History Trivia / DisneysAnneFrank

20th Jul '16 3:20:02 PM twilicorn
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* TheOtherMarty: Initially (re: 1984), the film's cast was slightly different: Creator/LaraJillMiller (at the time starring on ''Series/GimmeABreak'') as Anne, a then-unknown Creator/RiverPhoenix as Peter, [[Series/ThePattyDukeShow Patty Duke]] as Olga, and [[Film/{{Fame}} Valerie Landsburg]] as Margot. Timothy Dalton and Christopher Walken were still in their respective roles of Ludvig (then named Sigmund) and Mengele, while Creator/MadelineKahn, [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Alfonso Ribero]] and Creator/RobbieRist were cast in unspecified roles[[note]]Kahn's character is speculated to be a precursor to Marie Rose-Blanche, while Ribero and Rist were reportedly both considered for the role of Fritz Pfeiffer. While it is still unknown which of the two got the part (they're not telling), other rumors circulate that Rist was cast as an early version of Miep[[/note]]. Only about a week into her recording sessions, Miller was told that her Anne was "too sincere" for then-screenwriter Creator/HarlanEllison's vision, and she was replaced by the slightly grittier Creator/MollyRingwald. It is unknown how much the other actors completed (if at all) before they too were booted, though some of Miller's voicework was worked into the final film: She "plays" a young Auschwitz prisoner who has one or two lines during the scene leading up to the shower dance.



*** Initially (re: 1984), the film's cast was slightly different: Creator/LaraJillMiller (at the time starring on ''Series/GimmeABreak'') as Anne, a then-unknown Creator/RiverPhoenix as Peter, [[Series/ThePattyDukeShow Patty Duke]] as Olga, and [[Film/{{Fame}} Valerie Landsburg]] as Margot. Timothy Dalton and Christopher Walken were still in their respective roles of Ludvig (then named Sigmund) and Mengele, while Creator/MadelineKahn, [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Alfonso Ribero]] and Creator/RobbieRist were cast in unspecified roles[[note]]Kahn's character is speculated to be a precursor to Marie Rose-Blanche, while Ribero and Rist were reportedly both considered for the role of Fritz Pfeiffer. While it is still unknown which of the two got the part (they're not telling), other rumors circulate that Rist was cast as an early version of Miep[[/note]]. Only about a week into her recording sessions, Miller was told that her Anne was "too sincere" for Ellison's vision, and she was replaced by the slightly grittier Creator/MollyRingwald. It is unknown how much the other actors completed (if at all) before they too were booted, though some of Miller's voicework was worked into the final film: She "plays" a young Auschwitz prisoner who has one or two lines during the scene leading up to the shower dance.
5th Jul '16 3:28:51 PM rjd1922
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* TalkingToHimself: Creator/JimCummings plays both of Anne's parents.
30th Jun '16 1:19:48 AM BNSF1995
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** There were some reports of adding an attraction based on this movie to Disney World; namely the German Pavillion of EPCOT was to have added an Auschwitz-related attraction. The reports did not have any details on what exactly the attraction would consist of other than it would be "designed to be entertaining, but educational at the same time". However, before more details could be discerned, the severe backlash from the movie resulted in the project never being mentioned again.

