The Wild Thornberrys Movie

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A pleasant enough kids flick that adults may even enjoy.



Total Count: 89


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World-traveling documentary filmmakers Nigel and Marianne Thornberry have come to Africa with their family--precocious Eliza, rebellious Debbie and adopted wild child Donnie--to record a miraculous event. Once every few hundred years, as the moon obscures the sun, native legend has it that thousands of elephants emerge from the safety of the forest to watch the solar eclipse. But this time, as they stand exposed in this wide-open Congo valley, they will be in grave danger. Evil poachers Sloan and Bree Blackburn plan to ambush the elephants for their rare ivory tusks. One day, Eliza and her chimpanzee friend Darwin meet a mysterious shaman who grants her the power to talk to animals. But there's one catch--if she reveals her gift she will lose it forever. When Eliza discovers that the poachers are planning to attack the elephant herd, she and Darwin must devise a plan to stop them. But what can one freckle-faced 12-year-old with pigtails and braces do against this type of evil? How will Eliza be able to warn the elephants if she loses her gift of communicating with animals?

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Lacey Chabert
as Eliza Thornberry
Tom Kane
as Darwin
Tim Curry
as Nigel Thornberry
Jodi Carlisle
as Marianne Thornberry
Danielle Harris
as Debbie Thornberry
Rupert Everett
as Sloan Blackburn
Marisa Tomei
as Bree Blackburn
Melissa Greenspan
as Sarah Wellington
Kevin Scott Richardson
as Shaman Mnyambo
Lynn Redgrave
as Cordelia Thornberry
Brenda Blethyn
as Mrs. Fairgood
as Donnie Thornberry
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Audience Reviews for The Wild Thornberrys Movie

  • Dec 02, 2011
    I loved this when I was a kid, but its only for people who know the show well like I did, but now its just an okay movie.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    I loved this when I was a kid, but its only for people who know the show well like I did, but now its just an okay movie.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2011
    A pleasant and very funny animated film based off of one of my favorite shows as a kid. Overall Rating: 79
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2011
    Sorry RottenTomatoes, I did not enjoy it. My four year old cousin did though.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer

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