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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

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The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director:

Bill Kroyer

Writers:

Jim Cox (screenplay), Diana Young (original stories)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Hexxus (voice)
Samantha Mathis ... Crysta (voice)
Christian Slater ... Pips (voice)
Jonathan Ward ... Zak (voice)
Robin Williams ... Batty Koda (voice)
Grace Zabriskie ... Magi Lune (voice)
Geoffrey Blake ... Ralph (voice)
Robert Pastorelli ... Tony (voice)
Cheech Marin ... Stump (voice)
Tommy Chong ... Root (voice)
Tone Loc ... Goanna (voice) (as Tone-Loc)
Townsend Coleman ... Knotty (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Ock (voice)
Kathleen Freeman ... Elder #1 (voice)
Janet Gilmore Janet Gilmore ... Fairy #1 (voice)
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Storyline

The fairies live in a peaceful place in the forest called FernGully which has been protected for many years by Magi, a wise fairy with strong powers. Her granddaughter Crysta is a charming, beautiful fairy that is very intrigued about the world outside of FernGully. She along with the other fairies in the forest do not believe humans exist and are only in stories, until a crazy bat by the name of Batty, comes and tells them all these crazy stories about how he was captured by humans and experimented on. At first no one believes him except Crysta and she is determined to find out if humans are real. She goes to a place called Mount Warning, where the evil shadow of destruction Hexxus is known to be trapped, and finds a human named Zak. When he is almost crushed by a tree Crysta accidentally shrinks him to fairy-size and he falls on a tree that is about to be devoured by "The Leveller". "The Leveller" is a wood cutting machine that has been cutting down every tree the humans have been ... Written by Danisha Williams

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Taglines:

"Do you believe in humans?" See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Zak e Crysta na Floresta Tropical See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 4,462 (Australia), 29 August 1992

Gross USA:

$24,650,296
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "FernGully" forest depicted in the film was actually based on Australia's rainforests. The cartoonists who worked on the film spent time in the real rainforests to help inspire their drawings. See more »

Goofs

After Zak tries to carve Crysta's name into the tree, he never puts his knife away while pushing the leaf-boat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Magi Lune: [opening narration] Our world was much larger then. The forest went on forever. We tree spirits nurtured the harmony of all living things, but our closest friends were humans. Then, as sometimes happens, the balance of nature shifted. Hexxus, the very spirit of destruction rose up from the bowels of the earth, and rained down his poison. The forest was nearly destroyed, many lives were lost and the humans fled in fear, never to return. Most believe they did not survive. It was only ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits begin with the dedication, "For our children and our children's children." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Once Upon a Forest (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Batty Rap
Written by Thomas Dolby
Additional lyrics by Stuart Young and Nik Young
Performed by Robin Williams
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Maltin-style review
24 January 2001 | by MonkasiSee all my reviews

A band of fairies and their human allies must save a primeval rainforest from destruction by a conscienceless lumber company (not to mention a venomously evil entity voiced by Tim Curry). Though basically a Darwinian morality play dressed up in the more palatable medium of a kids' cartoon, FERNGULLY is actually an entertaining and thought-provoking animated masterpiece. Steeped in equal measures Australian mythology and modern-day politics, this movie proves that cartoons need not be about falling anvils and wascally wabbits. Watch out for Robin Williams, who is hilarious as always as a manic bat.


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