Eliza (Lacey Chabert) and Debbie (Danielle Harris) 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.
The Thornberrys are preparing for Donald "Donnie" Michael Thornberry's (Flea's) "birthday" party in Borneo (they don't know his real birthday, but celebrate the day they found him) when one... See full summary »
Will Tommy still be the gang's fearless leader? Will Chuckie survive his first "crush"? Will Angelica still be underhanded? The answers are here as the entire Rugrats gang embarks on one of their most fantastic adventures yet.
Follows the adventures of the whole Rugrats gang. But, now they're all grown up. Angelica's nicer, Chuckie's a risk taker, and the rest of the gang have changed too. The adventures follow ... See full summary »
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.
A sequel was planned, but later abandoned in favor of Rugrats Go Wild (2003). See more »
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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Oh, I'm afraid you'll have to miss the solar eclipse, you can catch it on the poaching channel.
YOU BUILD THE FENCE!
Of course. Now here's a question, for your famous father. How many volts of electricity, does it take to kill a thousand elephants, hmm?
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Throughout the end credits, there are live-action videos of various animals from different habitats shown. See more »
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 »
I read a lot of reviews from people that seemed underwhelmed by this film. I wonder really what movie they were watching or if they went into the cinema with their bias against animated stories firmly in place.
We just watched this film and my daughter (8 going on 18!), my husband and I all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The story was interesting and didn't rely too heavily on prior knowledge from the show (if anything, the story ignored the show to the point of forgetting about an episode where Debbie tried boarding school and hated it). The writers also didn't rely too much on Donnie-antics to carry the story. The little there was didn't seem offensive or over the top to us. The soundtrack was terrific, especially the song "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon and the music by Peter Gabriel. The animation was "Klasky/Csupo" style, but was smoother than the TV version is.
All in all, it was a fun and even (dare I say it?) thought provoking way to spend an afternoon. The discussions that we have had today about how some families are different from others, the environment and the poaching of animals and "daddies and daughters" were worth the price of admission alone. Add to that a good, fun film that didn't bore either the grownups or the daughter, and "The Wild Thornberrys" gets added to the "Must Buy" DVD list in our house!
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