- Crossdressing Voices: Gavin Moore, who is head of development of the game, voices the Witch in the trailers.
- Development Hell: The game's been in development for at least three years; development was postponed so that the team could help out The Last Guardian, which was also in Development Hell.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Kutaro was first seen on a billboard alongside Nathan Drake, Ellie and Kratos.
- Expy: Kutaro is essentially one of Pinocchio, and Moon Bear King is seen as one of Oogie Boogie. The Witch can be seen as one to the one from Spirited Away.
- Fan Nickname: "Scissordude" for Kutaro, before the game reveal. For the game itself, since the graphical style evokes both The Nightmare Before Christmas and LittleBigPlanet, The Nightmare Before Little Big Planet.