A movie is like McDonald’s: wherever in the world you might go, you’ll get the exact same cinematographic Big Mac. Right? Wrong! A fun fact is that some of your favorite animated movies sometimes get small localized changes made to certain scenes so that they fit into a particular country’s cultural context much better.

Bored Panda has collected some of the most intriguing changes to Disney and Pixar animations in other countries that you might not have known about for you to enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave changes by smacking that upvote button. And if you’ve got any hidden details, Easter eggs, and localized changes that you know about that we haven’t shown, share them with the rest of our dear Pandas in the comment section!

Yucky broccoli being changed to green peppers in the Japanese version of ‘Inside Out’ is just the tip of the cinematographic iceberg. (According to Pixar artist David Lally, Japan likes broccoli but hates green peppers; meanwhile, I like both and I like to think of myself as a picky audience member.)

#1

Zootopia: Different Newscasters

Zootopia: Different Newscasters

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Sara Rodrigues
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7 months ago (edited)

I really like this change, using the animals native to their country :D

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#2

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear's Speech

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear's Speech

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స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
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7 months ago

It's good they changed it. We don't need to see the U.S.A. flag everywhere. It's a bit too much...

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#3

Coco: Title Change In Brazil

Coco: Title Change In Brazil

In Brazil, the word 'cocô' means 'poop', therefore the title, as well as Mama Coco's name had to be changed.

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Marcio Chan Yu
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7 months ago

Portuguese native speaker here. "Coco" in portuguese means coconut, and "cocô" means poop. Personally I didn't think it was necessary to change the title.

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Small changes like these really help bring a film’s message across far better. And it really makes you think about how we take a lot of things for granted, even though people from different cultures and countries might have a totally different take on life.

Of course, each and every change can eat up dozens (and sometimes even hundreds) of extra work hours. But I think that most of us can agree that being flexible in how certain scenes are handled makes the international audience more invested. Hats off to the animators, producers, and editors who do all the hard work.

#4

Inside Out: Riley's Dad Daydreaming About Hockey vs. Soccer

Inside Out: Riley's Dad Daydreaming About Hockey vs. Soccer

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ge pa
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7 months ago

actualy the rest of the world they call it football

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#5

Inside Out: Riley Rejecting Broccoli vs. Green Peppers

Inside Out: Riley Rejecting Broccoli vs. Green Peppers

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Jaana Kaurisalo
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7 months ago

Green peppers are something that Japanese kids tend to hate the most.

tomruns12
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7 months ago

Doesnt every kid hate green peppers?

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

...which tells you a bit that children often merely reflect what their parents think.

BG
Community Member
7 months ago

There is a chemical compound in green bell peppers which is very bitter and not everyone can taste. The ability to taste it is genetically inherited. it's like cilantro... to many people, cilantro tastes just like soap.

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rgr8
Community Member
7 months ago

Honestly, broccoli is way better than green peppers. It is one of my favorite vegetables.

Navy Blue Bandana
Community Member
7 months ago

But I love Broccoli AND green peppers!

BG
Community Member
7 months ago

There is a chemical compound in green bell peppers which is very bitter and not everyone can taste. The ability to taste it is genetically inherited. it's like cilantro... to many people, cilantro tastes just like soap.

Beans
Community Member
6 months ago

Interesting, I wonder if the bitterness is higher in the Japanese populace. Bell peppers taste fine to me, so does cilantro.

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Esmeralda Djali
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6 months ago

I don't understand why it's broccoli in the US

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm Canadian and I love broccoli, it's best if it is fresh. If it sits on the shelf too long it can start becoming a little bitter before eating. Pour a creamy cheese sauce over it and it will be delicious !

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BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

why did they need to change it?

Jonathan Olsen
Community Member
6 months ago

A bit silly as most kids dont like green peppers, its more of a food for adults.

VINCENT TACOS
Community Member
6 months ago

Honestly I love bell peppers.

Lillukka79
Community Member
6 months ago

I've never understod why kids are forsed to eat things they hate. Adults get to choose so why can't they. We had to taste everything, but if we didn't like something we weren't forsed. Even as a kid I learned to eat vegis and like them, the only ones I still hate are beetroot and kale.

Beans
Community Member
6 months ago

I dunno, I was never forced but I was expected to try everything and was taught that if I had an open mind about eating everything then it was like being given 'the keys to the world,' because it meant that I could travel freely without turning my nose up at local dishes and cuisines, and that I'd never have a problem at a restaurant or eating out etc as there would always be at least one thing I liked. I was taught that and that if I limited myself in my food, the only person missing out would be me on all these great things other people invented etc. I took it to heart and I can eat basically anything, barring some barriers like bugs and stuff, I'm not quite Andrew Zimmern territory and there's definitely things I prefer, but so far I think its a great way to be.

