The Cookie Diner was inspired by The Simpsons and Beethoven.
This is Dave Schram's first appearance in a feature-length movie. He previously appeared in a documentary as an extra.
The MPAA originally gave the film "rated PG for unsuspecting sequences and addiction-related material". The director Daniel dind't agree and filled a lawsuit after trying to argue it down to a G, but it was denied. The MPAA later denied these charges and gave the film a G rating.
First comedy-film in which Dave Schram does not portray the main character in a comedy-film.
Only G-rated film in which Dave Schram appears.
Daniel, the director, was originally charged by Matt Groening after the film showed too much of The Simpsons. Daniel was found "not guilty" and Groening dropped the charges.