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Near the end of the film, the mayor, played by Jim Backus, is speaking to Elliot the dragon, who is invisible. The mayor has a cigar in his mouth and smashes it when he turns to greet Elliot. The scene is accomplished by having Backus turn and smash the cigar into a large pane of glass. However, the reflections on the glass are visible.
Because it had such a large beacon, Disney had to obtain special permission from the local Coast Guard to use the lighthouse seen in the movie, since doing so during production would have caused confusion to passing ships.