The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Special guest: Introduction by co-director Jeff McGrath.

The animated TV series about a family of wildlife documentary filmmakers inspired this feature-length big-screen spinoff, with Eliza, the daughter who can talk to animals, attempting to rescue a cheetah cub from poachers. The TV voice cast reunited for the film including Lacey Chabert as Eliza and Tim Curry as her father, Sir Nigel Archibald Thornberry, and Paul Simon was nominated for his original song “Father And Daughter.”

DIRECTED BY: Jeff McGrath, Cathy Malkasian. WRITTEN BY: Kate Boutilier. WITH: Lacey Chabert, Tom Kane, Cree Summer, Tim Curry. 2002. 79 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG; suitable for ages 6+. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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