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Ryan and Dory’s Family is a 2018 Australian-American Family comedy drama adventure film. Produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros Pictures.

Directed by Andrew Adamson with co-directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne the film was produced by Don Hahn, John H. Williams, Zareh Nalbandian and Pam Marsden and written by John Fusco and Manuel Sicilia with screenplay Tab Murphy, Jonathan Roberts, Irene Mecchi, John Orloff, John Collee, David Reynolds and Linda Woolverton with additional screenplay by Will Finn and Dan Fogelman.

The film stats the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Laura Post, David Wenham, Nicholas Hoult, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Trey Parker, Chiwetel Ejifor, Sam Neill, Saoirse Ronan, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Walliams, Julie Walters, Catherine Tate, Rupert Everett, AnnaSophia Robb, Alicia Moore, Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara, Riley Keough, Simon Pegg, Nick Forst, Ian McShane, Kira Buckland, Jim Cummings, Dan Fogler. Other voices lending their roles were Max Charles, Harriet Owen, Pierce Gagnon, Lucy Liu, Rowan Atkinson, David Oyelowo, Anthony LaPaglia, Mike White, Miriam Margoyles, Dan Fogler, Kristin Chenoweth, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Eli Marienthal, Keegan Michael Key, Jess Harnell, Richard Carter, Common, Fat Joe and Carol Burnett also star.

The film was premiered on February 14, 2018 at Chinese Theater and in the UK on March 2, 2018 both at Odeon Greenwich and Greenwich Picturehouse, and was released theatrically in the United States and United Kingdom on March 9, 2018. With music by Harry Gregson Williams and Hans Zimmer, with songs by Elton John, Tim Rice, Lorne Balfe while Kingdom of Allias composed by John Powell. It has songs performed by Beyoncé, Owl City, Saoirse Ronan, Elton John and a few others. This film is rated PG for violence, action sequences and mild humour.

This film has also received overwhelmingly negative reviews by the critics and audiences. It has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and was criticized for its humour, voice acting, songs, score, characters and even a few genre surprises. The only praising is Jack Black, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx and others. It has mixed reviews but it was a box office bomb, also the lowest grossing film and the lowest reviews. It was released on the same month as Red Sparrow, both movies feature Joel Edgerton (who plays the villain). This is John Hurt’s final film role which is dedicated to his memory. The film takes place after the events of Ryan Burke Adventures.

The film was released on DVD, July 10 along with Blu Ray. It contains a short film which was attached in theatres was Po’s Car Problem.



