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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some facts you should know.....

# Daffy Duck's middle name is "Dumas"

# Betty Boop is a red head. She appeared in her only colour cartoon, Cinderella, with red hair

# In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer's name is "Yensid" (Disney backwards.)

# In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy's last name is Gail. It is shown on the mail box.

# The stop-motion puppet for King Kong was covered with rabbit fur

# Red Dawn was the first movie to have a PG13 rating

# In E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, there was a matte painting which showed all the fast food restaurant chains in the world along one street, and a drive in movie theater showing Star Wars

# In Star Wars the aliens playing in the band are played by members of the ILM creature shop, including Phil Tippett, and the executive producer

# "Jaws" is the first movie ever to make over 100 million dollars

# In The Empire Strikes Back there is a potato hidden in the asteroid field

# In Return of the Jedi there is a tennis shoe hidden among the rebel fleet

# There are Star Wars ships hidden in Star Trek: First Contact, Space Balls, and Independence Day among others

# In Raiders of the Lost Ark there is a wall carving of R2-D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark

# Walt Disney holds the world record for the most Academy Awards won by one person, he has won twenty statuettes, and twelve other plaques and certificates

# There is a statuette of R2-D2 attached to the model of the mother-ship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and on the Borg ship on Star Trek: The Next Generation

# The eye pieces on the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact, flash in Morse code, spelling out the names of several members of the production team

# James Bond's car had three different license plates in Goldfinger

# Gary Cooper was the first Academy Award winner for best actor to make his acceptance speech on television

# 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Hercules and Mulan are the only Disney movies where both parents are present and don't die by the end of the movie

# Paul McCartney purchased the rights to the Happy Birthday song we all know, so if you want to use it in a production, you have to pay him royalty fees

# Cheech and Chong were awarded the first Bronze Taco, on July 24 1984

# Humphery Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca

# Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty"

# Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."

# Gone With the Wind had the working titles Tote the Weary Load and Ba! Ba! Black Sheep

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