- This is the first Illumination Entertainment's live-action/animated hybrid film.
- It is also Universal Pictures' second live-action/animated hybrid film after The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle in 2000.
- The CGI animated special effects were created by Rhythm & Hues Studios.
- This is the first Illumination Entertainment's non-sequel/prequel film.
- The last Illumination film to feature the 1997-2012 Universal Pictures logo.