!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."
* DevelopmentHell: The sequel is still in pre-production.
* FakeNationality: Subverted with Tiger, the Persian cat, played by the British-Iranian Omid Djalili.
* 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.
** Heather [[Music/AvrilLavigne had to go and make things so complicated]].
** [[Film/AmericanPie Jim's Dad]] is married to [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Sally]].
* 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.
* 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 corse).
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