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Boo, Zino & the Snurks (2004)

Back to Gaya (original title)
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The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Gayans are facing imminent danger. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Albert Drollinger (voice)
Emily Watson ... Alanta (voice)
Glenn Wrage ... Zino (voice)
Alan Marriott ... Boo (voice)
Bob Saker Bob Saker ... Mayor / Tramp (voice)
Lorelei King ... Female Gayan / Susi (voice)
Kate Robbins ... Female Gayan / Valerie (voice)
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ... Galger (voice)
Redd Pepper Redd Pepper ... Bramph (voice) (as Red Pepper)
John Schwab ... Zeck (voice)
Stephan Lander Stephan Lander ... Professor N. Icely (voice)
Claudia Lössl Claudia Lössl ... E.N.I.A.C. (voice)
Dimitri Kyrianos Dimitri Kyrianos ... Billy (voice)
Dan Russell Dan Russell ... Fred / Chad (voice)
Michael Herbig ... Boo (voice)
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Storyline

The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Gayans are facing imminent danger. Someone has stolen the magic stone called Dalamite without which this world is doomed. Two Gayans named Boo and Zino embark on a dangerous mission to track down and recover the stone. As they attempt to find the stone, their journey takes them into another world that is strange and frightening. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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computer animation | cgi film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Fantasy | Animation

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary action and some mild language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the first German movie to be completely computer generated. See more »

Crazy Credits

This motion picture is entirely fiticious. Any similarities to actual humans or Gayans is purely coincidental. Which is a pity, in case of Alanta. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

No Small Wonder
Words by Don Black
Music by Michael Kamen
Performed by Katy Krykant "Lady K", Andy Lewis, Bobby Harrison and Stefan Redtenbacher
Produced, Mixed, and Arranged by Rupert Christie
K-MAN CORP/SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC (BMI)-50%
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Not bad..
22 October 2004 | by anxietyresisterSee all my reviews

Back To Gaya, otherwise known as Boo, Zino and The Snurks, is a perfectly respectable effort at producing a computer animated movie outside the confines of Hollywood. I saw this the day after I watched Shark Tale, and found this to have far more sympathetic characters and.. dare I say it.. better animation? There is so much detail on in each scene, like paper blowing down the street or moths buzzing around a lantern, it puts previous effort's static backgrounds to shame. This is even more amazing when you consider this was probably was made on a tenth of the budget as it's aforementioned Dreamworks brother. Sadly, the script lacks humour and memorable lines.. unless you think quotes like "This place is so scary it would give a ghost goose-pimples" are ones for the ages. There is a lot of action, and a few tense moments that will have the sprogs biting their nails, but there were also some parts which went on for too long, and others which could have been cut altogether. This is what separates Pixar from the pretenders.. when they do a motion picture, they make sure the quality of the screenplay is just as good as the technology, something the producers of Back To Gaya seem to have forgot. Still, there is a refreshing lack of sentimentality usually associated with this genre, and Patrick Stewart and Emily Watson do well as the only recognisable voiceovers in the English dub. Overall, this probably not worth paying to watch in the cinema (A sentiment a lot of people agree with me on apparently.. It's flopping in the UK) but it is well worth a rental, particularly if your kids have worn out everything else you have on tape. A sound-as-a-pound 6 outta 10 from me..


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Germany]

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Germany | Spain | UK | Brazil | USA

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 March 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,844,511
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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