The Whackems: One Big Movie
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The Whackems: One Big Movie is a 2003 American animated comedy film based on the Gingo television series The Whackems. It was produced by Gingo Movies and Universal Television Animation Digital Production with animation done by Saerom Animation, Sunwoo Animation and Sunwoo Digital International. The film features the voices of Carolyn Lawrence, Candi Milo, Lacey Chabert, Jason Marsden, Danny Mann, Billy West, Kath Soucie, Rob Paulsen, Cree Summer, Nancy Cartwright, Tress MacNeille, Brianne Siddall, Carlos Alazraqui, Tara Strong, and Dennis Hopper. The events of the film take place during the sixth season of The Whackems.
The film was distributed by Universal Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on April 18, 2003. It has received a mixed reception by critics and grossed $101 million against a production budget of $39 million.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Voice cast[edit | edit source]
- Main article: List of The Whackems characters
- Carolyn Lawrence as Spinach Whackem
- Candi Milo as Magilli Whackem
- Lacey Chabert as Koyponde Whackem
- Jason Marsden as Rob Montague
- Danny Mann as Simon Sharron
- Billy West and Kath Soucie as Miller and Minny Monroe
- Rob Paulsen as Derby Lee
- Cree Summer as Jesse Montague
- Nancy Cartwright as Melissa Strode
- Tress MacNeille as Elouise Boysen
- Brianne Siddall as Melanie Porter
- Carlos Alazraqui as Damian Reed
- Tara Strong as Ingrid Beetz
- Dennis Hopper as TBD
Additional Voice Talents[edit | edit source]
- Tom Amundsen
- Julianne Buescher
- June Christopher
- Robert Clotworthy
- Jeff Fischer
- Aaron Fors
- Don Fullilove
- Jessica Gee
- Jackie Gonneau
- Barbara Goodson
- Katie Leigh
- Mark Robert Myers
- Chris Phillips
- W.K. Stratton
- Shane Sweet
- Claudette Wells
- Ruth Zalduondo
Music[edit | edit source]
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
Release[edit | edit source]
The Whackems: One Big Movie was originally planned for a March 7, 2003 release before getting rescheduled for April 18, 2003, taking the release date of Puyo Puyo.
Box office[edit | edit source]
The film earned $14.3 million in North America and another $97.2 million from other countries. The worldwide gross was $101.5 million, against a $39 million budget. The film was released in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2003, and opened on #5.
Critical response[edit | edit source]
On Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, the film has an approval rating of 49% based on 63 reviews, with an average rating is 4.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Whackems may have enough smart jokes and writing to entertain the younger fans of the show, but unfortunately, it's one of those TV cartoons stretched out to 80 minutes to the silver screen." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 42 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale.
Home media[edit | edit source]
The Whackems: One Big Movie was released on VHS and DVD on September 2, 2003. As of July 15, 2020, the film, along with the series, is available to stream on Peacock.
Transcripts[edit | edit source]
Main[edit | edit source]
To see the main transcript of the film, click here.
Trailers[edit | edit source]
To see the transcript for the trailers of the film, click here.