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Isabelle Nélisse can't speak English, which is why she's not given much dialogue and speaks more with body language.
Mama is played by a man, Javier Botet, who has Marfan syndrome, which gives him a slender body and long fingers.
Mama's movement is not entirely CGI. Javier Botet has well-above-average range of motion in his joints. The only CGI on Mama is her hair.
Mama's appearance was inspired by painting by Modigliani, owned by Andrés Muschietti.
According to Jessica Chastain, Annabel's octopus tattoo describes her character. When Annabel found herself caught in a situation she did not like, such as the octopus, she would take off her tentacles and grow new tentacles to escape.
Screenplay is written by brother-sister tandem Andres and Barbara Muschetti, based on a short, titled the same and also created by them.
Annabelle's comment of 'sector plural z alpha' is a reference to Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
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The moths which Lily eat were made of chocolate. Unbeknownst to the crew, Isabelle Nélisse doesn't like chocolate.
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British writer Neil Cross, the creator of _Luther_, contributed to the screenplay.
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Originally set for release in October 2012, it was rescheduled to January 2013 so as not to compete with Paranormal Activity 4 (2012).
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As the character she plays is a bass player, Jessica Chastain took guitar lessons.
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Jessica Chastain was the first and only choice for the part of Annabelle.
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This is not the first time Javier Botet has played a ghoulish woman, as he previously appeared as the possessed patient zero in _Rec_.
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It would take 4 hours every day to get Javier Botet into his Mama make-up, and another 2 to remove it.
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This gave Jessica Chastain a one-two punch at the US box office charts when it opened at number one with Zero Dark Thirty (2012) at number two.
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When Annabelle Is watching TV (about 41 minutes Into the Movie) she looks at the screen and says " Nice butt, Bruce". She Is referring to actor Bruce Dern and the movie she Is watching Is called "Silent Running".
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the opening scenes where the father is driving on the cliff with the kids, the license plate of their car spells "no 1 dad", a joke by the directors considering he Is In the midst of murdering his family and on his way to kill the children and himself.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's audition scene was the emotional one where the suicidal father is about to kill his children.
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