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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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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, 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. Written by Anonymous

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You don't need extraordinary powers to do extraordinary things. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[Eliza's father is filming his nature show, surrounded by baboons, and behind him Eliza is seen scrambling down a hill as Debbie chases her]
Debbie: [shouts] I am NOT going to live the rest of my life with a BIG PURPLE BUTT!
[she scares half the baboons away]
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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 »

Soundtracks

End of Forever
by Nick Carter and Guy Chambers
Performed by Nick Carter
Courtesy of Jive Records
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A hilarious adventure and a lighthearted look at self discovery.
27 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the other user that commented on the falsely low rating of this movie - it looks like somebody had it in for the movie. Give it a 7 or 7.5. The plot is good. The characters are simple but well done (appropriate for children). Some exaggeration is given to the characters for comic effect and it works.

I'm still laughing about the baboons and the purple butt. My daughter is a teen and thinks the idea is quite disgusting (like Debbie). My son is 5 and thinks it would be wonderful to have a purple but and dance with the baboons (like Donnie). So he does. :)


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