21 Movie Facts That Will Make '00s Kids Say "Oh, I Didn't Know That"
Rupert Grint was originally meant to play Hilary Duff's love interest?!
Scooby Doo was originally R-rated, aimed at older kids and adults — but was changed to be more family friendly, with even the cleavage of the actors removed with CGI, according to director James Gunn.
The singing voice of Isabella in
The Lizzie McGuire Movie was actually provided by Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff's older sister.
Mike Myers originally
didn't use a Scottish accent for Shrek, but after seeing a rough cut of the movie he requested to redo all his lines with the new accent, and producers agreed that it made the movie much stronger.
Corbin Bleu couldn't play basketball at all before getting the role of Chad in High School Musical. After he was cast, he carried a ball around everywhere — even to bed — so that he looked more natural with one.
Jeremy Sumpter, who played Peter in
Peter Pan, grew several inches while filming, and the window in the Darling nursery had to be resized two times to accommodate.
alternate ending that matched the epilogue in the original Peter Pan book, in which Peter visits an adult Wendy and meets her daughter Jane, was filmed but cut from the final movie.
four cats that played Fat Louie, Mia's cat in The Princess Diaries — one to be carried, one to be still, one to move, and one to sit on cue.
The director of
The Incredibles, Brad Bird, had Spencer Fox, who voiced Dash, run laps around the recording studio in order to accurately capture Dash being out of breath.
Bird based the family's powers
on archetypes: the strong dad, the mom pulled in all directions, the teen who feels she's invisible, the hyper-active kid, and the mysterious baby.
The "That's How You Know" scene in
Enchanted took 17 days to complete because bad weather kept interrupting filming.
Amy Adams said any scenes where she had to wear Giselle's wedding dress were "gruelling" because
the dress weighed 45 pounds.
Ratatouille kept pet rats in the studio to study their movements to get Remy right.
Remy's ratatouille was developed by real-life gourmet chef
Thomas Keller. Keller also had a voice cameo as a diner.
AnnaSophia Robb was already a
huge fan of the book and wrote a letter to the director begging to play Leslie, which helped secure her the role.
Anne Hathaway initially
refused to sing in because she thought it would be too "cheesy." But after finding the right song — "Somebody to Love" — she agreed to do it. Ella Enchanted
Mary Gibbs, the voice of Boo in
Monsters, Inc., was two and a half when she started work on the role. Filmmakers used a Cookie Monster toy to have conversations with her, which were then recorded.
TV and Movies
Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.