!Comic strip trivia:
* 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.
** 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.
* BannedInChina: Banned due to its "deception of free world."
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JimCarrey was originally going to voice RJ.