This is the first Wes Anderson film in which Owen Wilson is not involved.
The idea for the part where Laura Bishop shouts at various family members through a bullhorn came from co-Writer Roman Coppola's childhood, as his mother Eleanor Coppola used a bullhorn in a similar fashion.
The dance scene of the two young leads on the beach was saved for the very end of filming, so that they would be comfortable around each other, and was done on a closed set (just the two leads, co-Writer and Director Wes Anderson, and the cameraman).
After filming was completed, Kara Hayward got to keep the kitten owned in the film by her character Suzy, and Jared Gilman got to keep the backpack used by his character Sam.
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