Did you know these 5 Disney films were set in the UK?

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As Disney fans, we have seen numerous settings used in different films. From Mexico to the fictional kingdom of Arrendelle from Frozen, which was based on the country of Norway. How about the UK? Did you know these five films were set in the UK?

1. Peter Pan (1953)

Despite most of the story being set in an imaginary faraway place named Never Land, the Darling family lived in the capital of England. Walt Disney produced the Peter Pan film in 1952, based on the 1904 play by J. M. Barries, a Scottish novelist and playwright.

The setting before John, Michael, and Wendy Darling are taken to Never Land by Peter Pan on a promise they would never have to grow up. The only downside is Captain Hook and his ship of pirates. The film's setting ends as it began, back in early 1900s London.

Winnie the Pooh (1977)

One of the biggest Disney franchises, Winnie the Pooh, has seen TV Series and films adapted from A. A. Milne's books. Milne was an English writer born in Hampstead, London, in 1882. He is best known for his books on the naive teddy bear, who, along with his friends, came from the imagination of Christopher Robin.

What may surprise some is that Winnie the Pooh is set in East Sussex, just south of London. When Disney gained the rights to produce Winnie the Pooh into an animated series, they Americanized the voices, including Christoper Robin. That later changed, with a British accent now the boy's voice with a big imagination.

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Another earlier Disney film, The Sword in the Stone, was produced in 1963. It is based on the 1938 novel of the same name. The plot is that when the King of England, Uther Pendragon, passes away, he leaves no heir to the throne. After his death, a sword magically appears inside an anvil on top of a stone.

If you have seen the film, you know how the story goes. You will also have seen that Arthur has an American accent, along with plenty of characters with English accents. However, this film is set in Medieval England.

Brave (2012)

This is a more modern-day Disney film, though the setting is the 10th century. In Brave, you follow the story of Princess Merida, a skilled archer who brought chaos to her clan when she decided to pave her own path.

Merida is voiced by the brilliant actress Kelly Macdonald, born in Glasgow, Scotland. No accent is needed to be put on by Macdonald as the film is set in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Though the film is animated, the setting is very much inspired by the area. It's a must-visit for anybody who loves to travel and see the impressive Scottish wilderness.

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

A bit of an unknown film to some Disney fans, The Great Mouse Detective is based on the book Basil of Baker Street. The film was produced in 1986 and ties in with a tad darker Disney films around the late 70s and into the 80s, such as The Rescuers.

The Great Mouse Detective is set in 1897 London, following Basil, the lead character, setting out to help find the kidnapped Mr. Flaversham and bring criminal mastermind Professor Ratigan to justice. The Disney film is a hidden gem, with many pre-2000s fans of the Disney franchise not having seen the movie.

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