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Whoopi Goldberg and Sir Patrick Stewart recorded their dialogue together.
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This movie took almost three and a half years to complete.
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Christopher Lloyd's character, Mr. Dewey, is named after the Dewey Decimal System, a system of organizing books in a library.
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Frankenstein's Monster does not appear in the final cut, but is seen in the sneak peeks, trailers, and television spots for the theatrical and home entertainment releases around the world from 1993 to 1995. It also appeared in deleted scenes, behind the scenes, and video games.
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Locations in this movie's fantastical "book world" are primarily based on three novels, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, for the segment set in Horror, and "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville and "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, for the segment set in Adventure. The segment set in Fantasy uses various fairy tale tropes, but also the Queen of Hearts (yelling the famous line, "Off with their heads!") from "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, and the beanstalk from "Jack and the Beanstalk". Some of the other books seen or used in this movie are "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the hound has a cameo in the movie when it jumps out of the book), "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne (the giant squid is chosen by Adventure) and the Middle Eastern fairy tale collection "One Thousand and One Nights" (Fantasy summons the flying Magic Carpet from it). Also, the character of Horror (the anthropomorphic book) resembles Quasimodo, the tragic protagonist of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo.
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This movie featured four regular cast members from various Star Trek television series: Sir Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert Picardo. As well as this movie featuring four Star Trek regulars, it also featured two cast members who have Star Trek connections: Christopher Lloyd, who played Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), and Ed Begley Jr., who played Henry Starling in two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (1995), namely "Future's End: Parts 1 and 2".
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Producer David Kirschner lost a story and screenplay credit in WGA arbitration.
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There are two video game adaptations of this movie. One is a typical run-and-jump 2-D side-scrolling platformer with levels based on the movie, where the goal is to collect all of the missing pages from books to get the best ending. The other is a PC point-and-click adventure game that adapts, and vastly expands the story from the movie, especially the Fantasy section that now includes Olympus together with gods and creatures from Greek mythology, parts of Wonderland from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and an area with several classic fables including "The Three Little Pigs". This game also features Frankenstein's Monster, a popular character that was present in the book adapted from the film, but deleted from the final movie.
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There are two versions of the book, adapted from the movie: a full-length novelization and a shorter, junior novelization.
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When Richard first enters the library, Mr. Dewey incorrectly guesses that Richard has come for a book. In Back to the Future (1985), Doc Brown incorrectly guesses, with a mind-reading device, that Marty wants Doc to make a donation.
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Whoopi Goldberg's first time voice acting in a theatrically released film. She would later go onto voice Shenzi the Hyena in The Lion King (1994), Ranger Margaret in The Rugrats Movie (1998), Franny the Goat in Racing Stripes (2005), Darlin the Baseball Bat in Everyone's Hero (2006), and Stretch the Rubbery Octopus in Toy Story 3 (2010).
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This is one of two animated movies Whoopi Goldberg voiced in 1994. The other being The Lion King (1994).
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Mr. Dewey resembles Charles Dickens.
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The third of three movies released in 1994 to feature Sir Patrick Stewart. The others being Gunmen (1993) and Star Trek Generations (1994).
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Sir Patrick Stewart's first time voice acting in a theatrical film. Later he'd go onto voice Pharaoh Seti in The Prince of Egypt (1998), King Goobot the Yolkian alien in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Mr. Woolensworth the sheep in Chicken Little (2005), Max Winters in TMNT (2007), Bill Shakespeare in Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), Arctiscratle the Squirrel in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), The Narrator in the Ted films, Tugg/Tank the talking tree in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013), The Captain in Spark: A Space Tail (2016), and Poop in The Emoji Movie (2017).
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Whoopi Goldberg, who provided her voice for this movie, was in a relationship with Ted Danson. Macaulay Culkin starred with Danson in Getting Even with Dad (1994). Leonard Nimoy also directed Danson in 3 Men and a Baby (1987).
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