The scene in the kitchen in which Anne tells Marilla she will apologize to Mrs. Lynde was shot with a body double for Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth as his schedule could not permit him to be there. All close-up shots were filmed later.
This movie was the subject of long-running legal disputes between producer Kevin SullivanKevin Sullivan and the heirs of Anne author Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery. Ultimately, Canadian courts agreed with the heirs that Sullivan had withheld from the heirs contractually promised profits from the first two films in the series (Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel), and the courts also found groundless Sullivan's $55-million defamation suit against the heirs.
Schuyler GrantSchuyler Grant auditioned for the role of Anne Shirley before she was eventually cast as Diana Barry.
A lot of the scenes, mainly long shots, were made before any of the characters were cast.
The scene where Mrs. Hammond brings Anne to the orphanage was done last.
Megan FollowsMegan Follows beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Anne Shirley.
The scene where Anne and Marilla are walking back from Mrs. Lynde's after Anne's theatrical apology was the very first to be filmed.