John Douglass, owner of the "jacksfilms" YouTube account, was invited to the world premiere of this movie by Sony because he praised it sarcastically since its announcement.

Sony promoted the latter release of the trailer by hosting a press conference in Cannes, the day before the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, which featured T.J. Miller parasailing in. Variety called the event "slightly awkward" and The Hollywood Reporter described it as "promotional ridiculousness."

According to T.J. Miller, this is the fastest produced animated film in history.

On January 13, 2018, Saudi Arabia lifted its 35 year ban on cinema and The Emoji Movie was the first film screened, often as a double feature with Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).

Tony Leondis, the director of the movie, does not take emoji's seriously. He sees them as "the toys of the 21st century" and said he needed to rush the movie because "who even knows if people are going to like emoji's in [six years]".

With its nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay, The Emoji Movie (2017) became the first full-length animated motion picture to receive nominations for those specific categories at the Golden Raspberry Awards. The film is also the first animated film to receive a Razzie Award nomination for screenwriting since The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), when the latter film was nominated for "Worst Written Film Grossing Over $100 Million" in 1997 (losing to the live-action film Twister (1996)).

The film was shown alongside Puppy, a short film based on the Hotel Transylvania films.

In the Latin American Spanish version, the name of Jailbreak was changed to "Lady Hacker".

Film critic Chris Stuckmann named this film the "Worst Movie of 2017".

A week before the film was released, Sony tweeted a controversial promotional picture parodying the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale (2017). It was immediately met with criticism for being tasteless, considering the content and themes of the Hulu series. Following the backlash, the tweet was deleted.

The original title was Emojimovie: Express Yourself.

Ilana Glazer was originally set to play Jailbreak.

'Sean Hayes'' 3rd time Voice Acting in a Fully CGI Film, after Igor (2008) and Monsters University (2013).

This is Steve Wright's second CGI film. He was also in Son of the Mask (2005).

T.J. Miller and Maya Rudolph were previously in Big Hero 6 (2014). A TV series based on that film was released in 2017, with Rudolph reprising her role.

SofĂ­a Vergara's second Sony Animation film, after The Smurfs (2011).

The official artwork of the main trio bears a strong resemblance to the final poster for Free Birds (2013).

Anna Faris' third Sony Animation movie. She was also in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

T.J. Miller and Anna Faris were part of Yogi Bear (2010)'s live-action cast.

Conrad Vernon's 2nd Sony Animation film, after Sausage Party (2016), and his 2nd animated film not from Dreamworks Animation.

T.J. Miller's fifth animated film, after How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Hell and Back (2015).

The opera music being played when the trash is being emptied translates to "If Sarastro does not through you feel the pain of death" from Mozart's "The Magic Flute".

Maya Rudolph's second Sony Animation Film, after The Angry Birds Movie (2016). Both of Rudolph's respective characters are both calm characters that try their best never to get angry, only Smiler (unlike Matilda) is a villain.

Maya Rudolph's second time in an animated film where she plays a villain, after Shrek the Third (2007).