Random Trivia For This Title:
- This may be coincidence, but the character names Gustavus and Adolphus, when put together, is the name of a college, Gustavus Adolphus, in St. Peter, Minnesota. Terry Gilliam is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Forms an informal trilogy with director Terry Gilliam's previous films, Time Bandits and Brazil. The three movies represent the three stages of Man (youth, middle age, and elderly) and the impact of imagination on each. Jack Purvis also appears in all three films.
- The role of the King of the Moon was intended for Sean Connery until the role was largely cut. Sean Connery didn't think it was "kingly" enough, thus the role was played by Robin Williams.
- Robin Williams played the King of the Moon. The credits list "Ray D. Tutto". This is the English transliteration of the Italian phrase "Re di Tutto", which means "King of Everything", which was how the King of the Moon introduces himself to the Baron. Robin Williams performed the part as soon as he arrived in England after a transatlantic flight.
- Munchausen throws out roses to all the women except one; when Sally asks for a flower, he throws her a scarlet pimpernel.
- In the scene in the King of the Moon's bedroom, above the headboard is a small bust. In a close-up shot, the eyes of the bust are seen to contain lights that blink on and off, accompanied by the sound of a camera whirring and clicking. This is line producer [?] David Tomblin's homage to [The Prisoner], which he helped produce and direct in the late 1960s.
- [?] Jon Pertwee was a strong contender for the role of Munchausen.
- The name of the Baron's horse is "Bucephalus". This was the name of [?] Alexander the Great's horse.
- The song that is sung by the cyclops when Vulcan carries off Venus to the bedroom is the old Welsh Lullaby All Through the Night.
- Steven Berkoff is often wrongly credited with being in this film by some "Who's Who" books.