- Adaptation Sequence:
- Children's novel —> Movie (1976) —> Movie (1995) —> Movie (2003).
- Also: Children's novel —> Sequel —> TV show
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Unintentional Period Piece: Dear god, is this movie from the '70s. Most obvious these days is the casual smoking, even around kids.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: This is the only direct Freaky Friday adaptation not available on DVD. Presumably, Disney doesn't consider Made For TV Movies high priorities, unless they feature whatever Disney Channel star lots of people like at the moment.