Trivia: WarCraft

  • The America-based Russian monkeys behind the animated cutscenes of The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games and I. M. Meen, Animation Magic, were some time later contracted to do the animation for the Warcraft spin-off Warcraft Adventures. Said game was later cancelled due to the popularity decline of adventure games at the time but still, they hired the staff responsible for some extremely laughable scenes, even if what few screenshots from the game that have been seen look a lot better than the studio's previous claims to fame.
  • The voice of the Tinker hero of Warcraft 3 was done by a Blizzard employee, Kaeo Milker.
  • Development Hell: The upcoming movie. Talk of an adaptation started in 2006, with the current release being a decade later. The plot flip-flopped between being about the First War to being set just prior to World of Warcraft (the reason cited being that the popularity of the franchise was from the MMO, not the RTS'.). Sam Raimi was originally supposed to direct but the project was put off so that Raimi could focus on other films. He eventually left, citing mismanagement on Blizzard's part who had vetoed most of his pre-production work. It was not until 2013 that the movie was finally Saved from Development Hell.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Uther the Lightbringer is Deckard Cain and Tassadar! Maiev Shadowsong is Meryl from Metal Gear! And many, many more!
    • Illidan is Gaara (in a cutscene, at least; his VA in the game proer is Matthew Yang King, btw) and The Lich King is Astaroth!
    • In the abandoned Warcraft Adventures, Clancy Brown would have been Thrall and Peter Cullen would have been Orgrim Doomhammer.
    • The Dryad is Charsi, and the Medic from Starcraft.
    • Kel'Thuzad is voiced by Tracks and Cosmos (Michael McConnohie).
    • The Prophet Medivh and the Druid of the Talon are voiced by Raziel from Legacy of Kain.
      • Who also happens to voice Prowl, Sideswipe, Scrapper, and other Transformers.
    • In the French version, Rexxar and Lord Garithos are the Grey Knights (and the narrator) from Dawn of War.
    • Some fans have restored the voices to the demo campaign in Frozen Throne, revealing that the Sea Witch was basically voiced by Tyrande.
  • What Could Have Been: The Burning Legion was originally intended in Warcraft 3 to be a playable faction. Remnants of this can be found in the map editor.
    • The original game was originally intended as a Warhammer Fantasy adaption, but Games Workshops cancelled the contract with Blizzard at a point where the game was far enough in production that Blizzard decided to change the name and release it anyways.
    • The original version of the Scourge, as envisioned, would use corpses as resources instead of gold. You'd kill creeps instead of mining. This was too hard to balance though.