Best movie trivia of 1940

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Trivia: Despite playing a very important role to the film, none of the vocal artists are credited.

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Trivia: When the film was released, critics and moviegoers had a difficult time appreciating it. Some say that the film was ahead of its time and too surreal for most people. It was not until the late 1960s that "Fantasia" received the respect and appreciation it deserved.

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Trivia: Hitchcock's cameo appearance, a signature feature of his films, takes place near the end. He is seen outside a phone box when Jack is making a call.

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Trivia: All of the scenes in this movie were shot in only one take and in one scene the technique really shows. When Jimmy Stewart is drunk, he ad-libbed hiccuping while he was talking. Cary Grant, not expecting the comic relief, had to look down at the floor to keep from laughing (you can see him grinning and collecting himself).

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Trivia: When trying to describe Bruce to a friend Grant says "He looks like, uhh, that fella in the movies, Ralph Bellamy." Bruce was in fact played by Ralph Bellamy.

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Trivia: This was Laurel & Hardy's last film produced by the Hal Roach studio.

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Trivia: The first appearance of Elmer Fudd in a Warner Brothers cartoon.

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Trivia: "A Wild Hare" is considered by many historians as the first "official" Bugs Bunny cartoon.

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Trivia: This is the only Mr Wong movie, to date, where Boris Karloff did not portray the Master Detective.

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Trivia: This was Charlie Chaplin's first feature film with full sound.

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Trivia: Hitchcock's cameo comes twelve minutes into the movie - he can be seen wearing a hat and coat and reading a newspaper after Joel McCrea leaves the hotel.

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Trivia: The first Tom and Jerry cartoon. The duo were originally named "Jasper and Jinx" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, though only Tom was identified on screen by his original name (Jasper). Hanna-Barbera would later use the name "Jinx" in their television creation "Pixie and Dixie", where their adversary was the cat, Mr Jinx.

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Trivia: Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett can be seen in the crowd rushing out from the studio during the lunch break.

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