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Boo, Zino & the Snurks (2004)
"Back to Gaya" (original title)

PG  |   |  Fantasy, Animation  |  18 March 2004 (Germany)
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The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, known as the Snurks, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Snurks are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alanta (voice)
Glenn Wrage ...
Zino (voice)
Alan Marriott ...
Boo (voice)
Bob Saker ...
Mayor / Tramp (voice)
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Female Gayan / Susi (voice)
Kate Robbins ...
Female Gayan / Valerie (voice)
John Guerrasio ...
Galger (voice)
Redd Pepper ...
Bramph (voice) (as Red Pepper)
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Zeck (voice)
Stephan Lander ...
Claudia Lössl ...
E.N.I.A.C. (voice)
Dimitri Kyrianos ...
Billy (voice)
Dan Russell ...
Fred / Chad (voice)
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Boo (voice)
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Storyline

The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, known as the Snurks, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Snurks are facing imminent danger. Someone has stolen the magic stone called Dalamite without which this world is doomed. Two Snurks named Boo and Zino embark on a dangerous mission to track down and recover the stone. As they attempt to find the stone, their journey takes them into another world that is both strange and frightening! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for scary action and some mild language | See all certifications »
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18 March 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Boo, Zino & the Snurks  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£131,020 (UK) (15 October 2004)

Gross:

$114,068 (Mexico) (2 June 2006)
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This was Michael Kamen's last score; he died before he could complete it, and his orchestrators filled out the unfinished sketches. See more »

Crazy Credits

In a scene during the credits, Galger calls Albert from a cellphone, to give him new ideas for writing further episodes for 'Zeck and Boo'. See more »

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Beautiful CG, BUT worse than a Saturday Morning Cartoon Story
15 November 2005 | by (Coruscant) – See all my reviews

The Computer Graphic in this movie were sometimes sooo good that I kept trying to figure out how such quality effects were used in a movie with such terribly poor pacing, story, and plot. The quality of the scenes was often on par with Shrek or even Monsters Inc. I would watch a scene thinking this could be a professional studio doing this film (that I never heard of in mainstream media), then I would see the characters do a scene that would no longer pass as adequate in a Saturday Morning Special.

Maybe it was the difficulty of working with CGI characters. Its possible that because the film was made in German and then English audio was dubbed that caused the audio track to be off throughout the film. I never realized how spoiled we've become with films like Toy Story, Shrek, Nemo, Antz, and so on. This film had several sweeping scenes that I thought could have been right out of any of those films, but then cut to action that could not have been in a storyboard for one of those films.

Beautiful scenes, but lacks the wittiness and pacing that would allow an adult to enjoy this movie.


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