Banned in Russia: The live-action film was banned in Russia until 2008 because the Big Bad happened to be a Soviet spy who's trying to promote communism in Spain.
Celebrity Voice Actor: Christopher Plummer narrated all of the original specials and the 1993 and 1995 series.
His daughter, Amanda Plummer, does a guest role in Madeline in New York.
And then Whoopi Goldberg as Miss Clavel in My Fair Madeline.
Fridge Brilliance/Shown Their Work: Amidst the errors in the episode Madeline and the Mummy, most Muslim countries, Egypt included, do close for extended lunches on Fridays, due extended Islamic prayers/sermons being held on Friday afternoons.
Well, lets just say that there is some pretty impressive names tied to the franchise.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: For a while. After the Golden Books Video/DVD releases and the show being pulled from DiC's Saturday morning block, it was nowhere to be found.... Until Shout! Factory started releasing new DVDs of the series.
However, while the specials are finally released, they are only available from digital download stores, which are region-locked and thus pushes the official releases into No Export for You territory.
Hulu has 59 episodes, but none of the specials. Also, did we mention that Hulu will not let you have a crack at the videos if you're neither in the US nor Germany?
All six of the specials were released on DVD by Mill Creek on September 2013.
No Export for You: While the episodes (and some of the specials) are receiving DVD releases thanks to Shout! Factory, some of the 1988-1993 specials are still this- since they're only released as a digital download on region-locked online stores. Most notably, Madeline's Christmas, which for some reason isn't on the Shout! Factory DVD of the same name and is only available for download off Amazon.com Unbox, which blocks out non-US downloaders.
The Other Darrin: Madeline has changed voice actors no less than 4 times, once a season (Marsha Moreau was Madeline #1. Tracey-Lee Smythe was Madeline #2. Andrea Libman was Madeline #3. And Chantal Strand was Madeline #4). And none of them played Madeline in the live action movie, either. Come to think of it, most of the characters changed voice actors at least once in the entire run.