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|Go!Animate: The Movie|
|Directed by||Brian Sharp|
|Music by||Danniel Hofflered (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$613 million|
Somewhere in a fictional version of New Jersey, PC Guy (Brian Sharp) steals a toy he wants from Walmart. Eric (Eric Nagler) and Victor (Carlos Alazraqui) try to take the toy away from him so he can get prosecuted, while PC Guy tries to stop them to restore his reputation. However, someone evil, Mr. Keebler (Eddie Korbich), wants to destroy Eric, PC Guy, and the rest of the cartoon characters. Now, Eric's the one who could stop him from taking over the world.
Produced by Go!Animate Studios and Spectrum Animation, 20th Century Studios released the film on July 28, 2006, in the United States and Canada. The film received mixed reviews from critics, and despite competition from The Ant Bully and Monster House, it grossed $613 million against its $23.5 million budget, making it a box office success. It became the second highest-grossing animated film of 2006, behind another animated Fox film, Ice Age: The Meltdown.
The film starts with PC Guy (Brian Sharp) going to Walmart to buy something. He then stole a toy and sneakily ran off when Eric (Eric Nagler) and Jennifer (Tress MacNeille) came running after him. The manager of Walmart (Jim Hanks) suddenly takes the toy from him and back to Eric, leaving PC Guy disappointed. PC Guy talks to Brian (also Sharp) at the supermarket, requesting to have the toy back, but the police officer (also Hanks) showed up to tell him he couldn't. He then sent PC Guy to jail, and he slept through his jail sentence, which was five days. Five days later, PC Guy was let out of jail, got the toy and told them they could not have it back. However, a Stick Cop (Clancy Brown) then came to tell him not to steal the toy. Back in jail, PC Guy got an idea. When Eric and Victor were not looking, PC Guy suddenly left with the toy. It shocked them, and they went to get him. PC Guy's feet hurt from walking, and he rested on a bench when Eric and Victor surprised him and chased him until they headed into a snowbank. PC Guy then told them they could not have the toy back and went off. Eric reminded Victor they should not worry about the snowstorm and went for a walk. Eric and Victor walked until they found the toy and went home. They watched TV when PC Guy came to say he has to troll them next time. Eric and Victor called the cops, who took him to jail. He woke up and realized that it was a nightmare.
The two went home with the toy and had a dance. Jennifer then came in and took the toy who thought the toy was for babies. Kayla (Ashley Greene) asked Eric if he ever met a mean man named Mr. Keebler (Eddie Korbich). Meanwhile, at the spooky castle, the mean man Mr. Keebler has a diabolical scheme to take over to the world. He plans to build an invention that would kill everyone (the cartoon characters). The next day, Eric made a special fruit salad for Kimberly (Jennell Brook-Slack) by putting unique ingredients into it. PC Guy does not want to see them make a fruit salad for Kimberly, so he plans to troll Eric in disguise. Eric and Victor go to Kimberly's room and showed her the fruit salad. It amazed Kimberly and thanked him. Someone then knocked on the door, which made Eric go check who was there. PC Guy disguised himself as "Diesel Guy" and tried to troll Eric and take him away. Kimberly then took a picture of PC Guy's disguise when it came off. Eric suddenly knew PC Guy was the one who trolled him, and he taught him a lesson. The next segment's Sing-Along Songs with Simon (Billy Crystal), which features "Are You Ready" by Esberg Port.
Eric and Victor later realized that they stepped on a sticky red piece of chewing gum. Victor thinks it's a very sticky situation, and Eric took a picture of sticky gum on the floor. Gary Johnson (Chris Phillips) and the Protester Girl (Jessica Sharp) showed up to tell them to not at them for a while, but then Eric took a picture of them. Eric and Victor suddenly realized who had chewed gum in the room, and that was Simon. Then some gum's caught on Eric's sweater, who took a picture of that. Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl then heard another noise they ran away from the house.
