The third Blue Sky Studios film shooting from a human's perspective, after Epic (2013) and The Peanuts Movie (2015). The other films were shot through animal perspectives (and a robot's perspective in the case of Robots (2005)).
The film's original release date was January 18th, 2019, but was then pushed back to April 19th, 2019. It got pushed back again to September 13th, 2019. And it got pushed back once more to Christmas day on December 25th, 2019.