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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.


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Voice castEdit

Additional voicesEdit


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.

  1. Prologue
  2. Claire Leaves
  3. Raising Aqua
  4. Meg
  5. Seth
  6. Lousy Days
  7. The Meeting
  8. Chase Montage
  9. Double Trouble
  10. New Faces
  11. Gabriel vs. Seth
  12. Cheated
  13. Decisions, Decisions
  14. She Stays Here with Me
  15. Goodbye Aqua
  16. 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.

Home mediaEdit

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.


Box officeEdit

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Critical receptionEdit

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".


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In September 2017, Universal chairman Donna Langley said a fourth Gabriel Garza film is being planned.



To see the main transcript of the film, click here.


To see the transcript for the trailers of the film, click here.

v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Gingo Animation

Paint World (1999) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · The Planetokio Movie (2015) · DCL: Desktop Component League (2016) · Imagimals (2017) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) ·


Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018) · Paradoria 2 (2019) · Imagimals 2 (2020) · Hyper (2021) · Lix (2021)

Illumination Entertainment

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) ·


The Grinch (2018) · The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madgascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) · Mistaken Identity (2018) ·


How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019) · Everest (2019) · Trolls 2 (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Universal Animation Studios

Curious George (2006) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

GingoMotion Studios

Niz Chicoloco (2017)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) · Z.O.O. (2020) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)