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Trivia for the DreamWorks movie:

  • Actor-Shared Background: Tip is an immigrant and is half Barbadian, just like Rihanna (half Afro-Guyanese, half Barbadian).
  • All-Star Cast: Steve Martin, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Jim Parsons, with Brian Stepanek, April Winchell, Lisa Stewart, Stephen Kearin, Nigel W. Tierney, April Lawrence (as the Boov Announcer), and Matt Jones as Kyle.
  • Missing Trailer Scene:
    • An early trailer featured Pig snorting like his namesake in his sleep. This isn't seen in the film.
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    • Several clips from Almost Home were used in the trailers, but not in the film itself.
  • Name's the Same: Oh's name was originally going to be J.Lo, like in the original book, but was changed after the actual J.Lo joined the cast.
  • Playing Against Type: Rihanna, she of the sexually charged and/or violence-infused lyrics, copious amounts of marijuana consumption, and topless photo shoots, voices a young girl in a family movie.
  • Release Date Change: It was scheduled for November 2014 before moving to March 2015, swapping places with Penguins of Madagascar.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: A large part of why Rihanna did the movie was for her younger fans and for young black girls to have an animated character to call their own.
  • Working Title: Happy Smekday!


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