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Mary and Max (2009) Poster

(2009)

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All of the water scenes were created with lubricant.
It took 2400 teaspoons of lubricant to create the ocean when Max imagines himself on a desert island.
One Tomb Stone over from Ruby's reads "R.I.P. Adam Elliot", the writer/director of the film. His epitaph: "very over-rated".
This is the very first animated film to open for the Sundance Film Festival.
The street, Lamington Drive, is a play on words: Lamingtons are an Australian cake. They are sometimes used in fund-raising activities by schools and other organizations, whereby they are sold in bulk. Such activities are referred to as 'Lamington Drives'.
Principal photography lasted over 57 weeks, using 133 separate sets, 212 puppets, and 475 miniature props, including a fully functional Underwood typewriter. This took 9 weeks to design and build.
When Mary is crying in her room during her college years, there's an Abba poster on the wall. Mary is an overweight young adult living with her mother. In 'Muriel's Wedding (1994)', the main character Muriel is also an overweight young adult living with her parents - obsessed with Abba. Mary's voice actress, Toni Collette also played the part of Muriel.
The postage stamps in the film used by Mary feature an image of Dame Edna Everage, a character played by comedian Barry Humphries, who also narrates the film.
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The cat shelter that Ivy leaves her money to is named after T.S. Eliot, the author of 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'.
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Barry Humphries (The Narrator) and Eric Bana (Damien) have both previously lent their voices to Finding Nemo (2003), playing the sharks Bruce and Anchor respectively.
In one of the many letters Mary sends to Max, she sends a picture of her Dog Sonny digging up the skeleton of his wife Cher; These are the names of Val's pet-dogs from Harvie Krumpet, Another animation by Adam Elliot.
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Grandpoppy Ralph is seen wearing swimwear with the phrase 'LIFE BE IN IT!' On the front. This is a phrase from an Australian advertising campaign to go Australians more active in outdoor activities, such as swimming.
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