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Trivia: Newsies
  • The Danza: David Moscow plays... David Jacobs!
  • Executive Meddling: Originally it was going to be a straight drama, but somebody at the studio thought it would do better as a musical. Because it's Disney!
    • Indeed, the trope even applies in the movie itself: the Newsies only go on strike because Pulitzer decided to raise the cost of papers for the Newsies without raising the cost for the consumers.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Jack Kelly is Batman. Joseph Pulitzer is Tom Hagan. And the King of New York later becomes president.
  • Nickelodeon: Has two weird connections to this movie. Several actors would go on to appear in SNICK's sketch comedy show Roundhouse, and Rocko's Modern Life would parody this movie in one episode as "Garbage Strike: The Musical".
  • Old Shame: By his own account, Christian Bale (now Batman!) wasn't too happy with the decision to turn Newsies into a musical.
    • He is at least aware of the film's cult audience, stating that "saying something negative about Newsies means there's an awful lot of people you have to answer to." It's something that would garner more just an embarrassed look than actual outrage, but suffice it to say, he's sworn off musicals.

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