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  • Don Mancini (the creator of the characters and series) is not involved in this film, and has, along with Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and Jennifer Tilly, expressed his lack of interest in it.
  • The stand-ins for "Good Guy" dolls in this movie are the "Buddi" dolls.
  • This is the only movie in the series to have no involvement from series creator, writer of every movie and the upcoming TV series and director of two of the films Don Mancini, Brad Dourif, who voiced Chucky in every film and played his original human self Charles Lee Ray in the original and Curse of Chucky (2013) or series producer David Kirschner. Mancini and Kirschner have expressed contempt for the remake and have expressed along with many fans that they feel it is pointless, especially with the series arguably doing better than ever.
  • Ty Consiglio and Anantjot S Aneja both starred in the Nickelodeon Original Movie Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (2017).
  • One of two "Chucky" films released in 2019, along with "Charles" (2019).
  • This will be the first Chucky movie to be shot in the widescreen 2.39:1 "scope" aspect ratio, unlike the original theatrical films, which were shot in the taller 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • The original creators of Chucky (and every sequel before this) decided to do a separate limited series to continue the storyline there.
  • No original cast or production members are working on the film.
  • In place of the Play Pals company that manufactured the Chucky Good Guy Dolls is Kaslan Industries, which are manufacturers of the various Buddi dolls: ranging from human dolls to animal dolls, and initially unlike Play Pals did not begin primarily as a toy creative company, but rather an advanced electronics industry: developing advanced robotics such as drones, camera wear and modem software.
  • The film features narrative material relating to Andy's father and Karen's husband, details that were originally omitted from the original 1988 film, which included a deleted scene where Andy Barclay (Played by Alex Vincent) shows a framed picture of his father to Chucky, stating he died in a car crash.
  • Andy Barclay in the film is considerably older, around the early pre-teen bracket as opposed to the original Child's Play's Andy (Alex Vincent) who was a six year old child. Andy in the film also bears a handicap in the form of a hearing retainer, displaying the character bears limited hearing.
  • The Buddi dolls introduced are part of series of dolls: the first Buddis are the human dolls that feature Chucky; the second includes the updated Buddi dolls, along with the Buddi Bears.
  • Mark Hamilll previously voiced Chucky in the television series Robot Chicken (2005). The episode: Plastic Buffet (2005).
  • Chucky is the second last of the six original Golden Age Slasher Horror Icons to receive a remake: First being Leatherface of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series with the Platinum Dunes rendition in 2003, Michael Myers of the Halloween franchise, in 2007 with Rob Zombie's re-imagining, Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th with Platinum Dunes 2009 reboot and Freddy Krueger of A Nightmare On Elm Street in 2010 with Platinum Dunes version. The only remaining slasher icon of the Golden Age (1970's - 1980's) yet to be remade is Pinhead of the Hellraiser series.
  • The first Child's Play film to receive a theatrical release since 2004's Seed of Chucky (2004) (Part 5), a fifteen year gap. However, Curse of Chucky (2013) (Part 6) and Cult of Chucky (2017) (Part 7) both had a theatrical release during the London Fright Fest, and they also had limited theatrical releases in other countries.
  • Was released the same day as Toy Story 4 (2019), another film about living toys owned by a boy named Andy.
  • Aubrey Plaza's first role as a mother.
  • Actress Aubrey Plaza's first role as a mother. She stated at Wondercon 2019 that she could relate personally to the character of a young mother, since she herself had a young mother growing up. Her character's age difference with her son in the film is similar to her age difference with her own actual mother.
  • Chucky's voice actor was revealed on 31 March 2019 to be Mark Hamill.
  • The second last of the 80's termed 'Golden Six' Slasher Horror Icons to receive a remake: Following Leatherface with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Michael Myers with Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007), Jason Voorhees with Friday the 13th (2009) and Freddy Krueger with A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010). Pinhead of the Hellraiser franchise remains the only remaining character of the six, after Chucky to not yet be remade. Platinum Dunes & Michael Bay being responsible for the Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger remakes.
  • This is the second time Mark Hamill voiced Chucky. The first was in a sketch from Robot Chicken.
  • Tom Holland the director of the original, posted on Twitter about Mark Hamill's casting of Chucky as a "smart move."
  • Tim Matheson (Henry Kaslan) co-starred alongside the original Mrs. Barclay (Catherine Hicks), years prior in the shortlived television series, Tucker's Witch (1982).
  • Mark Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), takes over the role of Chucky from Brad Dourif, who made an appearance in the "rival" space series Star Trek, having appeared in Star Trek: Voyager (1995):Meld (1996). This is actually the second time for each of them to share a role with an actor from the opposite series. Hamill shares the role of the Joker with Brent Spiner, which Dourif's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) character was previously played by Hamill's Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) cast mate Paul Brooke.
  • The music used in the trailer about "My Best Friend" was the theme song to the television series The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969) which starred the late actor Bill Bixby.
  • Andy decides to call Chucky "Han Solo," a character made famous in the Star Wars films. Chucky is voiced by Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy.
  • One of two Chucky-related films released in 2019. The other being, Charles (2019). Neither had any involvement from franchise creator Don Mancini, who is currently working on a television series continuation of the original series.
  • Among the accessories displayed for the Buddi2 doll is a Leprechaun costume. This is most likely a nod to the slasher film series of the same name.
  • At one point a toy police car is activated and states "dead or alive, you're coming with me." This is an obvious reference to Robocop, which was also released by Orion Pictures.
  • There are very obvious callouts to ET: The Extraterrestrial throughout the movie. Chucky has a glowing finger that makes things work. Andy wears a bright red sweatshirt through most of the movie. Chucky learns how to do things from watching TV, just as ET does.
  • Mark Hamill is also famous for doing the voice of the Joker in the DCAU, amongst others. Coincidentally, Brad Dourif, the original voice of Chucky, was considered for the part of the Joker in Batman (1989), but Warner Bros. overruled him.
  • The Italian title of this film is "la bambola assassina" which translates to "The Killer Doll"
  • This is Mark Hamill's second time voicing an animatronic bear, the first being Brigsby Bear.
  • The toy car that drives by Andy quotes "Robocop" by saying "dead or alive you're coming with me"

Spoilers

  • Chucky is said to be a technologically advanced smart toy whose AI is programmed to have no limitations to learning or violence.
  • Maggie Peterson's death by Chucky in the original 1988 film is referenced when another character jumps to his death from a building onto a car.
  • Body-Count: 8 (plus the 'Chucky' Buddi doll & Barclay cat, Mickey Rooney)
  • The Rototiller that kills Karen boyfriend Shane has "CP88" written in it, a reference to the original Child's Play (1988).
  • Most of this film's deaths could not closely resemble any of the deaths from the original sequels too closely. This was due to Universal Studios still retaining the rights to every Child's Play sequel, up to and including the Chucky films that dropped the "Child's Play" title.
  • Early in the film, Karen jokingly mimes multiple deaths, including pretending to hang herself. This foreshadows Chucky's later attempt to kill her via hanging.
  • Andy approaches Chucky with a hammer the first time he intends to kill Chucky. This is a clear nod to Chucky's first murder weapon in Child's Play 1988.
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