Trivia: Studio executives disapproved of David Bennent's German accent, saying 'Gump sounds like a Nazi'. Alice Playten (who also did Blix) dubbed over the lines. Ridley Scott says he tried to locate David Bennent's original dialogue to include it in the Director's Cut, but it could not be found.
Trivia: During the making of the film, the directors had real birds populate the forest set (one of the largest sets ever built for a movie). One day it was suddenly destroyed by an accidental fire. (No one was hurt, and all the birds flew out safely). They had to rebuild the entire set and continue filming.
Trivia: There is a persistent fan-theory that this film was one of the main inspirations for the iconic "Legend of Zelda" video-game franchise, though this has never been completely confirmed, and is up for debate as both the game and film were in production during the same time period, so it is unlikely that anyone involved in the game's production saw the film until only a few months before the game's release.