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  • Sony Animation's 22nd full-length theatrical film.
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year in an animated film by Sony Animation, after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) in 2015, The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) in 2016, The Star (2017) in 2017, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) in 2018, and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) in 2019.
  • Alan Tudyk's thirteenth theatrically released animated film after Ice Age (2002), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Astro Boy (2009), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Wreck it Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014), Zootopia (2016), Moana (2016), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Wish Dragon (2019), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2020).
  • Melissa Sturm's thirteenth Sony Animation film after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Open Season 3 (2010), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2012), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Open Season: Scared Silly (2016), Surf's Up 2: Wavemania (2017), Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017), The Emoji Movie (2017), The Star (2017), Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse (2018), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • The first time where David P. Smith and Lou Romano worked together since the 1990s episodes of The Powerpuff Girls (1998) where they also worked on the artwork and is also produced by Genndy Tartakovsky.
  • Allison Janney's seventh theatrically released animated film after Finding Nemo (2003), Over the Hedge (2006), Mr Peabody & Sherman (2014), Minions (2015), Finding Dory (2016), and The Addams Family (2019).
  • Sony Animation's first film for experienced voice actor Jim Cummings.
  • Jordan Peele's fourth animated film after Storks (2016), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), and Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • Kelsey Grammer's seventh theatrically released animated film after Runaway Brain (1995), Anastasia (1997), Toy Story 2 (1999), Teacher's Pet (2004), Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013), and Storks (2016).
  • Dave Foley's sixth animated film, after A Bug's Life (1998), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Monsters University (2013).
  • Dave Foley and Kelsey Grammer's second animated film together after Toy Story 2 (1999).
  • Dave Foley's first animated film to be rated PG. All of his others were rated G and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) was rated R.
  • Penn Jillette's first fully animated film since Toy Story (1995).
  • Keegan-Michael Key third time doing voice over work as a villain in the case it's an undisclosed role as a minor antagonist, the previous ones were Storks (2016) as Alpha Wolf and The Lion King (2019) as Banzai/Kamari the Hyena. This does not include The Angry Birds Movie (2016) where it was only an antihero.
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year in a Sony Animation film after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) released in 2015, The Angry Birds Movie (2016) released in 2016, The Star (2017) released in 2017, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) released in 2018, and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) released in 2019.
  • Dave Foley's sixth theatrically released animated film after A Bug's Life (1998), South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Monsters University (2013).
  • Dave Foley's first animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA. His previous animated films had been rated G and South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut (1999) was rated R.
  • Jonathan Freeman's first theatrically released animated film in 38 years since Aladdin (1992).
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Sony Animation's sixth film to be released in September, after Open Season (2006), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), the former of which is outside the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Hotel Transylvania franchises.
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year for a Sony Animation film after 2015 with Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), 2016 with The Angry Birds Movie (2016), 2017 with The Star (2017), 2018 with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and 2019 with The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Jonathan Freeman's first theatrically released animated film in 28 years since Aladdin (1992), as well as his first fully CGI one.
  • The first theatrical non-anime voice acting appearance for experienced voice actor Robbie Rist since Balto (1995) released 25 years prior.
  • The second theatrical non-anime voice acting appearance for Tom Fahn after Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006).
  • Sony Animation's seventh fully animated film to be produced at 2.35:1 after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), The Emoji Movie (2017), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • This movie will have the mix of traditional animation for the humans and CGI animation for the robots. Just like the mix in The Iron Giant (1999), which had traditional animation for the humans and CGI animation for the title character, and Osmosis Jones (2001), which had traditional animation for the characters inside the human body, CGI animation for Drix and live-action for the human. However, they are 2 animated films that mixed animation from Warner Bros. and it will be the first Sony Pictures Animation film to mix traditional animation and CGI animation.
  • Andy Samberg's ninth animated film after Space Chimps (2008), the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs films, the Hotel Transylvania films, The LEGO Movie (2014) and Storks (2016). But the three are also produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
  • Hailee Steinfeld's second animated film after Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Which was also from Sony Pictures Animation and it was also produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
  • Maya Rudolph's animated film after Shrek the Third (2007), Big Hero 6 (2014), the Angry Birds films, The Emoji Movie (2017) and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). Which is also produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
  • Will Arnett's tenth animated film after Ratatouille (2007), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Despicable Me (2010), The Nut Job films, The LEGO Movie films and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018). But the one is also directed/produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
  • Keegan Michael Key's animated film after The LEGO Movie (2014), two Hotel Transylvania films, The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Storks (2016), The Star (2017) and Toy Story 4 (2019). But the two are also directed/produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year for a fully animated film from Sony Animation after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year for a fully animated film from Sony Animation after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Sony Animation's sixth fully animated film to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), The Emoji Movie (2017), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • According to Sony Animation president Kristine Belson, the film will use an animation style similar to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year for a fully animated film from Sony Animation after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Sony Animation's sixth fully animated film to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), The Emoji Movie (2017), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Keegan-Michael Key's sixth consecutive year for a fully animated film from Sony Animation after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Sony Animation's sixth fully animated film to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), The Emoji Movie (2017), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Maya Rudolph's third Sony Animation film after The Angry Birds Movie (2016), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Originally titled "The Mitchells vs. the Machines".
  • Eric André's 2nd time voice acting in a theatrical film, after The Lion King (2019), as well as his first fully animated one as well.
  • Danny McBride and Maya Rudolph's third animated film together after The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), which are also by Sony Pictures Animation.
  • Abbi Jacobson's 2nd theatrically released animated film, after The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017).
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Maya Rudolph and Abbi Jacobson both appeared in LEGO Movie films. Rudolph was in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) as the mother, and Jacobson was in The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) as Nya.
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • This is the first Sony Pictures Animation film of 2020s to be produced in 1.85:1.
  • This is the first Columbia's animated film of 2020s to be produced in 1.85:1.
  • Sony Animation's eighth fully animated film to be accompanied by a short film after Surf's Up (2007), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
  • Danny McBride's 2nd consecutive year in a Sony Animation film after The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) in 2019, with him supposedly taking over the tradition that Keegan-Michael Key (who'd been in a Sony Animation film every year from 2015-2018) with being in a film from the animation studio for 4 years straight.
  • The sixth Sony Pictures Animation film to be scored by Mark Mothersbaugh, after Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).
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