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** Embeth Davidtz seems to be heavily associated with Miss Honey too. Despite starring in acclaimed films like ''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'' and ''{{Film/Junebug}}'', and appearing on shows like ''Series/MadMen'' - plenty of news articles will still refer to her as 'Miss Honey from ''Matilda'''.

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** Embeth Davidtz seems to be heavily associated with Miss Honey too. Despite starring in acclaimed films like ''Film/SchindlersList'', ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'' and ''{{Film/Junebug}}'', and appearing on shows like ''Series/MadMen'' (at least two of these roles have her playing less likable, AlphaBitch characters) - plenty of news articles will still refer to her as 'Miss Honey from ''Matilda'''.


* PromotedFanboy: Creator/MaraWilson mentioned that she and her siblings were longtime fans of the book, and that she put a very serious effort into doing the role properly as the book and character meant so much to her. It is the role she is best identified with, feels is the closest to real life personality, and feels she did the best performance of. She later gave her approval and acclaim to ''Matlida The Musical''.

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* PromotedFanboy: Creator/MaraWilson mentioned that she and her siblings were longtime fans of the book, and that she put a very serious effort into doing the role properly as the book and character meant so much to her. It is the role she is best identified with, feels is the closest to real life personality, and feels she did the best performance of. She later gave her approval and acclaim to ''Matlida ''Matilda The Musical''.



* StillbornFranchise: Danny [=DeVito=] [[https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/11/25/matilda-sequel-danny-devito-jumanji-next-level/ originally wanted]] to do a sequel to the film with Creator/MaraWilson reprising her role as Matilda. However, given that Wilson retired from acting and has grown up over the years, DeVito's plans never materialized.

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* StillbornFranchise: Danny [=DeVito=] [[https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/11/25/matilda-sequel-danny-devito-jumanji-next-level/ originally wanted]] to do a sequel to the film with Creator/MaraWilson reprising her role as Matilda. However, given that Wilson retired from acting and has grown up over the years, DeVito's [=DeVito=]'s plans never materialized.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: Also, in today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to [=YouTube=], Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Also, in In today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to [=YouTube=], Facebook, Instagram Website/YouTube, Website/{{Facebook}}, Website/{{Instagram}} and Twitter, Website/{{Twitter}}, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.


** Creator/TimAllen, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/BobHoskins, Creator/BillMurray and Creator/JoePesci were considered for Harry Wormwood.
** Creator/BetteMidler was considered for Zinnia Wormwood.
** Creator/HelenHunt and Creator/MariskaHargitay were considered for Miss Honey.

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** Creator/TimAllen, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/BobHoskins, Creator/BillMurray and Creator/JoePesci were considered for Harry Wormwood.
** Creator/BetteMidler was and Creator/CatherineOHara were considered for Zinnia Wormwood.
** Creator/HelenHunt and Creator/WinonaRyder was considered for the role of Miss Honey after Creator/DannyDeVito had worked with her on ''Film/RealityBites'' (which he produced). But she turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TheCrucible''. Creator/MariskaHargitay and Creator/HelenHunt were considered for Miss Honey.considered.


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* ApprovalOfGod: Creator/MaraWilson later gave her stamp of approval to the musical adaptation.


* SocietyMarchesOn: While cruel schools still exist, they are much less tolerated than they are now. Even mild speculation of abuse with no proof can get a school investigated just to be certain.



* StillbornFranchise: Danny [=DeVito=] [[https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/11/25/matilda-sequel-danny-devito-jumanji-next-level/ originally wanted]] to do a sequel to the film with Creator/MaraWilson reprising her role as Matilda. However, given that Wilson retired from acting and has grown up over the years, DeVito's plans never materialized.



** Danny [=DeVito=] [[https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/11/25/matilda-sequel-danny-devito-jumanji-next-level/ originally wanted]] to do a sequel to the film with Creator/MaraWilson reprising her role as Matilda. However, given that Wilson retired from acting and has grown up over the years, DeVito's plans never materialized.

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root. Watch the first few minutes of that film until the song comes up and just try not to smile, fondly remember your childhood, and then dance around crazily.
* RecycledTrailerMusic: One of the early trailers for the film featured "Jump in the Line," perhaps best known as the ending theme from ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''.


* WordOfSaintPaul: Mara Wilson said that she felt Matilda grew up to earn several college degrees and become a librarian.

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** Danny [=DeVito=] [[https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/11/25/matilda-sequel-danny-devito-jumanji-next-level/ originally wanted]] to do a sequel to the film with Creator/MaraWilson reprising her role as Matilda. However, given that Wilson retired from acting and has grown up over the years, DeVito's plans never materialized.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Mara Wilson Creator/MaraWilson said that she felt Matilda grew up to earn several college degrees and become a librarian.


* DawsonCasting: The older children are played by adults and they look it. It seems odd when they show up in Revolting ''Children''. Even worse is when they equal the height of the actor playing ''Trunchbull'', who is meant to tower over all of the children...
** Intentionally so: to a five year old on her first day at school, the place is full of intimidating giants.

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The older children are played by adults and they look it. It seems odd when they show up in Revolting ''Children''. Even worse is when they equal the height of the actor playing ''Trunchbull'', who is meant to tower over all of the children...
** Intentionally so: to
children... [[note]] FridgeBrilliance? To a five year old on her first day at school, the place is full of intimidating giants.giants. [[/note]]


* CaliforniaDoubling: A literal example. The movie was shot in parts of Arcadia, California, despite being set in England.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: A literal example. The movie was shot in parts of Arcadia, California, despite being set in England.elsewhere.


* CaliforniaDoubling: A literal example. The movie was shot in parts of Arcadia, California.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: A literal example. The movie was shot in parts of Arcadia, California.California, despite being set in England.



* EnforcedMethodActing:
** Creator/MaraWilson was so self-conscious about dancing in front of the crew that Danny [=DeVito=] made everyone on set dance along with her.

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* EnforcedMethodActing:
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EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/MaraWilson was so self-conscious about dancing in front of the crew that Danny [=DeVito=] made everyone on set dance along with her.




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* RoleReprise: Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward, Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey, respectively, originated their roles in all three productions (Stratford, West End, and Broadway). Both were nominated for an Olivier Award in 2012, with Carvel winning for Best Actor, and a Tony Award in 2013.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: In today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to [=YouTube=], Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: While cruel schools still exist, they are much less tolerated than they are now. Even mild speculation of abuse with no proof can get a school investigated just to be certain.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: In Also, in today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to [=YouTube=], Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Mara Wilson has said that Pam Ferris is this, being someone who likes to compare pictures of kittens rather than throw children like hammers.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Mara Wilson has said that Pam Ferris is this, being someone who likes to compare pictures of kittens rather than throw children like hammers.

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