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Quest is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated fantasy action-adventure film produced by Gingo Animation for Universal Pictures. The twelfth feature film from Gingo Animation, it was directed by Audel LaRoque, Karey Kirkpatrick, and John France from a screenplay by Kirkpatrick, Michael Wildshill, Len Blum, Joe Stillman, and Ben Queen, and a story by LaRoque, and stars the voices of Justin Long, Simon Pegg, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Clarke Duncan (in his final animated role), Danny McBride, Jennifer Tilly, and Alan Tudyk. The film is set in ancient medieval times, where the evil lord Glomos (Duncan) captures Princess Pela (Gellar)'s soul using a spellbinding crystal ball; a young prince and swordsman named Ridder (Long) sets out to rescue Pela and save the kingdom from Glomos' psychic control.
Quest was released in the United States on March 1, 2013, and was met with positive reviews, with critics praising its animation, story, direction, and voice acting. It was also a box office success, grossing over $524 million worldwide. A television series titled Quest: Adventures of Ridder debuted on Netflix on October 7, 2016.
- Justin Long as Ridder, a sixteen-year-old adventurous teenage prince who attempts to save the kingdom
- Brett LaRoque as Young Ridder
- Simon Pegg as Deun, a wise-cracking frog-like creature who follows Ridder around on his quest
- Sarah Michelle Gellar as Princess Pela, Ridder's love interest
- Michael Clarke Duncan as Glomos, a dark lord who plans to overtake the kingdom at large
- Danny McBride as King Valor, Ridder's boisterous father
- Jennifer Tilly as Queen Amable, the governor of the kingdom and Ridder's mother who always berates her son
- Alan Tudyk as Bob
- Michael Wildshill as the Wizard
- Minnie Driver as Queen Mola, Pela's mother who praises Ridder for his bravery
- Audel LaRoque as a guard
- Amy McNeill as the Fairy
Additional voices Edit
- Ava Acres
- Stephen Apostolina
- Bob Bergen
- Len Blum
- Clancy Brown
- June Christopher
- David Cowgill
- Wendy Cutler
- Terri Douglas
- John France
- Eddie Frierson
- Jackie Gonneau
- Nicholas Guest
- Bridget Hoffman
- Daniel Kaz
- Karey Kirkpatrick
- Mona Marshall
- Scott Menville
- Samuel Mokugusn
- Laraine Newman
- Paul Pape
- Lynwood Robinson
- Daniel Ross
- Carter Sand
- Fred Tatasciore
Quest is Gingo Animation's first fairy tale. The idea for the film was conceived by Audel LaRoque in 2006, while working on Computeropolis 2. He and the rest of the people at Gingo then started working on Quest after the finished production of Computeropolis 2.
Gingo announced the film to the public in November 2008, where it was humorously titled as Untitled Fairy Tale. LaRoque and Karey Kirkpatrick were on board to direct the film, with Len Blum, Joe Stillman and Ben Queen writing the script. In March 2011, Gingo announced that the film would be titled Quest. On August 2, 2011, Universal and Gingo announced that Justin Long, Simon Pegg, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Clarke Duncan, Danny McBride, Jennifer Tilly, and Alan Tudyk had joined the cast of the film.
- Main article: Quest/Soundtrack
Quest was initially set for release on December 5, 2012, but the release date was pushed forward to March 22, 2013. However, the date was then pushed up three weeks earlier to March 1, 2013, switching places with DreamWorks Animation's The Croods. The film premiered on February 19, 2013 in South Korea. It was supposed to be released in Pakistan on June 16, 2013, but because of the Quetta attacks a day before, the Pakistan release was cancelled.
- The official teaser was released on July 27, 2012, and was shown before Plucky Chicken, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, and Riches and Regards.
- The official theatrical trailer was released on November 2, 2012, and was shown before Wreck-It Ralph, Rise of the Guardians, Parental Guidance, and Escape from Planet Earth.
- TV spots began to air between February and March of 2013.
Quest was released on Digital HD on July 23, 2013, and on DVD and Blu-ray on August 6, 2013. A Walmart exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack included a limited edition Ridder action figure.
Quest received critical acclaim upon its release. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 97% based on 287 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Quest proves its most impressive animation, understanding storytelling, and thrilling action sequences—making it one of Gingo's most appealing stories of all time." On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a rating score of 89 out of 100, based on 56 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
- Main article: Quest: Adventures of Ridder
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