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The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001)

The Thornberrys are preparing for Donnie's "birthday" party in Borneo (They don't know his real birthday, but celebrate the day they found him) when one crisis after another happens. ... See full summary »

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The Thornberrys are preparing for Donnie's "birthday" party in Borneo (They don't know his real birthday, but celebrate the day they found him) when one crisis after another happens. Grandma Sophie decides to visit the same day Nigel and Marianne must capture a wild orangutan on film or the foundation will cut their funding. This is no easy task since poachers are lurking about and Marianne breaks her wrist climbing down a mountain. But to make matters even worse, Donnie runs off into the jungle after Eliza gets angry with him. As Eliza and Darwin search for Donnie in the rainforest, they run across a baby orangutan that needs to find her mother as Donnie is reunited with his "family", an orangutan and her son. Meanwhile, Debbie and Grandma Sophie get taken in by a native tribe and Nigel and Marianne scare off poachers. Finally, the Thornberrys reunite after a huge fire and find Donnie in a remote village and learn from the medicine woman there the terrible fate that befell Donnie's ... Written by Charles Brubaker

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Your going to love it
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just thought it was really good.Just to know more about Donnie and how they all meet him. It was A lot better then I thought it would be.I think they all acted all great. It was A little sad too I guess yet there's alway's the usual comedy.And if your A Wild Thornberry's fan your going to love this.The whole Mystery thing was great I was wondering about thing's through the movie trust me some of you are going to love it, yet it was sad to know what happened to his parent's.It Was Really Really good.The TV show is great but this has got to be my Fav haven't you ever been wandering about Donnie well?I know I have


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