24 Movie Facts That Will Mildly Surprise All '90s Kids

    There was a spit bucket for THAT chocolate cake scene in Matilda.

    1. The suits the actors wore to play the turtles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles weighed about 48 pounds. They were so intense that the actors said they basically lost 5 pounds in a morning of shooting.

    2. The weight of the costumes also meant that fight scenes had to be filmed at a slower rate and were sped up in postproduction to look normal.

    3. The idea for Space Jam came from Michael Jordan's agent David Falk after he watched a Nike commercial that Jordan starred in with the Looney Tunes.

    4. John Hughes specifically wrote the role of Kevin in Home Alone for Macaulay Culkin.

    5. The movie Kevin watches in Home Alone isn't real — although it is a nod to a real one called Angels With Dirty Faces.

    6. Anjelica Huston's makeup for The Witches took about seven hours to apply and five to take off.

    7. The Witches movie originally ended like the book — with the main character staying a mouse — but test audiences preferred the happier version, in which he is transformed back into a human. Roald Dahl, however, hated the new ending.

    8. For the iconic cake scene in Matilda, actor Jim Karz had a spit bucket to use between takes because he didn't really like chocolate cake.

    9. The portrait of Miss Honey's father, Magnus, was actually a real portrait of Roald Dahl.

    10. Maggie Smith was only 56 when she played an elderly Wendy in Hook, and had to wear makeup to look much older.

    11. Glenn Close has a small cameo in Hook as a pirate called Gutless.

    12. The Sandlot is based on writer-director David Mickey Evans' childhood — right down to the confrontation with a dog called Hercules.

    13. Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the role of Judy in Jumanji.

    14. And Leonardo DiCaprio was offered the part of Max in Hocus Pocus but turned it down because he was hoping to get a role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (which he later did).

    15. Elden Henson and Garette Ratliff Henson, who played Fulton Reed and Guy Germaine respectively in the Mighty Ducks series, are actually brothers in real life.

    16. Adam Banks in The Mighty Ducks, played by Vincent LaRusso, was originally played by a different actor, but that actor was fired for bullying the other kids.

    17. When filming split-screen shots for The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan wore an earpiece and had her other character's lines fed to her so that the dialogue would flow naturally.

    18. A young Kat Graham appears in The Parent Trap, although her lines were cut from the movie.

    19. The set for the mansion in Casper was later reused for the Backstreet Boys' music video for "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)".

    20. Christina Ricci recommended Devon Sawa for the role of Scott in Now and Then after working with him on Casper.

    21. Devon Sawa was 15 when he shot Little Giants. He was older and taller than his costars, so in some group shots, he wouldn't wear shoes or would sit on a chair so that he didn't tower over them so much.

    22. A total of 46 pigs appeared onscreen to play the main character in Babe.

    23. My Girl was originally called Born Jaundiced and then I Am Woman before being given the final title.

    24. And finally, two years before she starred with Macaulay Culkin in My Girl, Anna Chlumsky had a cameo in Macaulay's movie Uncle Buck.