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The Happy Cricket from the Amazon (2001)

O Grilo Feliz (original title)
Happy Cricket and his cute, adorable friends will have to defeat the evil Wartlord and rescue Linda, the Night Star. This film celebrates the values of friendship, freedom and the defense of nature.



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Credited cast:
Rita Almeida ...
Caracalina (voice)
Rodrigo Andreatto ...
Rafael (voice)
Jorge Barcellos ...
Caracol Velho / General (voice)
Úrsula Bezerra ...
Moreninha (voice)
Marli Bortoletto ...
Bacaninha (voice)
Bob Buchholz ...
Barnaby (voice) (as Robert Buchholz)
Camila Bullara ...
Pouco Grilo (voice)
Emerson Caperbat ...
Pai (voice)
Peter Doyle ...
Magic Toucan (voice)
Vagner Fagundes ...
Grilo (voice)
Father / Toad #3 (voice)
Isaura Gomes ...
Saranha (voice)
Neil Kaplan ...
Toad #1 (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
General (voice)
Nelson Machado ...
Sapo #1 (voice)


This is the story of Christopher, a cricket that lived happily singing and playing for his friends in the forest until the arrival of Wartlord, a terrible lizard that prohibits music and kidnaps his muse: Linda, the Night Star. You will be amused by the fantasies! Enjoy the beauty and adventures of The Happy Cricket, with its cheerful music, songs and adorable characters. Watch how Christopher defeats the powerful Wartlord and rescues the Night Star. It is a remarkable story that will stay forever in the memory of our children. The film celebrates the values of friendship, freedom and, like no other, stands up as an engaging example of nature defense and environment protection for our children. Written by Clever Image Studio

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On October 24, 2006, The Happy Cricket Hops Onto DVD


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Release Date:

20 July 2001 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

The Happy Cricket  »

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Sound Mix:


(NTSC Color)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Spent over two decades in development. See more »


[from English version]
Leonardo: Are you gonna stop singing?
Christopher: No, a cricket can stop hopping. But singing? Never.
Barnaby: [slurping on a drink] And even hopping can be dangerous.
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Followed by The Happy Cricket and the Giant Bugs (2009) See more »

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What a great surprise. The whole family loved it!!!
31 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought to my children but after the start John and I ended up watching the movie with the kids. Fun, music and great, great educational content not easy to find nowadays. Lots of details and great backgrounds are making the kids watch it again and again... The Happy Cricket brings principles, messages and life examples for freedom, friends and environment protection in an easy way for the kids without compromising the fun. After a couple of years living in South America, we experimented more fun with the Spanish and Portuguese languages/sub-titles (made for hear impaired children - what a care!). We also found the movie web site interesting and the kids are having good fun with the games and downloads.

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