Disney is known for planting Easter eggs in their movies for super fans to see. That’s why you might recognize the Pizza Planet truck, first seen in Toy Story, cruising around movies like A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, Cars, Up, and more.
Although Disney lovers are quite good at picking up on references to other films, it wasn’t until a Tumlr user came along that a connection between Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast clicked and subsequently blew our minds.
Remember the part in Beauty and the Beast where Belle visits the book shop and talks about her favorite book?
She describes it to have…
This theory seems likely to be true considering that the Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin teams were very similar — Alan Menken and Howard Ashman composed the scores for both movies in a row.
Although Aladdin debuted in 1992, a year after Beauty and the Beast, Disney was obviously hard at work at the later film and planted this little nod to their upcoming movie.
Well, that only took 25 years to pick up on.