Their friend Jack (Tom Kenny) wondered what all of that was about, and Eric told him that PC Guy had been called shoplifting and stole the toy from Walmart. The two went for a walk with the camera when PC Guy surprised them. Jack noticed him, so he called the cops. The policeman showed up to PC Guy, who ran for the roads with the police car chasing him until he vanished. That night at PC Guy's room, he knew that the police officer, Eric, and Victor will not catch him and went to sleep. Eric and Victor peeked and came in through the window. Eric cannot sleep because PC Guy's snoring's so loud, so the two went to spend the night in April and went to sleep. Within the following day, PC Guy wondered why the weather was hot, and he needed to change the weather. He sneaked into the weather control room and put rain, snow, and strong wind for the next day's weather. The GNN News has reported that it will have rain, snow, and strong wind on the weather, precisely what PC Guy predicted.
Meanwhile, back at Mr. Keebler's castle, Mr. Keebler asked Rentro (also Sharp) the remote to show him his latest invention. His invention, the Dalek-Septor 9000.2, will exterminate any cartoon character. Rentro thinks it might be an excellent way to destroy Eric. They will use it to destroy the cartoons that will be specific. Later that day, Eric and Victor realized that PC Guy had changed the weather. PC Guy likes to watch something special on TV until a scary logo makes him scream and run.
At the Toys "R" Us store, Eric and Victor looked for PC Guy when they saw him riding on the Ferris wheel. Victor does not know about or met Mr. Keebler. Later, Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl suddenly think it smells like Toon-Stie. Dwayne (Benjamin Diskin) thought Eric looked like an orange, but he was not when Dwayne shouted at him and Victor that they smelled like oranges and pineapples. Eric and Victor went to beat Dwayne up. PC Guy yells at them that fighting's not the answer. Victor shouted back, it was too far right quick, and they had to be at the circus tomorrow.
The next day at the New Jersey International Circus, PC Guy was dressed as a clown for the juggling act. The announcer on the stage, Aaron Jefferson (also Kenny), introduced the show. First, PC Guy did his juggling act, but he slipped down on the stage floor and did not amuse Aaron. He then introduced the two balancers, Eric 1 (also Nagler) and Eric 2 (also Brown), to balance on two balls with canes in their hands. PC Guy felt ashamed for not getting to the act and apologized to them immediately. Eric and Victor went upstairs to a food place to have some pizza. When Victor was eating the pizza, Eric told him he would be late for the show. However, Victor could not, so Eric went downstairs and went to a club to kill time. Back at the circus stage, PC Guy read a funny nursery rhyme, which made Aaron Jefferson think he's a Humpty Dumpty. Cutting to Aaron in bed, he would sleep with his family, when PC Guy sneakily came in and was not amused to him, because he shouts and pouts at him.
Meanwhile, Eric thought there would be no Sing-Along Songs with Simon, and he would prank him. Simon then sang a song from Sesame Street called "The Alligator King," which made Eric nuts. Eric then left from New Jersey on an adventure through the snow. Eric realized that he was in Antarctica, floating on a large flatbed of ice. Then Stick Guy (also Kenny) showed Eric singing "Here's the Mail" from Blue's Clues, which was Eric's worst and possibly most annoying sing-along song he ever heard. Eric and Stick Guy had an electrical battle when Stick Guy fell and smashed into the policeman. He made Stick Guy go into jail. Santed Stick Guy (Caleb Elbourn) appeared to talk about Beach Park before bumping into a Stick Cop (also Kenny) who sent him to prison, with Stick Guy singing the Mail Time song. Stick Cops comes into Stick Guy's cell and tells him he's under arrest for singing the Mail Time song. Stick Cop (also Brown) then chased him with a massive hammer. He battled and electrocuted Stick Guy and tossed him into the sea. Eric watches Stick Guy being pursued, which makes him laugh, and thinks it's so funny. He then saw a GoEx hat, which is full of Beach Park. Eric will have to find out what's happening. He ran when Brian suddenly back-sassed and punished him with a fight. Brian had to take Eric to Carla's Boole.
