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  • Kenan Thompson's first Nickelodeon movie role since Good Burger (1997).
  • First theatrical voice film for Ken Hudson Campbell since Titan A.E. (2000) released 19 years prior, though he had done voice acting in the past with animated TV shows and non-theatrical films.
  • John Oliver also worked with Kenan Thompson on the live-action Smurfs films by Sony Pictures Animation.
  • Is the 3rd animated film by Nickelodeon Movies to be a pilot to a TV Show coming to Nickelodeon, in this case being Adventures in Wonder Park (2019). The other 2 had been Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), which preceded The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998), and Barnyard (2006), which preceded Back at the Barnyard (2007), respectively. It is also the first of the three to not have any characters voiced by Jeffrey Garcia and Rob Paulsen, who'd been in both of those films.
  • Matthew Broderick's 4th theatrically released animated film, after The Lion King (1994), Bee Movie (2007) and The Tale of Despereaux (2008).
  • Both Matthew Broderick (June's Dad) and John Oliver (Steve the Porcupine) have been in an iteration of The Lion King. Broderick was in The Lion King (1994) as Simba, whilst Oliver was in The Lion King (2019) as Zazu.
  • Ken Jeong's sixth animated film, after Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Turbo (2013), Penguins of Madagascar (2014), and Norm of the North (2016).
  • Originally was intended to release on August 10th 2018, but it was moved to March 15th 2019 to avoid competing with Disney's Christopher Robin (2018).
  • Nickelodeon Movies' first film based off a Nicktoons show to be mainly be entirely celebrity focused with it's cast, with the only Experienced Voice Actor in the cast being Kath Soucie. Unlike the previous theatrical pilots to Nicktoons shows where the cast mostly consisted of experienced voice actors (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) only had 2 celebrity voice talents, and Barnyard (2006) only had a quarter of the cast as celebrity voice talents).
  • This along with The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) are the only films from Nickelodeon Movies of the 2010s to be based off Nickelodeon shows, not counting The Last Airbender (2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) which are under a different Continuity/Format from the Nickelodeon shows.
  • Jeffrey Tambor was originally meant to star in the film as Boomer the Bear, but he was later removed from the project due to accusations of sexual harassment of female co-stars and got replaced by Ken Hudson Campbell.
  • Nickelodeon Movies' 7th film to have a female protagonist, after Harriet the Spy (1996), The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), and Fun Size (2012)
  • Nickelodeon Movies' 5th fully CGI film, after Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Barnyard (2006), Rango (2011), and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).
  • The first of 3 Nickelodeon movies to be released in 2019. The other 2 being Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) and Playing with Fire (2019). In addition, it's the only Paramount Animation film to be released in 2019.
  • Michelle Horowitz's voice acting debut.
  • Originally titled "Amusement Park", and directed by Dylan Brown. Brown was removed from the project following accusation of sexual misconduct in January 2018, and the film was renamed "Wonder Park". Because the movie was mostly completed at the time of his firing, no other director was hired.
  • The fourth Nickelodeon Movies' fully computer-animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Barnyard (2006), Rango (2011), and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).
  • The first Nickelodeon Movies film that's a theatrical pilot to a Nicktoons show to not star any voice actors who'd been in The Prince of Egypt (1998), Futurama (1999), and Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992), with Sir Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Billy West, and David L. Lander having been in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), and Danny Glover, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche and the late Tino Insana having been in Barnyard (2006). It is also the first to not have John Debney compose the score.
  • Nickelodeon Movies' first fully CGI film that's a theatrical pilot to a show coming to Nickelodeon not to use the Computer Animation format style used in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and Barnyard (2006), since the Animation had been done by Ilion Animation Studios instead of O Entertainment.
  • John Oliver and Ken Jeong both worked on Community (2009).
  • The amusement park in this movie is called "Wonderland". There is an amusement park in Ontario, Canada that is commonly known as Wonderland, although its full name is "Canada's Wonderland". It was previously owned by Paramount, one of the production companies for this film.
  • The movie is made by IIion Animation Studios, the studio behind Planet 51 (2009) and Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible (2014).
