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Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation and Theme Parks

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Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation and Theme Parks is a 1997 non-fiction book written by David Koenig. The book provides a look at the production of thirty of Disney's animated movies (including four live-action/animation hybrid films) and the reception thereof, along with information about the theme park attractions based on the films.

Each subchapter about the films has the following sections if necessary:

  • The Original Tale, summarizing the original media the film is adapted from
  • The Disney Version, detailing the film's production, including mentions of abandoned concepts, deleted songs, and other changes
  • Cutting Room Floor, describing scenes that were fully animated but were deleted, as well as scenes that were cut in other releases
  • Plot Holes, pointing out flaws in the writing
  • Bloopers, pointing out animation and voice errors
  • Hidden Images, pointing out hidden details in the animation
  • Strange Reactions, which describes oddities about the film's reception and/or legacy
  • Attraction Offspring, describing the adaptations of the films to theme park attractions

Following an introductory chapter called "The Disney Cookbook", the book covers the following films, grouped under culinary-themed chapter names.

The book was reprinted in 2001, with the closing chapter expanded to include subchapters for Hercules, Mulan, and Tarzan. Some of the existing text was also updated; for instance, the opening chapter's original mention of a "never-realized Winnie the Pooh ride" (which was planned for Mickey's Toontown but lost its spot to Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin) was changed to "not-yet realized", due to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh having opened at the Magic Kingdom, and a paragraph about Fantasia 2000 was added to the "Strange Reactions" section in the Fantasia subchapter.

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