Later, Gary Johnson thinks he might tell Aaron Jefferson about Stick Guy at his Donisale office. Aaron showed them a clip of Eric at the King's Academy staff meeting. They later head to Eric's office at The Lobby of New Jersey. Eric showed up to Gary Johnson to think it was his entire fault and for not paying attention. He then burst jewels out of a jewel box and covered Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl in a pile. Eric reminded them if they cheated on him again, he would spank them. For his secret weapon, Eric has a robot to obey, called Blinky 2PO (Tim Blaney). He built the robot, and it will do the plan for bugging him. Simon would then call for new vocalists for his songs and said they would be on the way. Unfortunately, Mr. Keebler has a maniacal plan for joining Simon's band; he and Rentro will become Septormen. They went to Simon's office, and their scheme was to ask Simon to join his band. Later, Jack read a newspaper that said that Eric built Blinky 2PO to destroy Santed Stick Guy, PC Guy, and Brian. He then turned into a superhero called Jackashay to stop the robot. He and 2PO had a big fight. After the shortened 2PO out and dead, Jack thought it was all over when Eric threw him into a dairy transformer. It was all later revealed to be just a huge nightmare. Eric then used a hammer to get rid of Stick Guy by breaking the ice. Stick Guy was mad at Eric for doing that. Eric ran away maniacally, leaving Stick Guy disappointed. He then got an idea; he called Eric 1 on the phone in his office.
Mr. Keebler and Rentro arrive in New Jersey with their Dalek-Septor 9000. They were about to exterminate people when the police came to them. Mr. Keebler and Rentro run, and the police lead them to a cliff which they fall off. The officer then took them to jail. PC Guy was disappointed that Eric yelled at Stick Guy whenever he suddenly drowned in the water. Aaron Jefferson went fishing when he found PC Guy's glasses and disguises to be like him, which was funny to him. PC Guy punched him for making a fool out of him. PC Guy's riding a bike when Eric, Victor, Kimberly, and the Eric clones chase him. Eventually, they all collide with each other.
Meanwhile, Matt (also Brown) found a newspaper in the mail and read that Santed Stick Guy would strike back. It also says he needs to find the Mega Dalek-Septor. Santed Stick Guy later had a tour on his blimp when he accidentally prayed, and the blimp came floating down and exploded.
Later with Eric, he asked Blinky 2PO how his electric shot to break his body parts. Then he said that he had to destroy Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl. This gave Eric an idea. Stick Guy wondered what was going on there. Then Eric appears on the screen, laughing maniacally at him, knowing it was the H.N.C. (Holy Nightmare Co.). It means Eric would turn his terrors on Stick Guy after Jackashay destroyed 2PO. Stick Guy then told Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl to kill Blinky 2PO. Eric's not amused by this and creates another robot: Blinky GX. Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl then saw PC Guy with the toy on the rooftop of Walmart. The policeman then chased him through the city to get the toy back.
That night at his house, PC Guy had been in there all day trying to get to bed but could not because Kevin (also Elbourn) was reading books in his bed. He then asked Kimberly to tell Kevin to go to sleep. Kevin later dreamed of his own Reading Rainbow fantasy, and the singing part didn't amuse Eric. While on a walk, Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl saw Blinky GX, who attacked them. Jennifer, Kimberly, Eric 1, and Eric 2 rescued them while Jennifer took them to the hospital. PC Guy then uses a magic wand to trick Eric into a Rainbow vortex and disappears, but then Eric reappears from the vortex. Within the next day, Eric told PC Guy that he should assist that he's not worse than a thief is because thieves and workmen need to be locked up forever. Eric didn't amuse PC Guy talking all the way to the truth. PC Guy later rode on his bike to deliver newspapers to everyone in New Jersey. Sydney Cub then got a newspaper to read. It says that Mr. Keebler had struck in New Jersey and disguised himself for joining Simon's music and almost exterminated him with the Dalek-Septor 9000.
The next day, PC Guy was about to have a dream world relaxation when he finally found the toy he just stole. Eric found out that PC Guy had the toy again, and then he and Victor chased him through the city to get the toy back. PC Guy stopped them by bursting the toy with a clone war of attacking flying Stick Guys. PC Guy then left the two trollers in disappointment. A voice was then heard through Eric from behind him, and Mr. Keebler and Rentro were surprising them. They talked about PC Guy stealing the toy from Walmart a few days back because he's a bad workman. Mr. Keebler also spoke about joining Simon's music and almost exterminated him with his invention, the Dalek-Septor 9000.2. Eric thinks he just will not stand a chance, but Mr. Keebler has it to kill him and Victor. Eric says Mr. Keebler will better think fast because he'll have to exterminate PC Guy first. Mr. Keebler then had enough of him, and the two ran away before killing them. Within the afternoon, PC Guy went to Walmart again to buy the toy he stole. Eric then went to Target to find some toys there, and he bought one. He then sang a Japanese song with the toy. PC Guy felt mad that Eric got a toy, and Eric 2 thinks he did not put in too much money in it.
