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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Writers:

Arlene Klasky (characters), Gabor Csupo (characters) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Eliza Thornberry (voice)
Tom Kane ... Darwin (voice)
Cree Summer ... Phaedra (Elephant) (voice)
Tim Curry ... Nigel Thornberry / Col. Radcliff Thornberry (voice)
Lynn Redgrave ... Cordelia Thornberry (voice)
Jodi Carlisle ... Marianne Thornberry (voice)
Danielle Harris ... Debbie Thornberry (voice)
Flea ... Donnie Thornberry (voice)
Crystal Scales ... Cheetah Cubs (voice)
Kimberly Brooks ... Tally (Cheetah Cub) (voice)
Alfre Woodard ... Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
Brock Peters ... Jomo (voice)
Melissa Greenspan ... Sarah Wellington (voice)
Alexandra Boyd ... Victoria (voice)
Moira Quirk ... Jane (voice)
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Storyline

On an African safari, 12-year-old Eliza Thornberry discovers that thanks to a shaman, she can now talk to animals. When Eliza discovers that poachers in the Serengeti plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence, she and her chimpanzee friend Darwin must somehow find a way to stop them.

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Taglines:

Go Wild!!! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some adventure peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | UIP [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los thornberrys: La película See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,013,847, 22 December 2002

Gross USA:

$40,108,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,694,737
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first and only film from Paramount and Nickelodeon to feature a character who turns out to be the main villain of the movie. This won't happen again until Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019). See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Debbie: Donnie, now is not the time for the wedgie dance!
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the end credits, there are live-action videos of various animals from different habitats shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original theatrical release, the DVD release and most television prints, the 90th Anniversary Paramount Pictures logo is shown. On the VHS release, the Paramount logo is plastered with a different version of the same logo with the 90th Anniversary legend removed. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Father and Daughter
Written, Performed and Produced by Paul Simon
Paul Simon performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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User Reviews

 
Enjoyable cartoon adventure for kids
7 October 2017 | by areatwSee all my reviews

I remember watching 'The Wild Thornberrys' TV show as a kid and always enjoyed it. I saw the movie when it first came out in 2002 and watched it again recently when I came across it on Prime. I'm really surprised at how relatively unknown the movie is, and the TV show has even fewer votes. I always assumed it was well-known and popular, but the measly 12000 votes and handful of reviews suggests otherwise.

'The Wild Thornberrys Movie' is identical to the TV show but with a more movie-appropriate story and added adventure. I always enjoyed the characters, especially Eliza's father who always made me laugh as a kid. I'm surprised and a bit disheartened to see how relatively unknown this movie is. It's nothing special but it definitely deserves more recognition, and a more fairer rating.


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