The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
An abandoned plotline involved Kevin's eggs granting eternal youth to those who ate them.
Charles Muntz's death scene went through many variations. Originally, he was to be carried up into the sky by the balloons around his ankle. This was scrapped for being too ambiguous. Another version involved him chasing Kevin into her maze-like home, and getting lost (This was also abandoned for it's ambiguousness).
The pixar pizza truck appears three times in the movie.
Lotso, a character from the movie Toy Story 3, makes a cameo as a regular toy.
All characters are based upon circles and rectangles, except for the villains who are triangles.
As the dogs fall off the cliff into the river below while chasing Carl, Russell, Kevin, and Dug a Wilhelm Scream can be heard.