From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- One of Michael Jackson's favorite songs, featured on his second solo album at age 14, "Ben", was played in the movie over the closing credits. It was written for the movie by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf.
- Donnie Osmond tells that the theme song was offered to him, but his schedule prevented his recording it and the song was given to Michael Jackson.
- The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list.
- Syracuse N.Y. actress Mary Snell, had a female rat as a pet the looked so much like the title character in this movie, that Mary named her Ben.