!Comic strip trivia:
* TechnologyMarchesOn: A 1996 strip has RJ and Verne pointing out that a neighbor's computer has a 140 ''mega''hertz processor, a ''three''-gigabyte hard drive, 36 ''mega''bytes of RAM.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Michael Fry's original pitch for a FunnyAnimal comic was ''The Secret Life of Pigs,'' which was essentially ''Over the Hedge'' but with farm animals instead of suburban wildlife. [[ExecutiveMeddling The syndicates]] thought said strip was funny but insisted that readers wouldn't be able to relate because "nobody lives on farms anymore," prompting Fry to change the setting and title.
* ''Over the Hedge'' was Michael Fry's second comic strip. His first was ''{{Committed}}'', which ran from 1994 to 2006. ''Committed'' also had an AnimatedAdaptation specifically, a 13-episode adaptation made by Creator/{{Nelvana}} for Creator/{{CTV}}.



!Movie trivia:
* ActorAllusion:
** When things go bad for RJ, he goes into a planning monologue, just like [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] does all the time.
*** When RJ escapes the house with a cart of goodies including a beach umbrella and a propane tank and is chased by the dog, the resulting disaster leaves RJ performing the classic John [=McClane=] 'ejection seat' move from Die Hard 2, down to the camera angle.
*** Film/HudsonHawk as a raccoon.
** Ozzy is an overacting LargeHam when it comes to playing dead. Did we mention he's voiced by WilliamShatner?
** Hammy suggests that they name the hedge Steve, which was a rather cute nod to his voice actor Creator/SteveCarell.
--> '''Hammy:''' Let's call it Steve!
--> '''Verne:''' Steve?
--> '''Hammy:''' It's a pretty name.
* AllStarCast: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, William Shatner, Steve Carrell, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Thomas Haden Church, Avril Lavigne, and Allison Janney.
* AscendedFanboy: WilliamShatner agreed to do the film because he loved the comic strip.
* BannedInChina: Banned due to its "deception of free world."
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Ben Folds originally wrote "Family Of Me" to begin with the line "Oh, I'm an asshole," which the suits vetoed (though not before laughing their asses off). It turned out for the better, as the re-written SarcasmMode lyrics are far more effective.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] is RJ, [[Series/TheOfficeUS Michael Scott]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Gru]] is Hammy, [[Series/TheLarrySandersShow Larry Sanders]] is Verne, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk]] is Ozzie.
* ThrowItIn: "I thought we'd be dead by Step Two, so this is going great!", among other adlibs, were thrown in.
** Dwayne's line about having a degree from VermTech was improvised by Thomas Hayden Church.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JimCarrey was originally going to voice RJ.
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