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Barney's Great Adventure (1998)

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Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large ... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Gomer

Writers:

Stephen White (story), Sheryl Leach (story) | 5 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Dad
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Mom
Kyla Pratt ... Marcella
Diana Rice Diana Rice ... Abby
Trevor Morgan ... Cody
David Larouche David Larouche ... Baby Fig
Edouard Larouche Edouard Larouche ... Baby Fig
George Hearn ... Grandpa
Shirley Douglas ... Grandma
David Joyner ... Barney
Bob West Bob West ... Barney (voice)
Jeff Ayers Jeff Ayers ... Baby Bop
Julie Johnson ... Baby Bop (voice)
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ... Mildred Goldfinch (as Renée Madeleine Le Guerrier)
Rock Jutras Rock Jutras ... Mr. Millet / Teeter Board Spotter (as Roch Jutras)
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Storyline

Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is accidentally carted off, Barney and kids start their chase for it. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

An adventure as big as your imagination. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,203,865, 5 April 1998

Gross USA:

$12,218,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,218,638
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (uncredited)| SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite the being the titular character, Barney doesn't appear until six minutes into the film. See more »

Goofs

At Miss Goldfinch's house, while singing "What's Inside It?", Miss Goldfinch suddenly throws the egg into the air...even though it was on the other side of the room (and not in her hands) an instant before. See more »

Quotes

BarneyBarney: A towel, please.
[he steps out of the shower, Marcella gives him a towel]
BarneyBarney: Thank you Marcella.
Marcella: He knows my name.
BarneyBarney: Oh, and thank you, Cody. It's so nice to have a shower after a long car trip.
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Crazy Credits

While everything else in the opening credits is white, the title is colored (with "Barney's" in purple, as in his skin color, and "GREAT ADVENTURE" in green, as in his other parts). The closing credits, including the title at the very end, is in white, See more »

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Referenced in Lost in Memory Lane See more »

Soundtracks

Barney - The Song
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Arranged and Conducted by Larry Blank
Published by Shimbaree Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Bernadette Peters
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Adventure ? What Adventure ?
21 December 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

What can I say about Barney the purple dinosaur ? Lots of things and none of them good . Apparently Barney is a role model for young children and shows them how live , should behave and how to do the right thing . According to Barney creator Kathy Parker a young child woke her family after a fire broke out since an episode of BARNEY AND FRIENDS warned children about the danger of fire . I'm just sort of guessing that human beings have an instinctive fear of fire so the credit of a child waking her family should be down to her basic instinct - Not something she saw on a television show

As you imagine this feature length film starts with a sugary sweet sequence of young children and a baby being driven to their grandparents house and the story continues in the same vein . " Oh little children . Aren't they sweet . Isn't life wonderful etc " is the expected response from the parents watching this but any person child or adult with critical faculties will be telling asking themselves " Are we being manipulated here ? Are we supposed to enjoy it because it's so innocent ? " to which the answer is a resounding YES . We're being emotionally blackmailed and if you don't like this patronising crap then you must be an evil person , you're not allowed to criticise the pathetic and badly choreographed song and dance numbers or the fact that that for a film with the word adventure in the title there's nothing resembling adventure

I have to be honest and say that I feel very , very sorry for children whose parents make them watch this . My own childhood adventure revolved around Saturday nights when I watched DOCTOR WHO and I think I can speak for everyone in the western world when I say sadistic monsters made out of condoms by the BBC are far more interesting than a man dressed up as a purple dinosaur


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