Creator Breakdown - The original draft for the game had Ben and Maureen hooking up in the end. However, during production, several key members of the creative team had their relationships sour and in a fit of angst, decided to rewrite the ending. Ironically, the game's Bittersweet Ending was lauded for being truer to the tone of the rest of the story.
Pat Musick (who plays Tony Toponi in An American Tail) is Miranda Rose Wood, Freelance Photographer
Three of the Vultures are voiced by some pretty popular voice actors. Suzi is voiced by Tress MacNeille, Steve Blum plays the bit part of Sid in an early role, and of course, Maureen's voice belongs to Kath Soucie (also early in her career).
What Could Have Been: Two sequels were meant to be made. Payback in 2000, but fell through due to key artists leaving and creative differences. The sequel Hell On Wheels in 2002, was meant to pick up where the original game left off. However was never finished and likewise cancelled. And with LucasArts now disbanded, all prospects of a continuation still very low. Though fans are holding out hope Tim Schaefer will consider doing it independently.
According to Tim Schaefer, MTV met with him about a potential animated series based on the property, though nothing ever came of it.
An early storyline involved Maureen and her twin, Tina, that would have mimicked The Prince and the Pauper. Schaefer got the names from college friends of his. Eventually Tina was dropped entirely.
The game's iconic soundtrack was originally intended to use Soundgarden. The Gone Jackals got picked up due to Soundgarden costing far too much for the game's budget to allow.