station from the Ralph animation. The station was built in 1871, and in 1913 it was reconstructed in a more modern style.
10. Up - Angel Falls, Venezuela.
Paradise Falls from the cartoon "Up" was created under the inspiration of Angel Falls, which is located in Venezuela, in the Canaima National Park. Angel Falls is known as the tallest waterfall in the world.