* ChristmasRushed: After Cerny was thrown off the project, Traveller's Tales were put in control and given a year to complete it.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Py-Ro is TheJoker, Lo-Lo is [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Wakko]] (and later amusingly, Crash himself), Rok-Ko is [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Biff]] and Wa-Wa is [[Film/FullMetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]].
* TheOtherDarrin: Debi Derryberry plays Coco Bandicoot from this game onwards. Corey Burton also plays N Gin and N Tropy.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** ''The Wrath of Cortex'' was meant to be far more revolutionary under Mark Cerny's direction, taking on free roaming elements akin to those later seen in ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity''. After a fall out with Cerny however, VU handed the project over to Traveller's Tales, asking for a more conventional ''Crash'' platformer in a twelve month deadline. Developers still toyed with Cerny's ideas beforehand however, remains of unused areas and concepts actually still exist in the final version's memory (and in cases such as "Crash and Burn" and "Ice Station Bandicoot" were disguised inside the final more conventional level designs).
** Other features such as a multiplayer mode and in-level mini bosses were also considered, but quickly dropped.
** The game was also set to be released on the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast before its production ceased.