In 2000, Pope John Paul II gave his blessing to the Pokémon franchise, saying the games did not have "any harmful moral side effects" and were based on "ties of intense friendship."
Warner Brother's hated the name 'Beetlejuice', and urged Tim Burton to change it to something clever. Burton jokingly suggested calling the movie 'Scared Sheetless', and was horrified when the studio actually liked it.
HBO passed up "The Walking Dead" because they thought it was too violent. They also passed up "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men".
When Liam Neeson was asked about the potential for another Taken sequel, he responded "I don't think there'll be a 'Taken 3'. She can't get taken again. That's just bad parenting."
Heath Ledger asked Christian Bale to actually beat him for the interrogation scene in the Dark Knight.
James Bond has killed 150 men and has slept with 44 women since the first movie came out in 1962.
Pokémon is Japanese for Pocket Monsters and Chinpokomon (the South Park parody) is Japanese for Penis Monsters.
In real life, Pocahontas was 11 years old when she met John Smith - he was 28.
The police were called 91 times during the filming of the movie "Borat".
In 2012, 146 babies in the US were named Khaleesi.
Because of South Park’s Scientology episode, the Church of Scientology hired people to spy on Matt and Trey to find something on them to use for blackmail. The Church became frustrated when their investigation turned up nothing but the fact that they’re pretty normal people.
Before The Simpsons, Matt Groening drew cartoons for Apple computers.
On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
For each word he said in Terminator 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $21,429.
In Jurassic Park, the T-Rex wasn't supposed to come through and break the glass roof of the explorer during the attack scene, subsequently producing the noticeably genuine screams from the children.
Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics in the early 1990s so that he could play Spider-Man in his own movie.
Peter Cullen, the voice actor who voices Optimus Prime, also voices Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.
In Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs are only on the screen for 15 minutes. The movie is over two hours long.
In Ice Age, the drawings of characters during the end credit roll - and Sid's drawing of himself on a wall - were all done by the children of the animators.
Before making Finding Nemo, the animation gurus at Pixar Studios had to take a graduate class in fish biology and oceanography.