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weatherwitch
Community Member
7 months ago

Now This is fascinating! I'd love to know more about other unexpected cultural food hates 😊

Sharon Kapon
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6 months ago

I just love disneyyyy

John Shannon
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6 months ago

Me, too

Stephen Foley
Community Member
6 months ago

I hate both and all Brassicas especially Brussels Spouts and simply do NOT eat them.

chuck.dont.surf
Community Member
6 months ago

Thanks, everyone, for rephrasing and restating what was pointed out in the third paragraph of this post, your comments are SO SUPER HELPFUL AND INTERESTING!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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7 months ago

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Both are bad.

Ashasaurus rex
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7 months ago

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Shin Chan! The green peppers smell like old man and farts.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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7 months ago

I miss Shin Chan

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#6

Moana: Released With A Different Title In Italy Due To A Controversial Adult Movie Actress With The Same Name

Moana: Released With A Different Title In Italy Due To A Controversial Adult Movie Actress With The Same Name

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

In Greece it's Vaiana

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Disney and Pixar director Pete Docter told Tech Insider that in the particular case of ‘Inside Out’ the team wanted to make the ideas and emotions work for an international audience, not just a domestic one.

“We learned that some of our content wouldn’t make sense in other countries. For example, in Japan, broccoli is not considered gross. Kids love it. So we asked them, ‘What’s gross to you?’ They said green bell peppers, so we remodeled and reanimated three separate scenes replacing our broccoli with green peppers,” Docter said.

Of course, the broccoli change wasn’t the only one. One scene, where Riley’s dad’s mind was busy thinking about hockey during dinner, was changed to feature soccer because it’s an incredibly popular sport worldwide. Overall, Docter revealed that they localized 28 graphics across 45 different shots. And that’s just in one movie!

#7

Up: Paradise Falls vs. Hand Drawn Picture Of The Falls For Better Clarity

Up: Paradise Falls vs. Hand Drawn Picture Of The Falls For Better Clarity

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Soap
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7 months ago

That's a nice drawing :D

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#8

Planes: Rochelle Changes Appearance Depending On Country

Planes: Rochelle Changes Appearance Depending On Country

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Eagle Girl
Community Member
7 months ago

Funny to see how each country views women. In the US she wears pink & in Brazil, she's a bad a**.

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#9

Monsters University: Cupcakes For English vs. International Viewers

Monsters University: Cupcakes For English vs. International Viewers

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

A bit lost, erm, in translation...

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#10

Up: "My Adventure Book" Is Translated Into Different Languages

Up: "My Adventure Book" Is Translated Into Different Languages

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Mel.Sautori
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7 months ago

... and why wouldn’t they translate English words to the language of the country the movie is playing in? That just seems like a no brainer.

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#11

Cars: Agent Harv Has A Different Accent Depending On Country

Cars: Agent Harv Has A Different Accent Depending On Country

In the UK version, Harv is voiced by Jeremy Clarkson, who hosts the BBC show Top Gear.

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Steffen Beth
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7 months ago

Been a while since Clarkson hosted Top Gear, been The Grand Tour since 2016

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#12

Inside Out: Bing Bong Reads A Sign Out Loud

Inside Out: Bing Bong Reads A Sign Out Loud

Bing Bong reads the sign and points at it with his trunk. His movements have been reanimated to fit different languages.

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Noa S
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7 months ago

Hebrew :)

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#13

Wreck It Ralph: Minty Zaki Becomes Minty Sakura In The Japanese Version Of The Movie

Wreck It Ralph: Minty Zaki Becomes Minty Sakura In The Japanese Version Of The Movie

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earringnut
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7 months ago

Does anyone on bored panda know why? I'm really curious.

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#14

Ratatouille: The French Version Has The Letter That Remy Found Rewritten In French, Instead Of Just Adding The Subtitles

Ratatouille: The French Version Has The Letter That Remy Found Rewritten In French, Instead Of Just Adding The Subtitles

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ADHORTATOR
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7 months ago

A french chef would not write in english....

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#15

Cars: Jeff Gorvette Changes Appearance And Is Based On Famous Race Drivers Of Different Countries

Cars: Jeff Gorvette Changes Appearance And Is Based On Famous Race Drivers Of Different Countries

In the Spanish version of the movie, Jeff becomes Fernando Alonso, who is voiced by a Spanish two-time Formula One World Champion with the same name.
In the Chinese version, his name is Long Ge, and his appearance resembles that of a Chinese flag.

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andate him
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7 months ago

R.I.P. Tom Magliozzi

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#16

Monsters University: Greek Letters As "Scary Font" For International Audiences

Monsters University: Greek Letters As "Scary Font" For International Audiences

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Capelli rosa e patate
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7 months ago

I like these ones. Changing it to a picture so nobody needs to pause it and figure out what it says. 😁

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