Who doesn’t like little details in their favorite movies? From actors improvising to filmmakers adding easter eggs in their movies, we’ve covered the best 15 details about these movies that you might not know about.
1) In Mulan (1998), Mulan touches her hair a lot because the animators noticed that Mulan’s voice actor, Ming-Na Wen, touched her hair a lot while recording. So, they added it to the character.
2) Bravo and Echo, the two military planes from the Disney movie Planes (2013), wear Goose and Iceman’s helmets from Top Gun (1986)
3) In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Jamie Foxx’s character (Electro) has a birthday cake that bears the same color scheme as his character’s costume in the comics.
4) In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), the shot of Proudfoot with his feet up in the air, is a direct homage to the 1978 animated adaptation of the Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi.
5) In The Warriors (1979), the character Mercy is suddenly seen wearing a jacket, simply claiming she “stole it.” In reality, the actress broke her wrist during a stunt and wore it to conceal her cast.
6) In Batman and Robin (1997), several thugs are dressed like the droogs from A Clockwork Orange (1971).
7) In the final shot of The King of Staten Island (2020), Pete Davidson turns and looks in the direction where The Twin Towers used to stand as a tribute to his father.
8) In Venom (2018), Tom Hardy improvised the funny moment where Eddie Brock climbs into the lobster tank. It originally wasn’t in the script, but when he saw the tank on set, he told the director that he wanted to include it in the scene.
9) In Shazam! (2019), Mr. Moran is named after Mickey Moran, the protagonist of Marvelman, a superhero series created by British publisher Miller & Son so they can continue printing new issues after Shazam’s American publisher/rightsholder was sued by DC comics due to Shazam’s similarities to Superman.
10) In Dumb and Dumber (1994), Lloyd’s chipped tooth is real. A kid jumped on Jim Carrey’s head in detention when he was a child and he had the cap removed to look dumb.
11) In the Polar Express (2004), the Herpolsheimer department store is a reference to a real store in Grand Rapids, Michigan that closed in 1994. Grand Rapids is the hometown of Chris Van Allsburg, the author of the original ‘Polar Express’ book.
12) In Toy Story 4 (2019) inside the antique shop you can see the goggles worn by the scuba-diver who stole Nemo in Finding Nemo (2003) as well as P.T. Flea’s circus from A Bug’s Life (1998)
13) In Toy Story 2 (1999) Steve Jobs is on the one-dollar bill.
14) In the end credits of the Lego Movie (2014), you can see a Catwoman mask next to the animation supervisor, Chris McKay. This was added because he is a massive Catwoman fan in real life, even having several tattoos of the feline superhero.
15) In Spider-man Into the Spider-verse (2018), you can see an advertisement for “The Mary Janes”. Gwen Stacy is a member of this band in the comics.