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  • Illumination's 10th feature film.
  • Illumination's first sequel outside of the Despicable Me films.
  • This is the first Illumination film to have a female protagonist.
  • From the Creators of "Despicable Me".
  • Illumination's last film of the 2010s.
  • It was confirmed in November 2017 that Louis C.K. won't be returning as Max after having been accused of Sexual Misconduct. It's currently unknown if C.K.'s voice will be replaced or if Max will be written out of the film entirely.
  • The voice of Max will be Jason Lee. Since it's going to replace Louis C.K.
  • The Secret Life of Pets (2016) released 3 years ago.
  • The first Illumination Follow Up Film to have a Change in Protagonist, going from Max to Gidget.
  • 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.
  • Originally intended to release on July 5th 2019, but was pushed back a month to June 7th the same year likely to avoid competing with Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).
  • 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).
  • Nick Kroll and Kevin Hart's 2nd Animated film together, after Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • Nick Kroll and Hannibal Buress's 2nd Animated film together, after Sausage Party (2016).
  • In April 2018, Patton Oswalt was confirmed to replace Louis C.K. as the new voice of Max.
  • Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll previously worked together on Uncle Drew (2018).
  • Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish previously worked together on Night School (2018).
  • Joel McHale, Jason Lee, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, David Cross, Ashton Kutcher, Sean Hayes, Jack Black, and Chris Pratt were all considered to replace Louis C.K. as the voice of Max.
  • Max is the 2nd Character in an Illumination film to be recasted later on in the Franchise. The first was Agnes in the Despicable Me franchise who went from being voiced by Elsie Fisher to Nev Scharrel.
  • 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).
  • The last Universal's animated film of 2010s to be produced in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • This is Universal's first 1.85:1 production since Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).
  • This is the first Illumination film to use a word "plenty".
  • This is the first Illumination film to use a word "awkward".
  • The second Illumination film to use a word "nope", after Minions (2015).
  • First trailer came the same week as The Grinch (2018).
  • Tituss Burgess and Nick Kroll's 2nd animated film together, after Sausage Party (2016).
  • This is the first Illumination film to have the "Illumination presents" credit.
  • 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).
  • Ever since the release of this film, Patton Oswalt' has gotten to be in an Illumination Entertainment film every year since, such as with Minions 2 (2020) in 2020 and later on.
  • Illumination Entertainment's last film of the 2010s.
  • 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 third animated film to be rated PG for some action and rude humor by the MPAA, after Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).
  • 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).
  • The film will be shown in theaters with a Arthur (1996) episode entitled Locked in the Library.
  • 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).
  • In UK and Australia only, the film will be accompanied in theaters with a Walt Disney short film based on Mickey Mouse, Runaway Brain (1995).
  • 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).
  • Like with the first film, this film was released the same year as a Pixar sequel. The Secret Life of Pets (2016) released the same year as Finding Dory (2016), whilst Secret...Pets 2 released the same year as Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • Several characters last seen in The Secret Life of Pets (2016) 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).
  • Logan Thirtyacre was considered for the role of Sergei.
  • James Earl Jones was considered for the role of Rooster.
  • Octavia Spencer was considered for the role of Daisy.
  • Rick Moranis was considered for the role of Chuck.
  • John Leguizamo was considered for the role of Sergei.
  • 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 a theatrical film after Sausage Party (2016) and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
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