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** There were some reports of adding an attraction based on this movie to Disney World; namely the German Pavillion of EPCOT was to have added an Auschwitz-related attraction. The reports did not have any details on what exactly the attraction would consist of other than it would be "designed to be entertaining, but educational at the same time". It helps that the ride was technically half-finished, as at least one report stated that the show building for the scrapped Rhine River Cruise would have been used. However, before more details could be discerned, the severe backlash from the movie resulted in the project never being mentioned again.
28th May '16 5:36:11 PM twilicorn
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** ''Anne Frank'' also features cameos by the likes of Creator/TimCurry, Creator/RobinWilliams (uncredited, but unmistakable), Creator/FrankOz, {{Music/Prince}}, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/WillSmith[[note]]credited as "the Fresh Prince"; this was his acting debut, a full year before ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''[[/note]], Steven Culp, Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/LaraJillMiller, Creator/BobHope, Creator/StephenFry, John Inman, Creator/DonLaFontaine, Music/PaulMcCartney, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/MelBrooks and a special appearance by Creator/ChristopherLee as (a faceless) UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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** ''Anne Frank'' also features cameos by the likes of Creator/TimCurry, Creator/RobinWilliams (uncredited, but unmistakable), Creator/FrankOz, {{Music/Prince}}, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/WillSmith[[note]]credited as "the Fresh Prince"; this was his acting debut, a full year before ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''[[/note]], Steven Culp, Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/LaraJillMiller, Creator/LaraJillMiller[[note]]who was originally involved with the project in different circumstances, see below[[/note]], Ricki Lake, Creator/BobHope, Creator/StephenFry, John Inman, Creator/DonLaFontaine, Music/PaulMcCartney, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/MelBrooks and a special appearance by Creator/ChristopherLee as (a faceless) UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.



** The Latin American cut has only one known film reel to have survived, it resides in a museum in Santiago, in a room unavaiable to the public. It's screened only once a decade and you have to pay an exorbitant fee to see it.
** The only DVD release thus far is a 20th anniversary edition for the Japanese dub in 2010 (which, ironically, also contains a new dub). It exists because the anime versions of ''Theatre/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank'' are very popular in Japan, which has very few Jews and hence very little cultural sensitivity to what happened during the Holocaust.

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** The Latin American cut has only one known film reel to have survived, it resides in a museum in Santiago, in a room unavaiable unavailable to the public. It's screened only once a decade and you have to pay an exorbitant fee to see it.
** The only DVD release thus far is a 20th anniversary edition for the Japanese dub in 2010 (which, ironically, also contains a new dub). It exists because the anime versions of ''Theatre/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank'' are very popular in Japan, which has very few Jews and hence very little cultural sensitivity to what happened during the Holocaust.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were some reports of adding an attraction based on this movie to Disney World; namely the German Pavillion of EPCOT was to have added an Auschwitz-related attraction. The reports did not have any details on what exactly the attraction would consist of other than it would be "designed to be entertaining, but educational at the same time". However, before more details could be discerned, the severe backlash from the movie resulted in the project never being mentioned again.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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There were some reports of adding an attraction based on this movie to Disney World; namely the German Pavillion of EPCOT was to have added an Auschwitz-related attraction. The reports did not have any details on what exactly the attraction would consist of other than it would be "designed to be entertaining, but educational at the same time". However, before more details could be discerned, the severe backlash from the movie resulted in the project never being mentioned again.


