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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

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Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

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Cast

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Darwin (voice)
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Phaedra (Elephant) (voice)
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Marianne Thornberry (voice)
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Donnie Thornberry (voice)
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Cheetah Cubs (voice)
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Tally (Cheetah Cub) (voice)
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Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
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Jomo (voice)
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Sarah Wellington (voice)
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Victoria (voice)
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Jane (voice)
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Storyline

On an African safari, 12-year-old Eliza Thornberry discovers that thanks to a shaman, she can now talk to animals. When Eliza discovers that poachers in Africa's Serengeti Desert plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence, she and her chimpanzee friend Darwin must somehow find a way to stop them.

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This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Adventure. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some adventure peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los thornberrys: La película  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,013,847, 22 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,108,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,586,040
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Nickelodeon Movies' animated film to be produced in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio; all of that company's previous films were produced in 1.85:1. See more »

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Quotes

Sloan: You *will* regret this!
Eliza: I don't care! What you're doing is awful!
Sloan: And what you're doing is stupid! Shame you won't be here to help me carry out the ivory.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the end credits, there are live-action videos of various animals from different habitats shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (2004) See more »

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Monkey Man
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Reel Big Fish
Courtesy of Jive/Mojo Records
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Loved it - takes the TV show one step further
23 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

As an adult fan of the Wild Thornberrys TV show I was very happy to see the film. I was delighted by the fact that movie kept the feel of the TV show while letting us see a little more than we were accustomed to in a half hour. I am amazed though at how many professional critics have reviewed this movie without knowing much background -- to set the record straight Eliza is an American - only her father and paternal grandparents are British - Her mother and maternal grandparents (we know them from the TV show) are American so if Debbie talks like an American teenager that is because she is. Darwin had me laughing out loud -- I hope that there will be more films or at least more new episodes of the show - and thankfully Donnie was kept to a minimum !


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