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Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995)

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Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ian Toynton

Writers:

Harold Gray (comic "Little Orphan Annie"), Martin Charnin (play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Johnson ... Annie
Joan Collins ... Lady Edwina Hogbottom
George Hearn ... Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks
Ian McDiarmid ... Dr. Eli Eon
Emily Ann Lloyd Emily Ann Lloyd ... Hannah
Camilla Belle ... Molly
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Rupert Hogbottom
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Mean Murphy Knuckles
George Wood George Wood ... Michael Webb
Antony Zaki Antony Zaki ... Punjab
David Tse David Tse ... Asp
Jayne Ashbourne ... Charity
Carol Cleveland ... Miss Hannigan
Buffy Davis Buffy Davis ... Mrs. Webb
Ian Redford Ian Redford ... David Webb
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Storyline

Annie is back! Along with her friends Molly, Hannah, her dog Sandy, and her wealthy father Oliver Warbucks. They take a trip to England where Oliver Warbucks is going to be Knighted by the King. Annie and the gang stumbles onto a wicked scheme led by an evil noblewoman who plans to blow up Buckingham Palace so she can become Queen and claim the throne for herself! And now it is up to Annie and her friends to stop her! Written by Vphawkeye233

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Genres:

Family | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie - Ein königliches Abenteuer See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Columbia Pictures bought the film rights to "Annie", it included the rights to make sequels. Despite the poor commercial performance of the original film in relation to its high budget, producer Ray Stark still kept the idea of making a sequel alive. It was on and off Columbia's production slate for several years until TriStar Television, noting the original film's popularity with children on home video, agreed to make it as a made-for-TV movie, to be released simultaneously on home video. See more »

Goofs

This film, quoted as a "sequel" to the original musical, takes place in 1943. The original took place surrounding Christmas of 1933, as the date was a major plot-point in the story. Annie was 11-years-old then. Therefore, she should be 21-years-old (a decade later). See more »

Quotes

Miss Hannigan: [Annie has sneaked Molly on the ship] STOWAWAY! STOWAWAY!
Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks: What's she saying, Annie?
Annie: Um she's saying, "Stay a while, stay a while."
Hannah: [waves] Good-bye, Miss Hannigan!
Annie: [waves] Bon voyage!
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Follows Annie (1982) See more »

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Mixed Feelings
30 April 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Aileen Quinn version was one of my favourite movies when I was 10, and still is to some extent. The remake with Kathy Bates was very good, but just lacked the charm of the original. Now this TV movie, is good, but it isn't great. In fact, I have mixed feelings for this-I liked some bits, and disliked others. The acting was a mixed bag. Ashley Johnson gives a spirited performance as Annie, however if you compare her to Aileen Quinn and Alicia Morton she may be too old, and I think because of that, she lacked the innocence that both girls gave to their performances. I liked the actresses of Hannah and Molly(Camilla Belle is adorable), but not Carol Cleveland as Miss Hannigan. You don't see her very much, and compared to Carol Burnett and Kathy Bates, she isn't the Miss Hannigan we grow to love, with the love of gin, and control, and I felt both were absent here. George Hearn doesn't do too bad a job as Daddy Warbucks, and Joan Collins, looking as fabulous as she did in the 50s-60s, has a ball playing an otherwise pantomime character. I didn't care very much of the supporting characters though. The main flaw with the film was the plot. It was fast moving but it was also predictable and a little too silly at times, especially the scenes with Murphy and Rupert. I wasn't crazy about the music either. And the script is weak a vast majority of the time. In conclusion, an acceptable movie. Is it the worst movie ever? No far from it! That dishonour goes to Home Alone 4, which made me vomit when I saw what they did to two comedic near-masterpieces, and an adequate second sequel. 5/10, but that doesn't mean I hate it at all. I've just seen better. Bethany Cox


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