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Does anyone know why this movie got negative reviews from critics? Thomas1984 18:50, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

Well, it's a BARNEY movie and some critics, like many people, hate the purple guy and his show. -- SonicHOG 22:55, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

I thought so! Thomas1984 23:07, February 17, 2010 (UTC)

Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie (how it REALLY should've been)

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Barney's Great Adventure US Poster
Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie is Barney's first and currently only theatrical feature. It was released to movie theaters on April 3, 1998. It was released on video on September 1, 1998.

Plot

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On a road trip to their Grandparents' farm, Abby and her friend Marcella are content playing with a stuffed Barney doll, while Cody believes Barney's "kids stuff." At the farm house, Cody takes Barney from the girls and hides him in the shower, where he comes to life. Barney tries to convince Cody that it was his imagination that made him real, but fails to do so. Instead he points out that real dinosaurs don't laugh or talk or laugh- there aren't any real dinosaurs anymore! Cody plays a trick for Barney to disappear, because he doesn't believe in him. For revenge, Barney reappears because he believes in Cody. Wishing to do something no one's done before, an egg shoots down from the sky into the barn. Meanwhile, Barney and the girls play a castle game in the attic, and decorate their pretend castle with help from The Barney Bag. After all that pretending, Barney sends the girls to bed. The next day, Barney, Abby and Marcella went to have fun on the farm and Cody steps in cow poop all over his new shoes. They find the egg in the barn and the first ring lit up. While going to ask Abby and Cody's grandparents about the egg, Barney heard Baby Fig and went up to check on him. Cody finds Barney in the baby's room and they take the egg to Mrs. Goldfinch, the local bird lady. They learn it's a dream maker and they have to return the egg before all five of its colored rings light up. Cody loses the egg by knocking it out a passage way and it lands on a bird seed truck. The chase is on! From a parade with a marching band and a visit to Chez Snobbe, a fancy restaurant, to a circus, the kids and Barney are on a persuit for the egg. When a juggler sends it flying, the kids lose all hope of finding it, but Barney tells them to not give up. After learning it ended up on a balloon, the group imagines (with the help of the audience) flying on an airplane made out of a log. Barney's friend, the Collector, has the egg as a ballast (to keep the balloon steady), but after some convincing, he drops it and Abby catches it just in time. Back on the farm, the egg hatches in the barn, revealing a koala-like creature, named Twinken. He shows Abby's dream (to be a jockey and win a horse race) to everyone. Stella the Storyteller, Mr. Boyd, Scooter McNutty, and Miss Etta Kette also make a surprise visit. Stella then tells a story about following your dreams. After they leave, Cody apologizes to Barney for being mean to him and admits he thinks he's cool. Barney accepts his apology and tells Cody he thinks he's cool too and the two share a hug. Twinken then shows Barney's dream : "a special time, a special place and sharing it with the people he loves," which leads Barney and the rest of the cast to sing "I Love You." Baby Bop gets sleepy, which prompts BJ to decide that they're ready to go home. The film ends with Barney hugs everyone, and the kids thank him for their wonderful adventure. Then, Barney says goodbye to everyone (including the audience), and then turns back into a doll with Twinken sitting right next to him, as the two of them wink.

Educational Themes: Imagination, Never Giving Up, & Following Your Dreams

The Cast

Song List

  1. The Barney Theme Song
  2. Let's Play Together
  3. The Having Fun Song
  4. The Clapping Song
  5. Mr. Knickerbocker
  6. Do Your Ears Hang Low?
  7. Just Imagine
  8. Imagine
  9. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  10. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  11. Count the Stars
  12. The Land of Make-Believe
  13. The Barney Bag
  14. Castles So High
  15. Lavender's Blue
  16. The Noble Duke of York
  17. Old King Cole
  18. All The Pretty Little Ponies
  19. Listen to the Night Time
  20. Are You Sleeping?
  21. Goodnight
  22. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  23. Down on Grandpa's Farm
  24. It's a Great Day
  25. Mister Sun
  26. If You're Happy and You Know It
  27. Let's Go On An Adventure
  28. The Adventure Song
  29. Listen
  30. Listen to the Mockingbird (Barney's Version)
  31. Silly Sounds
  32. What Makes a Flower So Pretty?
  33. And the Green Grass Grows All Around
  34. The Library
  35. Books Are Fun!
  36. Who's Inside It?
  37. When I Walk Across The Street
  38. The Marching Song
  39. If All the Raindrops
  40. A Hunting We Will Go
  41. Laugh With Me!
  42. We're Gonna Find a Way
  43. Try and Try Again
  44. The Airplane Song
  45. BJ's Song
  46. My Yellow Blankey
  47. Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Dee-Ay
  48. The Rainbow Song
  49. Colors All Around
  50. Time for Dreams
  51. What I Want to Be
  52. Growing
  53. You Can Count On Me!
  54. The Friendship Song
  55. No Matter What the Name
  56. My Family's Just Right For Me
  57. Everyone is Special
  58. Just Imagine (Reprise)
  59. It's Good to Be Home
  60. I Love You

