Interestingly Bell starred in his first movie along side Rod Steiger in
Across The Bridge.
Steiger has been mathematically proven to be the actor who has out Baconed Kevin Bacon for the crown of "6 Dregrees of..." when it comes to starring alongside other actors.
He played 'the artist' in the Monkees TV show episode
Art for Monkees' Sake.
Where thieves are trying to steal The Laughing Cavalier from a gallery.
|The Laughing Cavalier|
"Max and 99 join a motorcycle gang to save a kidnapped Prime Minister".
Bell also scored the part of a bus driver in the movie Airport,
which I've already written a post on here-
as well as Rollercoaster, which I have written of here -
Jetsons episode called Elroy in Wonderland.
He also voiced Oompy in Little Nemo -
" A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself. "
He voiced 'Owl' in the episode '
'Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 1: The Insidious Six '
He also did some voice-work on the movie/game
Enter the Matrix in 2003.
" Shortly after the Animatrix's "Final Flight Of The Osiris" short, Niobe
(Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Ghost (Anthony Wong) must retrieve the package at a post office before the machines do.
After succeeding, they call the rest of the Zion fleet to warn the Resistance about the machines digging for Zion.
The game then runs a parallel story to Matrix Reloaded which explains what Niobe and Ghost were doing while the movie was focused on Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity. "
He was the Podcast Guest in the movie My Soul to Take.
" Wes Craven
(A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, Scream series)
brings audiences his latest suspense thriller with My Soul to Take.
In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died.
Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again.
Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead?
Only one of the kids knows the answer.
Adam "Bug" Heller (Max Thieriot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane.
Unaware of his dad's terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby.
But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that's returned, he must face an evil that won't rest...until it finishes the job it began the day he was born. "
" In an attempt to promote the film, Rogue Pictures staged a fake stabbing at the movies premiere and posted it onto the popular video viewing site YouTube, which showed a man being "stabbed" in front of Wes Craven and the rest of the cast of the movie, using a plastic knife.
The video was then later confirmed to be fake."
" This is the first film that Wes Craven has both written and directed since New Nightmare"
My Soul to Take (2010) Trivia
|"Get tangled up" was a catchphrase for this movie !?|
Michael Bell also did some voice work on Tangled an animated movie that was released on November 24th
(ring any bells?-)
Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby in the basement
of Dallas police department headquarters.
The shooting happens to be broadcast live on television.
" After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel.
Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower.
Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet.
The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world.
One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel.
Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday.
Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life."
" An average inch of hair weighs about 50 µg - a light estimate, as blonde hair tends to be lighter than other colors.
Animators have said that Rapunzel's hair is approximately 70 feet (840 inches), and consists of about 100,000 strands.
That yields 4,200,000,000 µg = 4,200,000 mg = 4,200 g = 4.2 kg (approx 10.4 lbs) of hair.
We assume that its manageable weight in the movie is another innate magical property."
Tangled (2010) Trivia
A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.
The 1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people
Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy"
(after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"),
in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money.
He has never been found.
Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia,
killing all 82 people on board.
Joseph Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
Vietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting
South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
The influential British satirical television programme
That Was The Week That Was is first broadcast.
The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm
World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.
World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory
(better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers and eight others are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
A 13-6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals,
the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results
in the first major scandal in professional
American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain – Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day"
Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers
(which is now the Texas Ranger Division of
the Texas Department of Public Safety).
Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the
island Van Diemen's Land
(later renamed Tasmania).
Battle of Solway Moss: An English army defeats a much larger Scottish force near the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway.
Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.
In the middle of the night a mass on the north side of Mont Granier suddenly collapsed, in one of the largest historical rockslope failures known in Europe.
Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.
Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
Rock singer Freddie Mercury of Queen died at age 45 of pneumonia brought on by AIDS.
The first day of Brumalia, celebrated until the winter solstice. (Roman empire)
"Brumalia (Latin: Brumalia, [ˈbruː.maliə], "winter festivals")
was an ancient Roman, winter solstice festival honouring
Saturn/Cronus and Ceres/Demeter, and Bacchus in some cases.
By the Byzantine era, celebrations commenced on 24 November and lasted for a month, until Saturnalia and the "Waxing of the Light".
The festival included night-time feasting, drinking, and merriment.
During this time, prophetic indications were taken as prospects for the remainder of the winter. The festival was celebrated as late as the 6th century, until emperor
Justinian's repression of paganism
Roman life, during classical antiquity, centred around the
military, agriculture, and hunting.
The short, cold days of winter would halt most forms of work.
Brumalia was a festival celebrated during this dark, interludal period.
It was chthonic in character and associated with crops,
of which seeds are sown in the ground before sprouting.
Farmers would sacrifice pigs to Saturn and Ceres.
