Top 10 Disney Scenes You Didn't Know Were Improvised

  • Published on Sep 29, 2019
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    Sometimes the best moments weren’t in the script. With so much talent behind the most iconic Disney films, there are bound to be improvised moments, and these are the best of the best. For this list, we’re looking at live-action and animated scenes where actors ad-libbed a line, an entire scene or multiple scenes that made it into the finished Disney product. However, we’ll be excluding moments from Marvel & Star Wars films, as those may need to become lists of their own. Join MsMojo as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Disney Scenes You Didn't Know Were Improvised.
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  • Elle The Animator
    Elle The Animator 2 days ago +1

    Wait, Joker was in brother bear? Wot?

  • Anakin SkyWalker
    Anakin SkyWalker 8 days ago

    “Just had to invite him to stay, didn’t we? Serve him tea. Sit in the Master’s chair. Pet the pooch!”

  • Anakin SkyWalker
    Anakin SkyWalker 8 days ago

    The tea party scene in Alice in Wonderland where the Mad Hatter “fixes” Mr. Rabbit’s watch was entirely improvised by Ed Wynn, which makes it all the more hilarious.
    “Your watch is exactly two days slow!” I mean, how can you not laugh at that? That’s why I prefer the animated movie over that live action abomination from Tim Burton.

  • Anakin SkyWalker
    Anakin SkyWalker 8 days ago

    Admit it, James Woods was perfectly cast as Hades. I’m sure Jack Nicholson would’ve been okay, but Woods was the best choice.

  • Anakin SkyWalker
    Anakin SkyWalker 8 days ago

    For the Dead Man’s Chest one with the jar of dirt, not only was that improvised but the other actors’ reactions were real too. And I think him falling down the stairs was unscripted too, but Johnny Depp stayed in character so the director left it in.

  • Smash The Bear
    Smash The Bear 8 days ago

    Kids these days Disney movies today are better we had Frozen. 90s kids ummmm wrong Hercules, Aladdin, Lion King umm take your new age crap and throw it away.

  • Cheese McCheesey
    Cheese McCheesey 8 days ago

    Okay does anyone else not connect the voice actors with their characters sometimes and so when you find out who the actor is, it kind of changes the character for you? I must sound dumb but I never realized Jason Bateman voiced Nick, I never realized Joaquin voiced Kenai (probably spelled that way wrong and my apologies) but THATS SOMETHING ILL NEVER STOP HEARING NOW XD

  • Ryan Carter
    Ryan Carter 9 days ago

    The Jar of Dirt scene is priceless 😂

  • Lexi
    Lexi 9 days ago

    "Sit in the Master's chair, pet the pooch." - is my mother's favorite all time Disney line and one of our many inside jokes. We're always in shock when someone knows what we are talking about.

  • Nani Ninni
    Nani Ninni 9 days ago +1

    Robin Williams is best genie. Fight me!

  • Mike Yao
    Mike Yao 9 days ago +2

    Hold up.
    The Bear from Brother Bear became Joker?

  • Nick Lancial
    Nick Lancial 10 days ago

    it surprised me with some of them but #1.....well thats why Aladdin is my favorite movie just because of as u said "everything that came out of Robin William's mouth" lol not to mention its how he earned the "man of 1000" voices nickname lol

  • Zimsearch Mister
    Zimsearch Mister 10 days ago

    The second brother bear ALWAYS makes me cry

  • Sarah Berkner
    Sarah Berkner 10 days ago +1

    Explains why Hades and Olaf's lines are so great.

  • Adam Deardorff
    Adam Deardorff 11 days ago

    Johnny Depp falling down the stairs yelling "I GOT A JAR OF DIIIIRT" will get me EVERY time😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ripclaw 300
    Ripclaw 300 11 days ago

    "A Jar of Dirt" deserved higher.

  • Purple Strike
    Purple Strike 11 days ago


  • Liana H
    Liana H 12 days ago

    2:04 the point of zootopia was to be a metaphor for societal prejudice dude

  • Echo Flamehoof
    Echo Flamehoof 13 days ago +1

    When you realize Joker played a bear in a Disney movie

  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez 13 days ago

    Absolute geniuses.

  • Brittany Weaver
    Brittany Weaver 13 days ago


  • Holli
    Holli 13 days ago +1

    The transition between a daunting hoard of hyenas and timon dressed in drag will always be my fav

  • MateruChan
    MateruChan 14 days ago +1

    I didn't know Joaquin Phoenix voiced Kenai...

  • Stan Rider
    Stan Rider 14 days ago

    ive watched one watch mojo and now my recommendation is filled

  • BaronvonPiano
    BaronvonPiano 15 days ago +1

    Man, Robin Williams was the man.

  • Kim Hoffman
    Kim Hoffman 15 days ago +1

    There was one time my mother was annoyed with my sibling about something. She sarcastically asked how to get her attention and me (her smart ass daughter) said: “Dress in drag and do the hula.” She tried very hard to not be amused.

