* DuelingMovies: One of the most [[PyrrhicVictory destructive]] duels ever, in its race to be released prior to the long-delayed ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. Both animation teams were constantly looking over their shoulder at each other, according to WordOfGod:
** [-Fatherless boy tries to solve his [[DisappearedDad daddy issues]] by going on a space voyage in search of a long-lost treasure, hidden on a BigDumbObject, with a [[IncrediblyLamePun less-than-stellar]] crew of galactic PettingZooPeople, one of whom is a ParentalSubstitute, [[spoiler:but proves to be TheMole,]] using a [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin starmap]] [[YouWillKnowWhatToDo only he]] [[LivingMacGuffin can read]]. The villain [[spoiler:redeems himself in a TakeMyHand moment]] while trying to activate/deactivate the {{forgotten| phlebotinum}} DoomsdayDevice. Both films were deliberately marketed to single-parent Gen-X kids, with an uplifting {{Grunge}} soundtrack. One is about {{Pirates}} in a SteamPunk AlternateUniverse, based on a [[Literature/TreasureIsland classic novel]]. The other is about SpacePirates AfterTheEnd, inspired by ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica| Classic}}''. Both films got an EarthShatteringKaboom.-]
** The sad part is neither film won, despite both of them being very good; in fact both ended up tanking their respective studios. Bluth has yet to produce a new movie in 11 years, and Disney almost decided to completely abandon traditional animation.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Fox Animation Studios is [[WordOfGod blamed by the directors]] in the DVD commentary for starving the movie of both time and money, forcing them to produce a product they were not happy with; as a result the film is unfinished at best.
* TheForeignSubtitle: As the initials for ''A.E.'' were difficult to properly translate, in some places the movie was just named ''Titan'' with the following subtitles:
** ''After the Destruction of Earth'' (Portugal/Croatia) [a little wordy, but probably closer to the English title than the other two]
** ''After Our Time'' (Hungary)
** ''The New Earth'' (Poland)
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In the [=DVD=] commentary, one of the directors joked about making a spin-off movie starring Gune. The other director said that he liked the idea. Of course, whether-or-not he would have followed through with it, the film's box-office failure killed any chances of that.
** According to the DVD's behind-the-scenes special, Drew Barrymore played Akima as a more feminine and inexperienced/naive character. The directors eventually decided they weren't happy with it, and the lines were re-recorded (or, in some cases, thrown out and rewritten). In an interview, Barrymore implied that she liked the original characterization better.
** There was originally going to be a video game based on the movie that would have come out after the movie hit theaters. At the end of the credits, there's even a brief message from the creators, telling viewers to look out for it when it hit stores. Seeing the message can be a bit baffling today, since the movie's box-office failure meant that the game never got made.