Barney's Great Adventure (1998)

Barney's Great Adventure



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Movie Info

This is the large-screen debut of famous (or infamous, depending on your POV) fuzzy purple dinosaur Barney, the oafish character who began a decade earlier on video (selling 45 million units) and then became a top-ranked public TV preschooler show in 1992, followed by 15 million stuffed toys and 25 million copies of Barney books, plus his own attraction at the Universal theme park. The story in this $15 million movie has Mom and Dad leaving son Cody and daughter Abby, plus Abby's friend … More

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen White
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 1998
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment


as Grandpa

as Marcella

as Barney

as Baby Bop

as Baby Bop

as Mildred Goldfinch

as Mr. Millet

as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Barney's Great Adventure

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

With very little modification, this archly innocuous children's musical could have been marketed as a sequel to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Chicago Reader
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Although technically superior to the low-rent Barney videos, pic, which was shot in the country near Montreal, still has a bargain-budget look.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Top Critic

This spin-off from the TV series featuring the large purple felt dinosaur of awesome good nature is emetically wholesome.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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To those of us on the greying side of five years old, Barney looks like an eggplant and has a rigor-mortis smile, no shoulders, a huge rear end and the sort of nervous giggle that makes you think he has something to hide.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Barney looks both more real and more magical on video; on film, he's clearly a doofus in a felt outfit.

Full Review… | February 21, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The movie has a flimsy plot, but who cares? Barney, one of the most popular television characters in history, is what viewers want to see, and there's plenty of him.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Barney's Great Adventure

It's suprisingly entertaining. A must-see for toddlers.

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