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- Innocence had no less than three distributors. The film in sub format was first acquired by Dreamworks, than later acquired by Paramount following the former's purchase of the latter. Then it was later re-released in a dubbed version by Bandai, that was recently re-released by Funimation.
- Weirdly, both of the anime films had different co-producers from Hollywood. The first film was co-produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment through Manga Entertainment, which retained its share of the rights as it was acquired first by Palm Pictures and then by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Innocence, on the other hand, was co-produced by the name you'd least expect to be associated with violent, artsy mecha product, and indeed had no share in its distribution: Walt Disney Pictures.
- Creator's Favorite: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Motoko Kusanagi is this for her voice actress, Gabriela Willert, who not only voiced her in the original movie, she also voiced her in the dub of Innocence, despite that movie was dubbed in Cuernavaca, while the original movie was dubbed in Mexico City. And she is working in the dub of the TV series as well, despite it wasn't originally dubbed at first.
- Technology Marches On: While most of the original manga has aged surprisingly well, there are a few bits besides the Soviet Union still existing that remind you this was made in the late 80s/early 90s. The Etorufu storyline features records of illegal real estate deals being stored on half a dozen big ol' CD ROM disks; non-wireless connections are made using thick, industrial-looking cables though this gives the work a nice tangible quality and a lot of the computer equipment is big, boxy and covered in dials, switches and oscillographic displays.
- The Wiki Rule: The Ghost in the Shell Wiki.
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