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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....

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Storyline

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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You don't need extraordinary powers to do extraordinary things. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some adventure peril | See all certifications »

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20 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los thornberrys: La película  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

A sequel was planned, but later abandoned in favor of Rugrats Go Wild. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

End of Forever
by Nick Carter and Guy Chambers
Performed by Nick Carter
Courtesy of Jive Records
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As Good As The TV Show
24 November 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The underlying theme in this movie is about family. You have the two parent engrossed in their work, an older sister who is incredibly self-involved, a disapproving grandmother, and a little sister who is left to her own devices to amuse herself. But even though everyone is so different, they come together to do what is best for their family. Okay, so little Eliza's ability to speak with animals helps out a lot.

I enjoy the TV show, and I thought that the movie was a perfect extension of that. This movie is great for kids, and has talented talents like Tim Curry, Lyn Redgrave, and Flea (okay so that is an odd one to add to the mix) to appease the adults. But the story itself is one that is beautifully written, and told. It was worth the money to see it in the theater.


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