* TheDanza: David Moscow plays... David Jacobs!
* ExecutiveMeddling: Originally it was going to be a straight drama, but somebody at the studio thought it would do better as a musical. Because it's Disney!
** Indeed, the trope even applies in the movie itself: the Newsies only go on strike because Pulitzer decided to raise the cost of papers for the Newsies without raising the cost for the consumers.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Jack Kelly is [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]]. Joseph Pulitzer is [[Film/TheGodfather Tom Hagan]]. And the King of New York later becomes [[Film/IndependenceDay president]].
** You mean, ''Batman'' is ''Jack Kelly''. [[RetroactiveRecognition This movie predates Batman Begins by 13 years.]]
** Also, [[{{Tommy}} Nora Walker (Tommy's mom)]] is a vaudeville actress.
** And Racetrack is [[DoogieHowserMD Doogie Howser's]] best friend.
** Mush is one of the [[Film/TheMightyDucks Bash Brothers]].
** David is [[{{Big}} 13-year-old Tom Hanks]].
** At least a few people who were around for the late 80s will probably remember the guy who spun on the fan having simulated sex with PaulaAbdul onstage at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bLUSXBgNVw the MTV VMAs]]...
*** He was also one of the students in StandAndDeliver.
** Snyder was not only Anthony Cooper, but . . . Paramedic Roy [=DeSoto=] as well!
** Averted, of a sorts, in one case. Kid Blink is not [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Stan and Cartman]], but a widespread rumor says he is. In fact, it's just another actor named Trey Parker, who is roughly the same age and bears somewhat of a physical resemblance, aided by the floppy hair and eyepatch that obscure his face.
* {{Nickelodeon}}: Has two weird connections to this movie. Several actors would go on to appear in {{SNICK}}'s sketch comedy show {{Roundhouse}}, and RockosModernLife would parody this movie in one episode as "Garbage Strike: The Musical".
* OldShame: By his own account, Creator/ChristianBale (now [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]]!) wasn't too happy with the decision to turn ''Newsies'' into a musical.
** He is at least aware of the film's cult audience, stating that "saying something negative about ''Newsies'' means there's an awful lot of people you have to answer to." It's something that would garner more just an embarrassed look than actual outrage, but suffice it to say, he's sworn off musicals.