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(2006)

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This film's reels were shipped to theaters under the codename "Tipping".
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Loosely based on George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm".
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(At around forty-three minutes) When the farmer is knocked out, Otis gives him a copy of the book Charlotte's Web (2006) by E.B. White, the basis for the next Nickelodeon movie.
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(At around seventeen minutes) During a hoedown, the barnyard animals throw darts at the face of Colonel Sanders (of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) pinned to a dartboard.
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Daisy the Cow has a mark on her stomach in the shape of a daisy, hence her name.
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Nickelodeon Movies' last animated film until Rango (2011), though it is the last animated film from Nickelodeon Movies to be released in the 2000s.
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Originally, Billy Crystal was going to have a role in the film. He would have voiced one of the farm animals.
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The male bovines having udders was explained in the October 2006 issue of Nickelodeon's official magazine, "Nick Magazine". In the letters page, one reader asked about the anatomically-incorrect bovine, and whether or not it was intentional or not, and the magazine explained that Writer and Director Steve Oedekerk "thought it would be funny for the male cows (bulls) to have udders."
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The first theatrically released animated film for Lloyd Sherr. Later he'd go onto voice Fillmore in the subsequent films of the Cars franchise since 2011 (the character was once voiced by George Carlin in the first Cars film) and the Spanish DJ in Turbo (2013).
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This is the first Nickelodeon Movies' computer-animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA.
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Kevin James' second animated film. The first being Monster House (2006).
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Not counting sequels or follow-ups, It is the thirteenth computer-animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA after Antz (1998), Dinosaur (2000), Shrek (2001), Ice Age (2002), Shark Tale (2004), The Incredibles (2004), Robots (2005), Madagascar (2005), Hoodwinked (2005), Over the Hedge (2006), Monster House (2006), and The Ant Bully (2006).
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Otis is one of several animated protagonists to have a mouse as a friend. Another is Horton the Elephant from Horton Hears a Who (2008) and Dumbo.
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Danny Glover's third animated film after Antz (1998) and The Prince of Egypt (1998), as well as his first to not be from DreamWorks Animation.
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This is Daisy's only appearance. She is then replaced with a more tomboyish girl cow named Abby on Back at the Barnyard (2007) since Daisy failed to make anymore appearances.
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The job of composing the score was offered to John Powell but he turned it down for unknown reasons Randy Newman was assigned as this film's composer but he turned it down as well so this film was instead composed by John Debney.
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Tino Insana's second animated film after Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992). It was also his last before his death in 2017.
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When Otis is trying to figure out what knocked the farmer out, he tried to make it look like an apple fell on his head. This is relating to Sir Isaac Newton, when he discovered gravity.
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During the movie, Otis's phone plays the "Hello Moto" ringtone from Motorola and interrupted a speech that a character in the movie was speaking.
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This is David Koechner's second family-friendly Nickelodeon Movies film, the first being Yours, Mine & Ours (2005).
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Counting follow-ups, It is the 15th computer-animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA after Antz (1998), Dinosaur (2000), Shrek (2001), Ice Age (2002), Shrek 2 (2004), Shark Tale (2004), The Incredibles (2004), Robots (2005), Madagascar (2005), Hoodwinked (2005), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Over the Hedge (2006) and Monster House (2006) and The Ant Bully (2006)
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The octagonal 'NG' badge of the car Otis drives in the movie is a spoof of the (also octagonal) badge of real life British/Chinese car brand MG.
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This is the first and only time time actress Jill Talley works on an animated Nickelodeon Movie that has nothing to do with SpongeBob SquarePants (1999). That wouldn't happen again until The Loud House Movie (2021) released 15 years later.
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Renée Zellweger was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Mary Gross was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Jenny McCarthy was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Wendy Crewson was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Lucy Lawless was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Sophia Myles was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Ariadna Gil was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Diane Keaton was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Keri Russell was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Lorette Clow was considered for the role of Daisy the Cow.
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Dee Wallace was considered for the role of Bessy the Cow.
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Cristián de la Fuente was considered for the role of Otis the Cow.
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Alanna Ubach was considered for the role of Etta the Hen.
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Jennifer Beals was considered for the role of Etta the Hen.
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Nicole Kidman was considered for the role of Etta the Hen.
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Ben Affleck was considered for the role of Otis the Cow.
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Idina Menzel was considered for the role of Bessy the Cow.
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Susan Blakely was considered for the role of Bessy the Cow.
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Susan Floyd was considered for the role of Etta the Hen.
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Will Smith was considered for the role of Otis the Cow.
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