Trivia / Anchors Aweigh

  • Retroactive Recognition: Dean Stockwell who played Donald, the boy who wanted nothing more than to join the Navy, would many years later be seen as a Rear Admiral in Quantum Leap, and as the Secretary of the Navy in JAG.
  • What Could Have Been: Originally, instead of Jerry Mouse, the character who was going to dance with Gene Kelly was Mickey Mouse. Reportedly, Walt Disney even agreed to loan Mickey out, but big brother Roy said no. Walt Disney Studios was deep in debt after World War II, and they had no business making animation for third parties until they were out of the woods.