When Disney was making The Lion King, they didn’t think real…

When Disney was making The Lion King, they didn’t think real lions’ roars were powerful enough for some of the more dramatic scenes – so the sounds of the lions roaring in the film were made by a voice actor…

After her mother died, JK Rowling was severely depressed. The…

After her mother died, JK Rowling was severely depressed. The Dementors in Harry Potter represent her experience with depression: “…it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling –…

During the filming of Schindler’s List, Robin Williams called…

During the filming of Schindler’s List, Robin Williams called Steven Spielberg and told him jokes to cheer him up. “I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimer’s Association, a society devoted to helping raise money for older…

The National Academy of Sciences provides a free ‘science…

The National Academy of Sciences provides a free ‘science hotline’ for filmmakers in order to encourage more scientifically accurate movies. The service is free to both professional and amateur films, as well as TV and video game projects. Source

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception, he bribes the DJ…

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception, he bribes the DJ so they won’t play Footloose. “I go to the disc jockey and hand him $20 and say, ‘Please don’t play that song’, because, first off, a wedding is…

There’s a device called Cyrano that’s like a digital…

There’s a device called Cyrano that’s like a digital speaker for smells. It works by emitting scents from internal capsules to create a variety of smells and intensities you can control through a companion app. It’s also designed to be…