These Forrest Gump Facts Are Better Than a Box of Chocolates

Stars in the Stars

In the movie, Gary Sinise’s character makes a reference to the Forrest Gump book. He says that the day Forrest works on the shrimp boat is the day he becomes an astronaut, both of which are jobs he held in the book.


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The More You Know

  • Fantasia (1940) was originally a short called The Sorcerers Apprentice, but Walt Disney overspent on the score and decided to make it feature length film rather than waste money.
  • The names of the taxi driver and the policeman in everybody’s favourite Yuletide outing, It’s A Wonderful Life, are Bert and Ernie. The writers working on Sesame Street at the time claim it’s merely a coincidence.
  • Walt Disney hated Goofy.
  • Will Smith wanted to adopt the German Shepherd in I Am Legend.
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