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Unknown Movie Facts and Trivia
« on: June 08, 2009, 09:51:21 AM »
Pizza Planet truck

Pizza Planet is a fictional pizza restaurant that appears in Toy Story. In the film, it is a large, sci-fi-themed restaurant with arcade games. The company runs a fleet of overused Toyota Hilux pickup trucks, as seen in Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (though in Toy Story 2, the truck model is called a "Gyoza"). There is a Pizza Planet reference in every Pixar feature film to date.

In A Bug's Life, the truck appears in the scene where one insect warns another not to touch the motor home's bug zapper. A Pizza Planet cup also appears in the Bug City.

In Monsters, Inc., when the redneck Mother is beating Randall with a shovel, it is on the far left side of the screen. This is the same motor home that appears in A Bug's Life.

In Finding Nemo, while Gill is explaining his plan to escape from the office, a yellow Pizza Planet truck drives by.

In The Incredibles, the truck is briefly seen on the road while the family is driving on the highway to fight the Omnidroid.

In Cars, there is a Pizza Planet truck at the stadium for the final race.

In Ratatouille, the truck is briefly seen crossing the bridge over the Seine when Skinner is chasing Remy.

In WALL-E, EVE scans the engine of a Pizza Planet truck for plant life shortly after her arrival on Earth, and shuts the hood afterwards.

In Up the Pizza Planet truck is seen on the street as Carl's house floats by.

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Re: Unknown Movie Facts and Trivia
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 09:54:28 AM »
Nice oc1!
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Re: Unknown Movie Facts and Trivia
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 11:11:40 PM »
Just so we're clear, that's actually stuff from Wikipedia, I just sent it to OC1.

I knew several of the places the truck appeared prior to seeing this list, but not all...

Also the Luxo Jr. ball (yellow, blue stripe, red star) is in just about everything:

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 12:57:31 AM »
haha that's cool. I love hidden movie stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 05:47:07 AM »
Jackfrost is back hurray :)

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 06:11:30 AM »
Hip hip...
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Re: Unknown Movie Facts and Trivia
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 07:57:21 AM »
^ lol.. you guys backwards posted


When I was falling asleep last night Royal Wedding was on. Some people might not know that the song You're All The World to Me in that movie wasn't an edited dance sequence. Instead a special built mechanically rolling room was made to film that scene.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 08:10:41 AM »
When I was falling asleep last night Royal Wedding was on. Some people might not know that the song You're All The World to Me in that movie wasn't an edited dance sequence. Instead a special built mechanically rolling room was made to film that scene.

They did that again for Lionel Richie's video for Dancing on the Ceiling music video...  ;)

And here's the stuff for John Landis' hidden running gag See You Next Wednesday:



See You Next Wednesday (SYNW) is a recurring gag in most of the films directed by John Landis, usually referenced as a fictional film. Each version of See You Next Wednesday never looks the same in any Landis film.

See You Next Wednesday was the name of the first screenplay that Landis ever wrote, as a teenager.

    * In Landis' first film, Schlock (1973), SYNW is mentioned twice and shown as a poster. Brief casting and plot descriptions are given each time it is mentioned, making it clear that this is in fact two different films both titled See You Next Wednesday.
    * In the sketch comedy film The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), the film is a melodrama presented in "Feel-Around," a technique where an usher stands behind each movie patron and does things to them as they occur in the film, enhancing the movie-going experience, at least until the scene where the woman puts a knife to the man's throat.
    * In The Blues Brothers (1980), SYNW is glimpsed on a billboard which also features a huge gorilla. It also appears on the cinema sign behind where the Nazi Pinto crashes through the road. (See pic above)
    * In An American Werewolf in London (1981), SYNW is a porn film being shown in a seedy London porno theater. Advertised as "A Non-Stop Orgy," scenes from the movie are actually shown as the characters talk in the theater. A poster of SYNW can also be seen on the wall in the London Underground Tube station.
    * In Trading Places (1983), a poster for SYNW is glimpsed in Ophelia's (Jamie Lee Curtis) apartment. On this poster it is directed by William Wyler and stars Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and David Niven. The poster features the quote L'un des to meilleurs Films du Monde.
    * In the Michael Jackson music video Thriller (1983), it is spoken by a deputy in the horror movie Michael and his girlfriend are watching, and also visible as a poster on the outside of the cinema as they leave.
    * In Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), a German character says "see you next Wednesday" in German.
    * In Spies Like Us (1985), an army recruiting poster can be seen behind Colonel Rhumbus (Bernie Casey) right after the vertical impact simulation scene that says "The army can teach you a skill. See You Next Wednesday."
    * In Into the Night (1985), posters for the movie are shown.
    * In Coming to America (1988), a poster for SYNW is shown on a subway station.
    * In the Dream On (1990) series', first episode "The First One," directed by John Landis, Martin (Brian Benben) says to his maid (Marianne Muellerleile), "See you next Thursday", she corrects him saying, "Wednesday".
    * In Innocent Blood (1992), SYNW is shown on a marquee.
    * In The Stupids (1996), the phrase is seen on the back of the bus to which the kids chain their bikes.
    * In Family (Masters of Horror episode) (2006), the phrase is spoken by a cartoon character on TV.

[edit] References in non-Landis works

    * In the "Video Pirates" segment of Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), pirates find a treasure chest filled with golden video cassettes; among the numerous in-jokes visible on the tapes, one of the cassette cases is labeled "See You Next Wednesday." (While Landis directed several segments of the overall film, the "Video Pirates" segment was directed by frequent Landis collaborator Robert K. Weiss.) The movie poster of the "An American Werewolf In London" version of SYNW (the Non-Stop Orgy) is in the Tower Records store in the last skit of the movie.
    * In the video game Deus Ex, an email found on Paul Denton's computer contains a notice from a movie rental company, mentioning the movies See You Next Wednesday and Blue Harvest.
    * In the video game NetHack, the phrase "See you next Wednesday" can appear as graffiti on the floor.
    * In the movie Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, when Pete (Topher Grace) is flipping channels while Rosalee (Kate Bosworth) is on a date with Tad Hamilton (Josh Duhamel), a TV advertisement shows Hamilton riding a motorcycle over a hill, then drinking a soda while a voiceover says "?Hasta el pr?ximo mi?rcoles!"
    * In the movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the film's name is on the marquee of a theater in the shot of a city street, but as "SEE YOU NEXT _ _ _ N _ SDAY".
    * In the Czech science fiction book Asfalt (Asphalt) from ?těp?n Kopřiva, the movie plays very important role. It is claimed here that is has been directed personally by Satan and that the region-1 version contains his voice in the director's comment. Satan's voice is the key to open elevator between hell and heaven, so it is big rush around the DVD containing the movie.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 03:20:59 PM »
Oh, yeah, I remembered another Pixar item!

Actor John Ratzenberger has voiced a character in all 10 (and definitely the 11th) Pixar flicks...





Top Row: Hamm the Piggy Bank (Toy Story 1, 2 & 3), P.T. Flea (A Bug's Life), School of Fish (Finding Nemo)
2nd Row: Underminer (Incredibles), Mack (Cars), Abominable Snowman (Monsters, Inc.)
3rd Row: John (WALL●E), Mustafa (Ratatouille)
Bottom: Construction Foreman Tom (Up)
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 03:47:08 PM »
^cool!
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 07:47:54 PM »
In all the movies that Tom Savini does the horror effects in, he makes guest appearances.
In George Romero's movies Dawn Of The dead, Day of the Dead and Land Of the Dead, Tom Savini appears first as a biker that gets attacked by zombies in Dawn of the Dead, then later hes a zombie biker in Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead.
Gregg Nicataro , who was an intern on Day, is the main make up guy in Land and Diary of the Dead.
Sorry, bit of trivia there from the resident horror fan here.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2009, 09:34:46 AM »
In all the movies that Tom Savini does the horror effects in, he makes guest appearances.
In George Romero's movies Dawn Of The dead, Day of the Dead and Land Of the Dead, Tom Savini appears first as a biker that gets attacked by zombies in Dawn of the Dead, then later hes a zombie biker in Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead.
Gregg Nicataro , who was an intern on Day, is the main make up guy in Land and Diary of the Dead.
Sorry, bit of trivia there from the resident horror fan here.

He does not have a cameo, however, in the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, despite the fact that he directed it!  :D

(Pretty damn good remake, too...)

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2009, 01:23:45 PM »
I made an appearance in a movie once.
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2009, 10:38:18 PM »
I made an appearance in a movie once.

You can't just leave it there, man!  ;) :D

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2009, 08:00:04 AM »
I made an appearance in a movie once.


I really did also make an appearance in a movie. But, I am going to leave it at that :P Are hmed and I now movie fact trivia? ::)

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2009, 09:00:44 AM »
"Breaking Away" was my only film. You can actually see the side of my face as an extra in this movie. It was filmed in my hometown of Bloomington In. And the quarries that were shot are legit. Unbelieveably clear water, fun to take a "dip" in if you know what I mean..... ::)

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2009, 06:05:18 AM »

I really did also make an appearance in a movie. But, I am going to leave it at that :P Are hmed and I now movie fact trivia? ::)

Oh do tell!

I was kidding about the movie, but I was in a documentary. It was about malibu's beaches, and came out around the time I was living there. It was when I was like 7 yo, anyway, my dad and I were in the documentary ;D
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2009, 08:16:13 AM »
A buddy of mine was in the choir for the opening sequence of the movie "Cabin Boy" with Chris Elliot.
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2009, 12:01:36 PM »
^^ I LOVE Chris Elliot and Cabin Boy. "Yes" Im the one.... ;) ^^

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2009, 06:22:48 PM »
I loved Cabin Boy,, I have it on dvd.
I was an extra in Biloxi Blues,,if you look close enough in the theater scene you can kinda see me in the background.
I was also in a couple deleted scenes where I was digging a ditch, and I was walking down the street when they were in front of the prostitutes place.
The whole shebang garnered me a whopping 50 dollars!
He does not have a cameo, however, in the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, despite the fact that he directed it!  :D

(Pretty damn good remake, too...)

Exactly right, but Romero didnt make that one. BUT! He was in Ripper and Succubus. and I think he did a cameo in CHildren of the Living Dead ( not a remake of a romero movie, but a very sad possible sequel to Night of the Living Dead)
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