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  • Sequel to _Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)_.
  • Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer will be producing the sequel instead of Touchstone Pictures.
  • This marks the first time since Igor (2008) where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced an animated movie.
  • Gnome Watson was rumoured to be voiced by Wesley Chopperhorse.
  • This is Johnny Depp's third animated movie, after Corpse Bride (2005) and Rango (2011), the latter of which being another movie that was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
  • Emily Blunt was set to play Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) which Blunt had passed on to star in Gulliver's Travels (2010). This role eventually went to Scarlett Johansson. Robert Downey Jr., who played Tony Stark/Iron Man in Iron Man 2 (2010), has played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
  • This movie was released seven years after Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).
  • Paramount Animation's third movie, and first to not be from Nickelodeon Movies.
  • This and Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) had a one year gap between the release of a movie in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) came one year after Toy Story 3 (2010), while Sherlock Gnomes (2018) came one year before Toy Story 4 (2019). Both of these franchises are about inanimate objects coming to life whenever the humans aren't around.
  • Paramount Animation's first film to not be from Nickelodeon Movies.
  • First animated movie by Paramount Pictures to not be from Nickelodeon Movies since DreamWorks Animation's last Paramount distributed movie, Rise of the Guardians (2012).
  • This the first Paramount Animation film to be rated G by the MPAA.
  • At one point, Tim Curry was about to provide the voice of Gnome Watson. But he had to drop out, most likely for health reasons.
  • Paramount Animation's first film to be Rated G by the MPAA, and the first Non-Documentary film distributed by Paramount Pictures to have that rating since Charlotte's Web (2006).
  • This is the first Gnome film to be shot in 2.35:1 widescreen, while the previous film was shot in 1.85:1.
  • Produced in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio which, unlike Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), was produced in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • Second animated film of 2018 to star Matt Lucas after Peter Rabbit (2018) released a month prior.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (voice of Gnome Watson in this movie) and Jim Cummings (voice of Featherstone in Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)) were in an iteration of The Lion King, which also had music done by Sir Elton John. Cummings had been in The Lion King (1994) as the voice of Ed, while Eijofor had been in The Lion King (2019) as the voice of Scar.
  • James McAvoy's fourth animated movie after Strings (2004), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), and Arthur Christmas (2011).
  • Emily Blunt's fourth animated movie after Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), Animal Crackers (2017), and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).
  • Paramount Animation's first fully CGI movie.
  • Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and this movie releases in the same year as a Winnie the Pooh movie. Gnomeo & Juliet released in the same year as Winnie the Pooh (2011), while this movie released in the same year as Christopher Robin (2018).
  • Mankini had a much larger presence on-screen than he did in Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).
  • Mankini's voice actor, Julio Bonet, is the only member of the cast without a Wikipedia page.
  • Following the controversy surrounding Mankini's dance accomplainied by music with explicit lyrics at the end of the first Sherlock Gnomes trailer, the second trailer cut his dance out all together, opting for a group dance with more age-appropriate music.
  • Mankini dances in his right, red mankini in a group of gnomes for four and a half seconds. While the scene would appear to be better-suited for an older age, the scene is loved and cherished by countless children around the world ranging from ages 3-17 for its important message and awe-inspiring impact. At least two people have cried because of its emotional value.
  • The most emotionally impactful part of the first trailer came, according to most critics, at the end, during Mankini's explicit dance.
  • This is the first Gnomeo & Juliet movie to be rated PG by the MPAA, unlike Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), which was rated G, despite that movie also having been labelled for "Some Rude and Suggestive Humor", and releasing after the MPAA got more strict in 2010.
  • The second theatrically released Paramount Pictures sequel to have a higher MPAA rating than previous movie in the franchise, following Rugrats Go Wild (2003).
  • One of the two sequels to a 2010s movie that got rated G by the MPAA to have a different rating. The other one was Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), of which was PG instead of G, much like the first two movies in the live-action Chipmunks film franchise had been, unlike Cars 3 (2017) and Toy Story 4 (2019), which were still rated G, like their predecessors of the 2010s.
  • Both Gnomeo & Juliet movies were directed by someone who directed an Oscar nominated DreamWorks Animation movie. Kelly Asbury, the director of Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), directed Shrek 2 (2004), while John Stevenson, the director of this movie, directed Kung Fu Panda (2008).
