History Trivia / HowardTheDuck

8th Nov '17 12:16:15 AM StrixObscuro
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The MAX miniseries includes a whole-issue parody of ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'', another whole issue devoted to poking fun at ''Creator/VertigoComics'', and another issue involving Howard and Beverly fighting a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Oprah. With Witchblade having been rebooted a few times, Vertigo's classic lineup having largely vanished, and Oprah having retired from daytime TV, the MAX miniseries has been largely forgotten.
27th Aug '17 3:05:04 PM NWolfman
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* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/GeorgeLucas pushed for this film's wide release to pay off the debts for his divorce and the expansive Skywalker Ranch he had just had built (which had also cost him his Creator/{{Pixar}} division, which Steve Jobs and ex-Disney animator Creator/JohnLasseter bought, and it would be 26 years before the two companies were fully reunited under Disney's banner, which included ''Howard'' copyright holder Marvel).

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* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/GeorgeLucas pushed for this film's wide release to pay off the debts for his divorce and the expansive Skywalker Ranch he had just had built (which had also cost built. It's failure forced him to sell of many of his Creator/{{Pixar}} division, assets, one of which Steve Jobs being [[Creator/{{Pixar}} his computer graphics division]] (Marvel, Lucasfilms and ex-Disney animator Creator/JohnLasseter bought, and it said division would all be 26 years before the two companies were fully reunited under Disney's banner, which included ''Howard'' copyright holder Marvel).banner by 2012).



** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Except Lea Thompson]]. ([[http://www.cbr.com/lea-thompson-revels-in-her-incredible-howard-the-duck-comic-book-reunion/ "If I did it, I own it. It’s just really fun to see people having fun celebrating “Howard the Duck” in all its great silliness and blemishes."]])

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** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Except Lea Thompson]]. ([[http://www.Thompson]].
--> [[http://www.
cbr.com/lea-thompson-revels-in-her-incredible-howard-the-duck-comic-book-reunion/ "If I did it, I own it. It’s just really fun to see people having fun celebrating “Howard the Duck” in all its great silliness and blemishes."]])"]]
8th Jun '17 4:33:07 AM AmuckCricetine
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: A lot of the classic styles, fashions, hairstyles, and trends of the 1980s are shown in all their laughable glory here.



** Creator/RobPaulsen and Townsend Coleman of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' fame had both auditioned for the voice of Howard, as did Martin Short, Creator/JohnCusack and Creator/JasonAlexander.

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** Creator/RobPaulsen and Townsend Coleman of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' fame had both auditioned for the voice of Howard, as did Martin Short, Creator/MartinShort, Creator/JohnCusack and Creator/JasonAlexander.



** Creator/JohnLandis was originally slated to direct the film.

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** Creator/JohnLandis was originally slated to direct the film.film, but after reading the script turned down the opportunity due to the police car crashes in the finale. He felt this was too similar to that of his previous film, ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.
9th Mar '17 2:56:36 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/GeorgeLucas pushed for this film's wide release to pay of the debts for his divorce and the expansive Skywalker Ranch he had just had built (which had also cost him his Creator/{{Pixar}} division, which Steve Jobs and ex-Disney animator Creator/JohnLasseter bought, and it would be 26 years before the two companies were fully reunited under Disney's banner, which included ''Howard'' copyright holder Marvel).

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* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/GeorgeLucas pushed for this film's wide release to pay of off the debts for his divorce and the expansive Skywalker Ranch he had just had built (which had also cost him his Creator/{{Pixar}} division, which Steve Jobs and ex-Disney animator Creator/JohnLasseter bought, and it would be 26 years before the two companies were fully reunited under Disney's banner, which included ''Howard'' copyright holder Marvel).
22nd Jan '17 5:23:56 AM MarkLungo
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** This film, ''Labyrinth'' the same year, and an acrimonious divorce resulted in George Lucas agreeing to sell his Pixar division to Steve Jobs for $10 million; Lucasfilm and Pixar wouldn't be united under one roof again fully until 2012. The whole matter didn't help Lucas's career out a whole lot, but he remained in business.
* FranchiseKiller: The negative fallout from this movie's creation and bombing, along with [[Creator/{{Disney}} the newly christened Walt Disney Company]] complaining about Howard looking like WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, resulted in Marvel pushing Howard onto the backburner of their comic book lineup for decades, until Disney actually purchased them under Bob Iger's orders in 2009.
** This was the '''highest-grossing''' Marvel movie until ''{{Film/Blade}}''. Which probably explains why it took to the 21st century to get more Marvel films (DC shooting their entire dominance in the foot fatally with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' and ''Film/{{Steel}}'' also helped pave the way for Marvel to become what it is today).
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only officially released on DVD in 2009.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} voices Creator/MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]] To everyone's shock, it actually got a Blu-ray release for the 30th anniversary, subverting the trope for now.

