The Computeropolis franchise from Universal Pictures and Gingo Animation consists of three films: Computeropolis (2004), Computeropolis 2 (2007) and Computeropolis 3 (2010) and a spin-off film DCL: Desktop Component League (2016). Six shorts, Print 3D Errors (2004), Peri and Nicky Get a Flu (2007), The Chat (2010), Computeropolis Xmas (2011), Go Party! (2012) and Zip (2017), were also released. A television series for Cartoon Network titled Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky premiered in the summer of 2008. A fourth film, Computeropolis: The Deep Web, is scheduled for release on July 31, 2018. It also includes a simulator ride attraction, Computeropolis: A Technical Ride, at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.
The franchise features the adventures of Peri Dazz, 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, the star of Peri's computer game Frenzy. The duo unexpectedly embark on adventures that challenge and change them.
The first two films of the franchise were directed by Audel LaRoque (David Silverman co-directed the first with LaRoque), and the third by Mike Moon and Ash Brannon. LaRoque will return to direct the upcoming fourth film. The film series 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 14th highest-grossing franchise of all time, the second highest-grossing animated franchise, and the highest-grossing Gingo Animation 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 (Christopher Plummer), 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 (Jane Lynch and Danny McBride), 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. During their adventure, Peri and the rest of the gang encounter toy and nursery rhyme channels for children, learning videos, surprise egg videos, Finger Family videos, Learn Colors videos, bootlegs, memes, and characters, such as the Planet of the Apes reboot apes, Hiro Hamada and even the Vocaloids. However, when they soon discover that Rulio is responsible for making these bootlegs and plans to take over Computeropolis and transform it into his new empire, 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
A Computeropolis Xmas (2011)Edit
Go Party! (2012)Edit
Theme park attractionsEdit
Box office performanceEdit
Critical and public receptionEdit
|Category||Computeropolis||Computeropolis 2||Computeropolis 3||DCL: Desktop Component League||Computeropolis: The Deep Web|
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.
- Main article: List of Computeropolis characters
|Characters||Theatrical films||Short films||Television special||Television series||Spin-off film|
|Computeropolis||Computeropolis 2||Computeropolis 3||Computeropolis: The Deep Web||Print 3D Errors||Peri and Nicky Get a Flu||The Chat||Go Party!||Zip|| Computeropolis|
|Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky||DCL: Desktop Component League|
|Peri Dazz||Jesse McCartney|| Jesse McCartney|
Max Neuwirth (y)
|Jesse McCartney||Jesse McCartney||Jesse McCartney|
|Nicky Kickzoo||David Spade||J.P. Manoux|
|Vinna Binz||Sarah Silverman||Sarah Silverman|
More coming soon!
- A dark gray cell indicates the character does not appear in the film, special, or TV series.
- (y) indicates the actor portrayed the role in a flashback scene when the character was younger.
- (c) indicates a cameo appearance.
|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||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||Ian Southwood|
|Composer(s)|| John Debney|
|John Debney|| John Debney|
|Editor(s)||Tom F. Warner||John Carnochan||TBA||Cody Moore|
|Running time||98 minutes||102 minutes||89 minutes||TBA||108 minutes|
|Release date||July 2, 2004||July 6, 2007||March 5, 2010||July 31, 2018||April 5, 2016|