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This is the first R-rated movie adaptation of a Hanna-Barbera or Sid and Marty Krofft property.
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Based loosely on the TV show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968), except the show had no killing; at least, not on screen.
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Bill Farmer, Frank Welker, and Carlos Alazraqui were originally meant to reprise their roles as their respective Banana Splits from the 2008 TV show that aired on Cartoon Network, but were eventually replaced with Eric Bauza.
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Supposedly based on unused and rejected Five Nights at Freddy's (2014) script from when Warner Brothers originally had the movie rights.
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This is Eric Bauza's second direct-to-video film based on an existing property, after Woody Woodpecker (2017).
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Austin is dressed the way Michael Nesmith dressed while on the The Monkees (1966), right down to his knit hat. The Monkees were guest stars on the original TV show.
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The sound FX used for the splits is the same one used in 2001: A Space Odyssey, when Dave Bowman leaves the spacecraft Discovery One.
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The Banana Splits Movie premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 18, 2019, and was released via Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2019 by Warner Bros.
On February 19, 2019, Warner Bros. Television Group's Blue Ribbon Content division announced that it is collaborating with Blue Ice Pictures on producing a film adaptation of The Banana Splits television series, which would take place in a horror-like setting.
Taft Studios, where the Banana Splits is filmed in the movie, is a reference to Taft Broadcasting. The original of Hanna-Barbera when the original show was produced.
BODY COUNT: 20+ (9 featured characters, 10-15 unnamed extras)
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