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the last Hand Drawn Animated film from Dreamworks. (imdb.com)

This was Dreamworks last 2-D animated film. After the release of this film, the company only focused on productions of CG animated movies. (imdb.com)

In the scene in which the entire crew, including Spike, is losing their lunch after traveling at top speeds you can hear a man say, "Hey, where did he get the carrot?" According to the filmmakers, that line was a joke someone said during story production that made everyone groan so much that they decided to put it in the movie. (imdb.com)

According to an article in Wired, this is the "first Hollywood production created entirely on Linux". Animators used more than 250 HP workstations, loaded with Red Hat Linux and custom animation software, to render the film. (imdb.com)

Michelle Pfeiffer took on the role of the villain in the film at the request of her children. (imdb.com)

Spike, Sinbad's dog, was more popular in a screen test than Sinbad himself, so the filmmakers added in seven new Spike scenes before the film was released. (imdb.com)

The original storyline for the film was to focus on the first voyage of Sinbad, then it would be followed by 6 sequels focusing on the other six voyages he had. However after the box-office disappointment of The Road to El Dorado (2000), Jeffrey Katzenberg decided on having one movie, which didn't just focus on the one voyage. (imdb.com)

Michelle Pfeiffer and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not meet until the morning they were scheduled to appear on a daytime talk show to promote the film. (imdb.com)

This movie lost $125 million, which partially led to the sale of DreamWorks Studios, being renamed DreamWorks Animation SKG in 2004. (imdb.com)

In all original legend and all previous film adaptations, Sinbad is Muslim and comes from Baghdad sometime during that city's Golden Age (AD 762-1258). In this version, Sinbad seems to be of the Greek polytheist religion. His friend Proteus is the Greek prince of Sicily, which places the story sometime between 733 BC and 212 BC. (imdb.com)

According to an article in Wired, this is the "first Hollywood production created entirely on Linux". Animators used more than 250 HP workstations, loaded with Red Hat Linux and custom animation software, to render the film. (imdb.com)

Initially, Russell Crowe signed up for the title role, but in the autumn of 2001 he was replaced by Brad Pitt because Crowe was too busy working on another project. (imdb.com)

In order to get a U rating (same as an American G) the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) requires that 12 seconds featuring a head-butt had to be removed. An uncut 12 years and upwards rating would be the lowest that would allow the head-butt to be kept in. (imdb.com)

Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not meet until the premiere. (imdb.com)


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