Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
One of the original Japanese trailers that featured the Ryu vs. Sagat fight included some five seconds of footage omitted in the final version. This scene showed Ryu blocking Sagat's close-range knee attacks. It was not explained why this footage never made it in the film, though there's some speculation that it wasn't possible from a martial artist's point of view (Ryu would've broken his arms blocking Sagat's kicks).
Akuma (Gouki) actually makes a cameo in the film. You'll see him leaning against the wall to the far left when the scene moves to India. Those who have the fullscreen VHS version will not see him.
Spot the Shameless Plug: While Ken is driving his Porsche with Eliza, he narrowly avoids an 18-wheeler truck that has the CAPCOM logo on the trailer.
The scene where Dhalsim attempts to hypnotize Edmond Honda is loosely based on a programming bug on the original Street Fighter II videogame, in which players' characters would, for some unexplained reason, freeze for one second while fighting Dhalsim.
Street fighter is said to be inspired from the classic martial arts film, "Master of the Flying Guillotine". It's also not to be confused with the Sonny Chiba action series of the same name.
Possibly the first anime to feature music from major American bands in the dub.
Rare for an animated movie, the fight choreography was done with the help of Kazuyoshi Ishii, founder of K-1, along with Andy Hug, an associate of Ishii and one of K-1's top fighters during the time.
Balrog, the American Boxer, is known in the Japanese market as M. Bison, but prior to the release of the Street Fighter II video game, CAPCOM USA considered the name M. Bison to be a legal liability, since the character was too similar to former boxing champion Mike Tyson. To avoid a possible lawsuit from Tyson, CAPCOM USA had the names of the boss characters (except Sagat) re-arranged. As a result, the Shadowlaw General Vega became M. Bison, the Spanish bullfighter Balrog became Vega, and the boxer M. Bison became Balrog.
Some action sequences from Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie are plagiarized frame-for-frame in Red Hawk: Weapon of Death.
In the film, there is mention of a United States Presidential Candidate by the name of "Ed Pressman". This is a reference to 'Edward R. Pressman', producer of the live action Street Fighter (1994).
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