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Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (TV Movie 2006) Poster

(2006 TV Movie)

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After filming a cameo appearance, Terry Pratchett was stopped by customs at an airport in Australia. He had a large box of plastic teeth from the set, which distressed the officials. He explained the situation, and pointed out that they should probably be more concerned with the large box marked 'DEATH.'
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"Hogfather" author Terry Pratchett appears as the toymaker Death visits at the end. The toymaker had no name in the original book or the script, so Pratchett decided the toymaker was named Joshua Isme, and his shop was called Toys Is Me (a play on Toys R Us, as well as the name "Isme").
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Nigel Planer, who played Mr. Sideney, did the audiobook narration for twenty-one of the first twenty-three Discworld novels as well as multiple voices in all three Discworld video games.
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HEX, the wizards' computer, bears a label 'Anthill Inside' which is a reference to the 'Intel Inside' labels on many PCs.
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Death, voiced by Ian Richardson, utters the line "You might very well think that I'd already thought of that, but I couldn't possibly comment" - a reference to Richardson's catchphrase as Francis Urquhart in the political thriller House of Cards (1990) and its sequels To Play the King (1993) and The Final Cut (1995).
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Corporal Nobby Nobbs' full name is Cecil Wormsborough St John Nobbs. He has a paper signed by the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork verifying that he is indeed human.
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The Dean is wearing a robe with "Born to Rune" on the back. This is a reference to Terry Pratchett's Discworld book "Soul Music", which also features Death and his associates and the Wizards.
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Constable Visit's full name is Visit-the-Infidel-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets.
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Shown in two 90-minute episodes, both on TV (Sky One) and at the cinema.
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This is the first live-action film adaptation of a Discworld novel.
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Arthur White, who plays the Tooth Fairy's driver Ernie, is the brother of Sir David Jason, who plays Death's manservant Albert.
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Sir David Jason, who plays Albert, would later go on to play the wizard Rincewind in The Color of Magic (2008).
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Final TV role of Timothy Bateson.
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