September 6th, 2007

Ann Vole

licence plates in films

I just tried to google "16RW8C05 OR 16RW8CO5" because that is the licence plate of the Grand Duchess's car in Anastasia (but got no results)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugQB9RAz3og (right at the beginning)

Many licence plates have A113 due to it being the animation classroom number at CalArts:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A113

I knew a guy who did backgrounds and some object drawings for kids animation including the Care Bears. He was telling of how many things like bad words on the licence plates of the Care Bear cloud cars ended up being carefully copied, painted and filmed in Korea where they did not know English and then had to be edited out on video at significant expense before being sent for broadcast.

George Lucas made a film called "THX 1138" and that is the source of some plates