Barney's Great Adventure

Barney's Great Adventure

Director: Steve Gomer Cast: George Hearn, Shirley Douglas, Trevor Morgan

DVD (Dolby 5.1 / Surround Sound)

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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 Marcella, and a baby with Grandpa and Grandma down on the farm -- where a shooting star deposits a large colorful egg. After it's accidentally taken away, Cody and others chase after the egg, intersecting a Main Street parade and then continuing on through a French restaurant, a circus, and a big hot-air balloon launch, eventually returning to the farm. Music features more than a dozen songs, including "Old MacDonald" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Dances devised by Cirque du Soleil choreographer Debra Brown. Filmed in the countryside near Montreal.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1998
UPC: 0044005545722
Original Release: 1998
Rating: G
Source: Polygram Video
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital, Surround Sound]
Time: 1:18:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Hearn Grandpa
Shirley Douglas Grandma
Trevor Morgan Cody
Kyla Pratt Marcella
Diana Rice Abby
David Joyner Barney (body)
Bob West Barney
Jeff Ayres Baby Bop (body)
Julie Johnson Baby Bop
Renee Madeleine Le Guerrier Mildred Goldfinch

Technical Credits
Steve Gomer Director
Debra Brown Choreography
Martha Chang Executive Producer
Don Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis DeShazer Original Story,Producer
Sean Dwyer Asst. Director
Richard Halsey Editor
Vincent Jefferds Production Designer
Ronna Kress Casting
Diane Lamothe Set Decoration/Design
Sheryl Leach Original Story,Producer
Ben Myron Executive Producer
Collin Niemi Art Director
Cinemotion Pictures Special Effects
Jim Rowley Co-producer
Sandi Sissel Cinematographer
Stephen White Original Story,Screenwriter

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Barney: Barney's Great Adventure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any young child adores this movie. From the time Barney appears on the screen tll the end credits they are mesmorized by the fun songs and kind charactors. Plus they learn great morals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our three-year-old loves this movie and often asks for it specifically. It's one of those that we really don't mind because it has so much visual variety, as well as occasional jokes that only grown-ups will get. The production values are really excellent, not quite Star Wars but far more than you'd expect from watching the TV series. Listen for the opening theme sung beautifully by Tony-winner Bernadette Peters, and a generally above-average music score throughout. The storyline, about a mysterious egg that comes from a Wishing Star and contains a ''Dream Maker'' -- well, you just have to go along with the fantasy. The theme is ''imagination'' and one could even view the film as having multiple levels of reality, if one wanted to get deep about it. But that's surely not necessary to enjoy the movie. It is occasionally very silly, but has lots of above-average choreography and conveys wonderfully positive messages about relationships as well as personal growth for kids. The actors are all at least in grade school, but the story appeals to our toddler, who seems to follow the storyline pretty well. If nothing else, one should own this movie for the chance to see Barney in a tuxedo, scat-singing in a jazz rendition of ''If all the raindrops were lemon drops, etc.'' There's a circus in it, marching band, a guitar-playing dog -- hey, what more can you ask for!
patrickrich More than 1 year ago
I love this Movie and I hate the Man returns part of Bambi.