- Ability over Appearance: The show was originally about a white girl named Shelby Wink; however, Irene Ng impressed them enough to rewrite the character as Asian.
- Dawson Casting: Irene Ng was 21 years old at the start of the first season and 24 at the end of the last when playing the teenage Shelby it Woo.
- Uncanceled: It was uncancelled for a fourth season after a IATSE strike targeting the show shut down production after the third season ended. This had the side effect of CINAR taking over as co-producer and production moving to Montreal from the Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Trivia / The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo