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Trivia / MouseHunt

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  • Actor Allusion:
    • Ernie, played by Nathan Lane, says "Hakuna Matata" to a vaguely ethnic foreigner at the auction. Lane voices Timon in The Lion King movies. Pumbaa himself, Ernie Sabella, plays the technician at the pound.
    Ernie: You should be our spokesperson. I know some people who used a mouse as a spokesperson, and it seemed to work out pretty well.
    • A very blunt one in the trailer:
    This is Nathan Lane. You loved him in The Birdcage.
    • In a pre-emptive one, Ernie's line while fighting with Lars, "Double! Double! Double!," is a Shout-Out to The Producers. Nathan Lane would later star in the Broadway show as the character who says this line.
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  • Breakaway Pop Hit: The film's original score, specifically its main title, has found extensive use outside the context of the film, being used in movie trailers, TV commercials, as well as other films.
  • Fake American: British Lee Evans as Lars.
  • Fake Nationality: Debra Christofferson and Camilla Søeberg as the Belgian hair models Ingrid and Hilde.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: Lampshaded in the film's offbeat trailer:
    "These are the cha-cha twins.note  They are not in Mouse Hunt. Tell your friends."
    • Also, most of the footage from the first teaser with the mouse doing shadow puppets.
  • What Could Have Been: The film was originally just going to be another Home Alone clone and be set in The Present Day. Gore Verbinski decided to go for a Retro Universe aesthetic, much to the studio's chagrin.



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