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** This film, ''Labyrinth'' ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' the same year, and an acrimonious divorce resulted in George Lucas agreeing to sell his Pixar Creator/{{Pixar}} division to Steve Jobs Creator/SteveJobs for $10 million; Lucasfilm and Pixar wouldn't be united under one roof again fully until 2012. The whole matter didn't help Lucas's career out a whole lot, but he remained in business.
* FranchiseKiller: The negative fallout from this movie's creation and bombing, along with [[Creator/{{Disney}} the newly christened Walt Disney Company]] complaining about Howard looking like WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, resulted in Marvel Creator/MarvelComics pushing Howard onto the backburner of their comic book lineup for decades, until Disney actually purchased them under Bob Iger's orders in 2009.
** This was the '''highest-grossing''' Marvel movie until ''{{Film/Blade}}''. ''Film/{{Blade}}''. Which probably explains why it took to the 21st century to get more Marvel films (DC (Creator/DCComics shooting their entire dominance in the foot fatally with ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' and ''Film/{{Steel}}'' also helped pave the way for Marvel to become what it is today).
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only officially released on DVD in 2009.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck voices Creator/MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]] To everyone's shock, it actually got a Blu-ray release for the 30th anniversary, subverting the trope for now.



* This film managed to tie ''Under The Cherry Moon'' to co-win the Worst Picture of 1986 GoldenRaspberryAward. ''Howard the Duck'' is technically the first of three comic-book-based films to win the Worst Picture Razzie, being followed by two superhero comic book movies in the 21st Century: ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' in 2004, and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' in 2015.

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* This film managed to tie ''Under The Cherry Moon'' ''Film/UnderTheCherryMoon'' to co-win the Worst Picture of 1986 GoldenRaspberryAward. UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward. ''Howard the Duck'' is technically the first of three comic-book-based films to win the Worst Picture Razzie, being followed by two superhero comic book movies in the 21st Century: ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' in 2004, and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' in 2015.2015.
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22nd Jan '17 2:17:36 AM jameygamer
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* This film managed to tie ''Under The Cherry Moon'' to co-win the Worst Picture of 1986 GoldenRaspberryAward.

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* This film managed to tie ''Under The Cherry Moon'' to co-win the Worst Picture of 1986 GoldenRaspberryAward. ''Howard the Duck'' is technically the first of three comic-book-based films to win the Worst Picture Razzie, being followed by two superhero comic book movies in the 21st Century: ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' in 2004, and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' in 2015.
4th Dec '16 2:41:37 PM harryhenry
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* ShoutOut: Soos from WesternAnimation/GravityFalls character can be seen in one scene.

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* ShoutOut: Soos from WesternAnimation/GravityFalls character can be seen in one scene.
25th Sep '16 3:48:23 PM jameygamer
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only officially released on DVD in 2009.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} voices Creator/MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]] To everyone's shock, it even got a Blu-Ray release for the 30th anniversary.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only officially released on DVD in 2009.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} voices Creator/MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]] To everyone's shock, it even actually got a Blu-Ray Blu-ray release for the 30th anniversary.anniversary, subverting the trope for now.
21st Sep '16 2:50:25 PM igordebraga
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only recently officially released on DVD.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} voices Creator/MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]]

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to its less-than-glorious reputation, it was only recently officially released on DVD.DVD in 2009.[[note]]And is missing the WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} voices Creator/MelBlanc recorded for the movie[[/note]]movie[[/note]] To everyone's shock, it even got a Blu-Ray release for the 30th anniversary.



** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Except Lea Thompson]].

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** [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Except Lea Thompson]]. ([[http://www.cbr.com/lea-thompson-revels-in-her-incredible-howard-the-duck-comic-book-reunion/ "If I did it, I own it. It’s just really fun to see people having fun celebrating “Howard the Duck” in all its great silliness and blemishes."]])
11th Sep '16 11:53:15 PM jameygamer
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** This film, ''Labyrinth'' the same year, and an acrimonious divorce resulted in George Lucas agreeing to sell his Pixar division to Steve Jobs for $10 million; Lucasfilm and Pixar wouldn't be united under one roof again fully until 2012.

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** This film, ''Labyrinth'' the same year, and an acrimonious divorce resulted in George Lucas agreeing to sell his Pixar division to Steve Jobs for $10 million; Lucasfilm and Pixar wouldn't be united under one roof again fully until 2012. The whole matter didn't help Lucas's career out a whole lot, but he remained in business.
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