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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

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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Arlene Klasky (characters), Gabor Csupo (characters) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Eliza Thornberry (voice)
Tom Kane ... Darwin (voice)
Cree Summer ... Phaedra (Elephant) (voice)
Tim Curry ... Nigel Thornberry / Col. Radcliff Thornberry (voice)
Lynn Redgrave ... Cordelia Thornberry (voice)
Jodi Carlisle ... Marianne Thornberry (voice)
Danielle Harris ... Debbie Thornberry (voice)
Flea ... Donnie Thornberry (voice)
Crystal Scales ... Cheetah Cubs (voice)
Kimberly Brooks ... Tally (Cheetah Cub) (voice)
Alfre Woodard ... Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
Brock Peters ... Jomo (voice)
Melissa Greenspan ... Sarah Wellington (voice)
Alexandra Boyd ... Victoria (voice)
Moira Quirk ... 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 the Serengeti 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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Taglines:

Go Wild!!! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some adventure peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | UIP [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los thornberrys: La película See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,013,847, 22 December 2002

Gross USA:

$40,108,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,694,737
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nigel Thornberry doesn't say his iconic catchphrase "Smashing!" once in the whole film. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

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 »

Alternate Versions

In the original theatrical release, the DVD release and most television prints, the 90th Anniversary Paramount Pictures logo is shown. On the VHS release, the Paramount logo is plastered with a different version of the same logo with the 90th Anniversary legend removed. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.13 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

She's a Lady
by Paul Anka
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Chrysalis Copyrights Limited
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A great film
8 July 2003 | by plowboy4See all my reviews

This is a great film for kids and parents alike. It teaches valuable lessons in a fun, action packed setting. THe people who make these movies and shows about the Thornberrys obviously love nature, and it shows in the quality of the films/shows, and hopefully translates into the viewing audience. THis is not some mindless cartton, but a great example of how education about our natural world can be fun and entertaining.


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