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A Ted Named Gooby (2009)

Gooby (original title)
PG | | Family, Fantasy | 17 April 2009 (USA)
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Eleven year old Willy's childhood toy, Gooby, comes to life as a real, live, six-foot tall monster who helps Willy through rough times, with hair-raising and hilarious adventures.

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Wilson Coneybeare
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Coltrane ... Gooby (voice)
David James Elliott ... Jack Dandridge
Ingrid Kavelaars ... Elize
Eugene Levy ... Mr. Nerdlinger
Matthew Knight ... Willy
Derek Scott ... Gooby
Mary Haney Mary Haney ... Mrs. Williams
Len Doncheff ... Mr. Ogilvey
Paula Boudreau ... Mrs. Deacon
Elle Downs ... Mrs. Donnelly
Ricky Hegarty Ricky Hegarty ... Colin
Luke Bilyk ... Cute Kid
Alexander Conti ... Eric
Christina Bilyk Christina Bilyk ... Rona Cashier
Tyler Khan Tyler Khan ... Kid on Bench
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Eleven year old Willy's childhood toy, Gooby, comes to life as a real, live, six-foot tall monster who helps Willy through rough times, with hair-raising and hilarious adventures.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Because everybody needs a friend.

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and bullying | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ted Named Gooby See more »

Filming Locations:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,234
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Covered in episode #89 of the podcast 'How Did This Get Made?' See more »

Crazy Credits

Child Wranglers: Pam Breck, Frank Morrison (at 1:35:34) See more »

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Features You Were Never Lovelier (1942) See more »

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A little odd at times, but it's really good.
13 August 2009 | by Movie_Guy_24See all my reviews

I am a fan of Matthew Knight so I have some bias towards liking his movies, so let's get that out of the way right off the top. I've seen all of his movies and "Gooby" was the last one on that list to make it complete. I had seen the trailer on YouTube and was thoroughly confused as to if this movie was a serious attempt at a family-style movie or if it was more of a spoof-style comedy like the way the "Scary Movie" series makes fun of scary movies. Within 2 minutes of watching "Gooby" I knew it was a serious attempt.

Without giving anything away, there were a number of scenes that made me wonder what kind of movie I was watching. The bear, Gooby, is creepy as all Hell, and why he has a Scottish accent is beyond me. Overall character development is a little lacking from everyone butt Matthew Knight's character since he gets the most screen time (thankfully). Knight's character is a confusing one for me to understand though. He is 11 years old in the movie but the movie treats him a little younger than that. He still wears dinosaur pajamas, is still afraid of monsters called "Hoonies", and a few other things that I don't want to mention just in case it reveals some plot. Like I said earlier, I love Matthew Knight's acting, but I think a younger actor was required for this movie.

I don't want it to sound like I didn't like this movie, because I did like it, a lot. I think it's a phenomenal family film and perfect for the 3-6 age range, but I don't parents will mind seeing it either. It even had a surprise ending that brought a tear to my eye, which I never expected. I really do recommend this film to everyone, don't be turned away by some of the other reviews, you should draw your own conclusions after you see it. I also strongly recommend you check out Matthew Knight's other movies, he is really talented!


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