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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1990)

What a day Alexander is having. He's got gum stuck in his hair, he trips on his skateboard and he can't find his favorite glow-in-the-dark yo-yo. Things go from bad to worse in this ... See full summary »

Director:

Allen Foster

Writers:

Judith Viorst (book), Judith Viorst (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Danny Tamberelli ... Alexander (voice) (as Daniel Tamberelli)
Devon Michaels ... Anthony (voice)
Joey Rigol Joey Rigol ... Nicholas (voice)
Linda Wallem ... Mother (voice)
Steve Barton Steve Barton ... Father (voice)
Stephanie Maddin Stephanie Maddin ... Teacher (voice)
William Bogert ... Dentist (voice) (as William Bogart)
Skip Hinnant ... Shoe Salesman (voice)
Todd DeFreitas Todd DeFreitas ... Alexander (singing voice)
Ashley Carin ... Classmate #1 (voice) (as Ashley Acirno)
Erin Torpey ... Classmate #2 (voice)
Buddy Smith Buddy Smith ... Classmate #3 (voice)
Daniel Reifsnyder Daniel Reifsnyder ... Classmate #4 (voice)
Z. Wright Z. Wright ... Classmate #5 (voice)
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What a day Alexander is having. He's got gum stuck in his hair, he trips on his skateboard and he can't find his favorite glow-in-the-dark yo-yo. Things go from bad to worse in this charming animated musical based on the book by Judith Viorst. Written by Richard Canipe

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

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Production Co:

Klasky-Csupo See more »
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Color
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Soundtracks

If I Could Be The Only Child
(uncredited)
Composed by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Judith Viorst
Performed by Todd DeFreitas, Devon Michaels and Joey Rigol
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A Terrible, not horrible, but no good, very bad short
11 March 2016 | by bazmitch23See all my reviews

Yes, I know the book and this short's message is that "Everyone has a bad day sometimes". That is a good moral for children.

The 2014 feature length film was enjoyable. I actually saw that one first before seeing this short.

This short is very bland and forgettable.

This musical consists of only 3 songs and all of them are forgettable and terrible. Not only that, but the singing from the children are just out of tune.

The second number is just pointless. Alexander and his brothers all sing a song as if they were bonding and then they put their hands on top of each other and say "Brothers".

And because this short has ADHD, this moment is completely cast aside as if it never happened.

Also, we never find out why Alexander is obsessed with Australia.


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