Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
February 17, 2024 ·  2 min read

Disney Fans Stunned After Finding Out Part Of Iconic Intro Animation ‘Was All In Their Imagination’

If you have ever watched a Disney movie, the earliest memory you would have would be the intro animation. One particular animation you may think you remember is of Tinkerbell. She swooshes across the screen and dots the Disney “I“. As it turns out, this was just a collective hallucination from the fans, and it never actually happened. Mindboggling, isn’t it? [1] 

Disney Intro Could Be A Collective Hallucination- TikTok Video Claims

The debate started when a user put up the intro on TikTok with the caption, “Is Tinkerbell at the beginning of Disney movies?” To this, another user commented, “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 to combine several memories into one.

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This admission has definitely rattled quite a few individuals of their childhood memories. One person commented, “I’m tired of people telling me I remember wrong. This I remember vividly.” Another user commented, “I remember this intro from around 25 years ago. It was on all the Disney VIDEOS not CD or Blu-Ray- VIDEOS.” Incidentally, another TikToker commented, “It did happen, I saw this as a child, I’m 35 and I saw this when I was 5… before Google was born.

Interestingly, someone also wrote that they had the intro in their head, but they could have seen a different Tinkerbell. Another user mentioned that the animation with Tinkerbell was possibly only for Peter Pan movies. Yet, there were others that vehemently disagreed with this notion. One TikToker claimed, “I’ve never seen this intro with Tinkerbell on.” There was another user who mentioned, “I don’t remember this, it’s obviously fake. But there’s a cartoonist one where she flies around and dots the I, I swear.

One of the reasons that could be possible after this revelation is the Mandela effect. For those who are unaware, this is a false memory where people remember a thing incorrectly- but collectively (2). And this is why we could be misremembering the Disney intro- as our memory isn’t always precise. They are conducive to time and place, and sometimes we might have different memories of the same situation.

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  1. Disney fans stunned after finding out part of iconic intro animation ‘was all in their imagination’.” Unilad. Anna Verdon. September 2, 2022.
  2. “What Is the Mandela Effect?” Very Well Mind. July 22, 2022.