  • Jack Black as Ryan Burke
  • Black also provides the voice Po, a big panda.
  • Dustin Hoffman as Shifu, a red panda
  • Freddie Highmore as Justin
  • Laura Post as Dory Skornik
  • Jim Sturgess as Soren
  • David Wenham as Digger
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Indian Horse
  • Nicholas Hoult as Cockatoo
  • Trey Parker as Wizard
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Krimmel
  • John Hurt as Griffin, a goat.
  • D.B. Sweeney as Husky
  • Tamsin Egerton as Lara
  • Geoffrey Rush as Ezylryb
  • Saoirse Ronan as Talia, a girl
  • Alfred Molina as Reginald
  • Jamie Foxx as Nico
  • Kira Buckland as
  • Mark Strong as Heraclio
  • David Walliams as Melquiades
  • as Pedro
  • Hugh Jackman as Dory’s Dad
  • Hugo Weaving as Grandfather
  • Nicole Kidman as Dory’s mother
  • Julie Walters as Gran
  • Harry Connick Jr as Dean
  • Catherine Tate as Nora
  • Rupert Everett as Sota
  • AnnaSophia Robb as Tara
  • Alicia Moore as Gloria
  • Hank Azaria as Sven
  • Kenneth Branagh as Miguel
  • Sofia Vergara as Carmen
  • Riley Keough as Rosette
  • Ian McShane as Tai Lung
  • Kira Buckland as Rita
  • Josh Gad as Percy
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Twilight
  • Miriam Margolyes as Mrs Pilthiver
  • Magda Szubanski as Miss Viola
  • Alfre Woodard as
  • Kevin Kline as Tulio
  • Rosie Perez as Chel
  • Antonio Banderas as Sir Clorex
  • Michael Caine as Toucan
  • Rachael Taylor as Marieanne
  • Liev Schreiber as Pig
  • Emily Barclay as Gylfie
  • Kate Winslet as Dory’s aunt
  • Peter Dinklage as Pirate Chef
  • Kit Harington as Benny, a Snow White owl.
  • Simon Pegg as Gorilla
  • Nick Frost as Mongoose
  • Jennifer Lopez as Horses
  • Jessie J as Horses
  • Nicki Minaj as Horses
  • Jennifer Lopez also voices Candance
  • Jodi Benson as Talia’s mother
  • Stanley Tucci as Brian, a turtle
  • Jim Cummings as Talia’s Dad
  • Michael Caine also voices Talia’s uncle
  • Keke Palmer as Cats
  • Wanda Sykes as Cats
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Cat
  • Sam Neill, David Field, and Nick Offerman as The Great Eagle’s Minions, one of the antagonists.
  • Drake as Rapping Cat
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Skipper, a Horse who is the Sota Brothers’ Horse.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen as Indian Horse
  • John Michael Higgins as Chameleon, a smooth talking chameleon. He is grumpy, cheeky, friendly, mild mannered but despite that, he is rude, cranky, and egoistical to himself. He is the anti-hero
  • Rowan Atkinson as Zazu
  • Patrick Stewart as Sir Eagle
  • AnnaSophia Robb as Charlene
  • Miriam Margoyles also voiced The Old Wolf Bat
  • Jordan Peele as Goofy Jackal
  • Keegan Michael Key as Smart Leopard
  • Jennifer Aniston as Annie Hughes
  • Ian McShane as Tai Lung, a Snow Leopard.
  • Alan Tudyk as Mole
  • Jess Harnell as Impala
  • Hugh Keays Byrne as Rhino
  • Gary Oldman as Lord Shen, a peacock and the secondary antagonist.
  • Jay Laga’aia as Seagull
  • Harriet Owen as Jane Darling
  • Kristin Chenoweth as Gabi
  • Dan Fogler as Zeng
  • Common as Jaguar
  • Christopher McDonald as Kent Mansley, one of the former antagonists.
  • Lucy Liu as Viper
  • David Cross as Crane
  • James Cosmo as Blucher
  • James Hong as Mr Ping
  • Randall Duk Kim as Master Oogway
  • David Oyelowo as Grizzly Bear
  • Anne Hathaway as Jewel
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Blu
  • George Lopez as Rafael
  • Bebel Gilberto as Eva
  • Mike Eeps as Boog
  • John Leguizamo as Lizard
  • Carol Burnett as Miss Harris
  • Richard Carter as Rhinos
  • Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson as Jatt and Jutt, the anti-villains
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson as Specs Blue Macaw
  • Beanie Feldstein as Female Scarlet Macaw
  • Gina Rodriguez as Female Bunny
  • Ryan Kwanten as Kludd
  • Barry Humphries as Braulio
  • Essie Davis as Marella
  • Adrienne DeFaria as Eglantine
  • Jim Cummings as Snakey
  • Jeff Bennett as Villager
  • Cam Clarke as Jade Palace Geese



While the cast reprise their roles from the original film, some new cast members official joined in. Others were Charlize Theron, Micheal Caine, Matthew McConaughey, Adam DeVine, Peter Dinklage (who reprise his role from the original film), Jessie J, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lance Henriksen, John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Donald Glover, Cuba Gooding Jr, Rebel Wilson, Laurie Metcalf, Kate Winslet, Alain Chabat, Kunal Nayyar, James Corden, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays Byrne, Zoe Kravitz, Beanie Feldstein, Gina Rodriguez, Patrick Warburton, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, Ian McKellen and others.


The film’s teaser trailer was released on November 17, 2017, and it was released in theatres in front of Ferdinand which was released on December 22, 2017. Also, the same trailer was debuted in theatres in front of The Greatest Showman and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which features Jack Black.

The film was released in the United States on March 9, 2018. Also, it was released on March 9 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, Germany, France, Mexico, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. Reception

Box office

Critical response

The film has negative reviews, stating that this film has grossed 12, it was a box office bomb. It also debuted along with A Wrinkle In Time and Rampage, another film by Warner Bros. Critics has negative reviews were it’s criticized for its plot and lack of character development, calling it silly, weak and has a lot of mixed reviews. Also, unlike Talia who is directed by Antonio Banderas who has a mixed reviews, the film however has negative reviews. The only praising is Andrew Adamson’s directing and Hans Zimmer’s score and songs is decent.

