hoodwinked was going to distributed by dreamworks pictures because they need to fill in the void of animated films after its animation studio side was spinned off of, but dreamworks pictures said no and the newly form the Weinstein company picked up hoodwinked instead
George Lucas almost bought the Star Trek franchise when he asked Gene Roddenberry back in the mid Seventies if the franchise was up for sale, which he politely declined. There was no bad blood between the two as Lucas said that Trek was one of the notable influences for his franchise Star Wars, while Roddenberry was fond of the original trilogy prior to his 1991 death.
Chicken Little was originally going to be female in the Disney animated film with Holly Hunter voicing the character before the film was retooled with the character gender-flipped to male and voiced by Zach Braff.
In Career Opportunities (which turns 30 today) Jennifer Connelly's character is initially a shoplifter, but it was her co-star who was the real burglar. He would take things from the Target where they were filming every night.
"Enough time has passed, so I won't be prosecuted, but I walked out of there with so much stuff! CDs were brand new and I was grabbing them left and right. Everybody on my Christmas list got Target stuff that year.”
Thanks to Connelly, the "Career Opportunities" poster has been turning heads for 30 years… starting with the head of its leading man, Frank Whaley. “I was driving down Sunset Boulevard in L.A. and there’s that poster on a billboard above the Roxbury Nightclub. I almost crashed the car," the...
At one point, fox almost cancelled epic (2013) and Wedge got permission to find a new home for the film and turned to pixar, led by John Lasseter, a close friend that Wedge knew from working on tron. When Pixar tried to close the rights for the film and start development, Fox changed their mind, and the film returned to Fox. The film was officially greenlit in 2009, under the title Leaf Men which later become epic (2013)