37 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Classic Animated Movies and TV Shows

37 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Classic Animated Movies and TV Shows

What happens behind-the-scenes of your favorite classic animated movies and shows? Well, it’s not called behind-the-scenes for nothing. For the most part, it’s the stuff we’re not supposed to know about — whether it’s to preserve reputations or to cover up the drudgery it takes to conjure movie magic. Either way, it doesn’t necessarily stay behind-the-scenes for ever. Case in point… 

EASTER EGGSTRA SPACE TEAM The self-referential brand promotion. At one point, Wayne Knight's character pops in to tell Michael Jordan to pull it together, citing all his famous endorsements: C'mon, Michael! It's game time! Get your Hanes on, lace up your Nikes, grab your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we'll pick up a Big Mac on the way to the Ballpark. CRACKED.COM


BEHIND-TH BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS THE SHOW STARTED AS AN R-RATED PARODY. Rick MORED And Rick and Morty's first versions appeared all the way back in 2006, in Justin Roiland's The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti- a raunchy parody of Back to the Future that was meant to poke fun of getting cease and desist letters. CRACKED.COM


LUCAS AND SPEILBERG TURNED IT DOWN CRACKED.COM In 1987, both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg turned down an opportunity to bring Akira to the big screen, claiming it was totally unmarketable to western audiences. It's a shame Katsuhiro Otomo, who directed the animated feature, didn't listen to the person riding high off Ewoks: The Battle For Endor.


Producers trolled fans to think the Hills were moving to LA. CRACKED.co Fox made a big deal about the show's move after season 2, implying that Judge had agreed to change the setting from Arlen, Texas to Los Angeles, California. After collecting hundreds of angry phone calls (and tons of free press), the move was revealed to be from Sunday to Tuesday nights.



Scroll down for the next article


Forgot Password?