Miss Hannigan as Mrs. Mudge: And the very nice and very attractive lady at the orphanage said we'd find Annie here.
Conflict Killer: The film opens with Annie breaking up a fight between July and Pepper.note This also happens in the 1982 movie, but occurs just a little bit later, plus several of the orphans fight at once.
"Lay off July! If Hannigan wakes up, she'll get sore!"
Annie:(to Pepper after she makes fun of Annie's parents' note) Do you wanna sleep with your teeth inside your mouth or out?
Ironic Echo: Miss Hannigan makes the orphan girls say "I love you, Miss Hannigan" all the time. Later, as she and Rooster are leaving the Warbucks mansion with Annie in tow, posing as her parents, the girls arrive at the door just in time to expose her true identity by shouting, "We love you, Miss Hannigan!"
Grace is played by a black actress (Audra McDonald) and her romance with Warbucks is left intact. He even proposes to her at the end! New York, unlike most of the United States, did not have any anti-miscegenation laws in the 1930s, so their marriage would be legally possible, but it would still be quite a scandal socially.
The orphans being a Five-Token Band is sometimes regarded as this, although this might be a case of Reality Is Unrealistic. While racially segregated orphanages were the norm in the 1930s, integrated orphanages did exist at the time and would obviously be more likely to exist in New York than in, say, Alabama.