Warner Bros grosses the film for a million. The opening weekend was next with Tomb Raider, Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War and Rampage. It praised the ending where the party scene at the end of the movie were Mamma Mia, which Julie Walters starred in. Ryan and Dory’s Family grossed a million. The reasons why Critics love and dislike the film is some critics praised the film’s score and voice performances for the characters while actually, it was criticized for its plot and character development, the only praising is "Jack Black has a nice performance, such as Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele, Freddie Highmore and Carol Burnett because their voices is one thing it’s okay with, but the plot is very weak and very identical".

Like the Ice Age : Collision Course, it was a bomb. The film also praised such as Justin and Talia’s scenes, new characters but it was criticism for dark and menacing villain and even saddest memory were Talia’s dad died and her mother was lost.


The film was scored by Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams. They were announced following their performances on their films made by DreamWorks. John Powell was previously originally announced to score the film, but he refused.

The film features music and songs by, Jamie Foxx, Elton John, Cee Lo Green, Jack Black, The Proclaimers, Ester Dean, PSY, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, PSY, Drake, B.o.B, Saoirse Ronan, Beyoncé and others.


  1. Someday Out of the Blue - Elton John
  2. Kung Fu Fighting - Cee Lo Green and Jack Black
  3. Hot Wings -
  4. Magic - B.o.B featuring Rivers Cuomo
  5. Family Time - Elton John
  6. Memory Never Last Forever - Beyonce
  7. Party has Begun - Jennifer Lopez and Jessie J.
  8. My Shining Star - Saoirse Ronan
  9. Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
  10. This is Love -
  11. Fly Love - Jamie Foxx
  12. We’ll be Coming Back - Example
  13. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
  14. Pompeii - Bastille
  15. Boys and Girls - Ester Dean
  16. ADream - Common ft
  17. Telling the World - Taio Cruz
  18. Eenie Meenie - Justin Bieber
  19. We R Who We Are - Kesha
  20. What is Love - Janelle Monae
  21. It’s Tough to Be A God
  22. I’m Still Standing - Elton John
  23. Dancing Queen - Tamsin Egerton
  24. So Good - B.o.B
  25. Its a Jungle Out There - Phillip Lawrence
  26. Club Can’t Handle Me - Flo Rida
  27. Tightrope - Janelle Monae, B.o.B, Lil P Nut and Big Bro
  28. Domino - Jessie J
  29. Starships - Nicki Minaj
  30. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
  31. Mamma Mia - The cast (End credits)
  32. Macaws in the House - Phillip Lawrence
  33. Runaway Romance - Brad Paisley
  34. Rio Rio - Ester Dean and B.o.B
  35. OMG - Usher and
  36. Pirate Song - Peter Dinklage and Freddie Highmore.
  37. Sing - Ed Sheeran

Songs also heard in bonus track

  • ET - Katy Perry
  • Timber - KeSha and Pitbull
  • Take on Me - a-Ha
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
  • Gangnam Style - PSY


