Plot & Details
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.
- MPAA Rating: G
- Genre(s): Family
- Run Time: 75min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/03/1998
- DVD Release Date: 09/01/1998
- Status: In Theaters
- Distributor(s): Polygram
- Director(s): Steve Gomer
- Starring: George Hearn , Shirley Douglas , Trevor Morgan , Kyla Pratt , Diana Rice
- Tone: Fanciful,Light,Rousing,Upbeat,Whimsical
- Keywords: dinosaurs, egg, search
- Language: English