George (also Diskin) told Eric how the toy the former gave for a valuable client was, and Eric thought the toy was excellent. Eric and Victor would have had such a wonderful life if George had never been born. Mr. Keebler later thought it was time for his own revenge on PC Guy. While walking in the woods, George and Eric found a newspaper, which said that Mr. Keebler had zapped it again. PC Guy and Eddy were later stuck on top of Mt. Rushmore when Mr. Keebler showed up, ready to have his own revenge. He scared PC Guy, who quickly drove away in his car. Mr. Keebler went to his car with the Dalek-Septor 9000.2 to exterminate him during the chase. Jackashay later came to save the day, and he destroyed the Dalek-Septor with his laser eye powers. Mr. Keebler's car then slid off the road and crashed into a big tree. Jackashay came to him for his final confrontation for calling PC Guy a shoplifter. He and Mr. Keebler went into a big fight, and then he punched him to the ground. Jackashay thinks he just cannot match his powers. He used a powerful Warp Ball to suck Mr. Keebler back to where he came from. Jackashay finally got Mr. Keebler gone and accomplished his mission.
Aaron Jefferson told Eric and Victor that everything was back to normal. Eric agreed that PC Guy stole no toys, but he bought one. Aaron thinks he was not shoplifting this time and may solve problems in life. Eric waved goodbye to him, and they got on an airplane that took them home.
- Eric Nagler as Eric, the main protagonist of the film.
- Brian Sharp as PC Guy, the thief who steals the toy from Walmart.
- Carlos Alazraqui as Victor, Eric's sidekick and best friend.
- Eddie Korbich as Mr. Keebler, the main villain of the movie.
(in alphabetical order)
- Carlos Alazraqui as Tom
- Hank Azaria as Steven
- Clancy Brown as Matt, Eddy, and Eric 2
- Billy Crystal as Simon
- Caleb Elbourn as Kevin and Santed Stick Guy
- Ashley Greene as Kayla
- Tom Kenny as Jack/Jackashay, Stick Guy, and Aaron Jefferson
- Tress MacNeille as Jennifer
- Eric Nagler as Eric 1
- Chris Phillips as Gary Johnson
- Brian Sharp as Rentro
- Jessica Sharp as Protester Girl
- Jennell Brook-Slack as Kimberly
(in alphabetical order)
- Hank Azaria as Orderman (Toon Buffet)
- Elizabeth Banks as Catherina (uncredited)
- Tim Blaney as Blinky 2PO and Blinky GX (uncredited)
- Clancy Brown as Stick Cop 2
- Tim Curry as Stick Cop and Sydney Cub
- Benjamin Diskin as Dwayne and George
- Caleb Elbourn as Takashi
- Jim Hanks as the Bodyguard, Policeman, and Shopkeeper
- Veronica Jones as Toon-Stie
- Tom Kenny as Cashier and Stick Cop 1
- Chaka Khan as Rebecca (uncredited)
- Eddie Korbich as News Reporter
- Nolan North as Rick Perry (uncredited)
- David Rudman as Cookie Monster
- Brian Sharp as News Reporter and Himself
- Jessica Sharp as Salli
- Jennell Brook-Slack as Weather Reporter
- Tabitha St. Germain as Tween Cat (uncredited)
- Lea Thompson as Stick Girl
Director Brian Sharp commented in an interview about the movie that music was an integral part. As such, he and Go!Animate Studios reached out to the rights holders for many of the songs for the film's soundtrack. Warner Sunset Records released the soundtrack album on July 14, 2006, two weeks before the film's release. Intrada Records released an album containing the film's complete score by Danniel Hofflered on July 30, 2021, fifteen years after the film's release, also to coincide with the film's theatrical re-release.
20th Century Fox released Go!Animate: The Movie on July 28, 2006, in the United States and Canada, despite competition from The Ant Bully and Monster House. It was also remastered for select IMAX theatres.
Burger King promoted the film starting in June 2006 with a set of eight kids meal toys featuring the characters from the film.
