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Flubber (1997) Poster

(1997)

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During late 1993, when this movie was first announced, Steven Spielberg considered being the executive producer of this film, and have the film released under the Amblin label. But he decided not to go through with it because his only choice for the lead role, Robin Williams, was at the time in a bitter fallout with the Walt Disney Company (see trivia for Aladdin (1992) and refused to be in the film. John Hughes' first choice for the lead role was always Williams. He lined up some other choices including Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, John Lithgow and Patrick Stewart. As soon as Williams made peace with the Walt Disney Company, Hughes immediately cast him in the lead.
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According to Wil Wheaton, in the scenes that he was in with Robin Williams, they would film a take the way it was supposed to be filmed. After that take, Williams would often want to improvise scenes differently than the script, just for fun. Those scenes were not added to the actual film, but there were enough scenes to make an entirely different movie.
In the film poster where Brainard is wearing his goggles and Flubber is not wearing his glasses, a few bubbles of flubber in the upper right-hand corner form a hidden Mickey.
Early in pre-production, Steven Spielberg considered Producing this movie. When Professor Brainard takes Sarah for a ride in the T-Bird, he flies through a cloud in front of the moon. As the cloud disperses you can see an obvious reference to E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which was directed by Steven Spielberg.
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Sound designer 'Andrew M. Somers' created the sound of Flubber by using a rubber balloon filled with water, Metamucil, and air. The Metamucil became "gloopy" and in the balloon, it helped make a rubbery, gurgly sound. The voice of Flubber was performed by Scott Martin Gershin, and was processed to raise the pitch to sound small and squeaky.
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Wil Wheaton was cast because he resembles Tommy Kirk who was in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961).
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During the scene in Which Philip Brainard is talking to the basketball player Dale, the Fight song that is playing in the background is the fight song from Duke University.
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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Nancy Olson:  Nancy Olson, who played Betsy Carlisle in the original _Absent Minded Professor, The (1961)_, appears as a Secretary at Ford Company (uncredited).
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