Ronald Meyer, President of Universal Studios had given a speech at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival, where he publicly disparaged the film. Meyer said "Land of the Lost (2009) was just crap. I mean, there was no excuse for it. The best intentions all went wrong."
The original Land of the Lost series was remade in the 1990s, with Timothy Bottoms as the father, although in this version his name was Tom Porter, not Will Marshall. Bottoms and Will Ferrell are both well known for their impersonations of George W. Bush.
The music playing on the "crappy boombox" (and which the cast members eventually have to sing themselves) in the egg field is the opening number in the 1975 Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical A Chorus Line.