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** When the film was being developed around 1984-85, it was going to be written by Creator/HarlanEllison as a darker, PG-rated family drama without songs, and be significantly more faithful to the original book, including Anne actually dying at the end. The failure of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' is credited for setting off a chain reaction resulting in the film that was presented to us briefly in 1989.
*** Initially (re: 1984), the film's cast was slightly different: Creator/LaraJillMiller (at the time starring on ''Series/GimmeABreak'') as Anne, a then-unknown Creator/RiverPhoenix as Peter, [[Series/ThePattyDukeShow Patty Duke]] as Olga, and [[Film/{{Fame}} Valerie Landsburg]] as Margot. Timothy Dalton and Christopher Walken were still in their respective roles of Ludvig (then named Sigmund) and Mengele, while Creator/MadelineKahn, [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Alfonso Ribero]] and Creator/RobbieRist were cast in unspecified roles[[note]]Kahn's character is speculated to be a precursor to Marie Rose-Blanche, while Ribero and Rist were reportedly both considered for the role of Fritz Pfeiffer. While it is still unknown which of the two got the part (they're not telling), other rumors circulate that Rist was cast as an early version of Miep[[/note]]. Only about a week into her recording sessions, Miller was told that her Anne was "too sincere" for Ellison's vision, and she was replaced by the slightly grittier Creator/MollyRingwald. It is unknown how much the other actors completed (if at all) before they too were booted, though some of Miller's voicework was worked into the final film: She "plays" a young Auschwitz prisoner who has one or two lines during the scene leading up to the shower dance.
26th May '16 3:12:24 PM twilicorn
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* AllStarCast: Creator/MollyRingwald, Elisabeth Shue, Creator/TomCruise, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/WilliamShatner, Bette Midler, Creator/TimothyDalton, Steven Culp, Jason Alexander, and Creator/BobHope, just to name a few. Also featuring Creator/ChristopherLee in a cameo as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/MollyRingwald, And how!
** For starters, the principal cast consists of Creator/MollyRingwald as Anne,
Elisabeth Shue, Creator/TomCruise, Music/{{Madonna}}, Shue as Margot, Creator/TomCruise as Peter, Music/{{Madonna}} as Olga, Creator/JasonAlexander as Miep, Creator/FrankWelker as Ludvig, Creator/TimothyDalton as Lorenz, Bette Midler as Marie, and Creator/ChristopherWalken as Mengele.
** ''Anne Frank'' also features cameos by the likes of Creator/TimCurry, Creator/RobinWilliams (uncredited, but unmistakable), Creator/FrankOz, {{Music/Prince}}, Creator/BillMurray,
Creator/WilliamShatner, Bette Midler, Creator/TimothyDalton, Creator/WillSmith[[note]]credited as "the Fresh Prince"; this was his acting debut, a full year before ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''[[/note]], Steven Culp, Jason Alexander, and Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/LaraJillMiller, Creator/BobHope, just to name Creator/StephenFry, John Inman, Creator/DonLaFontaine, Music/PaulMcCartney, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/MelBrooks and a few. Also featuring special appearance by Creator/ChristopherLee in a cameo as (a faceless) UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.


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* JustForFun/RoleAssociation: In the Italian dubbing, Sgt. Olga is voiced by Amanda Lear. In the 2010 Japanese DVD/BD edition, Anne is voiced by Creator/MaayaSakamoto, and Peter by none other than Creator/TakuyaKimura.
24th Apr '16 8:04:39 PM rjd1922
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* VindicatedByVideo
24th Apr '16 7:59:49 PM rjd1922
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** [[TheWho Pete Townshend]] was considered for composing the film's score, but he backed out because he was too busy recording ''The Iron Man''. It makes you wonder how it would've turned out.

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** [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]] was considered for composing the film's score, but he backed out because he was too busy recording ''The Iron Man''. It makes you wonder how it would've turned out.
24th Apr '16 7:57:55 PM rjd1922
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* BannedInChina: And just about everywhere else, for that matter.

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* BannedInChina: [[BannedInChina Banned in Germany]]: And just about everywhere else, for that matter.
5th Apr '16 9:19:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Miep is voiced by Creator/JasonAlexander, [[WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster Horror]] as Ludvig, [[Creator/MollyRingwald Samantha Baker]] as Anne, [[Creator/TomCruise Maverick]] as Peter, Music/{{Madonna}} as Sgt. Olga, Creator/ChristopherWalken as Josef Mengele, Creator/TimCurry as Churchill, Creator/RobinWilliams as Franklin D. Roosevelt (uncredited, but unmistakable), Creator/FrankOz as the ghost of Kaiser Bill, [[Creator/BillMurray Carl Spackler]] as Bob the Zombie, and {{Music/Prince}} as Kaiser Billy's singing dog.
** Listen closely to Jackie Robinson's voice. That's Creator/WillSmith[[note]]credited as "the Fresh Prince"[[/note]] in his acting debut, one full year before ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. (Scratching, as always, provided by DJ Jazzy Jeff.)
*** This is also true for the foreign versions of the film: in the Italian dubbing, for example, Sgt. Olga is voiced by Amanda Lear. In the 2010 Japanese DVD/BD edition, Anne is voiced by Creator/MaayaSakamoto, and Peter by none other than TakuyaKimura.
9th Mar '16 4:46:00 PM rjd1922
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Disney's official take on the film is to pretend it doesn't exist.


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* FakeNationality: All-American Creator/MollyRingwald as Anne Frank.
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