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  • This was Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson's third collaboration, following About Time (2013) and Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017).
  • Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson both appeared in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017).
  • This was Sony Animation's fourth live action/CGI hybrid film, after The Smurfs (2011), its sequel The Smurfs 2 (2013), and Goosebumps (2015).
  • This was the second live-action/CGI animated hybrid film to have a rabbit character as the main protagonist, after Hop (2011). James Corden was one of the actors considered for voicing EB in that film before his co-star from Trolls (2016) Russell Brand got the part.
  • Originally Sam Neill was going to play Mr. McGregor, but was busy filming his character for Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
  • This was Sony Animation's first film of 2018. The next were Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
  • This is the first Sony Pictures Animation's live-action/animated hybrid film to be rated G by the MPAA.
  • This was James Corden's second Sony Animation film, after The Emoji Movie (2017).
  • This is James Corden's fifth theatrical voice acting appearance after Planet 51 (2009), Animals United (2010), Trolls (2016) and The Emoji Movie (2017), as well as his first Live Action/CGI hybrid film.
  • This was the first Sony Animation film to be about wild forest animals since their first film Open Season (2006).
  • This was the first Sony Animation film that was not from Aardman Studios to focus on British accents, since the film is set in the U.K.
  • This was the second Sony Animation film to simply take the name of the main protagonist, after Arthur Christmas (2011).
  • Hugh Grant's 2nd time Voice Acting in a film, after The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), another film by Sony Animation.
  • This was Sia's third film doing voiceover work, after Charming (2018) and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).
  • This was the first of two voice acting roles in 2018 for James Corden. The other one was Smallfoot (2018).
  • Many of the live action scenes were filmed in Australia. Luckily, the rabbits were not real, as they are an introduced pest in Australia (in the late 1800s, the country was overrun with rabbits) and live rabbits cannot be brought into the country (with very few exceptions).
  • This was the second Sony Pictures Animation film to be rated PG for some rude humor and action by the MPAA, after The Smurfs 2 (2013).
  • This is Sia a Second animated film after Angelo Carlo P. San Juan
  • This is Sia a Second animated film after My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
  • Daisy Ridley was born in 1992, the same year that the TV Series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992) (which did adaptions of Beatrix Potter's stories) premiered.
  • Mankini, from Sherlock Gnomes (2018), will not make an appearance in his tight, red mankini and will not dance in a sexual manner for a crowd of gnomes or rabbits. This move by Sony Pictures Animation has been considered a huge mistake to hardcore fans of both Peter Rabbit and Sherlock Gnomes.
  • The film was rated six years in Norway for cinema.
  • "Bea" is based on Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter.
  • When Bea and Tom are playing with letter tiles, Bea makes the word "Potter," a reference to Beatrix Potter, the original author of the Peter Rabbit books.
  • Live action cast members Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne and Sam Neill also voiced some of the animal characters in the film: Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle Duck and Tommy Brock, respectively.
  • The way Peter's face goes red after being attacked by Thomas McGregor slightly resembles an injured rabbit from the film Watership Down (1978), which was released forty years prior. That film is also about rabbits in England and starred John Hurt, who previously collaborated with James Corden in the CGI TV film adaptions of The Gruffalo (2009) and The Gruffalo's Child (2011).
  • Prior to the release of the film, Matt Lucas and Hugh Grant were thought to have been the voices of Benjamin Bunny and Mr. Tod, respectively. They are actually voiced by Colin Moody and Fayssal Bazzi, respectively.
  • The film was originally intended to be released on March 23, 2018, but it was pushed forward over a month to February 9, the same year after Sherlock Gnomes (2018) took over that date.
  • The character Felix D'eer was not in any original stories from Beatrix Potter. He was only created for this film.
  • Walt Disney in the 1930s initially considered doing an adaption of Peter Rabbit after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), but Beatrix Potter turned down the offer.
  • Peter Rabbit is a fictional anthropomorphic character in a children's book series of the English natural scientist and writer, illustrator Beatrix Potter. He appeared for the first time in 1902 and between 1904 and 1912 in five subsequent books, has been an Easter mascot, and had 2 TV Shows, being The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992) which did TV adaptions of 9 different Beatrix Potter stories (some of them were even combined) and Peter Rabbit (2012) which features Peter and friends as much younger rabbits.
  • Brazilian group Rouge was invited by the film's studio to do new versions of songs "I Promise You" and "Small As Your Dreams" in Portuguese. Their song "Bailando" is also featured in the end credits of the film.
  • Playing Peter's Mother (voice) and Peter's Father (voice) in this movie were actress Rachel Ward and actor Bryan Brown respectively and who are in real life married.
  • Sony Animation's 16th theatrically released feature film.
  • Sam Neill (Older Mr. McGregor and Tommy Brock) and David Wenham's (Johnny Town Mouse) 2nd Collaboration, after Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010).
  • Domhnall Gleeson stars in this movie, from the stories by Beatrix Potter, and also appears in the "Harry Potter" films.
  • At a screening of Peter Rabbit in Innaloo, Western Australia one of the trailers for the R rated Horror movie Hereditary (2018) was accidentally shown at the beginning of Peter Rabbit. It caused a small panic in the theater with parents fleeing the cinema with their kids. The theater eventually shut the screen off and offered every audience member a complimentary movie pass to apologize for the mistake.
  • The seventh Columbia's live-action/animated hybrid film, after Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Pixels (2015) and Goosebumps (2015).
  • The third CGI rabbit protagonist, after Hop (2011) and Zootopia (2016).
  • Earlier in his career, Sam Neill (Old Mr. McGregor) starred in "The Hunt for Red October", in which he had a monologue describing how he will live once he and the Red October officers get to America. In it, he says that he will raise rabbits, and his wife will cook them.
  • This is the first live action film of the 2010s to include brief hand drawn animation. The next one is Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) which came out a year later after this films release.

Spoilers

  • The film gathered up some controversy after having a scene in which Peter Rabbit pelts blackberries at a character with a blackberry allergy, suggesting this to be "food allergy bullying."
  • This was the first Sony Animation film where the main antagonist redeems himself in the end. However, it is shown in the video game adaption of the sequel to Hotel Transylvania (2012) that Quasimodo the Devious Chef had redeemed himself since the first film.
  • Before the release, people thought the McGregor in the movie was the same McGregor from the stories, but when it arrived, it turned out to be his great-nephew played by Domhnall Gleeson, while the real thing was played by Sam Neill.
  • During the end credits, it is shown that Bea and Thomas opened a toy shop and artist studio together in Windermere, where Bea begins to write and illustrate books based on Peter and his friends.
  • In February 2018 - 24 hours after its release - Sony apologised to advocates from food allergy groups who said the scene with a farmer going into allergic shock isn't funny and also encourages food bullying.
  • Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle comments that hedgehogs weren't designed for running. Which is interesting since one of the top video game characters of all time is a Blue Hedgehog named Sonic and that comment might be a reference to him.
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