Facts behind the 'Hannah' movie and Miley
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Some fun factoids about "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and star Miley Cyrus:
• What director Peter Chelsom knew about Hannah beforehand: Zilch, but he immediately got up to speed.
• New songs performed by Miley/Hannah in the movie: 12.
• Filming time in Tennessee: 10 weeks.
• Size of Grandma Ruby's farm: A 200-acre ranch south of Nashville and a few miles from the Cyrus farm served as the main location.
• Model for the cowboy, Travis, played by Lucas Till: Brad Pitt's character from "Thelma & Louise." G-rated, of course.
• Weight of walnuts in a stunt sequence: 700 pounds.
• Extras for opening concert sequence: 1,000.
• Extras in fundraiser finale: 2,000.
• Dancers credited: 66.
• First episode of the TV show: Aired March 24, 2006, with Miley hiding her Hannah self from best friend Lilly and crushing on a star athlete played by Corbin Bleu.
• Frequency of TV show: More than seven times a week on the Disney Channel and once a week on ABC Kids.
• Audience: Average is 4.7 million viewers per episode this season.
• Best-seller: "Miles to Go" by Miley Cyrus (Disney-Hyperion, $24.95) has been on The New York Times children's best-seller list for four weeks.
• Real estate watch: Barbie isn't the only doll doubling as a real-estate diva. The Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House, with suggested price of $159.99, is a replica of the home on the show, complete with a porch swing, an upstairs balcony, closet, living room, kitchen and decorating stickers.
The Hannah merchandising empire is vast and includes singing dolls, TVs, MP3 players, digital cameras, iPod docks, guitars, footwear, handbags, costume jewelry, furniture (twin bed, dresser, mirror and nightstand together will set you back $1,630) and Hannah's "Sweet Skittles Candy Fragrance."
First Published April 10, 2009 12:00 am