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This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Adventure. See more »
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.... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun for kids, amusing enough with good animation whilst avoiding the usual sickly sentiment that comes with this sort of film – not much for adults though See more (32 total) »


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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)

Tara Strong ... Schoolgirl (voice)

Hynden Walch ... Schoolgirl (voice)

Mae Whitman ... Schoolgirl (voice)

Roger Jackson ... Reggie (Squirrel) / Thunder (voice)

John Kassir ... Squirrel (voice)

Charles Shaughnessy ... Squirrel (voice)

Brenda Blethyn ... Mrs. Fairgood (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Shaman Mnyambo (voice)

Billy Brown ... Rhino (voice)

Marisa Tomei ... Bree Blackburn (voice)

Rupert Everett ... Sloan Blackburn (voice)

Jeff Coopwood ... Tim (Park Ranger) (voice)
Didier M. Ngole ... Ranger / BaAka Villager (voice)

Anthony Okungbowa ... Ranger (voice)
James Brown Orleans ... Zebu (voice)
Michael Chinyamurindi ... Cart Owner (voice)

Earl Boen ... Gorilla (voice)

Obba Babatundé ... Boko (voice)
Malonga Casquelourd ... BaAka Leader (voice)
Alu Amina ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Nsaka Kaninda ... BaAka Villager (voice)
B. Dido Tshimanga ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Camille Ntoto ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Colette Elimo ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Lunkeba Tezo ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Jeanne Klimi ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Inousca Kayombo ... BaAka Villager (voice)
Mata Mokwala ... BaAka Villager (voice)

Keith Szarabajka ... Poacher (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victoria Hoffman ... (voice) (uncredited)
Saye Lah ... African (voice) (uncredited)

Laraine Newman ... (voice) (uncredited)

Ethan Phillips ... Loris (voice) (uncredited)
Joanna Rubiner ... (voice) (uncredited)

Lauren Tom ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Cathy Malkasian 
Jeff McGrath 
Writing credits
Arlene Klasky (characters) &
Gabor Csupo (characters) &
Steve Pepoon (characters) &
David Silverman (characters) &
Stephen Sustarsic (characters)

Kate Boutilier (written by)