- The film's first teaser trailer released on September 23, 2005, and was attached to movies such as:
- A second teaser trailer, revealing the main character, Eric, released on January 13, 2006, and was attached to movies such as:
- The first theatrical trailer released on March 31, 2006, the same day the first teaser trailer for The Simpsons Movie released. It was attached to movies such as:
- A second theatrical trailer released on June 9, 2006, and was shown in front of movies such as
- TV spots began airing between June 22 and August 11, 2006.
20th Century Studios Home Entertainment released Go!Animate: The Movie on DVD and VHS on October 11, 2006. Both format releases include an all-new animated short film Stick Guy Gets Nuts (VHS prints had the short after the movie). The DVD also included an audio commentary by director Brian Sharp, a behind-the-scenes documentary, deleted scenes, trailers for the movie and other Fox films, and DVD-ROM games and activities. On December 12 of the same year, it was given a Blu-ray release, with not only the movie in high definition and the same DVD special features but also more deleted scenes and an audio track containing only the music and songs.
On November 20, 2012, the film was re-released on Blu-ray and DVD as a combo pack with its sequel, Go!Animate: The Movie 2. It was released with one Blu-ray Disc containing both movies and two DVDs for each instalment. In 2015, both movies were re-released separately as part of the "Happy Faces" trend for Fox movies. Eric was on the cover of the first movie, while PC Guy was on the cover of the second.
On November 22, 2022, 20th Century Studios Home Entertainment and Spectrum Home Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and for the first time, Ultra HD Blu-ray, as part of The Spectrum Collection, a 30th Anniversary collection of physical media discs featuring all of the studio's films so far. The Ultra HD Blu-ray release only had the film remastered in 4K with an updated Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The Blu-ray and DVD contain not only the previous release's features but also new ones that revisit the film's production and how much has changed since its release. These include mentions of its predecessor, Greeny Phatom: The Movie, and its successor, Marcus & Olivia, and this film's various online rip-offs.
The film became available on digital platforms such as iTunes on July 29, 2011, five years after its theatrical release, with digital codes put into physical home media releases (including the combo pack) so users could redeem them. In 2016, the film started streaming on Netflix after many runs on HBO. The film's opening streaming weekend garnered a significant view count of fewer than three million users. Starting on November 12, 2019, Go!Animate: The Movie moved its streaming rights to Disney+ due to Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox (including 20th Century Fox).
The film grossed $167 million in North America and $446 million internationally, making the film a box office success with a grand total of $613 million against its $23.5 million budget.
GoAnimate: The Movie received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an approval rating of 59% based on 85 reviews, with an average rating of 5.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "GoAnimate: The Movie sadly doesn't keep its story more original and less predictable, though it does keep its audience entertained." On Metacritic, the film scored 60 out of 100, based on 25 critics, showing "favourable reviews." The audience polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on an A+ to F scale.
While the voice acting, animation, and humour received a mixed to a positive reception, the film received hostile reception on its story, writing, lack of character development, and weak villain (Mr. Keebler). Some critics even compared the plot to Greeny Phatom: The Movie (which Sharp used permission to remake using these characters since Fox also released that). However, that film was a critical and financial failure compared to GoAnimate: The Movie, and more so than 2014's Marcus & Olivia.
Sequels and Legacy
A sequel titled Go!Animate: The Movie 2 was released on June 1, 2012, six years after the first movie. A third film, GoAnimate: The Movie 3, was released on October 25, 2019, thirteen years after the first film and seven years after the second.
The success of Go!Animate: The Movie spawned multiple inspirations and rip-offs on both the GoAnimate (launched a year after the film's release) and YouTube platforms. One example is Patrick's Big Movie, released on June 13, 2015. This version uses characters, assets and music from various media such as SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon), Super Mario (Nintendo), and DC Comics. This version was slightly less popular than its inspiration, mainly due to its mondegreen dialogue, with its creator guessing what lines he heard and scenes that happened in GoAnimate: The Movie while changing some not to make it feel like a rip-off.
On October 24, 2014, 20th Century Studios released Marcus & Olivia, a 2010s CGI remake of both Greeny Phatom and Go!Animate movies. The studio, Brown Bag Films, recreated some characters from the latter in CGI with permission from GoAnimate Studios.