History Trivia / HowardTheDuck

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.
11th Sep '16 11:52:16 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.
6th Sep '16 11:53:30 AM falcon2484
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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 and Creator/JohnCusack.

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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 Short, Creator/JohnCusack and Creator/JohnCusack.Creator/JasonAlexander.



** Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz auditioned Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/JasonAlexander and Creator/MartinShort for the voice of Howard.
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6th Sep '16 11:51:36 AM falcon2484
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** Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz auditioned Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/JasonAlexander and Creator/MartinShort for the voice of Howard.
25th Jul '16 2:53:05 PM NWolfman
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* BigNameFan: Creator/SethRogain has mentioned that ''Howard'' was one of his favorite movies as a kid, albeit in a [[SoBadItsGood chiefly ironic way]].

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* BigNameFan: Creator/SethRogain Creator/SethRogen has mentioned that ''Howard'' was one of his favorite movies as a kid, albeit in a [[SoBadItsGood chiefly ironic way]].
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