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Gooby (2009)

PG | | Family, Fantasy | 17 April 2009 (USA)
Eleven year old Willy's childhood toy, Gooby, comes to life as a real, live, six-foot tall monster who helps Willy through rough times, with hair-raising and hilarious adventures.

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Gooby (voice)
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Mary Haney ...
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Mr. Ogilvey
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Cute Kid
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Eric
Christina Bilyk ...
Rona Cashier
Tyler Khan ...
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Eleven year old Willy's childhood toy, Gooby, comes to life as a real, live, six-foot tall monster who helps Willy through rough times, with hair-raising and hilarious adventures.

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one word title | bear | See All (2) »

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Because everybody needs a friend.

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Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and bullying | See all certifications »
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17 April 2009 (USA)  »

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A Ted Named Gooby  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$706 (USA) (26 June 2009)

Gross:

$3,234 (USA) (26 June 2009)
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Teddy Ruxpin is back, and creepier than ever.
3 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very odd movie, from beginning to end. From the start, there is a very big disconnect between the voice & the character of Gooby. With Gooby being a man in a suit, how were they unable to get Robbie Coltrane to just climb into the suit? When the voice doesn't match the face, things can only go downhill from there. Matthew Knight happens to be a talented young actor, as the boy who owns Gooby, but I think his talents are wasted in this role.

Gooby is supposed to be the star, and I could not look past the suit to see the character he was portraying - partly because of the way his eyes are painted on in-expressively. The film has a small amount of quirkiness, notably the fact that Gooby retains his "cleaning instructions" tag sewn into his side, but other than that, there's really nothing to recommend. I think kids and adults will be more freaked out by this large stuffed creature than happy to see him.


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