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Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer will be producing the sequel instead of Touchstone Pictures.
This marks the first time since Igor (2008) where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is producing an animated film.
Mankini will have a much larger presence on-screen than he did in Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).
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This is Johnny Depp's third animated movie. The other two had been Corpse Bride (2005) and Rango (2011), that latter of which being another film that was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
This is the first Gnomeo & Juliet film to be rated PG by the MPAA, unlike the first film which was rated G, despite that film also having been labelled for "Some Rude and Suggested Humour", and releasing after the MPAA got stricter in 2010.
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Gnome Watson was rumoured to be voiced by Wesley Chopperhorse.
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Paramount Animation's third film, and first film to not be from Nickelodeon Movies.
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The film was released seven years after Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).
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Paramount Animation's first fully CGI film, and first film without any live action in it.
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First animated film by Paramount Pictures to not be from Nickelodeon Movies since Dreamworks Animation's last Paramount distributed film, Rise of the Guardians (2012).
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James McAvoy's fourth animated film after Strings (2004), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), and Arthur Christmas (2011).
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The 2nd Theatrically Released Paramount Sequel to have a higher MPAA Rating than previous films in the Franchise, following Rugrats Go Wild (2003) released 15 years prior.
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Both Gnomeo and Juliet films were directed by someone who directed an Oscar Nominated Dreamworks Animation film. Kelly Asbury, the director of the first film directed Shrek 2 (2004), while John Stevenson, the director of this film directed Kung Fu Panda (2008).
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This is the first Gnomeo & Juliet film to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, unlike the first film is produced in 1.85:1.
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Both Chiwetel Ejiofor (voice of Gnome Watson in this film) and experienced voice actor Jim Cummings (voice of Featherstone in the first film) were in an iteration of The Lion King, which also had music done by Elton John. Cummings had been in the original 1994 animated film as the voice of Ed, whilst Eijofor had been in the 2019 live action reboot as the voice Scar.
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At one point, Tim Curry was going to provide the voice of Gnome Watson. But he had to drop out, most likely for health reasons.
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Both Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and this movie releases in the same year as a Winnie the Pooh film. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) released in the same year as Winnie the Pooh (2011), whilst Sherlock Gnomes (2018) releases in the same year as Christopher Robin (2018).
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Both this and the first film had a one year gap between the release of a film in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) came one year after Toy Story 3 (2010) whilst Sherlock Gnomes (2018) came one year before Toy Story 4 (2019). Both of these franchises are about inanimate objects coming to life whenever the humans aren't around.
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Emily Blunt's fourth animated film after Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), Animal Crackers (2017), and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).
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It's title is an obvious pun on Sherlock Holmes.
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One of the 2 Sequels to a 2011 Film that got Rated G by the MPAA to have a different rating. The other one was Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), of which was PG instead of G much like the first 2 films in the Live Action Chipmunks film franchise had been, unlike Rio 2 (2014) and Cars 3 (2017) which were still Rated G like their 2011 predecessors.
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Released 2 days before the 71st Birthday of the film's Composer Elton John.
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Emily Blunt was set to play Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) which Blunt had passed on to star in Gulliver's Travels (2010). This role eventually went to Scarlett Johansson. Robert Downey Jr., who played Tony Stark/Iron Man in Iron Man 2 (2010), has played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
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During peak production, there were between 80 and 100 animators working on the project.
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Sherlock Gnomes is modeled after Basil Rathbone, who played Sherlock Holmes in 12 movies between 1939-1945.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Sherlock Gnomes and Moriarty fall off London Bridge, blue fireworks go off behind them, resembling a pouring waterfall. This is a possible nod to the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Final Problem", where Holmes and Professor Moriarty fight on the ledge of the Reichenbach Falls, and are assumed, by Dr. Watson, to have fallen to their deaths during the struggle. The short story was meant to author Arthur Conan Doyle's end to his Sherlock Holmes stories, by having his hero killed off. Years later, Doyle gave into popular demand and revived the famous slueth the short story "The Empty House", where it is revealed that Holmes didn't die in the fall, but instead went into hiding in fear of being targeted by Moriarty's henchmen.
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When the gargoyles throw Sherlock, Watson and Juliette in a crate on the ship, the crate has the company name "Moffat and Gatiss". This is reference to the creators of the BBC show 'Sherlock'.
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