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Trivia[]

  • This is the fifth Illumination film to be produced at 2.39:1 aspect ratio after Despicable Me 3, The Grinch, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
  • The trailer features clips from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Grinch, Sing, Minions and its sequel and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
  • The song "Just A Cloud Away" by Pharrell Williams was used in the announcement trailer which was used previously in Despicable Me 2.
  • The third Illumination film to be released in December, after Sing and Sing 2.
    • This is also the second Illumination film to be released on December 22, first being Sing 2.
  • This is the first Illumination's original film since Sing.
  • The ducks in the movie have the same eye design as The Mitchells vs the Machines, while Delroy has the same animation as the Minions & More variant of Weenie.
  • This film marks the first theatrically animated film to be released worldwide in the ScreenX format.
  • This is the second time that Illumination has released a second film in the same year after 2016's The Secret Life of Pets and Sing.
  • This is the second Illumination film to feature Keegan-Michael Key in the voice cast, being the first Toad in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
    • This is also the second Illumination film to feature Danny DeVito in the voice cast, being the first The Lorax in The Lorax film.
  • This is the first Illumination film to have its score composed by John Powell since The Lorax.
  • This is the fifth Illumination film to take place in New York City after Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, The Secret Life of Pets 2, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
  • This is the second Illumination film to feature a song by Taylor Swift as background music after The Secret Life of Pets.
  • This is the first Illumination film to have the title card appear at both the start and the end of the film.
  • This film has the same style of opening and ending credits as the Despicable Me films, the Happy Feet duology, the following DreamWorks Animation films (Antz, Shrek, Madagascar (2005), Over the Hedge, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, Monsters vs Aliens, and The Boss Baby), the other three following films that have sequels with ending credits with cast (The Nut Job, The Angry Birds Movie, and The Addams Family (2019)), two live-action films (Johnny English Reborn and Priceless (2016)), the first Sony Pictures Animation film called Open Season, the second Hotel Transylvania film, the CGI-animated film adaptation to Astro Boy in 2009, and the following original independent films (The Tale of Desperaux, Planet 51, Arctic Dogs, and a family-oriented cat version of Blazing Saddles called Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank)
  • This is the first Illumination film to have three shorts released in its home media since The Grinch.
  • Before the score was composed for the movie, the films director, Benjamin Renner, saw the movie as "a big, big crap" saying how it was a four year waste of time and that he couldn't feel one emotion throughout. Fortunately, when John Powell came in to make the music, Renner saw the movie as something way better than it was. [1]
  • This is the first Illumination film in which the main antagonist does not have a speaking role.
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