!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,, Steve Carrell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, 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 a free world."
* CastingGag: During the credits, the cast watches TV.
-->'''Hammy:''' Just like Khan in ''Film/{{Star Trek II|TheWrathOfKhan}}''! The Genesis project was in the hands of the Enterprise, but Khan had his perfect plan to steal the invention of renewable life!
-->'''Verne:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Well, that was incredibly specific.]]
* ChannelHop: The was the first DreamWorksAnimation film to be distributed by [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Pictures]].
* DevelopmentHell: The sequel is still in pre-production.
* FakeNationality: Subverted with Tiger, the Persian cat, played by the British-Iranian Omid Djalili.
* RealitySubtext: Dwayne mentions that the Depelter Turbo is banned in every country except Texas. So is the death penalty.
** Stella gets upset when Penny says that she needs a man. She also happens to be played by a lesbian.
* 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.
* VoicesInOneRoom: A few actors recorded their lines together such as Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara as Penny and Lou.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JimCarrey was originally going to voice RJ.
** GeneWilder was approached for a role, but he turned it down and the character was dropped.
** Ben Folds originally wrote "Family Of Me" to begin with the line "Oh, I'm an asshole," which the suits vetoed (after they [[ActuallyPrettyFunny picked themselves off the floor laughing]], of course).
** Some of the fictional brand names were changed prior to release. One example is that Spuddie's potato chips (the BrandX version of Pringles) used to be referred to as 'Jingles', where the logo was the Pringles logo with a court jester's cap.
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