Filmmaking is complicated. There are a thousand steps between "I have an idea" and "I have a completed film for your theater to screen." And sure, most people know all that. But here's one way being alive is more interesting than people think it is: every one of those moviemaking steps can get extremely weird, without the audience having any idea...unless they listen to podcasts like ours.

On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedy writers Gonzalo Cordova and Alan Denton. They'll explore the biggest recent movies, and the extraordinarily strange work that went into making them. Find out which Oscar movie got patched like a video game, several days after it was in theaters. Discover which animal overran the set of your favorite action movie franchise. And keep listening for the set of international financial crimes that built Hollywood's hottest production company.

Footnotes:

Gonzalo Cordova on Twitter

Alan Denton on Twitter

6 2019 Movies with Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Drama (Cracked)

6 Recent Movies With Bonkers Behind-The-Scenes Stories (Cracked)

The VFX Team Who Fixed Sonic Got Laid Off (Cracked)

'Cats' Gets A Day One Patch To Fix Its Graphics (Cracked)

21 Behind-The-Scenes Avengers Facts You Never Knew (Part 1) (Cracked)

21 Behind-The-Scenes Avengers Facts You Never Knew (Part 2) (Cracked)

You can't unsee this unsettling 'real-life' Homer Simpson (CNET)

Tilda Swinton Finally Comes Clean About Her Mysterious Triple Act in Suspiria (Vanity Fair)

How 'Suspiria' Transformed Tilda Swinton Into an 82-Year-Old Man (The New York Times)

Feds Seize Luxury Watches, Art, Memorabilia From 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producer (The Hollywood Reporter)

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art (The Hollywood Reporter)

Malaysian graft buster: Voice clips prove Najib Razak cover-up (Al Jazeera)

LATEST NEWS on Malaysian money laundering trial: Court sets May hearing for Riza Aziz's money laundering trial (Free Malaysia Today)

IMDb list of Red Granite Pictures productions

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