  • Andrew Adamson was the director of Shrek and Shrek 2.
  • Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman were in the Kung Fu Panda franchise.
  • The film was rated PG for mild language, action, humour, and scary scenes. While in the UK, it was rated PG for comic fight scenes.
  • This film takes place after Ryan Burke Adventures. However, The previous film was distributed by Universal Pictures. Unlike Ryan Burke Adventures, the film has negative reviews and box office bomb, like Pandas! The Movie.
  • Julie Walters and Anne Hathaway both co-starred in Becoming Jane.
  • Jennifer Lopez and Keke Palmer appear in Ice Age and Hustlers.
  • The film’s box office bomb and a positive but negative reception, the film was based on a video game at the time of its movie release.
  • Hans Zimmer was hired following his composition of his other films including Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049.
  • The job of composing the score was offered to John Powell, but he refused due to working on The Kingdom of Allias
  • Aziz Ansari and Chris O’ Dowd appear in Epic.
  • Jennifer Lopez and Keke Palmer appear in Ice Age 4 and Hustlers.
  • Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman appear in Kung Fu Panda.
  • Released the same year as Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again and Mary Poppins Returns, also featuring Julie Walters.
  • Alfred Molina and Kristin Chenoweth both starred in Strange Magic together.
  • Julie Walters and Saoirse Ronan appear in Justin and the Knights of Valour and Brooklyn.
  • At 120 minutes, this is the longest animated film to date.
  • The songs that were played in the trailer were Gangnam Style by PSY and Anaconda by Nicki Minaj. Also, the songs that played in the TV spots were We Will Rock You by Queen, I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers and Rocket Man by Elton John.
  • The score of the film is like a mix of Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar.
  • Originally, the sequel is about a girl named Talia, who takes over Ryan, went to the boat with new friends while Justin. The ship is travelling, is the same one as The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, but to save the world, Talia and Justin along with new friends and newcomers must work together to save, but due to the poor box office of the film, the film was scrapped.
  • The track "Training Po", are used in the film, but all of them were composed by Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams.
  • The final battle near the end of the movie is similar to Kung Fu Panda and Atlantis : The Lost Empire.
  • Jim Sturgess‘ third animated films of 2018, followed by Soren: Owl of Na'Hoom and Talia. This was also his final film.
  • David Oyelowo, Liev Schreiber and Cuba Gooding Jr appear in The Butler.
  • It’s revealed that Cockatoo was the nephew of Nigel.
  • Production began in 2015 and ended in 2017.
  • The film’s teaser trailer was debuted in theatres in front of Ferdinand.
  • Released the same year as Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again and Mary Poppins Returns, also featuring Julie Walters.
  • Saoirse Ronan and Alfred Molina appear in Justin and the Knights of Valour.
  • Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh appear in Wild Wild West with Will Smith.
  • Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman appear in the Batman franchise. They were both in The Dark Knight, which was released the same year as this film. Caine and Freeman were in films that was released in 2008; Caine was in The Dark Knight while Freeman was in Wanted.
  • Jim Broadbent and Rupert Everett appear in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Ironically, Broadbent appeared in Valiant which Everett was originally going to be starred in.
  • Tom Baker and Catherine Tate appeared in Doctor Who.
  • Jim Broadbent and Catherine Tate appear in Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods.
  • Catherine Tate and David Walliams appear in Billionaire Boy.
  • Helen Mirren and Richard E. Grant appear in Gosford Park.
  • Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant appear in Game of Thrones.
  • Jim Broadbent and Rupert Everett co-starred together in appear in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Dead on Time.
  • Geoffrey Rush and Rupert Everett appear in Shakespeare In Love.
  • Helen Mirren and Rupert Everett appear in The Madness of King George and Comfort with Strangers.
  • Rupert Everett and Olivia Williams appear in To Kill a King and Justin and the Knights of Valour.
  • Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren appear in The Duke.
  • Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone and John Hurt appear in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
  • All of the actors and actresses reprise their roles from their respective movies.
  • Allias Salmon was originally appear. If he did, Dwayne Johnson, Robert Downey Jr. or Donald Glover would've played him.
  • Mr Ping was originally appear, James Hong recorded his dialouge.
  • Li Shan was also appear too
  • These two films are both originally set in the same place.
  • Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman recorded their dialogue together in one booth for the first time.
