Eccentric toymaker Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor) last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is Lieutenant General Leland Zevo (Sir Michael Gambon), and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie (Robin Williams), who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action.Written by
Released about a month after the release of Aladdin (1992), in which Robin Williams voiced the Genie. Because of this, Williams asked Disney to keep his name out of the marketing for Aladdin (1992) and for the Genie to not take up more than twenty-five percent of the movie's ad space. Disney ended up going back on the deal on both counts, resulting in a falling out between Williams and the studio. See more »
After the little spy robot gets run over, Patrick Zevo is in the surveillance truck telling the other two guys about tomorrow's meeting with the military leaders. If you watch the red numbers over his right shoulder you'll see them counting upwards until they hit 59:20, then the camera goes to one of the other guys, then back to Patrick Zevo, you see the numbers back down to 59:14 and continue counting up. See more »
Is this room getting smaller or am I bloating?
Oh look, we're being attacked by a crossword puzzle.
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The UK versions omit a sexual reference to obtain a 'PG' rating. See more »
At base this is a fable about military survival. No enemies left. The military will be cut. To save itself the military invent an enemy. Simplistic? The movie is a good analysis about social control. Enjoyable with a message about power. I recommend it.
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