Vine-growers would sacrifice goats in honor of
Bacchus—for the goat is an enemy of the vine;
and they would skin them, fill the skin-bags with air and jump on them.
And, civic officials would bring offerings of firstfruits
(including wine, olive oil, grain, and honey) to the priests of Ceres"
"The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the 'hot man meeting' by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn's character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type.
Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room."
Tangled (2010) Trivia
Bell voices a character named Alan Parker in the video game
Alpha Protocol -
" After a mission goes awry, Michael is cut off from all of his contacts and betrayed by his superiors and is being hunted by the United States government.
In response, Michael uses the eponymous "Alpha Protocol", though it is normally reserved for more senior agents, and begins to operate under cover, to uncover the conspiracy."
|Alan Parker was the director who made The Wall.|
Bell was the Narrator of the movie Gamers -
"Gamers is a comedy about the lives of four slacker friends
(and one obsessive interloper) living at home, -
"with my parents... it's just temporary... 'til they die"-
working in the real world but playing in a fantasy world.
Obsessed with a role playing game called
Demons, Nymphs and Dragons these "gamers"
are the subject of this hilarious comedy which chronicles their journey to make it through their horrendous lives while attempting to break the world record for role playing for over 74,558 hours."
"For the last 23 years, they have lived life to the fullest...in the fantasy world"
He also voiced a Reporter / Guard in an episode of Batman called Thunder.
And the Voice of Hoppy in a movie called It Waits
"A lone female park ranger tries to track down a vicious creature killing various people and terrorizing her at a remote national park."
And keeping with the monkey/2001 theme, Bell does the voices of chimps for a movie released in 2001 about a monkey going into space called Race to Space.
"In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space."
Tagline - Together they surprised America and made history.
He also voices Zan in a Harvey Birdman episode called
Very Personal Injury
which was aired 23rd September 2001.
Which was my birthday, so I thought I would throw that one in;-)
Bell voices a Druid / Nihlathak in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
in June 2001 freakishly enough.
" The world is torn by war being made by Diablo, the demonic lord of terror from Hell itself. With his brothers, the Satanic manifestations Mephisto and Baal, Diablo wages war on the mortal world.
However, holy warriors and rebels, along with the help of a celestial Archangel sent by Heaven, stand against Diablo and his malignant forces as they prepare to fight in the truly apocalyptic conflict.
In the expansion, Baal takes over command of Diablo's forces as the end of the war draws near."
Bell was Xylophone & Kitty in a movie called The Stupids.
"When average suburban America family, Stanley and Joan Stupids, discover that their garbage is "stolen" out of the can, they begin the investigation of that "conspiracy"."
Bell voices Stokey in Homeward Bound II.
"Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation."
Interesting in light of current events involving San Fransisco and Canada.
Bell played a character by the name of Les Crowley
in an episode of 'Dallas' titled Trouble at Ewing 23
"Bobby has to deal with an extortionist threatening to blow up the Ewing 23 oil field, a task that is complicated when J.R. takes a hand in things.
Ray discovers that Donna is seeing Cliff"
Bell does voice-work in the animated Batman episode titled
Heart of Ice where Batman must stop a vengeful Mr. Freeze
from fulfilling his vendetta against a callous businessman.
Bell voices Aziz in the Aladdin episode Destiny on Fire -
"After a vacation, Aladdin's gang finds Agrabah in a terrible state, the inhabitants transformed into sludge-like wretches, even the royals, except palace guards captain Rasul.
It's the doing of Aziz, the former acrobat in Minos's circus troop, who escaped from the Destiny Stone and gained immense magical power, enough to beat Genie.
Iago is occupied looking for the Sultan's secret cache, or at least what Rasul whispered about one.
Aziz even curses Aladdin and Rasul to be chained together unless they agree, which almost never happens, so the fight against Aziz looks hopeless"
In the Sonic TV show episode Cry of the Wolf he voices Naugus -
" Using Sally's father's list, Sonic and the others meet up with a freedom fighter group known as, the Wolf Pack.
Now, they must work together to destroy Robotnik's new Test Pod."
He did voice-work on an interesting Garfield and Friends TV show.
" Skyway Robbery:
Jon, Garfield and Odie are passengers on a rickety broken-down plane flown by Al G. Swindler, who bails out and leaves them to fly the plane.
The Bunny Rabbits is Coming!:
Orson and the others receive a telegram that says only 'The bunny rabbits is coming'.
Close Encounters of the Garfield Kind:
John, Garfield and Odie encounter a cute little alien whose reasons for coming to earth are more sinister than he leads them to believe."
Bell does the voice of Grundle in the My Little Pony movie.
Bell played Robert O'Brien in an episode of the TV show
The Streets of San Fransisco called No Place to Hide.
Check out Bell's links for yourself,
you're bound to find a heap of things that I have missed -