Computeropolis is a computer animated comedy film series and media franchise produced by Gingo Animation and released by Universal Pictures. It features the adventures of Peri Dazz (voiced by Jesse McCartney), an intelligent and kind-hearted teenage boy, who is sucked into the eponymous fantasy and metropolis internet city from his computer, where he meets his character Nicky Kickzoo (voiced by David Spade), the star of Peri's computer game Frenzy. The duo unexpectedly embark on adventures that challenge and change them.
The franchise began with the 2004 film Computeropolis and its 2007 and 2010 sequels Computeropolis 2 and Computeropolis 3, respectively. A prequel featuring the DCL, titled DCL: Desktop Component League, was released in 2016. A fourth film, Computeropolis: The Deep Web, is scheduled for release on July 18, 2018. It also includes a simulator ride attraction, Computeropolis: A Technical Ride, at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood, and a television series for Cartoon Network titled Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky, which premiered in the summer of 2008.
The franchise has been highly acclaimed with its first two features being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, in addition to the first film's nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. The series has now grossed over $1.8 billion, making it the 24th highest-grossing franchise of all time, the fourth highest-grossing animated franchise (behind Shrek, Despicable Me, and Ice Age), and the highest-grossing Gingo Animation franchise.
Computeropolis and Computeropolis 2 received a "Certified Fresh" rating of 89% and 84% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes, while DCL: Desktop Component League received a "Fresh Tomato" rating of 61%. Computeropolis 3, however, received a 43% "Rotten" rating, making it the lowest rated film in the franchise.
- Main article: Computeropolis
Computeropolis focuses on a young computer designing expert named Peri Dazz, who attempts to publish his own game Frenzy to the Internet and suddenly stumbles into an eponymous online universe deep inside the realms of his computer. Peri joins Nicky Kickzoo, a scavenger hunter and the protagonist of Peri's game, on a risky mission to eliminate King Trojan, a virus capable of corrupting the entirety of the global system.
Computeropolis 2 (2007)Edit
- Main article: Computeropolis 2
Computeropolis 2 takes place two years after the first film, with Peri Dazz now being 16 years old. It focuses on Peri and Nicky entering an massively multiplayer virtual reality online sandbox game, during which Peri finds love. Soon, Computeropolis plunges into chaos when a group of hackers try to hijack Peri's computer and take over Computeropolis.
Computeropolis 3 (2010)Edit
- Main article: Computeropolis 3
Peri, Nicky, Vinna, Travis, and the rest of the gang face off against Jeff Bick, a ruthless nemesis of Peri who tries to pull a "global warming" on the Internet for good. In order to stop Jeff, Peri recruits his old friends from school. Meanwhile, Vinna meets her long-lost parents Amy and Hank, who abandoned their daughter to find a new life.
Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)Edit
- Main article: Computeropolis: The Deep Web
Peri and his friends take a journey to the bootleg world known as the Deep Web led by Rulio, a bootleg knockoff mixture of Elmo and Mario, before Peri prepares to leave for college. During their adventure, Peri and the gang encounter many strange commodities of the Deep Web, such as toy and nursery rhyme channels for children. However, when they soon discover Rulio is responsible for making these bootlegs and plans to put a bootleg virus that could destroy Peri's computer, they must stop him before it's too late.
DCL: Desktop Component League (2016)Edit
- Main article: DCL: Desktop Component League
Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and NickyEdit
- Main article: Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky
Print 3D Errors (2004)Edit
Peri and Nicky Get a Flu (2007)Edit
The Chat (2010)Edit
Computeropolis Xmas (2011)Edit
Go Party! (2012)Edit
Box office performanceEdit
|Film||Release date||Box office revenue||Box office ranking||Budget|
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide|| All time|
| All time|
|Computeropolis||July 2, 2004||$256,832,180||$441,332,119||$697,164,299||102||164||$65 million|
|Computeropolis 2||July 6, 2007||$532,928,031||$591,324,272||$953,476,361||40||38||$77 million|
|Computeropolis 3||March 5, 2010||$229,772,033||$505,310,013||$783,682,046||45||31||$85 million|
|Computeropolis films||$1,017,532,224||$1,535,966,404||$2,433,322,706||$227 million|
|DCL: Desktop Component League||April 6, 2016||$437,225,373||$725,853,420||$1,018,531,793||39||21||$101 million|
Critical and public receptionEdit
|Computeropolis||89% (169 reviews)||91 (73 reviews)||A|
|Computeropolis 2||84% (186 reviews)||80 (47 reviews)||A|
|Computeropolis 3||43% (174 reviews)||57 (41 reviews)||A-|
|DCL: Desktop Component League||61% (187 reviews)||55 (68 reviews)||A|
|Category||Computeropolis||Computeropolis 2||Computeropolis 3||DCL: Desktop Component League||Computeropolis: The Deep Web|
- Main article: List of Computeropolis characters
- Note: A dark grey cell indicates character did not appear in that film.
|Computeropolis: The Deep Web|
|DCL: Desktop Component League|
|Director(s)|| Audel LaRoque|
|Audel LaRoque|| Mike Moon|
|Audel LaRoque||Brandon Minez|
|Producer(s)||Brandon Minez||Michael Wildshill|| Mary Parent|
Adam Stephenson Miller
| Mike Warden|
|Executive producer(s)|| Geo G.|
| Geo G.|
| Geo G.|
| Geo G.|
|Writer(s)||Michael Wildshill|| Michael Wildshill|
|Joe Stillman|| Audel LaRoque|
Robert L. Baird
|Composer(s)|| John Debney|
|John Debney|| John Debney|
|Editor(s)||Tom F. Warner||John Carnochan||Cody Moore|
- DCL: Desktop Component League (2016)
- Computeropolis (2004)
- Print 3D Errors (2004)
- Computeropolis: A Technical Ride (2006)
- Computeropolis 2 (2007)
- Peri and Nicky Get a Flu (2007)
- Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky (2008–2014)
- Computeropolis 3 (2010)
- The Chat (2010)
- Computeropolis Xmas (2011)
- Go Party! (2012)
- Zip (2017)
- Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)
- Main article: List of Computeropolis video games
Theme park attractionsEdit
From the first film's original 2004 release, the Computeropolis franchise has become increasingly popular among a large group of people, effectively creating a "fan base" for the film, as with most Gingo properties. The Computeropolis fandom organized online to advocate releases through petitions and fan art.