  • The title is an obvious pun on Sherlock Holmes. (You don't say!)
  • Released two days before the 71st birthday of Composer Sir Elton John.
  • When the gargoyles throw Sherlock, Watson, and Juliet in a crate on the ship, it has the company name "Moffat & Gatiss". This is reference to the creators of Sherlock (2010), Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
  • Sherlock Gnomes was modelled after Basil Rathbone, who played Sherlock Holmes in fourteen movies between 1939 and 1946.
  • During peak production, there were between eighty and one hundred animators working on the project.
  • When Sherlock Gnomes and Moriarty fall off of Tower Bridge, blue fireworks go off behind them, resembling a pouring waterfall. This is a possible nod to the iconic image from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story "The Final Problem", where Holmes and Professor Moriarty fight to the death on the ledge of the Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland.
  • There are several scenes in the trailer which do not appear in the final release. These include Mankini breaking wind in the pond and Benny relaying directions to Sherlock via a radio or telephone link.
  • From the Director of "Kung Fu Panda".
  • Sherlock and Juliet disguise themselves as red squirrels in order to blend in while at the park. There are no red squirrels on London, as they have been forced out by the larger gray squirrel.
  • The Doll Museum is named Doyle's after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created Sherlock Holmes. The entrance to the museum also says that the address is 221b. Holmes' address is 221b Baker Street.
  • The eleventh Paramount Pictures animated movie of the 2010s to be produced in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, after How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Shrek Forever After (2010), Megamind (2010), Rango (2011), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Puss in Boots (2011), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Anomalisa (2015), and The Little Prince (2015).
  • James Hong's first animated movie outside of DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda film franchise since Mulan (1998), as well as Hong's first animated movie that's computer animated and PG-rated outside of the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.
  • The seventh animated sequel to be produced in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, unlike the previous installments, which were produced at 1.85:1 after Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Shrek Forever After (2010), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), and Despicable Me 3 (2017).
  • The third animated sequel to be rated PG by the MPAA unlike the previous installments which were rated G, after Rugrats Go Wild (2003) and Finding Dory (2016).
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor's first time voice acting in a theatrically released movie.
  • WILHELM SCREAM: When a person plays a computer game in Chinatown, and when Watson falls from a tower in the museum courtyard.
  • Outside of the doll store, Sherlock appears wearing a disguise, an empty snack food bag labelled Harry Hausen's. This is a reference to Ray Harryhausen, the master of special effects and stop-motion animation.
  • (At around twenty-five minutes) When they enter Curly Fu's Emporium, they disguise themselves as the four main characters from Monkey (1978). Gnomeo looks like Monkey, Juliet like Tripitaka, Sherlock like Sandy, and Watson like Pigsy.
  • (At around forty-four minutes) Nanette says "freedom" just like Mel Gibson in Braveheart (1995). Ashley Jensen, who voiced Nanette, is Scottish.
  • The second animated franchise to have a 2.35:1 aspect ratio for its second film, after Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014).
  • The moving van at the beginning, behind the car carrying the gnomes, is labelled "Sherrinford Movers". Sherrinford was the original first name for Sherlock Holmes, before Arthur Conan Doyle changed his mind. The name went on to be the institute in the BBC series Sherlock (2010) that housed the Holmes' sister Euros.
  • In the middle of the movie, Juliet and Sherlock are hiding themselves inside of a paper cup and a chips packing. Both brand names of these fictitious products are referring to historically important animators. The lemonade is made by Karel Zeman and the potato chips are produced by Ray Harryhausen.
  • This is the only Animated film of the 2010s to a film from earlier on in the 2010s that was Rated G by the MPAA to not have the same MPAA Rating as it's predecessor.
  • Paramount Animation's only film of the 2010s to not be from Nickelodeon Movies.
  • Stephen Wright's third theatrically released animated film after The Swan Princess (1994) and The Emoji Movie (2017).

Spoilers

  • The machine that Gnomes, Watson and Juliet hide in while aboard HMS Nimrod is manufactured by Moffat and Gattiss, creators of the TV series, Sherlock.
  • The place where Sherlock, Watson, and Juliet gets locked in on the S.S. Nimrod has a code on the lid. Look closely and you can see Moffat. Steven Moffat directed the BBC Sherlock Holmes series.
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