  • Heather Tomberlin
    Heather Tomberlin 15 days ago

    I love Brother Bear! Next to Lady and the Tramp, that movie was my childhood!

  • Queen Dork
    Queen Dork 16 days ago

    The amount of sass at 4:47 , like damn! You got Percy the sass god jealous!

  • YouWantMyPancake
    YouWantMyPancake 16 days ago +1

    i was nice to watch the whole thing but i SWEAR if Genie was not number 1 i was gunna dislike! but Good Job!

  • IDKarlee
    IDKarlee 16 days ago +1

    Joaquin Phoenix hmmmm

  • Jazz4Dayz
    Jazz4Dayz 17 days ago +2

    Robin Williams was an absolute treasure. RIP :(

  • Laurenţiu Roman
    Laurenţiu Roman 17 days ago

    Not sure if you can call improvised a scene for animation that had to be rerecorded and animated.

    Also, just now noticed, and subsequently googled, only mammals have a society in Zootopia.

  • Elizabeth Rose
    Elizabeth Rose 18 days ago

    I feel like Josh Gad should be second only to the master Robin Williams

  • The Script Doctor
    The Script Doctor 19 days ago

    Wow, A watch mojo property that actully has a sense of humor. Looks like a step forward. Then again...

  • Christopher Glace
    Christopher Glace 20 days ago +3

    Amateur VA read the script.
    Competent VA remember the script.
    Professional VA improvise the script.

  • Aolani21
    Aolani21 20 days ago

    TIL the joker played kenai. I love brother bear but had no clue

  • Claire Cre8tes
    Claire Cre8tes 22 days ago

    Hades is the BEEEESSSTTT!!! James Woods is Hades

  • Yuno Gasai
    Yuno Gasai 22 days ago +1

    I love the Jar Of Dirt one. You can see Orlando look at the camera for a moment like "What has he been on?"

  • Kougz
    Kougz 23 days ago +1

    Ok... BUT ! Not knowing that the "Jar of dirt" part was improvised makes you a bad person. There. I said it.

  • Crystal Champion
    Crystal Champion 23 days ago +1

    Ten thousand years will give you such a creek in the neck

  • Crystal Champion
    Crystal Champion 23 days ago

    You are a sad strange little man

  • Crystal Champion
    Crystal Champion 23 days ago

    You are a toy you are a child's play thing

  • Crystal Champion
    Crystal Champion 23 days ago

    Your getting your wishes so sit down

  • Crystal Champion
    Crystal Champion 23 days ago

    You are wearing his merchandise

  • Rom Kin
    Rom Kin 24 days ago

    Robbin Williams as number 1 was a cop out, let's be real.

  • rcmanization
    rcmanization 24 days ago

    i dont get it, how do you improvise a cartoon? The animation's done before the voice acting so how can they improvise lines ??

    • james howe
      james howe 17 days ago

      rcmanization the animation is done after the voice over

  • Zoe Vargas Torres
    Zoe Vargas Torres 24 days ago

    I’ve just saw joker yesterday, and suddenly I REALIZE THAT KENAY’S VOICE IS HIS ???

  • Amy Anime Lover
    Amy Anime Lover 24 days ago +1

    Hades predicted the "what are those" meme!

  • Kayla Riley
    Kayla Riley 25 days ago

    So they record the voice and if it isn't in the script the animators make the appropriate lip movements?

    • james howe
      james howe 17 days ago

      Kayla Riley they animate after

  • Falbert Forester
    Falbert Forester 25 days ago

    Ed Wynn is so underappreciated! Unfortunately, he's a generation too far back to be remembered by most.

  • Poke.unCOMmon
    Poke.unCOMmon 25 days ago

    okay but are we not gomma talk about the beginning of aladdin being almost compketely improvised? like robin was put in a room with some... questionable items and was told to describe them as appropriately as he could. and we all know how that turned out :):):)

  • female papyrus
    female papyrus 26 days ago +1

    R.i.p robin Williams

  • Alec Bahm
    Alec Bahm 27 days ago

    7:39 you see the hat ? 😂

  • Dorothy Hopkins
    Dorothy Hopkins 28 days ago

    Is it a surprise that Robin Williams as Genie got #1?!!!! Also fun fact, because he did sooooo much inprov, Aladdin lost a nomination for best screenwrite award

  • Haylee Mae
    Haylee Mae 28 days ago


  • Amy Khoury
    Amy Khoury 28 days ago +2

    I. Love. Hades

  • silversleeper
    silversleeper 28 days ago

    How about the entire jam scene from the live action Aladdin? That was one of the best parts of the movie.

  • Angelena Pulis
    Angelena Pulis 29 days ago +1

    I absolutely agree that Robin Williams should be in the #1 spot. His improv skills are top-notch. I miss that man.

  • ArtistLovesTo Fangirl
    ArtistLovesTo Fangirl Month ago +1

    The Disney writers might has well have given josh gad a blank script for Olaf

  • whAt eVeN
    whAt eVeN Month ago

    all i can think about is how kenai from brother bear is the joker