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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

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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....


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darwin (voice)
Phaedra (Elephant) (voice)
Jodi Carlisle ...
Cheetah Cubs (voice)
Tally (Cheetah Cub) (voice)
Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
Jomo (voice)
Victoria (voice)
Jane (voice)


On an African safari, Eliza Thornberry discovers that thanks to a shaman, she can now talk to animals. When Eliza discovers that poachers in Africa's Serengeti Desert plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence, she and her chimpanzee friend Darwin must somehow find a way to stop them. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some adventure peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los thornberrys: La película  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,013,847 (USA) (20 December 2002)


$39,880,476 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nigel Thornberry doesn't say his iconic catchphrase "Smashing!" once in the whole film. See more »


Cordelia Thornberry: Deborah, does your sister always...?
Debbie: Talk like a monkey? Dress like a geek? Yeah. You get used to it.
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Crazy Credits

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


Spin-off Rugrats Go Wild (2003) See more »


Father and Daughter
Written, Performed and Produced by Paul Simon
Paul Simon performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Perfect family adventure!
14 January 2003 | by (SLC, UT) – See all my reviews

We took my two daughters to this film and had a delightful time. I was worried about seeing it since I am not a big fan of the television show, but the voice acting was superb and the soundtrack was incredible. After the film, we immediately needed to pick up a copy of the soundtrack if only to get the Paul Simon song. Since this Christmas didn't have too much for families with very young kids, we were extremely happy we saw this film. Our girls (3 and 1.5) adored it and their folks had fun too!

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