  • The last Paramount's animated film of 2010s to be produced in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
  • The last Paramount's animated film of 2010s to be rated PG by the MPAA, much like every other animated film of the 2010s from Paramount was rated.
  • This is Nickelodeon Movies' fifth animated film film to be produced in the widescreen 2.35:1 "scope" aspect ratio, after The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Rango (2011) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011).
  • Co-directors Clare Kilner (The Wedding Date (2005)), Robert Iscove (She's All That (1999), and David Feiss took original director Dylan Brown place during the production of the film.
  • In the UK release, Boomer the bear is voiced by former Doctor Who (1963) star Tom Baker.
  • The film is Clare Kilner's directorial debut in animation, in which she previously directed live-action films like The Wedding Date (2005) and How to Deal (2003).
  • This is the feature film debut of Brianna Denski.
  • The soundtrack album to the film features new music by Rachel Platten, The Gin Blossoms, Juliana Hatfield, Flasher, Will Turpin, Hippo Campus, The Struts feat Kesha, The Vaccines, Mt. Joy, Slothrust, The Rizzos, Starcrawler and Steven Price and classic hits by Belly, Compulsion, Maroon 5, Sebadoh, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Trapt and Scarlett Johansson. The Soundtrack will be produced by Jerry Harrison and Scott Litt and distributed by Reprise Records/Elektra Records.
  • Clare Kilner (one of the co-directors of the film) is British and had no experience in animation. This is her first animated project.
  • Matthew Broderick's first major theatrical film since Tower Heist (2011), 8 years prior.
  • Nickelodeon's first theatrical pilot to an upcoming TV series to not feature Jack Angel, John Cygan, Joseph Bologna, Jim Ward, or Phil Proctor. Cygan and Bologna passed away in 2017, although Bob Bergen, Jan Robson, Corey Burton, and Dee Bradley Baker can be heard in the film.
  • The soundtrack album also features new music by Grace VanderWaal.
  • This is the first and only feature movie in the history of cinema that doesn't have a director.
  • In 2018, Richard Kind and David Cross were announced to have undisclosed roles, but neither of them were featured in the final film.
  • John Oliver's first fully animated film, after previous theatrical films of his where he'd been part of the voice over cast were live action films (The Smurfs (2011), it's sequel The Smurfs 2 (2013), and later The Lion King (2019)).
  • Kenan Thompson's 6th time voice acting in a theatrical film, after Space Chimps (2008), the live-action Smurfs films, and The Grinch (2018).
  • The film was made for 5 years in production.
  • The film has no credited director. The Director's Guild almost always refuses to allow a film to be released without a credited director, due to various legalities and contractual obligations. How the makers of this film were allowed to release a film without crediting a director remains unclear.
  • 1000 people auditioned for the role of June Baily.
  • Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec created this film for their own kids and their first experience in Animation.
  • Paramount Pictures wanted a well known celebrity to voice June, but Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec wanted an unknown actress instead.
  • Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec wanted Steve Jablonsky to composed the film. but he was unavailable. so they contacted Steve Price to do the score and he did.
  • Like Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and Barnyard (2006), this theatrical CGI pilot to an upcoming animated TV series does star voice talents who'd been in Japanese anime such as Mona Marshall, as well as Experienced voice actors Paul Greenberg, S. Scott Bullock, and Kyle Hebert.
  • The beavers are named Gus and Cooper. A possible nod to astronauts Gus Grissom and Gordon Cooper.
  • The eighth animated film where characters voiced by studio members are listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, which applies to director David Feiss as some of the Chimpanzombies (main antagonists), the previous seven like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille (2007) with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta), Shrek Forever After (2010) with Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist), Monsters University (2013) with Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (a tetartagonist along with 3 additional members of Oozma Kappa), Penguins of Madagascar (2014) with Tom McGrath as Skipper, Chris Miller as Kowalski, Christopher Knights as Private, and Conrad Vernon as Rico (protagonists), and Minions (2015) with director Pierre Coffin as the minions (protagonists). It is also the only one of the 2010s that is not a follow-up a previous film to do so.
  • David fincher directed this film in secret
  • In the Australian release of the film, Gus and Cooper are voiced by Australian radio personalities Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli.
  • Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee provide the voice of Gus and Cooper in the UK version.
  • The eighth animated film where characters voiced by studio members are listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits which applies to director David Fiess as some of the chimpanzombies (main antagonists). The previous seven like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille (2007) with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta), Shrek Forever After (2010) with Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist), Monsters University (2013) with Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (a tetartagonist along with the other 3 additional members of Oozma Kappa), Penguins of Madagascar (2014) with Tom McGrath as Skipper, Chris Miller as Kowalski, Christopher Knights as Private, and Conrad Vernon as Rico (protagonists), and Minions (2015) with director Pierre Coffin as titular characters (protagonists) the former of which had a character voiced by experienced voice actress Maddie Taylor. It is also the only one of the 2010s that's not a follow-up to a previous film.
  • All three theatrical pilots to upcoming tv shows by Nickelodeon Movies included a main antagonist, the main antagonist of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001) was King Goobot the Yolkian Alien, the main antagonist of Barnyard (2006) was Dag the Coyote, and the main antagonists of this film are the chimpanzombies.
  • The eighth animated film where characters voiced by studio members are listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, which applies to director David Fiess as some of the chimpanzombies (main antagonists). The previous seven like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille (2007) with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta), Shrek Forever After (2010) with Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist), Monsters University (2013) with Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (a tetartagonist along with the 3 other additional members of Oozma Kappa), Penguins of Madagascar (2014) with Tom McGrath as Skipper, Chris Miller as Kowalski, Christopher Knights as Private, and Conrad Vernon as Rico (protagonists), and Minions (2015) with director Pierre Coffin as the minions themselves (protagonists), the former of which had a character voiced by experienced voice actress Maddie Taylor. It is also the only one of the 2010s that is not a follow-up to a previous film.
  • The phrase Wonder Park is not used in the movie not even once. Wonderland is used instead.
  • All three theatrical pilots to upcoming tv shows from Nickelodeon were released the same year as films made by DreamWorks Animation and Pixar Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001) was released the same year as Shrek (2001) and Monsters Inc (2001), Barnyard (2006) was released the same year as Over the Hedge (2006), Flushed Away (2006), and Cars (2006), and this film was released the same year as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), Abominable (2019), and Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • All three theatrical pilots made by Nickelodeon Movies to upcoming animated shows airing on Nickelodeon have been released the same year as films made by DreamWorks Animation and Pixar, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) was released the same year as Shrek (2001) and Monsters, Inc. (2001), Barnyard (2006) was released the same year as Over the Hedge (2006), Flushed Away (2006), and Cars (2006), and this film was released the same year as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), Abominable (2019), and Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • All three theatrical pilots made by Nickelodeon Movies included a main antagonist. The main antagonist of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) was King Goobot the Yolkian Alien, the main antagonist of Barnyard (2006) was Dag the Coyote, and the main antagonists of this film are the Chimpanzombies.
  • The eighth animated film where characters voiced by studio members are listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, which applies to Robert Gordon as the Chimpanzombies themselves (main antagonists). The previous seven like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta), Shrek Forever After (2010) with Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist), Monsters University (2013) with Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (a tetartagonist along with the other 3 additional members of Oozma Kappa), Penguins of Madagascar (2014) with Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, and Christopher Knights reprising their roles as Skipper, Kowalski, and Private, as well as Conrad Vernon filling in for John DiMaggio as Rico (protagonists), and Minions (2015) with director Pierre Coffin as the minions themselves (protagonists), the former of which had a character voiced by experienced voice actress Maddie Taylor. It is also the last one like this to be released in the 2010s and the only one like this released in the 2010s that's not a follow-up to a previous film, as well as the first one like this that's not a follow-up to a previous film since Up (2009) released 10 years prior.
  • Paramount Animation's first film where a studio member is mentioned during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, this applies to Robert Gordon, the voice of the Chimpanzombies themselves.
  • Nickelodeon Movies' first animated film where a studio member is mentioned during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits, this applies to Robert Gordon as the Chimpanzombies themselves.
  • The first theatrically released animated film of all time to confirm its MPAA age rating before the first trailer.
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