52 user 25 critic

Barney's Great Adventure (1998)

0:31 | Trailer
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 »


Steve Gomer


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



Learn more

More Like This 

Barney & Friends (1992–2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt
Teletubbies (1997–2001)
Family | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit
Teletubbies (TV Series 2015)
Family | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Reboot of the original 1997 show of the same name.

Stars: Rachelle Beinart, Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Barney and friends take a trip to the Norh Pole to meet Santa

Director: Ben Vaughn
Stars: David Joyner, Bob West, Jeff Ayers
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Barney and his friends take the stage to delight and entertain everyone at Radio City Music Hall. They all work together to make a special surprise for the audience using items from "The ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Deck
Stars: Bob West, David Joyner, Carey Stinson
Bob the Builder (1998–2004)
Animation | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and follow-through. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Lorelei King
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Geoffrey Holder, Noel MacNeal
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000–2003)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The adventures of a larger-than-life red dog on Bridwell Island.

Stars: John Ritter, Grey Griffin, Cree Summer
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Keith Wickham
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In this full length movie, Barney & his friends learn the importance of sharing to help get them off the island!

Director: Jim Rowley
Stars: David Joyner, Bob West, Jeff Ayers
Tweenies (1999–2003)
Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Four preschool-aged best friends have fun together in their playgroup and learn about the world around them through engaging songs, stories, crafts and more.

Stars: Colleen Daley, Justin Fletcher, Bob Golding
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.

Director: Gary Halvorson
Stars: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams


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)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


An adventure as big as your imagination. See more »


G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »



Canada | USA



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 »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,203,865, 5 April 1998

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


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


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 »


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.
See more »

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 »


Referenced in Lost in Memory Lane See more »


Barney - The Song
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Arranged and Conducted by Larry Blank
Published by Shimbaree Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Bernadette Peters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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

24 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 52 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed