Best animated movie trivia of 2009

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Trivia: The main characters are taken from other sci-fi movies. The Missing Link is meant to be The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954); B.O.B. is meant to be The Blob (1958); Ginormica is based on Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958); Dr. Cockroach is copied from The Fly (1958); and Insectosaurus is based on Mosura (1961).

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Trivia: When the Hazmat team are dropping objects into the containment pod, they drop in a magazine called "G.A." On the cover are a number of titles regarding the making of the movie, including one that reads, "G.A.'s Lifestyle Advice: Go to the Movies to see Planet 51."

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Trivia: Until 2016 Coraline was the longest stop motion film to date, running at an hour and 40 minutes. The new record holder became Kubo and the Two Strings.

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Up (2009)

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Trivia: Jordan Nagai, who eventually got the part of Russell, showed up to an audition with his brother, who was actually the one auditioning. However, the director realized Nagai behaved and spoke non-stop like Russell and chose him for the part. A similar situation happened with the casting of Short Round for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, whereby Jonathan Ke Quan was cast when it was actually his brother auditioning for the part.

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Trivia: Osamu Tezuka (creator of Astro Boy) makes a cameo appearance as a scientist in the film. He is wearing a beret and glasses.

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Trivia: One of the Mardi Gras parade floats is inspired by The Little Mermaid's King Triton's throne. Jafar from Aladdin is on another float. (01:13:55)

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9 (2009)

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Trivia: 1 tells 9 that he led the others to their current hideout, which he refers to as "sanctuary". The building happens to be Notre Dame church, famously referred to "sanctuary" in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

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Trivia: When the giant goldfish bowl has been knocked over and is rolling around, one person gives off a Wilhelm scream.

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Trivia: When Wong drains Flamingo Lake to water his golf course and the flamingos are sucked down the plughole, in amongst their startled squawks you can hear one yelling "SH*T!". Listen for it - it's very clear.

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Trivia: This mini-film is a spin off from Watchmen. As a tribute to its originator, note how the blood stain on the raft's sail changes from scene to scene in the style of Rorschach's ink blot mask. (00:05:30 - 00:07:45)

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Trivia: A hidden Mickey can be seen when Tinker bell drops her pixie dust on the cotton balls and they float up.

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Trivia: When the Bone Hunters get trapped under the falling rocks, you can hear the Wilhelm scream.

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