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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  10 June 2005 (USA)
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A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.


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Dreamer Max, ridiculed by his classmates, conjures up his perfect dreamworld...the Planet Drool. But his dream is more powerful than even he suspects, and his favourite dream super-heroes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, materialise on Earth. They need help from Max. All is not well in Max's dreamworld. An alien intelligence is interfering and darkness threatens his beloved Planet Drool. Is it true, as Sharkboy and Lavagirl say, that only Max, the powerful dreamer, can stop it? Max takes off on a wild and dangerous journey to the fantastic Planet Drool with Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Can they discover the source of the danger? Will they be able to stop it in time? Written by Yaalaast

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Smaller heroes. Just as super. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Sharkboy e Lavagirl  »

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Opening Weekend:

$12,582,088 (USA) (10 June 2005)


£2,261,727 (UK) (14 October 2005)

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Did You Know?


The face of the boy from the Troublemaker Studios logo can be seen as a design or sticker on the cover of Linus' binder in multiple scenes. See more »


Sharkboy's back fin falls off of his back as he dangles from the bridge leading up to Ice Princess's castle. In the next shot, it reappears. See more »


Sharkboy: [while singing a lullaby to Max] Close your eyes / Shut your mouth / Dream a dream / And Get us out / Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream / Hit the hay / Fast asleep / Dream a dream / You little bleep / Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream...
[Lavagirl smiles at his dancing and singing]
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Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Twilight - Eclipse (2011) See more »


Sharkboy & Lavagirl
Music Written by Robert Rodriguez
Lyrics Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by The Lavagirls
Vocals by Ariel Abshire
Produced by Robert Rodriguez and Carl Thiel
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My son liked the movie
11 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I took my 9 year old son to Shark Boy and Lava Girl expecting to see a movie for kids. I saw a movie for kids. Yes, the story was predictable and the acting could have been better. Many scenes had my son at the edge of his seat. He has a wild imagination and enjoyed seeing a movie about a boy with a similar imagination. Taylor Dooley is adorable, and Taylor Lautner has some great moves in the movie. I asked my son for a quote about the movie: "It is exciting, adventurous, and the 3-d effects could have been a little better, but if it wasn't 3-d it wouldn't be good at all". It's a kids movie and my kid liked it, maybe yours will too. I

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