It would take about 9.4 million balloons to lift Carl’s house in Up.
The Harry Potter series were the most banned books of the century in the U.S.
Pixar credits its success to going against Disney’s standard narrative elements: No songs, no “I want” moments, no happy village, no love story, no villain.
There are 106 people named Harry Potter in the U.S. according to the Census Bureau.
Forbes magazine places Steven Spielberg’s personal net worth at $3.0 billion!
When filming My Left Foot, Daniel Day-Lewis had to be lifted around the set and spoon fed as he would never leave his wheelchair.
Michael Fassbender is to produce and star in an Assassin’s Creed movie.
Simon Cowell is a vegetarian.
Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie "Malcolm X" as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist's speeches.
Willow Smith’s musical debut is 8 years earlier than her Dad’s, making her the youngest debuting superstar in her family.
If you made it to the end of I Am Legend you'll have been treated to Will Smith going kablooey (along with the point of Matheson's novel). In a surprising reversal of the usual 'let the hero survive' approach, an alt scene saw Neville survive.
Like Facebook, Star Wars was originally prefixed by the definite article 'The'. Much cleaner without it.
Disney’s Robin Hood has loads of recycled animation from The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and other previous Disney films.
World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.
The stunt doubles for Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road" fell in love on set and got married.
The Disney songwriter Robert Sherman, who helped write “It’s a Small World After All” and the Mary Poppins soundtrack, was one of the officers who led the first American troops into Dachau during World War II.
Francis Ford Coppola would read passages of Heart of Darkness to Marlon Brando on the fractious set of Apocalypse Now after learning the actor had never read the source material.
Ever the bastard, David Fincher asked a stuntman to fall down the stairs 12 times in Fight Club for the fight between Norton and Pitt. He used the first take.
Tangled is the second-most expensive movie ever made.
29 days after the Titanic sank a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
Marc Okrand, who created the Klingon and Vulcan languages for Star Trek, create an entire Atlantean language for Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
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