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We examine the amazing story of how a background extra in "The Avengers" ended up with a lead role in Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing."
In this week's Movie Legends Revealed, discover if George Lucas inserted a shot of a severed arm in "Star Wars" to avoid a G rating from the MPAA.
Did the late Robin Williams' extensive ad-libbing in "Aladdin" make the Disney film ineligible for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar?
This week, we examine the history of Disney's animated hit, and learn how the Oscar-winning "Let It Go" changed the plot of the film.
Head to Hogwarts to discover whether Harry Potter's headmaster was going to be straight in the films despite author J.K. Rowling writing him as gay.
This week, we look back at the sad origins of the tagline, "no animals were harmed in the making of this film."
Movie Legends Revealed explores when George Lucas came up with the idea to produce prequels to his "Star Wars" films.
This week, we discover whether a famous rejection letter from Walt Disney saying women couldn't be animators is legitimate.
This week, we discover whether the original design for the King of the Monsters was that of an enormous octopus.
This week we discover the mighty battle that King Kong and Donkey Kong fought -- in court! Was Donkey Kong a rip-off of King Kong?
Brian Cronin uses the Force to determine, did the boy band 'N Sync really film a scene for "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones?"
With 4/20 less than two weeks away, discover whether it is really true that all of the clocks in "Pulp Fiction" are set to 4:20.
Did a Florida movie theater really accidentally show the sexually explicit "Nymphomaniac" trailer at a showing of Disney's "Frozen"?
With "If You Leave" stuck in his head, Brian Cronin flashes back to 1986 to uncover the original ending of "Pretty in Pink."
After drinking plenty of Ovaltine, Brian Cronin deciphers the secret code of the beloved holiday movie, "A Christmas Story."
Brian Cronin uses one of his wishes to find out if the size of the Genie on the "Aladdin" poster led Robin Williams to vow he'd never work for Disney again.
Brian Cronin uses the Force to uncover whether the original draft of "The Empire Strikes Back" depicted a vastly different Skywalker family tree.
A story persists that voice actor Mel Blanc, best known for his role as Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots. Brian Cronin finds out what's up, doc.
Brian Cronin digs into the legend that Walt Disney kept Snow White voice actress Adriana Caselotti under contract to prevent her from taking other roles.
Everyone knows the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but did you know the TV special's original ending was much different? Check it out now!
Did Fox try to hide the fact that "Miracle on 34th Street" was a Christmas movie by releasing it in May while hiding Christmas aspects in their marketing?
It's almost Christmas, and SPINOFF is spotlighting a few Christmas themed legends, including whether a Coca-Cola ad was mixed into the original 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'
This week, Brian Cronin writes to Santa to learn whether Fox originally tried to hide that the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street" was a Christmas movie.
Brian Cronin hops on his bike to find out whether Steven Spielberg originally conceived "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" as a horror film.
For Halloween, Brian Cronin breaks out the garlic and silver crucifix to go in search of the big-screen debut of the classic vampire fangs.
Brian Cronin determines whether concerns about toy sales kept George Lucas from killing off Han Solo in "Return of the Jedi."
This week, Brian Cronin powers up to discover whether Nintendo bought the rights to a "Super Mario Bros." porn parody simply so it could bury the film.
This week, Brian Cronin heads to the Batmobile to discover whether famed "Alien" designer H.R. Giger actually came up with a radical new look for the Dark Knight’s ride for "Batman Forever."
This week, Brian Cronin climbs aboard the "Dream Weaver" train to discover whether the hit 1970s pop song influenced Wes Craven to create "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
This week, Brian Cronin travels back in time to discover whether the original plan was for Marty McFly to use a common home appliance, rather than a DeLorean, to travel "Back to the Future."
This week Brian Cronin examines how "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the song "A Nightmare on My Street," could've led DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince to star in "House Party."
Say hello to Brian Cronin's little friend as this week's Movie Legends Revealed examines whether there's an X-rated director's cut of Brian De Palma's 1983 gangster film "Scarface."
This week, Brian Cronin investigates an instance in which real-world events force a studio to change the marketing, and even the title, of one of its films.
This week, Brian Cronin takes a sunrise, sprinkles it in dew and determines whether the 1971 musical "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was really just a big commercial for candy.
Brian Cronin goes to the mattresses to determine whether Al Pacinio's Michael Corleone exacted revenge for the murder of his first wife in scenes that were cut from the first two "Godfather" films.
This week, Brian Cronin drills into a fresh movie legend: that director Michael Bay apologized for his commercially successful, if widely panned,1998 blockbuster "Armageddon."
This week, Brian Cronin transports us back to 1980 to determine whether Leonard Nimoy made the death of Spock a condition of his participation in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
This week, Brian Cronin digs into whether a decision by Mike Myers to redo his dialogue for "Shrek" with a Scottish accent led DreamWorks to recreate $4 million worth of animation.
Because knowing is half the battle, Brian Cronin explores whether negative reaction to the death of Optimus Prime in the animated "The Transformers: The Movie" saved Duke from the same fate in "G.I. Joe: The Movie."
Brian Cronin explores the tale of computer terror involving the accidental deletion of almost all of Pixar's "Toy Story 2" in early 1998.