Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows ()

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The Toa Metru return to Metru Nui to rescue the remaining sleeping Matoran, only to find it overrun by the spider-like Visorak horde and its ruthless, sadistic rulers, Sidorak and Roodaka.


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Christopher Gaze ...
Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
Onewa / Matau (voice)
Nuju / Iruini (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Whenua / Sidorak (voice)
Nokama (voice)
Vakama (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Roodaka / Gaaki (voice)
French Tickner ...
Norik (voice)
Bomonga / Keetongu (voice)

Directed by

David Molina
Terry Shakespeare

Written by

Henry Gilroy ... (story) &
Bob Thompson ... (story)
Brett Matthews ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Morten Melbye Andersen ... co-executive producer
Vanessa Chapman ... executive producer
Margot Hale ... line producer
Charles Layton ... executive producer
Michael Paxton ... associate producer
Kenneth Pedersen ... co-executive producer
Sue Shakespeare ... producer
Jeff Tahler ... executive producer (as Jeffrey Tahler)
Bob Thompson ... executive producer / producer
James Wang ... executive producer

Music by

Nathan Furst

Film Editing by

Billy Jones

Art Direction by

David Molina
Michael Rose
Terry Shakespeare

Production Management

Billy Jones ... post-production supervisor

Art Department

Matthew Bates ... storyboard artist
Derek Carter ... environmental designer
Pete Evans ... environmental designer / props
Christian Faber ... consulting artist
Antoine Guilbaud ... storyboard artist
Margot Hale ... storyboard coordinator
Paul Herndon ... storyboard artist
Eric Hilleary ... environmental designer / props
Mike Kunkel ... storyboard artist
Duane Loose ... environmental designer
Dave Max ... environmental designer / props
Declan Moran ... storyboard artist
Jamie Oliff ... storyboard artist
Gloria Shih ... environmental designer / props
Carey Wang ... rigger
Ralph Zondag ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

Doug Andham ... re-recording mixer (as Doug Andorka) / sound editor (as Doug Andorka)
Timothy J. Borquez ... re-recording mixer (as Timothy J. Borquez CAS) / sound supervisor (as Timothy J. Borquez MPSE)
Robert Crew ... sound editor (as Bobby Crew)
Keith Dickens ... sound editor
Jason Freedman ... sound editor
Eric Freeman ... re-recording mixer / sound editor (as Eric Freeman MPSE)
Alexander Hall ... assistant sound engineer: Kozmik Sound
Mark Howlett ... sound editor
Jeff Hutchins ... sound editor
Darrin Mann ... foley engineers
Brian F. Mars ... sound editor
Tony Orozco ... sound editor
Sean Rowe ... foley artist
Daisuke Sawa ... sound editor
Thomas Syslo ... sound supervisor (as Tom Syslo)
Timothy J. Borquez ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Roy Braverman ... sound designer (uncredited) / sound effects editor (uncredited)
Robert Crew ... dialogue editor (uncredited) / supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Eric Freeman ... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ryan Maguire ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Brian F. Mars ... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Tony Orozco ... supervising foley editor (uncredited)
Robert Daniel Pratt ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Schorer ... sound editor (uncredited)
Thomas Syslo ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Feng-Yi Hsiao ... visual effects supervisor
Michael Rose ... art director: color and lighting
Terry Shakespeare ... visual effects supervisor

Animation Department

Matthew Bates ... animation developer
Pete Evans ... character designer
Per Frederiksen ... original character designer
Ron Friedman ... animation developer: Creative Capers
Eric Hilleary ... character designer
Justin Horvath ... animation developer
Lars Krogh Jensen ... original character designer
Michael Torbjorn Jeppesen ... original character designer
Roxy Liao ... animator
Hector Martinez ... color key painter
Dave Max ... character designer
Lars Lusenberg Nielsen ... original character designer
Jamie Oliff ... animation developer
Krist-Ann Pehrson ... animation checker
Todd Raleigh ... animatic production assistant
Mads Riis ... original character designer
Michael Rose ... color key painter
Gloria Shih ... character designer / color key painter
Torben Skov ... original character designer
Lars Thygesen ... original character designer
Carey Wang ... animator
Keith Wilson ... animation developer

Music Department

Timothy J. Borquez ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

Peter Arakas ... legal and business affairs
Sharmila Devar ... production assistant
Justin Horvath ... publicity art production
James Karp ... production assistant
Gitte Knudsen ... production executive
Brian LoSchiavo ... production assistant
David Michaels ... publicity art production
Nick Mimides ... technical supporter
Megan O'Neill ... legal and business affairs
Bobbi Pacheco ... production consultant
Christoffer Raundahl ... consultant: character design
Yekaterina Yezhova ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

The Web of Shadows concerns the return of the heroic Toa to Metru Nui. There, they find an old enemy has overtaken the great city with the help of Visorak--robotic spiders that can quickly encase anything or anybody in near-indestructible webs. The Toa undergo a bizarre metamorphosis while sealed within strange cocoons, and emerge as clunky-looking machines made up of mismatched parts. Though horrified, they find that they also possess some new powers, which prove essential for their subsequent journey to restore Metru Nui--and themselves. This delightful Bionicle installment is probably easily accessible for any viewer unfamiliar with the series to date. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

Plot Keywords
Taglines The final battle for Metru Nui begins. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Bionicle 3: Et net af skygger (Denmark)
  • Bionicle 3: la red de las sombras (Spain)
  • Bionicle 3: Teia de Sombras (Brazil)
  • Бионикл 3: В паутине теней (Russia)
  • Bionicle 3: To dyktio ton skion (Greece)
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  • 74 min

Did You Know?

Trivia In the companion book and an early version of the script, Roodaka talks to the captured Makuta by riding a mutated Nui-Kopen (a kind of giant wasp) out to the sea to the body of Makuta. In the film however, she simply talks to a stone representing Makuta inside her chamber. Whether because of technical or financial difficulties or time restrains, the Nui-Kopen ride had to be neglected, but according to story writer Greg Farshtey, it is still considered to be canon. See more »
Goofs In basically all the shots with Visorak climbing on webs, their feet do not touch the webbing. In some cases, it is absolutely clear that the creatures are walking in space, as there is no webbing placed under them at all. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #34.7 (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Caught in a Dream See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the credits, a number of humorous titles can be read, in Bionicle writing, placed randomly between the staff members' names. These include among others, "Sleeping Matoran", "Matoran Translators", "Horde Steward", "Visorak Wranglers", and "High Wire Stunts". See more »
Quotes Matau: What has happened to you?
[growls and hisses, walking on all fours like an animal]
Matau: You know, outside the obvious?
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