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- Chris Wedge reports on the commentary that Robin Williams performed the scene with Fender and Rodney attempting to get past Tim eight times in eight different accents, including as a Polish valet.
- The filmmakers wanted the music score to sound like it was recorded by the "Robot Philharmonic". To that effect, they hired performance artists [?] Blue Man Group, known for performing on musical instruments made from industrial piping and other found objects, to do special percussion effects.
- Robin Williams' first animated voice since Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
- On the "Map of the Stars' Homes" that Fender tries to sell Rodney, the names of the stars are: Jeremy Irons, Orson Wheels (Orson Welles), Axle Rose ([?] Axl Rose), Britney Gears (Britney Spears), Farrah Faucet ([?] Farrah Fawcett), and M.C. Hammer.
- A special rendering tool was created specifically to randomly place the pips on every domino in Bigweld's workshop.
- John Powell dropped out of Shrek 2 to score the film.
- The original concept for the film was a 1930s-style screwball comedy with musical numbers.
- At one point, a voicebox with a recording of Darth Vader's voice is found. Ewan McGregor, the voice of Rodney Copperbottom, played a young Obi-wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, the third of which being released in 2005, the same year as this film.
- After Rodney is dumped outside Bigweld Industries by the giant magnet, all the metal shavings from the slogan sign stick to his head, just like the old-time Magnetic Face toys.
- After Fender steals Rodney Copperbottom's foot, Robin Williams delivers the line "Foot don't fail me now" which is similar to the phrase "Feet don't fail me now" made famous by [?] Stepin Fetchit.
- In the UK Aunt Fanny had to be renamed, as 'fanny' is a common UK slang word for female genitalia, so they renamed her to 'Aunt Fan.'