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Gabriel Garza 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film produced by Gingo Animation for Universal Pictures. The eighteenth feature film from Gingo Animation, it is the third installment in the studio's Gabriel Garza reboot series, following 2014's Gabriel Garza 2. It was directed by Frans Vischer (in his directorial debut) from a screenplay by Tom Wheeler, Dan Fogelman, and John Hamburg, and a story by Vischer, series creator Geo G., and Jordan Roberts. In the film, Gabriel and his friends face a problem they never expected: the return of Gabriel's old nemesis Vio, who recruits Seth Oram, Gabriel's new rival at school, in order to help him with his conquest of Sinking Spring.
The film stars the reprised voices of Elijah Wood, Alexander Gould, Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jack McBrayer, and Alan Tudyk from the first two films, Peter Dinklage from the first film, and Isla Fisher, Jake T. Austin, David Tennant, and Kenan Thompson from the second film, as well as the new voices of Jason Drucker (replacing Zachary Gordon), Hayden Rolence (replacing Jonathan Morgan Heit), Noah Schnapp (replacing Frankie Jonas), Odeya Rush, and Janelle Pierzina.
Gabriel Garza 3 premiered on June 21, 2017 at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, and was released in the United States on July 19, 2017. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, with many praising the script, vocal performances, humor, animation, and Mark Mothersbaugh's score. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $812 million worldwide, although it suffered strong competition coming from Despicable Me 3, another Universal animated film released during the summer.
- Jason Drucker as Gabriel Garza, an intelligent and kind-hearted boy
- Peter Dinklage as Vio, Gabriel's arch-nemesis
- Kenan Thompson as Seth Oram, a dim-witted student who serves Vio to defeat Gabriel and his friends
- Hayden Panettiere as Claire Jones, a innocent and beautiful girl whom Gabriel falls in love with
- Odeya Rush as Megan "Meg" Brown
- Elijah Wood as Roge Garza, Gabriel's oldest brother
- Alexander Gould as Leno Garza, Gabriel's middle brother
- Hayden Rolence as Cole Garza, Gabriel's youngest brother
- Noah Schnapp as Jan Soto, Gabriel's best friend
- Alan Tudyk as Loy Garza, a scientist and inventor and one of Gabriel's brothers
- Isla Fisher as Lily Stampla, Donnie's daugther
- Jake T. Austin as Lester Stampla, Donnie's son
- David Tennant as Donnie Stampla, Lily and Lester's father and Loy's old friend since the first grade
- Janelle Pierzina as Nurse Smith
- Sarah Jessica Parker as Christine Garza
- Jack McBrayer as Marvin Garza
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Tam Williams, a student who was waylaying Gabriel into traveling with her
- Alex Borstein as Matilda Jones, Claire's mother
- Jim Cummings as Don Jones, Claire's father
- Kari Wahlgren as Mrs. Picksit, Gabriel's teacher
- Ariel Winter as Mallory, a friend of Claire
- Ashley Johnson as Eva, Leno's love interest
- Frans Vischer as Aqua, a blue clay blob-like creature whom Gabriel befriends and cares for
- Michael Wildshill as the Elves
- Gary Hall as Principal Shiggens
- Corey Burton and Rob Carpenter as Mikey and Joe, Vio's assistants
- Michael Gough as Clef, one of Vio's henchmen
- Dee Bradley Baker as Nob, Vio's pet crocodile-like creature
- Lauren Tom as Moobin
- Pam Marsden
- Eric Bauza
- Bob Bergen
- E.G. Daily
- Grey Griffin
- Catherine Cavadini
- Abby Craden
- Debi Derryberry
- H. Lee Peterson
- John DiMaggio
- Frans Vischer
- Terri Douglas
- John DeMita
- Marisa De Silva
- Willow Geer
- Jess Harnell
- Josh Keaton
- Sara Mann
- Lex Lang
- Yuri Lowenthal
- Mona Marshall
- Scott Menville
- Laraine Newman
- Rob Paulsen
- John Cohen
- Paige Pollack
- Kath Soucie
- Tara Strong
- Fred Tatasciore
- Craig Kellman
- James Kevin Ward
- Debra Wilson
- John Bryant
- Matthew Wood
Gingo Animation's CEO Geo G., the director of the first two films, confirmed in July 2014 that there would be an additional sequel to Gabriel Garza and Gabriel Garza 2. In September 2014, Universal Pictures and Gingo Animation announced a third installment in the Gabriel Garza reboot series, with Tom Wheeler, the writer of Puss in Boots (2011), writing the screenplay. Geo could not direct the third film because he was busy directing Imagimals, although he said he was still staying involved as an executive producer. In November 2014, Isla Fisher, who voiced Lily Stampla from the previous film, expressed interest in reprising her role. On December 23, 2014, Gingo announced that Frans Vischer, a storyboard artist on the first two films, would direct the third film, with John Cohen returning to produce.
