PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
On the film special effects, Joe Dante stated "We were planning to use a lot of Stan Winston's puppets. He had made some very elaborate puppets that could do a lot of things, but in practice, we found it was much simpler and cheaper to let the CGI people do the work after we shot the scenes, so I would say it's one-third puppetry and the rest CGI, even though the original idea was to do mostly puppetry."
He's here! He's early! He's not supposed to be here now. He said... okay, here's the copy of... check.
Larry Benson: Pretty exciting, huh?
Irwin Wayfair: I don't know. I think it's kinda sad, I mean you know Heartland Toys has a long tradition of bringing joy to kids, ya know? ...
When Joe makes the delivery to Alan at The Inner Child, Joe hands a box to Alan. A second later, Alan takes the same box off the truck floor.
Besides the title logos, the opening credits don't begin until about 6 minutes in.
The DVD features some deleted scenes:
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