  • Justin and Talia’s relationship in the film were praised by the performance in the film. Also, Freddie Highmore and Saoirse Ronan recorded their lines together in one booth.
  • The film’s negative reception has box office bomb and grossing none, like Pandas! The Movie. Although this film is a box office bomb and a negative reviews, this film has only praising is Jack Black, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx and John Hurt's performance.
  • The story of the film is similar to Rio,
  • The voices of Cockatoo and Rosetta are played by Nicholas Hoult and Riley Keough who are both featured in Mad Max: Fury Road. They both portrayed Nux and Capable respectively.
  • This reunites cast members from the Ice Age film franchise; John Leguizamo, Simon Pegg, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Adam DeVine, Jessie J, Peter Dinklage, Keke Palmer, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Nick Offerman, Heather Morris, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari, Rebel Wilson, Alan Tudyk, Alain Chabat, Kunal Nayyar.
  • First collaboration between Harry Gregson Williams and Hans Zimmer. They both score DreamWorks films.
  • This is the first animated film to be shot in Dolby Cinema followed by Soren: Owl of Na’Hoom.
  • First animated film to have an Australian/American collaboration of genre.
  • Sparky’s design is the same zebra that is CGI. It has Khumba’s design but Sparky is fully striped.
  • Andrew Adamson’s fifth movie since Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away and Mr Pip.
  • This film was released the same day as Soren: Owl of Na’Hoom, also starring Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving.
  • Jack Black and Jennifer Aniston both born in 1969, 1 year apart.
  • Jack Black and Mike White appear in School of Rock.
  • This reunites the entire cast of Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two; Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margoyles, Fat Joe, Pink, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Richard Carter, Common, Sofia Vergara, E.G. Daily, Ava Acres, Meibh Campbell, Lil P-Nut and Lee Perry.
  • Elton John was the directors’ first choice to write songs for the film. His other songs include Ferngully, The Lion King, The Road to El Dorado and Gnomeo and Juliet.
  • The song Tightrope that was used in Happy Feet Two was used in the film and end credits.
  • This reunites cast members from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole; Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony LaPaglia, David Wenham, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Richard Roxburgh, Sam Neill, Helen Mirren, Joel Edgerton, Deborra Lee Furness, Geoffrey Rush, Miriam Margoyles and Essie Davis.
  • Harriet Owen reprise her role as Jane Darling from Peter Pan: Return to Neverland.
  • Eli Marienthal reprise his role as Hogarth Hughes, but his voice deepened by the time after The Iron Giant was released. The producers hired unused archival recordings and used dialogue from Tucker, which Marienthal starred in.
  • Zephyr and David appear in this film, but in the film, their voices got deepened by the time this was released. Haley Joel Osment got too old and was replaced by Max Charles, while David on the other hand was replaced by Pierce Gagnon, when Adam Wylie was too old to reprise his role from All Dogs Go To Heaven 2.
  • Originally, Ramon and Lovelace were going to be written out of the film because out of respect of Robin Williams, but the writers stated that Ramon is played by the same person who did the voice of him in the video game and Lovelace is archival audio by Robin Williams.
  • The job of composing the score was offered to John Powell, but he refused due to working on The Kingdom of Allias.
  • The song Runaway Romance was used in Planes: Fire and Rescue.
  • Hans Zimmer was officially hired following his performances on his films. Harry Gregson-Williams was also hired following the music score of Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia and Kingdom of Heaven.
  • The films was released in the same year as The House with Clocks on Its Walls and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, also featuring Jack Black. Also the music video Humility by Gorillaz was released in the same year, both starring Black himself.
  • Peter Dinklage had voiced a second character being a pirate, the first is Ice Age 4. Unlike Captain Gutt, The Pirate Chief is kind, caring and selfless but heroic and eccentric.
  • Barry Humphries, Hugo Weaving and Elijah Wood were in The Hobbit.
  • During the scene in which the animals sing during the audition, this is allusion to their songs.
  • Alex was scheduled to appear, but his voice actor Ben Stiller had commitments during production. His co stars from Tropic Thunder; Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr are also featured.
  • Hugh Jackman was the second choice to play Dory’s father. The directors saw his performance on X-Men, Wolverine and Logan so Jackman was officially signed on to join the voice cast.
  • Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman are also star in Happy Feet and Australia. This is the third time that Jackman and Kidman share a scene together.
