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  • Illumination's 10th feature film.
  • Illumination's first sequel outside of the Despicable Me films.
  • Illumination's last film of the 2010s.
  • Like with the first film, this film was released the same year as a reboot of an animated Disney film by Jon Favreau. The Secret Life of Pets (2016) released the same year as The Jungle Book (2016), whilst The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) came out the same year as The Lion King (2019).
  • Like with the first film that came the same year as The Angry Birds Movie (2016) by Sony Animation, this film came the same year as its sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019). Both of these films featured Hannibal Buress.
  • This is the first Illumination film since Sing (2016) to be produced in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • Patton Oswalt's 3rd Animated film, after Ratatouille (2007) and Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018). It is also the first of the three not to feature the voice of Will Arnett.
  • Nick Kroll's 2nd Illumination Film, after Sing (2016).
  • Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll previously worked together on Uncle Drew (2018).
  • Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish previously worked together on Night School (2018).
  • Steve Carell, Joel McHale, Jason Lee, Robert Downey Jr., Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, David Cross, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, Sean Hayes, Seth Rogen, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Jack Black, Steve Buscemi, and Chris Pratt were all considered to replace Louis C.K. as the voice of Max before Patton Oswalt was confirmed.
  • Harrison Ford's first animated film.
  • Ellie Kemper's 4th Animated Film, after The Secret Life of Pets (2016), The Lego Batman Movie (2017), and Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017).
  • First trailer came the same week as The Grinch (2018).
  • Nick Kroll's fourth theatrically released animated film after Sausage Party (2016), Sing (2016), and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • Max having a voice actor replacement in a second installment of a 2010s computer-animated film (going from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt) is similar to Murray the Mummy, from the Hotel Transylvania films, having a voice actor replacement in a second installment (going from CeeLo Green to Keegan-Michael Key), both instances following a sexual assault controversy with their original voice actors.
  • Tiffany Haddish's 2nd animated film, after The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), which also released in 2019.
  • Illumination's second film to release the same month as a Pixar film, after Despicable Me 3 (2017) which also released in June. That film released the same month as Cars 3 (2017), whilst Secret...Pets 2 released the same month as Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • Illumination Entertainment's second follow-up film to recast some characters, in this case being with Max, following Despicable Me 3 (2017) with Agnes.
  • The tenth Universal's animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Despicable Me (2010), The Lorax (2012), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Sing (2016), Despicable Me 3 (2017), The Grinch (2018) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
  • The fourth Universal's animated sequel film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Despicable Me 2 (2013), Despicable Me 3 (2017) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
  • The fourth Illumination film to feature 86 minutes, after The Lorax (2012), The Secret Life of Pets (2016) and The Grinch (2018).
  • This is Bobby Moynihan's fifth animated film, after Monsters University (2013), Inside Out (2015), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017).
  • Universal Pictures' fourth theatrically released animated sequel, after An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Despicable Me 3 (2017), and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
  • The fourth Universal's computer-animated sequel, after Despicable Me 2 (2013), Despicable Me 3 (2017) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
  • The white tiger's name, Hu, shares the same pronunciation with tiger in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Kevin Hart and Nick Kroll's 2nd Animated film together, after Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • Several characters last seen in the first film do not reappear or are mentioned.
  • Frank Welker, who provided the vocals for Sergei's monkey and Hu also provided vocals for Abu and Rajah from Aladdin (1992).
  • The second Illumination film to have a home media released in August, after The Lorax (2012).
  • Sean Giambrone's third theatrically released animated film, after The Emoji Movie (2017) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).
  • In a scene with a Liam at the farm, he is touching a book titled "Little Red Riding Hood" on the cover. The tale is originally from the 10th century and is adapted from several European folk tales including the one from Italy called "The False Grandmother".
  • Three scenes that appeared in the trailers never made it in the final film, these include Leonard throwing a party again, Buddy massaging himself with a mixer again and Mel trying to get to the bottom of a blender (which Buddy tells him to get out of), and Duke smelling the rear of a goat, these scenes were removed due to time constraints, kitchen violence, and references to harassment.
  • Nick Kroll's third villain role in an animated film, after Sausage Party (2016) and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • Illumination Entertainment's last film with 1967 MPAA logo.
  • It's not deliberate by the creators, but when Gidget becomes the queen of cats, her "coronation" song is La Marseillaise, one of the most famous anti-monarchy revolutionary songs. It's like using La Internationale as a Corrupt Corporate Executive's theme song. Doubly noteworthy, since the film was made in France
  • When Snowball pretends he's flying, he hums the Superman (1978) theme.
  • When the turkey starts chasing Max, its foot creates a booming thud, and it lets out the roar of the Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park (1993).
  • Snowball's new owner calls him by the same name he had in the previous movie. Justified, as "Snowball" is a relatively common name for rabbits.
  • Snowball's superhero fantasy is done with Cel Shading to look like a comic book.
  • The Flushed Pets do not appear in the sequel, leaving many to wonder what exactly became of them after Snowball was adopted by Molly.
  • Rooster doesn't have many lines, but is very popular.
  • The Big Bad runs a circus. In Real Life, circuses have gotten a bad rap with detractors arguing that circus acts constitute animal cruelty.
  • The film has a 60% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences gave the film largely positive reviews, scoring a 92% from them on the site.
  • Rooster is a Welsh Sheepdog.
  • Patton Oswalt, who voices Max and Meredith Salenger, who voices the cat lady, are married in real life.
  • Chuck, Katie's husband and Liam's father is clearly modeled after Patton Oswalt, the new voice of Max.
  • This film ends Illumination Entertainment's 5 year streak of releasing films every year which began with Minions (2015), as Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021) was moved from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • This film ends Illumination Entertainment's 5 year streak of releasing films every year, which began with Minions (2015), as Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021) was moved from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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