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(06-25-2017, 02:16 PM)ZpaceJ0ck0 Wrote:
(06-25-2017, 12:12 PM)Psychospacecow Wrote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Cummings

Winnie The Pooh is Pete is Bill Clinton is The Tasmanian Devil is Tigger.

I don't know man. Isn't this just voice actor information? That's like saying Nolan North has been both Deadpool and Nathan Drake. Or that Edson Matus has voiced Red Hood (Injustice 2) and Philip J. Fry (Futurama; season 5 and onwards). Or that Daisuke Nakikawa has been both Hisoka Morow and Bruno Buccellati/Bucciariati.

(06-25-2017, 03:53 PM)Psychospacecow Wrote: Well, its general info, and I find characters with shared actors interesting.

I do not know much about voice actors, so I find it pretty cool. Rarely do I hear a voice, like Michelle Rodriguez and Lauren Prepon in Halo 2, and notice it instantly.
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During early production of the 1987 flim 'Predator', Jean-Claude Van Damme was casted as the eponymous Predator. Aditionally, around the time said predator had the desing of a giant insect like creature with a rat like head, golden eyes and big claws, but the overall look of the original design was felt to be both far from scary and not really practical to film in the jungle, so it was completely redesigned by Stan Winston and the actor was recast by replacing him with Kevin Peter Hall.

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http://forums.sciflicks.com/showthread.php?t=16768

https://deadlymovies.wordpress.com/category/jean-claude-van-damme/

http://www.movie-moron.com/?p=12829

http://www.movie-moron.com/forum/index.php?topic=1605.0

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000241/bio
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(07-01-2017, 02:09 PM)ZpaceJ0ck0 Wrote: During early production of the 1987 flim 'Predator', Jean-Claude Van Damme was casted as the eponymous Predator. Aditionally, around the time said predator had the desing of a giant insect like creature with a rat like head, golden eyes and big claws, but the overall look of the original design was felt to be both far from scary and not really practical to film in the jungle, so it was completely redesigned by Stan Winston and the actor was recast by replacing him with Kevin Peter Hall.

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http://forums.sciflicks.com/showthread.php?t=16768

https://deadlymovies.wordpress.com/category/jean-claude-van-damme/

http://www.movie-moron.com/?p=12829

http://www.movie-moron.com/forum/index.php?topic=1605.0

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000241/bio

My favorite part of all of this is that James Cameron supposedly helped redesign it by making a comment of adding the iconic mandibles when Stan Winston was on a plane ride with him. This means that James Cameron helped with two of the biggest alien franchises in the form of the Predator and Aliens.
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Remenber the stuffed "bear" that Mike Wazowski has in Monsters, Inc.?

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It's desing is based on a prototype version of James P. Sullivan (he was also called "Johnson" back then). As you can see, both of them have brown fur, two upward-pointing horns and four tentacle legs.

Oh yeah, and at one point Mike didn't have arms. (I actually like prefer this desing of his over the final version)
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Did you know that contrary to popular belief, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure isn't named after the song 'Get Back' by The Beatles? Many people assume this because of the lyrics of the song, Araki's love for western music, and the fact that at the end of part 3 a character plays that same song on a Walkman.

The truth is... that's not the case.

In a 2006 video interview with autor Hirohiko Araki (featured in the Phantom Blood videogame as bonus content), he stated that the idea came during a meeting with his editor at a local family restaurant named "'Jonathan's". He wanted to incorporate the name JOnathan into the title, but at the same time he wanted it to be someting catchy, with one letter being the same for both the first and last names; taking inspiration from film director Steven Spielberg. Araki eventually decided for "JOestar" and thus, the iconic manga series got it's name.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42l-kpz5oHU (Get Back)
http://livedoor.4.blogimg.jp/mangaman09/...fa3b-s.jpg (Part 3's ending)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnzt4x_...b_creation (the video interview)
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The intro used during the 21st Tenkaichi Budokai of Dragon Ball is a parody/tribute to the intro of Golden Harvest Films.
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Remenber this one scene from the part 3 of the JoJo manga that has since become iconic?

You see, this is a pun. As you can see, J.P Polnareff claps, holds up 2 fingers, forms a circle with his thumb and finger, and then pretends to look at something in the distance.

Clap-Two-Circle-Look becomes Pan-Tsu-Maru- Mieru in Japanese - "Your underwear is visible."
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Remenber the Starbomb musical video on Super Smash Bros?

You finished watching it? Ok. I'll ask you this: have you noticed those weird poses Luigi makes during the video?
Now, you are probably thinking something among the lines of "I don't know, that looks like a bit of a stretch to me" or "maybe is just a coincidence", and that's fine. That's a fair accusation.