  • Kate Winslet was cast as Dory’s aunt following her performance on Titanic.
  • James Hong was very busy doing Paws of Destiny
  • The film was released on March 14 two days before Peter Rabbit was released in the United Kingdom.
  • Freddie Highmore recorded his part during the breaks of Bates Motel.
  • Simon Pegg and Freddie Highmore share a birthday (February 14).
  • Guy Ritchie‘s first family friendly film which is later Aladdin.
  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s second collaboration since Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Pegg and Frost appear in Ice Age films separately such as Pegg in Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Some adverts stated that Three Horses were having a large role but in the actual film, they have medium role.
  • This film takes place after the events of Ryan Burke Adventures. However, these stories are set in the middle of this film.
  • Abbie Cornish was cast by Guy Ritchie following her performance on Sucker Punch.
  • Common and Sofia Vergara‘s second collaboration after Happy Feet Two (2011).
  • Jack Black and Mike White’s second collaboration after School of Rock (2003).
  • Simon Pegg and Idris Elba appear in Star Trek Beyond.
  • Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons and Alan Tudyk appear in Zootopia.
  • Jesse Eisenberg and Jeffrey Dean Morgan appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Riley Keough and Maya Rudolph both starred in We Don’t Belong Here.
  • John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Willem Dafoe and Randall Duk Kim all starred in John Wick.
  • Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough’s second collaboration since It Comes at Night.
  • Dan Fogler and Carmen Ejogo appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
  • Jessie J and Jennifer Lopez’s second collaboration after Ice Age 5: Collision Course (2016)
  • Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sofia Vergara appeared in Morden Family.
  • Nicholas Hoult and Riley Keough’s second collaboration after Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
  • Dustin Hoffman and Randall Duk Kim both starred in Kung Fu Panda.
  • The Great Eagle had the same personality has Metal Beak as well as more powerful and ruler of the kingdom. Also, Joel Edgerton has the same voice and tone as his character
  • Bill Hader and Jessie J are Cast members from Saturday Night Live.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s third film after Mad Max: Fury Road and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This is her first family friendly animated movie.
  • Keke Palmer and Jennifer Lopez both starred in Ice Age 4 : Continental Drift.
  • Josh Gad (Percy), Maya Rudolph (Kate), Nicki Minaj (Horse) and Peter Dinklage (The Pirate Chief) appear in Angry Birds.
  • This film features two cast members from Bates Motel; Freddie Highmore and Nicola Peltz.
  • Chris Sanders was originally announced to do this film, yet they were very busy on How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
  • Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman also co starred in The Holiday.
  • First collaboration of Gary Oldman and Michael Gambon since The Book of Eli.
  • Mike Epps and John Leguizamo appear in The Honeymooners.
  • Freddie Highmore and Saoirse Ronan both starred in Justin and the Knights of Valour.
  • Rupert Everett (Sota), Mark Strong (Heraclio), Robert De Niro, David Walliams (Melquiades) and Ricky Gervais (Paul) appear in Stardust.
  • A video game was based on the film.
  • James Corden’s first choice to officially star in the film.
  • The song Dancing Queen and all songs from Mamma Mia were used in the film.
  • This reunites cast members from Mad Max : Fury Road; Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Richard Carter and Angus Sampson.
  • Saoirse Ronan (Talia), Jim Broadbent (Gordon) and Julie Walters (Gran) appear in Brooklyn.
  • Nicki Minaj and Drake’s third collaboration. But actually this is their second collaboration after Ice Age: Continental Drift.
  • James Corden (Macaw), Idris Elba (Sharptooth) and Rebel Wilson (Capybara) appear in Cats.
  • Jack Black and Danny Devito appear in Mars Attacks and Jumanji: The Next Level.
  • Danny DeVito (Old Man), James Corden (Scarlet Macaw) and Common (Jaguar) will appear in Smallfoot, which was released 7 months after the release.
  • Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey appear in Tropic Thunder and Bernie.
  • Released the same year as The House with Clocks on its Walls and Goosebumps 2, also featuring Jack Black.
  • David Wenham and Richard Carter appear in Gettin’ Square.
  • Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton appear in Mad Max: Fury Road and God’s of Egypt which Geoffrey Rush also starred in.
  • This reunites cast members from Happy Feet; Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara, Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving, Nicole Kidman, Richard Carter, Common, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes, Anthony LaPaglia and E.G. Daily.
  • This Reunites cast members from Justin and the Knights of Valour; Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Walliams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan.
