The legend of the Easter Bunny grew out of German Christian traditions but was popularized by the Brothers Grimm.
"Hop" brings product placement to new levels with 92 different companies earning spots in the film, including Holiday Inn, Krispy Kreme, Lindt, Kraft Foods, The Hershey Company, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Kodak, Hallmark, HMV and Burger King.
James Corden, Daniel Radcliffe, Matt Lucas, Eddie Izzard and David Tennant were all considered for the role of E.B. Corden 7 years later would later go onto voice a Rabbit in fellow Live Action/CGI Hybrid Film Peter Rabbit (2018) by Columbia Pictures/Sony Animation
With almost a year between the theatrical release and home media release, Hop has one of the longest time for a home media release for an animated film.
During the film's release, an E.B. stuffed toy, complete with drumsticks, was available from Build-a-Bear.
This is the 2nd movie starring Russell Brand in which the main character walks sadly around Hollywood while "Every Rose Has it's Thorn" plays. The other being Rock of Ages (2012).
The third film in 2011 to cross the $100 million mark, after Rango (2011) and Just Go with It (2011).
Universal's 4th live-action/animated hybrid film, after Casper (1995), The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) and Paul (2011).
Is the first of 2 Live Action/CGI hybrid films of 2011 to star Hank Azaria, the voice of Carlos and Phil the devious chickens in this film. The other being The Smurfs (2011) through a Live Action Role, which also had him portraying the film's main villain.
In the Universal logo at the beginning of the movie, the Earth is shaped like an egg.
E.B. was designed by Peter DeSève who created a lot of the Ice Age (2002) characters.
This is the only Illumination film to not have a sequel, prequel or spin-off until The Lorax (2012) and The Grinch (2018).
James Marsden's second role in a live action/animated film, after Enchanted (2007).
Throughout the movie, you can see the Stax Records logo imprinted on E.B.'s t-shirt.
The second live-action/animated hybrid film to feature Tim Hill and Christopher Lennertz together, after Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007).
Ricky Gervais, Jim Broadbent, Michael Caine and Ralph Fiennes were all considered for the role of Mr. Bunny.
From the creators of Despicable Me (2010) and the director of Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007).
Elizabeth Perkins's 2nd Live Action film to have animals running a secret business. Her first was Cats & Dogs (2001) from Warner Bros. released 10 years prior, which also had as part of the live action cast.
The third Universal's live-action/animated hybrid film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Casper (1995) and The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000).
E.B. is 24 years old during the film's main events. If the movie takes place in 2011, he was probably born in 1987.
Hop is the originally rated PG for mild rude humor, brief thematic elements and some language.
Steve Buscemi, Bill Hader and John Leguizamo were all considered for the role of Phil.
Sam gives Fred the key for her boss' house, yet somehow lets herself in while Fred is at his interview.
The second Illumination film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Despicable Me (2010).