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  • This is DreamWorks Animation's 5th film released during the Fall to released in a month other than November after Antz (1998), Shark Tale (2004), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), and Puss in Boots (2011), as well as the first to release in September.
  • This is DreamWorks Animation's 5th film to have a female protagonist. The others are: Chicken Run (2000), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), The Croods (2013), and Trolls (2016).
  • Originally titled Everest.
  • Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Albert Tsai were both main cast members in Disney Channel series. Trainor was in Liv and Maddie (2013), Tsai was in Coop and Cami Ask the World (2018).
  • This is Tsai Chin's first English voice acting role in a theatrical film since Titan A.E. (2000).
  • The is DreamWorks Animation's last original full-length animated feature film of the 2010s, and for the next 2 years. The next 4 films slated for release, Trolls World Tour (2020), The Croods 2 (2020), The Boss Baby 2 (2021), and Spirit Riding Free (2021) are all sequels.
  • The last Universal's animated film of the 2010s to be produced in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • The last DreamWorks Animation film of the 2010s to be produced in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • This is Universal's 2nd theatrically released animated film not from Illumination to be rated PG by the MPAA. Chicken Run (2000), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) were the only DreamWorks Animation films rated G by the MPAA.
  • One version of the teaser poster presented the yeti's fur textured with a raised layer of faux white fur.
  • This is Sarah Paulson's first voice acting role in a theatrically released animated film.
  • This is DreamWorks Animation's first film that is produced in 1.85:1 to be distributed by Universal Pictures.
  • This film was released almost exactly one year after Smallfoot (2018). Both are about yetis, but the perspectives and how the yetis are portrayed are different.
  • This is Eddie Izzard's fourth time voicing a villain in an animated film, after Igor (2008), Cars 2 (2011), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017), as well as the first where his character reforms.
  • Tenzing Norgay Trainor is the grandson of Tenzing Norgay, the first Sherpa to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • This is the second U.S.-China animated co-production for an original feature, the first for a theatrical feature. The first one was In Search of Santa (2004).
  • As the camera revolves around Yi playing her violin for the first time, one of the billboards has an advertisement for a Big Mac at McDonald's (China).
  • The film was not released theatrically in Vietnam or Malaysia after producers decided not to cut out a shot with a map that supported Chinese territorial claims to disputed regions in the South China Sea.
  • This is Eddie Izzard's seventh voice role in a theatrical film, after The Wild (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), Igor (2008), Cars 2 (2011), Rock Dog (2016), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
  • The Avatar mountains and Leshan Giant Buddha are real locations. Li's home town looks a lot like Hong Kong, which has a laser show every night at 8:00 pm.
  • In one scene where the hunters are searching for the yeti, different hunters shout "there it is". At the same time, the whooping snakes making "whoop" noises. These are timed to form the lyrics of the chorus to the 1993 Tag Team hit "Whoomp, there it is!"
  • Third of three animated movies about yetis/Bigfoor/Sasquatch released in 2018-2019. Follows Smallfoot (2018) and Missing Link (2019).
  • DreamWorks Animation's last film of the 2010s to be rated G by the ACB (Australian Classification Board).
  • The last DreamWorks Animation film with the 1967 MPAA logo in the end credits.
  • DreamWorks Animation's last film of the 2010s to be rated PG by the BBFC.
  • Jill Culton's second directorial effort on an animated film after Open Season (2006).
  • DreamWorks Animation's second film to have only one trailer before the theatrical release (not counting tv spots) after Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • This is the final DreamWorks Animation film to release the same year as a Pixar film or a Walt Disney Animation Studios film that involves John Lasseter, before Lasseter's departure from all of Disney's animation areas.
  • In the scene where rhey are camping the first night, Peng says "my mother told me the stars are our ancestors looking down on us" this is a nod to The Lion King where Mufasa tells Simba the same thing.

Spoilers

  • This is the first DreamWorks Animation film in which the villain of the movie actually turns out not to be the real villain of the movie at all. Which is why the real villain of the movie was in fact Dr. Zara.
  • This is the thirteenth film from DreamWorks Animation where the main villain dies after Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007) ,Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Rise of the Guardians (2012) ,Trolls (2016), and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
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