Credits

  1. You Can Do Anything (sung by Stephen Bishop)
  2. Rainbows Follow The Rain (sung by Colin Boyd)
  3. Dream (Twinken's Tune) (sung by Peabo Bryson)
  4. Barney - The Song (sung by Bernadette Peters)

Barney Songs That Debuted In This Film

  1. Imagine
  2. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  3. Count the Stars
  4. Who's Inside It?
  5. We're Gonna Find a Way
  6. Time for Dreams
  7. You Can Do Anything
  8. Rainbows Follow the Rain
  9. Dream (Twinken's Tune)
  10. Barney - The Song

Trivia

  • The Universal logo intro would've been purple and green, to represent Barney. The sky during the intro would've also been purple.
  • During The Barney Theme Song, an animated intro would've been used, with the Barney & Friends Season 3 logo and walking animation starting it off.
  • The film's premiere was held at Radio City Music Hall, the same stage where Barney preformed 12 sold-out concerts four years before.
  • This is the second time that I Love You was sung for three verses. The first would've been in the Season 1 episode Hola, Mexico!. However, in Hola, Mexico!, Luci sings the first verse in Spanish, then Barney would've sung it again in English, then everyone sings the second verse together. But in this movie, the first and last verses are exactly the same.
  • If You're Happy and You Know It would've been exactly the way it is on the soundtrack, and it would've had a music video for it, within the movie, featuring Barney and some random kids.
  • Baby Bop and BJ have very minor roles in the film (almost like cameo appearances).
  • Mr. Boyd, Stella the Storyteller, Scooter McNutty, and Miss Etta Kette would've also made cameo appearances as well.
  • The fourth wall is broken at least seven times in this movie.
    • Before the song Let's Play Together, he greets the viewers.
    • In the middle of the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, to get the viewers to sing along with him, and the girls.
    • Before the song Old MacDonald Had a Farm, he greets the viewers again.
    • When Baby Bop asks the viewers to help her find her blankey.
    • Before The Airplane Song, Barney asks the viewers to help him and the kids imagine that their airplane made out of logs can really fly.
    • In the middle of BJ's Song, BJ tells the viewers that they can also sing along to his song.
    • Before Barney turns back into a doll and while he says goodbye to everyone, he also says goodbye to the viewers and thanks them for joining him on the wonderful adventure. He also says "And remember, I love you". Then he blows a kiss to the viewers, and then chuckles away.
  • The original widescreen/theatrical print would also be available in stores separately.
  • This movie would've also had the 1995-present Barney Home Video Classic Collection logo.
  • This movie would've also had good reviews.
  • Although the Caption Center WGBH Educational Foundation mostly captioned all Barney installments since 1993, this film is one exception, as it is closed-captioned by the National Captioning Institute.
  • Three of the movie's TV spots sample the song, Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf. However, the song never appeared in the movie itself.
  • The soundtrack would've featured all 56 songs from this movie.
  • The VHS releases Barney's Adventure Bus, Barney's Good Day, Good Night, It's Time for Counting, Barney in Outer Space, Barney's First Adventures, and What a World We Share all have trailers for the film.
  • Originally a giant egg hatches a baby bird who misses a mommy was in the original script.
  • This movie would've been directed by Jim Rowley.
  • This is the only appearances of Abby, Marcella, Cody, Baby Fig, the parents, the grandparents, Mrs. Goldfinch, Mr. Millet, and Twinken The Dream Maker.
  • Cody is the only kid who has ever been mean to Barney, until he apologizes to him towards the near end.
  • This also would've been the second time The Barney Bag is sung for four verses. The first was Barney Live! In New York City.
  • This would've been the ninth time Barney is actually seen transforming back into a doll, after saying goodbye to everyone, at the end.


Although Cody became nicer to Barney towards the ending of this movie, I still wish they hadn't made him a little douchbag towards Barney in the first place. 68.83.210.72 22:18, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

If this movie didn't suck, then I would've loved to see a sequel to this movie.

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