Trivia / Twice Upon a Time

  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: There was a VHS and LaserDisc release in 1991 and wouldn't see another home video format until twenty-four years later when it was released through Warner Archives. It didn't help that this already obscure film was rarely screen or aired on TV since it's release, with it's last two broadcasts before the DVD were in 1998 and 2015.
  • Looping Lines: The infamous PG Re-Cut, which forced profanity into what was ultimately meant to be a family film.
  • No Budget: Ever after going over it's original budget, the film still never cost more than a mere $4,000,000.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • A 19 year old David Fincher was special-effects photographer. His expertise with a Mitchell camera earned him the job.
    • 30 year old Henry Selick was the sequence director for the film.
  • The Reveal: The credits, which show photos of the actors alongside the characters they play, was one of the few photos of Lorenzo Music made public during his lifetime.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: The writers couldn't decide what animal Ralph should be, so they made him a shape-shifter. That way, he could be every animal!
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: Most of the dialogue was ad libbed, as a majority of the cast were experienced improv comedians. They even recorded their lines with headset microphones to allow for more naturalistic performances.
  • What Could Have Been: Bud Cort was originally cast as Ralph the All-Purpose Animal and apparently recorded some dialogue for the film.
  • Working Title: The Rushers of Din.
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