  • Tigress only appears in the film with a medium role despite the billing on the poster with her voice Actress Angelina Jolie.
  • When Justin is singing at the nightclub in the party at Gabylonia, he sings Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran. The song was used in the music video, which features Saoirse Ronan, who portrayed Talia in the film.
  • Joel Edgerton was cast following his performances on Exodus: Gods and Kings. Edgerton had been officially hired by one of the directors following his role on Animal Kingdom and Midnight Special. When Edgerton was recorded his line, he stated that he needs to get pumped up and he get the bump to prove it.
  • This is the second film that Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman appear together, the first is Kung Fu Panda.
  • This is the second time that Rowan Atkinson and Miriam Margoyles appear together, the first is Blackadder.
  • Saoirse Ronan recorded her dialogue following her conflicts on Lady Bird and Mary Queen of Scots, which stars Ronan, the film however was released on the same year as Talia, also featuring Saoirse Ronan. She stated that she went to the festival to see her spin off film featuring her character from Justin and the Knights of Valour and also, Saoirse Ronan was surprised that she was ready for commitments but she also attend the films premiere and have a chat with the movie’s press release.
  • Simon Pegg was cast following his performance on his films. Pegg recorded his lines several times a week.
  • The film was released on the same year as these actors and actress appear in these films.
  • Jim Sturgess (Soren), Freddie Highmore (Justin) and Alfred Molina (Reginald) appear in Close to the Enemy.
  • During the song My Shining Star, Talia began singing the same way in the scene. Saoirse Ronan’s first time singing in this film since Lady Bird. Also, the Waitress appear in several scenes of the musical number. Talia also dances the same way she dances with Justin at the party.
  • Saoirse Ronan and Julie Walters also second collaboration since Brooklyn.
  • Adam DeVine and Zoe Kravitz appear in The Lego Batman Movie.
  • Adam DeVine (Tapir) and Wanda Sykes (Cats) both starred in Ice Age: Collision Course, where they play Julian and Granny respectively, and Jexi. Also, Jennifer Lopez (Horses) and Keke Palmer (Female Cat) both starred in Ice Age: Continental Drift, when they play Shira and Peaches and also in Hustlers.
  • The bull that Justin and Talia ran into and the bull that chases Justin and Talia is the same bull from Puss In Boots. Also, one of the bull that chases Justin after it wake up when he catches Justin milking underneath it’s groin when Justin was pretending to milk it by using a bowl is the same one from Puss in Boots when Puss saves the Comandante's mother From being trampled by a bull. In this film, however, the bull is bigger and more aggressive than this one.
  • John Hurt had finished his lines before his tragic death in 2017. In 2016, he records his lines after finish Ben Hur, he also played Boggles in the film Talia before his tragic passing at the age of 77. Hurt had finished his lines such as Soren: Owl of Na’Hoom and Talia before he died.
  • Adam DeVine (Tapir) and Rebel Wilson (Capybara) appear in Pitch Perfect 2.
  • Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Adam DeVine appear in The Intern.
  • Queen Latifah and Common appear in Just Wright.
  • The scene where Justin tries to make milk to a bull by using soup bowl under its udders is the same scene where Sid tries to milk an ox from Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
  • Like Rio and Ferdinand, the credits had too many photos that take place after the events of the film.
  • It is stated that Justin was born on Valentine’s day while Talia was born in Easter. This is a allusion where their voice actors were born in real life.
  • Peter Dinklage, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Ian McShane and Essie Davis appear in Game of Thrones.
  • Seth Rogen and Adam Devine appear in Neighbors.
  • Rowan Atkinson (Zazu) and Miriam Margolyes (The Wolf Bat and Mrs Pilthiver) appear in Blackadder.
  • Josh Gad (Percy), Alan Tudyk (Mole) and Alfred Molina (Reginald) appear in Frozen 2.
  • Barry Humphries (Braulio) and Geoffrey Rush (Ezylryb) appear in Finding Nemo.
  • Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan and Mark Strong appear in The Way Back.
  • Elijah Wood (Mumble) and Gary Oldman (Lord Shen) both starred in Spyro.
  • Alan Tudyk (Mole) and Josh Gad (Percy) appear in Ice Age and Frozen.
  • Alfred Molina, Hugh Jackman and J.K. Simmons appear in The Front Runner.
  • Saoirse Ronan and Mark Strong appear in Arrietty, The Way Back and Justin and the Knights of Valour.
  • Queen Latifah (Female Flamingo) and Keke Palmer (Female Cat) appear in Joyful Noise and Ice Age 4.
  • The end of the scene where Justin and Talia’s wedding dream scene at the end of the film where Braulio changes position several times. Also, Talia is seen wearing a pink flower on her hair and Justin wears a black tuxedo with a red rose in the right side of his top.
  • Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman appear in The Holiday along with Kate Winslet.
  • Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman both recorded their dialogue together.
  • The Pirate Chef was voiced by Peter Dinklage who had starred in Game of Thrones.
  • Some characters had their cameo appearance including the toucans from Rio, Champ and Copas, Jade Palace Geese’s and the Elder penguins appear in the film.
  • Braulio and Legantir had their medium appearance in the film.
  • Some photos in the end credits were similar to Rio, Ferdinand and Cars 3 but more photos were added. The pictures in the credits were Miguel and Tulio going on vacation with Chel, Soren are practicing flying with Blu, Justin tries to tie his shirt with Talia with a dress, Blucher hosting a anniversary party for the Queen, Soren graduating at school, Justin, Talia, Melquiades, Blucher and Legantir are at the theatre, Hogarth and Jane were on a beach playing volleyball, Snakey wearing shades, Heraclio was on stage with Sota, Lara and Talia are sunbathing with sunglasses, Po and The Furious Five are practicing training at the P.E. Hallway, a statue of Sir Roland, Cockatoo and Rosette have chicks, Nico and Pedro had a carnival show with Amazon animals and birds from Rio to attending the party, Justin and Talia are on their adventures, Gran and Reginald have their tea, Dory and Ryan are going on amusement parks, Blu was wearing sunglasses, Recess Gang surfing and few other stuff.
  • Saoirse Ronan, Andy Garcia and Magda Szubanski all share a birthday a year part (April 12)
  • J.K. Simmons and Riley Keough appeared in The Good Doctor.
  • Riley Keough and Abbey Lee appeared in Welcome the Stranger.
  • Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving appeared in film that was released in 2018; Jackman was in The Front Runner, Kidman was in Aquaman and Weaving was in Mortal Engines.
  • Julie Walters (Gran) and Michael Caine (Toucan) appear in Educating Rita.
  • Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham appear in The Hobbit.
  • Originally, the concept art stated that Blucher was going to come on a trip with the gang to go on a journey, but despite Blucher’s role being cut down to a medium role, he appear in the film with a large role despite the fact that he has a small role.
  • The Great Eagle despite being an Eagle was actually Swainson’s Hawk.
  • Jessie J’s second official movie after Ice Age: Collision Course.
  • Barry Humphries recorded his lines for 12 weeks.
  • Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein appear in Lady Bird.
  • Julie Walters and Saoirse Ronan both recorded their dialogue together in a studio booth with Alfred Molina, Tamsin Egerton and Freddie Highmore.
  • There are numerous scenes from the trailers and television spots that are all in the final cut of the movie but three dialogue are changed such as The Great Eagle saying "I will destroy the boy" was changed to "I will DESTROY the pack", Melquiades wacking his staff left right and shouted "Come on, Lara!" was changed to "Come on, Lady Lara" and also Justin yelling "LARA, LOOK OUT!" out loud when the boulder nearly injures Lara, before Justin saves her by pushing themselves out of the way and they fell on the ground while in the final cut, Justin yells "Lara, look out!" a little loud before he rushes to save her.
  • The name Lady Lara Brazenhead and also Lady Lara Moneybags has been named several times.
  • Saoirse Ronan quoted her dialogue from Lady Bird during recording her lines.
  • Released the same year as The PINY Institute of New York Movie, also starring Laura Post.
  • Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman appeared in Happy Feet and Australia.
  • The actors from Morden Family appeared in animated movies; Vergara was the voice of Carmen in Happy Feet Two while Jesse Tyler Ferguson was the voice of Shangri Llama and Adam DeVine was the voice of Julian in Ice Age: Collision Course.
  • Adam DeVine and Zoe Kravitz are also in live action movies made by Warner Bros; DeVine was in The Intern portraying Jason while Zoe Kravitz was playing Toast in Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and David Wenham appear in Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost appeared in films by Blue Sky Studios; Pegg was the voice of Buck in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs while Frost was the voice of Flynn in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.
  • Sparky has the same similarities to his voice actor Cuba Gooding Jr along with Marty from Madagascar and Khumba.
  • Several drafts was used in the original story were the first draft was Ryan and Dory having a child, but the idea was having Hogarth so Ryan was a close friend to him, the second draft was Blucher died of a sickness and Justin retried to be a knight to become a trainer to train Talia, this was cut because Blucher’s death was too similar to King Harold’s death from Shrek the Third, the third draft was Ryan and the gang going to Hollywood for a vacation, and also Heraclio swim to the island getting revenge on Justin.
  • Freddie Highmore and Saoirse Ronan had both been recorded theirs lines in a same studio.
  • This was John Hurt’s final film until Talia.
  • This was the lowest grossing animated film of 2018, since Sherlock Gnomes.