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  • Even though Peter Chernin is credited as producer and not his Chernin Entertainment prodco, this is CE's first animated film.
  • Will Smith's first animated film since Shark Tale (2004) released 15 years prior.
  • The third Blue Sky Studios film shooting from a human's perspective (which can switch during the scenes of Lance Sterling's pigeon form), after Epic (2013) and The Peanuts Movie (2015). The other films were shot through animal perspectives (and a robot's perspective in the case of Robots (2005)).
  • The 7th Blue Sky Studios Films to have humans, after Ice Age (2002), Rio (2011), Epic (2013), Rio 2 (2014), The Peanuts Movie (2015), and Ferdinand (2017). The others were all humanless.
  • The film's original release date was January 18th, 2019, but was then pushed back to April 19th, 2019. It got pushed back again to September 13th, 2019. And it got pushed back once more to Christmas day on December 25th, 2019.
  • The fifth Blue Sky Studios film not have its music composed by John Powell, after Ice Age (2002) (which was scored by David Newman), Epic (2013) (which was scored by Danny Elfman), The Peanuts Movie (2015) (which was scored by Christophe Beck), and Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) (which was scored by a different John, being John Debney). In this case, Theodore Shapiro will be the composer for this movie.
  • Rashida Jones' 4th Animated Film, after Inside Out (2015), The Grinch (2018), and Klaus (2019), the prior of which also released in 2019.
  • The character designs this film are similar to the character designs used in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Arthur Christmas (2011), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Storks (2016), and Smallfoot (2018), all of which except for Storks (2016) and Smallfoot (2018) were made by Sony Animation.
  • The seventh Blue Sky Studios film to be produced in 2.35:1, after Rio (2011), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Epic (2013), Rio 2 (2014), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Ferdinand (2017).
  • Several of the principal actors: Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, and Will Smith, have portrayed either superheroes or supervillains in comic book films.
  • Tom Holland and Karen Gillan previously co-starred in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
  • The last Blue Sky Studios film of 2010s to be rated PG by the MPAA, having the the same MPAA Rating that all other animated films from 20th Century Fox in the 2010s had except for Rio 2 (2014) and The Peanuts Movie (2015) which were both rated G, and Isle of Dogs (2018) which was rated PG-13.
  • Both Will Smith and Karen Gillan share a movie connection: Robin Williams. Smith, who voices Lance Sterling, played the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin (2019), the same role that Williams played in the original animated Aladdin (1992), whilst Gillan, who voices Eyes, played Martha / Ruby Roundhouse in both Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), both sequels to the original Jumanji (1995), of which Williams starred in also.
  • The film is inspired by Lucas Martell's animated short Pigeon: Impossible (2009).
  • The main characters names are Walter and Lance. Perhaps this is an homage to Walter Lantz, the animator who introduced Woody Woodpecker to audiences.
  • The second movie of 2019 that featured Tom Holland pitted against a villain with an army of drones, with the other being as Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).
  • This was released the same year as Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019). Both films are produced by companies owned by The Walt Disney Company (Marvel Studios/Blue Sky), star Tom Holland, have an African-American super-spy ally (Nick Fury/Lance Sterling), have a fight in Venice and shows the Rialto Bridge, have the villain use an army of killer drones, and have Ben Mendelsohn as someone who impersonates the super-spy ally.
  • Steve Oedekerk was considered for the director of this film.
  • The character "Eyes", who has red hair, is voiced by Karen Gillan, who also has red hair ; and ( unusually ) speaks with her native Scottish accent.
  • Walter Beckett goes to Venice, Italy in the movie. In Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), Peter Parker also visits Venice, Italy. Both characters are played by Tom Holland using an American Accent.
  • The last animated film of the 2010s to not be accompanied by a short film.
  • The hotel where Lance first tracks Kimura is a real place, the Blue Bay Hotel and Resort Grand Esmeralda, and it is really located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
  • The main character, Lance Sterling, may have a metaphorical connection to the Former President of Nintendo, Reggie.
  • Agent Sterling has a tattoo of the US. Marine Corps Emblem of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on the left side of his chest (above his heart). He also has a high fade haircut, which is a common style in the Marines. Those clearly indicate that Agent Sterling is Marine Veteran.
  • The last 20th Century Fox animated film with its original 1935 name.
  • Blue Sky Studios' last film with the 20th Century Fox name.
  • 20th Century Fox's last animated film with the 1967 MPAA logo.
  • Blue Sky Studios' last film with the 1967 MPAA logo.
  • The final animated film with the 1967 MPAA logo.
  • 20th Century Fox's last animated film of the 2010s to be rated PG in the UK.
  • Blue Sky Studios' first film to have a PG rating in the UK and the only one of the 2010s to do so.
  • 20th Century Fox's last animated film of the 2010s to have a PG rating in Australia.
  • Blue Sky Studios' last film of the 2010s to have a PG rating in Australia.
  • Blue Sky Studios' second film outside the second to fourth Ice Age films to have a PG rating in Australia after Epic (2013).
  • The last animated film of the 2010s to have a PG rating in the UK.
  • The last animated film of the 2010s to have a PG rating in Australia.
  • The last animated film of the 2010s to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
  • The last theatrically released animated film of the 2010s.
  • The last animated film of the 2010s to be rated PG by the MPAA.
  • The third theatrically released fully animated film to be composed by Theodore Shapiro after The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • The final 20th Century Fox film with the 1967 MPAA logo in the end credits.
  • The last 20th Century Fox film of the 2010s.
  • Matthew J. Munn's first time voicing a character in a theatrically released animated film he worked on, after having voiced characters in the direct-to-video film Open Season 3 (2010).
  • Rachel Brosnahan's first animated film.
  • This is the first animated film for Rachel Brosnahan
  • Rachel Brosnahan's voice acting debut.
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