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Loosely based on William Joyce's children's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs". Like Rise of the Guardians (2012), was based on a story written from one told his daughter. This film's protagonist, MK (Mary Katherine), is named for Joyce's daughter, who died of a brain tumor on 11 May 2010 when she was 18 years old.
Over one million hours of work were put into the production of this film.
The first Blue Sky Studios-produced film to feature a female protagonist, as well as the first theatrical animated film produced and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox to feature one since Anastasia (1997).
The piece of paper that is seen just before the scrolling part of the closing credits has the date, 5-24-13 written on it, which was also Epic's release date.
Dr. Bomba's house is based on Olana, in Hudson, NY, the home of landscape painter 'Frederic Edwin Church' (1826-1900).
The bullfrog threatening Nod is named Bufo. Bufo is a large genus of toads.
Johnny Knoxville was originally to play the voice of Mandrake. When he pulled out, Christoph Waltz replaced him.
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The song "Rise Up" is performed and co-written by Beyoncé Knowles, who provides the voice of Queen Tara.
Queen Tara's dress is very similar to Tiana's from Disney's The Princess and the Frog (2009). Beyoncé Knowles, who voices Tara, was considered for the role of Tiana but didn't get it.
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The second film from Blue Sky Studios, after Ice Age (2002), to not have John Powell compose the musical score.
The taxi at the beginning is called a copper-bottom taxi, a reference to one of the writers who wrote on Robots (2005).
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