Production of the film began in the summer of 2015. In September 2015, it was reported that Elijah Wood, Alexander Gould, Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jack McBrayer, and Alan Tudyk would reprise their respective roles as Roge, Leno, Claire, Christine, Marvin, and Loy. In August 2016, it was announced that Jason Drucker would voice Gabriel Garza, replacing Zachary Gordon from the first two films. In addition to Drucker, Peter Dinklage was revealed to return as Vio from the first film, with Janelle Pierzina of Big Brother fame joining the cast as Nurse Smith. Isla Fisher confirmed that her character Lily Stampla would return. It was also confirmed that Jake T. Austin would return as Lester Stampla. In December 2016, it was announced that Odeya Rush would play Megan Brown.
On April 22, 2016, it was announced that Mark Mothersbaugh would return to score the film. James L. Venable, who collaborated with Mothersbaugh on the first two films, did not return for the third installment due to "creative differences". The soundtrack was released on July 19, 2017 by Back Lot Music.
Track listing Edit
All music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.
- Claire Leaves
- Raising Aqua
- Lousy Days
- The Meeting
- Chase Montage
- Double Trouble
- New Faces
- Gabriel vs. Seth
- Decisions, Decisions
- She Stays Here with Me
- Goodbye Aqua
- Back Together
Gabriel Garza 3 was initially set for a September 9, 2016 release, but in January 2015, the film was pushed back to July 19, 2017, a slot previously occupied by Computeropolis: The Deep Web; this was due to Universal Pictures' satisfaction with the successful July 2014 release of Gabriel Garza 2 and desire to exploit fully the merchandising potential of a summer film. It was accompanied by the Gingo short film Double Date.
Other territories such as Europe and Asia received the film between August and November 2017. It premiered on June 21, 2017 at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. The film received a UK release on July 5, 2017, exactly six years after the first film was released. It was the second Gingo Animation offering of the year following Imagimals, making 2017 the second year Gingo released two films after 2015 (with Paradoria and The Planetokio Movie).
The official teaser trailer for the film was released on December 20, 2016, and was later attached to Sing the following day. It was also shown before The Wiggles and Monster Trucks. The first theatrical trailer was released on March 2, 2017, and was later attached to Imagimals the following day. It was also shown before Beauty and the Beast, The Boss Baby, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The second theatrical trailer was released on May 29, 2017, and was shown before Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Cars 3, Emma!, Despicable Me 3, and Marcus & Sofia. TV spots aired between June and July of 2017.
With Tomy's rights to make toys based on the Gabriel Garza franchise set to expire, Jazwares made a press release saying they would sign a contract with NBCUniversal to produce toys to promote the film. Their license started in 2016 and they designed and developed products immediately, with initial products arriving on shelves in 2017. A tie-in video game titled Gabriel Garza 3: Fusion Madness was also announced to accompany the film's release, developed by Criterion Games and published by EA. Other companies also joined with Universal to promote the film, including McDonald's, Kellogg's, Bounty, Hanes, McFarlane Toys, Funko, Mott's and Xfinity.
Gabriel Garza 3 was released on Digital HD on November 7, 2017, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 21, 2017. In addition to Double Date, the releases also include a short film titled Leno Finds Love.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 76% based on 161 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Gabriel Garza 3 continues the franchise's colorfully animated virtue with its blasts of laugh and joy to keep family audience entertained in any Gingo production." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 63 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
In September 2017, Universal chairman Donna Langley said a fourth Gabriel Garza film is being planned.
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