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Wait, the dinosaur growls inJurassic Parkwere sex sounds?!

1. Trained owls were used in theHarry Potterfilms, and the entire first batch of lettershad to be rewrittenbecause they were too heavy for the little owls to carry.

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When it came to filming the scene, the graphics team had to rewrite thousands of letters (by hand!) so that the trained owls could handle the weight.

2. Multiple animals are often used for one character, but inBabe, the star was played bytotal of 48 piglets!

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I don’t know about you, but I think Babe’s cuteness might have worn off a little bit if he grew to be a full-sized hog, and so the adorable little piglets wereonly used for three weeksbefore they got too big.

3. And while we’re on the subject ofBabe, the little piggies werefed peanut butterto give the illusion of them speaking.

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Quite possibly the oldest animal-movie trick in the book, but I’m pretty sure the pigs weren’t complaining.

4. Animal rights activists protested against101 Dalmatiansafterseeing a riseof the breed in animal shelters.

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The dog tale that we know and love was tainted by irresponsible breeders trying to capitalise on the film’s success. To help curb this,Disney teamed upwith the Dalmatian Club of America to promote pet adoption and education when102 Dalmationswas released.

5. AndFinding Nemohad a devastating effect on wild clownfish – so many people bought them as pets that they ended uplocally extinctin parts of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

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The movie’s conservationist message was quite clearly misunderstood, with sales of the breed rising 40%, putting clownfish on theendangered species list. As a result, the organisation Saving Nemowas launched to help conserve the breed and their habitat.

6. InJurassic Park, the iconic velociraptors growls were actually thesounds of tortoiseshavingsex.

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It would have been impossible to make legit dinosaur sounds, so they went with, erm, the next best thing.Other soundsused for dino noises include; a horse squealing with excitement and the bark of a jack russell dog.

7. And the makers ofFlipperopted to usesounds from kookaburra birdsinstead of actual dolphin noises.

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The chatterings of theAustralian birdswere sped up, and I don’t know about you, but they sound pretty damn dolphin-esque to me.

8. If you were thinking the squirrels inCharlie and the Chocolate Factorywere CGI, you would be wrong – they werereal squirrels who were trainedto crack nuts!

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Tim Burton opted to use 40 trained squirrels for the scene – some hand-reared, some from private homes, and some rescues – and they worked for a total of 10 months.

9. Daniel Stern had originally thought that a fake spider would be used for the famousHome Alonescene, but wassurprised with a real poisonous tarantulawhen it came to filming.

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There was a long rumour that Daniel Stern had to remain silent to avoid scaring the spider, but Barry the tarantula didn’t have any ears.

10. The bees inCandymanwere also very real, and Tony Todd waspaid a bonusfor each sting he received.

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Tony got a $1000 dollar bonus for every single sting he received, which wound up being a total of 23!

11. InThe Wizard of Oz,Toto waspaid morethan the actors who played the munchkins.

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Toto – played by Terry the terrier – earned $150 (about $2500 in today’s money) a week, while the actors who played the munchkins took homejust $50 a week, despite the fact that they sang, danced, and acted.

12. 450real snakeswere used inSnakes on a Plane!

New Line Cinema

Yep, if you thought 48 piglets inBabewas a lot, this is something else. Among the 100s of snakes was a 22 foot longBurmese python, which is longer than the height of a giraffe!

13. And finally, the star ofBeverly Hills Chihuahuawas in an animal shelter andhours away from being put downwhen he was discovered by the film’s dog handler.

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Little Rusco,who plays the lead of Papi, was a complete acting novice when he was discovered and was given six months of training for his breakout role.

CORRECTION

DANIEL Stern starred inHome Alone, not Howard Stern, as the earlier version of this post would suggest. Oops!

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