Produced by
Eryk Casemiro .... executive producer
Gabor Csupo .... producer
Albie Hecht .... executive producer
Arlene Klasky .... producer
Tracy Kramer .... co-producer
Sean Lurie .... co-producer
Julia Pistor .... executive producer
Terry Thoren .... co-producer
Norton Virgien .... co-producer
Hal Waite .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Kerber 
Drew Neumann 
Paul Simon 
Film Editing by
John Bryant 
Casting by
Barbara Wright 
Production Design by
Dima Malanitchev 
Production Management
Nicholisa Contis .... production supervisor
Ramsey Ann Naito .... executive in charge of production
Penelope Parr Thornton .... unit production manager
Art Department
Andre Christou .... props
Jennifer Coyle .... storyboard artist
Onno De Jong .... storyboard artist
Ernie Elicanal .... storyboard artist
Rick Farmiloe .... storyboard artist
Edmund Fong .... storyboard artist
Joseph Garcia .... storyboard artist
Fides Gutierrez .... additional storyboards
Adam Henry .... storyboard artist
Hilere .... storyboard artist
Raul 'Ray' Indolos .... storyboard artist
Igor Kovalyov .... additional storyboards
Eric Lara .... storyboard artist
Jean Morel .... storyboard artist
Jason Park .... storyboard artist
Silvia Pompei .... storyboard artist
Vitaly Shafirov .... storyboard artist
Pablo Solis .... storyboard artist
Toni Vian .... storyboard artist
Frans Vischer .... storyboard artist
Dave Williams .... storyboard artist
Alex Zabolotsky .... digital background painter
Sound Department
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Scott Curtis .... supervising foley editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Ronald Eng .... sound effects editor
Tammy Fearing .... dialog editor
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
David Grimaldi .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Carol Lewis .... adr supervisor
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... dialog editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Beth Sterner .... supervising sound editor
David E. Stone .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Nadja Bonacina .... CGI animator
Dee Farnsworth .... visual effects (as Dee Farnsworth)
Kevin Gallegly .... digital artist
Leonard F.W. Green .... CGI animator
Robert E. King .... technical director
Brice Mallier .... effects animation supervisor
Jerry Mills .... digital production manager
Steve Mills .... lead technical director
Beth S. Morris .... technical director
Rick Moser .... technical director
Jim Ovelmen .... CGI animator
Dave Scarpitti .... technical director
Joe Tseng .... CGI animator
Animation Department
Maryanna Aramian .... animation checker
David Block .... additional animator
Norman Cabral .... background layout artist
Wayne Carlisi .... character layout artist
Roberto Casale .... character layout artist
Paul Castro .... background layout artist
Marco Cinello .... background layout artist
Mark Cote .... additional clean-up animator
Jennifer Coyle .... character layout artist
Bismarck 'Butch' Datuin .... background designer
Bismarck 'Butch' Datuin .... background layout artist
Onno De Jong .... character layout artist
Patrick Dene .... lead character designer
Erben Detrablan .... background layout artist
Erben Detrablan .... character layout artist
Heiko Drengenberg .... character layout artist
Colm Duggan .... character layout artist
Ernie Elicanal .... character layout artist
Craig Elliott .... animation timing supervisor
Annie Elvin .... overseas animation supervisor
Aidan Flynn .... additional clean-up animator
Connor Flynn .... animation timer
Edmund Fong .... character layout artist
Bradley J. Gake .... lead background designer
Joseph Garcia .... character layout artist
Fides Gutierrez .... background layout artist
Adam Henry .... character layout artist
Grant Hiestand .... additional clean-up animator
Brendan Houghton .... background layout supervisor
Raul 'Ray' Indolos .... character layout artist
Todd Jacobsen .... additional clean-up animator
Todd Jacobsen .... clean-up animator
Bela Kerek .... background artist
Doug Krohn .... additional animator
Zsuzsa Lamy .... overseas animation supervisor
Eric Lara .... character layout artist
Young Lee .... character layout artist
Craig R. Maras .... additional animator
Frank Molieri .... additional animator
Jean Morel .... character layout artist
Dawn Pearce .... additional clean-up animator
Silvia Pompei .... character layout artist
Sharon Ross .... character designer
Mike Roth .... character layout artist
Amado Sangalang .... background layout artist
Marty Scully .... character layout artist
Pablo Solis .... character layout artist
Nicole Stinn .... additional clean-up animator
Gerard Tolentino Galang .... background layout artist (as Gerry Galang)
Gerard Tolentino Galang .... character layout artist (as Gerry Galang)
Spyros Tsiounis .... background layout artist
Svyatoslav Ushakov .... character layout artist (as Slava Ushakov)
Stevan Wahl .... additional animator
Simon Ward-Horner .... overseas animation supervisor
Carla Washburn .... animation checker
Dave Williams .... character layout artist
Anthony Ho Wong .... additional animator
John Yee .... background layout artist
Casting Department
Scott Malchus .... casting coordinator
Editorial Department
Jim Passon .... color timer
Music Department
George Acogny .... executive music producer
Michael Baber .... music editor
Joe Fischer .... music coordinator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Michael McQuarn .... music consultant
Gaby Santinelli .... singer: ensemble
Thomas Vicari .... music score mixer
Bruce White .... viola
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Adler .... voice director (as Charlie Adler)
Pam Arseneau .... production secretary
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal representative
Paul Demeyer .... sequence director
Don DeMoss .... production assistant
Raul Garcia .... sequence director
John Holmquist .... sequence director
Sylvia Keulen .... sequence director
Sunja Knapp .... production coordinator
Robert Lennon .... production coordinator
Frank Marino .... sequence director
Meredith McIvor .... production coordinator
Yulia E. Meltser .... production coordinator
Missy Moore .... production assistant
Warner Munroe .... production coordinator
Alvin F. Poussaint .... consultant: international culture (as Alvin F. Poussaint M.D.)
Mark Risley .... sequence director
Greg Tiernan .... sequence director
Adi Weinberg .... assistant accountant
Thad Weinlein .... executive producer: Artists Inc.
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
André Sogliuzzo .... adr loop group (uncredited)

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Rated PG for some adventure peril
85 min
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Nigel Thornberry doesn't say his iconic catchphrase "Smashing!" once in the whole film.See more »
Eliza:I need to talk to mom and dad.
Debbie:You can talk to me! And pretend that I'm listening.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fun for kids, amusing enough with good animation whilst avoiding the usual sickly sentiment that comes with this sort of film – not much for adults though, 9 September 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

As we all know, Eliza was blessed with the gift of talking to animals when she freed an injured animal who turned out to be a shaman. On safari with her family, she goes out to play with her lion friends when poachers pounce and steal one of the cubs. Eliza is determined to get her friend back but first has to escape from the English boarding school that her Grandmother has insisted she attend to make her more ladylike.

In my defence it is my inability to sleep on airplanes during the day that led me to watch this film – not just my desire to see a cartoon. I am vaguely aware of the series but have never cared enough to actually ever watch an episode – nor will I ever be likely to! However, as a way of passing 90 minutes, I was happy to have it and quite surprised to find that, although not aimed at adults, I was not put to sleep by it. The plot is very simple but has enough going on to keep the interest and keep the screen busy. It is rarely funny but it is quite amusing all the way through. It is simple stuff but I did enjoy it.

The animation is not that impressive but it is professional and colourful and I never felt that corners had been cut – it all looked big and fun. The cast and characters are good – hardly difficult or complex but still good enough to do the job. The main family are funny enough with their mix of accents (love that monkey!) from Curry, Chabert, Kane etc and the support cast is good with enjoyable little roles for Woodard, Redgrave, Tomei and Everett- who takes to the role with a bit of relish and his tongue in his cheek.

Overall, hardly a great film but one that I'm sure many parents will have to watch due to their kids watching the series. As such it is actually OK. The plot is simple but not simplistic or dull, the film is busy with a good amusing tone and the whole thing works well throughout. Young children will enjoy it and, while there is not much for adults in the way that Pixar delivers the goods, parents will not be bored senseless by it and may, if they are in the mood find it enjoyable if childish.

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