- All-Star Cast: The voice cast includes Steven Yeun, Kelly Clarkson, Kristen Chenoweth, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan and Christopher Plummer.
- Dueling Movies: The film was released a little under a week before Coco, which is also centered on a holiday from the last two months of the calendar year (the Dia de los Muertos [Day of the Dead] in the latter's case).
- No Budget: Similar to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie being finished at Mikros Image for a comparatively low (as far as DreamWorks Animation goes) $38 million, this film was outsourced by Sony to a smaller animation studio, in this case, Cinesite Studios, with a final budget of $18 million.
- Schedule Slip: Originally intended to release November 10, its release date was pushed back a week.
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