But what if I told you that the guys at Studio Yotta themselves confirmed that these references were intentional?
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Did you know? Contrary to popular belief, the Kamehameha from Dragon Ball isn't named after the Hawaiian king of the same name. In a interview featured on the Daizenshuu 4, author Akira Toriyama stated that his wife came up with the name. Basically, Toriyama believed Kame-Sen’nin’s (亀仙人 Turtle Hermit. aka Mater Roshi) special attack should end up with a "ha", then after a while she sugested the name kamehameha (かめはめ波は lit. "Turtle Destruction Wave" ).
The fact that the attack sounds similar to the name of King Kamehameha I is just a coincidence.

SOURCE:
http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/d...interview/
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Did you know? The 1977 TV show "Rascal the Raccoon" is the sole reason behind Japan's raccoon problem. The anime show was so popular that up to 1500 raccoons were imported as pets each year after the success of it. Unfortunately, mimicking the show’s ending, people then let loose the racoons into the wild, where the invasive critters continue to wreak havoc on their non-native environment to this day.

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https://web.archive.org/web/201703060544...gn-menace/
http://nautil.us/blog/how-a-kids-cartoon...asive-army
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ra...-ate-japan
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Have you ever wondered why Dragon Ball's Tenshinhan has three eyes despite him being human?
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There are actually two official statements regarding this:
  • In both Daizenshuu 4 and 7 (as well as the updated Chozenshuu 4), Tenshinhan is said to be a descendant of a "Three-eyed Tribe", who themselves were descendants of three-eyed aliens that came to Earth, and that a number of Tenshinhan's unique techniques are due to this distant ancestry.
  • Meanwhile, in one of his Q & A's for the North American release of Shonen Jump, Toriyama suggested that the eye might be mystical in origin, but the way Toriyama speaks of it doesn't necessarily preclude that Tenshinhan's eye wasn't a remnant of his alien heritage, so much as it is that it may have simply been capable of a lot more, but his training under the Crane Hermit hampered its potential.
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I remembered some tragic trivia. Did you know? That Jim Henson(of The Muppets) was at one point going to be one of the creative consultations for Disney animation? In the book 'Michael Eisner: Keys to the kingdom'. It talked about how Jim Henson was looking to Disney for them to buy the rights to The Muppets IP, believing that they'd be in good hands with the Disney company(This was all in 1989). Jim being compared by many as 'The Walt Disney of Puppets', was  already negotiating with Disney to bring future muppet projects with Disney(meaning Disney would televise all muppet related projects). Roy Disney was hoping that Jim would be apart of the creative procress in hopes to bring back some of the lost magic to the Disney company. However, Michael Einser(who had the control over the approval of that) said no to both Jim and Roy. No explanation was given. This happened on May 10, 1990. Six days later, Jim henson passed away.
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During the first 15 seconds of the 1st DBZ ending song "Detekoi Tobikiri Zenkai Power!", you can hear some sort of strange munbling. This munbling is actually a backward message.

This message is actually a list of names, followed by "Ganbattannda!" (which means that all these people worked really hard). These were the people listed:
When asked about this, Takeshi Ike gave an explanation on his official website that goes as follows:
Quote:“We finished the recording of vocalist MANNA’s cute and charming vocals and after she’d gone home I inserted the overdub chorus parts and background chatter (shouts/cheers) myself. I wanted to make the song even more interesting so I hit upon the idea of having meaningless words in the intro and interlude. I remembered hearing that for the alien language in the bar scene in the movie Star Wars (Mos Eisley Cantina scene) they used words from the languages of minority peoples played backwards with extra effects added on top, so I cheekily decided to use their method too.

I listed the names of the people in the studio and the staff who worked on the program then read them out and recorded it onto 6 millimetre tape. Then I played the tape backwards, shifted the pitch, and overlayed it onto the multitrack intro and interlude. It fit perfectly. I’d like those with the know-how to try playing the intro and interlude parts backwards. I think you should be able to hear the names of some people. It’s my way of saying these guys made this song!”

Source: https://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/01/21/s...ding-song/
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This was pretty shamelessly stolen from TIL but

During the exceptionally cold winter of 1795, a French Hussar regiment captured the Dutch fleet on the frozen Zuiderzee, a bay to the northwest of the Netherlands. The French seized 14 warships and 850 guns. This is one of the only times in recorded history where calvary has captured a fleet.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new...180961824/
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In the year 1980 a "logger" found a mummified dog after processing the log and donated it to a museum.
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The dog is a hunting type dog and around 4 years old. Apparently was in there for around 20 years. Scientists believe his fate was sealed when he chased something up into the tree.
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The plinth next to Stuckie in the museum in Waycross, GA's Southern Forest World gives an explanation on how the mummification happened - "A chimney effect occurred in the hollow tree, resulting in an upward draft of air. This caused the scent of the dead animal to be carried away, which otherwise would have attracted insects and other organisms that feed on dead animals. The hollow tree also provided relatively dry conditions, and the tannic acid of the oak helped harden the animal's skin."

http://www.newsweek.com/photos-strange-p...ing-784863
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