Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor and singer. His best known roles include the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the voice of the adult Simba in Disney's The Lion King trilogy (1994–2004), Leo Bloom in both the Broadway and Hollywood productions of The Producers (2005). Other notable films he has appeared in include WarGames (1983), Glory (1989), The Freshman (1990), The Cable Guy (1996), Godzilla (1998), Election (1999), Inspector Gadget (1999) and You Can Count on Me (2000). Broderick also directed himself in Infinity (1996) and provided voice work in Good Boy! (2003), Bee Movie (2007), and The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Broderick has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), and one for Best Actor in a Musical for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995).[1] As of 2018, Broderick remains the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

In 2006, for his contributions to the film industry, Matthew Broderick was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.[2] Eleven years later, Broderick earned induction into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[3]

Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick in 2009
Broderick in 2009
BornMarch 21, 1962 (age 57)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)
Children3
Parent(s)James Broderick
Patricia Broderick
RelativesMilton H. Biow (grandfather)

Early life and education

Broderick was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of Patricia (née Biow), a playwright, actress, and painter, and James Broderick, an actor[4] and a World War II veteran.[5] His mother was Jewish, but not religious (a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Germany and Poland).[6][7][8][9][10][11] His father was a Catholic of Irish, and some English, descent.[12][13][14] Broderick attended grade school at City and Country School (a progressive K–8 school in Manhattan) and high school at Walden School (a defunct private school in Manhattan with a strong drama program).[15]. He received acting training at HB Studio[16].

Career

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Broderick in Sweden during his promotion of Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Broderick's first major acting role came in an HB Studio workshop production of playwright Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day, playing opposite his father, who was a friend of Foote's. This was followed by a supporting role as Harvey Fierstein's gay adopted son, David, in the Off-Broadway production of Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy; then, a good review by The New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow brought him to the attention of Broadway. Broderick commented on the effects of that review in a 2004 60 Minutes II interview:

"Before I knew it, I was like this guy in a hot play. And suddenly, all these doors opened. And it's only because Mel Gussow happened to come by right before it closed and happened to like it. It's just amazing. All these things have to line up that are out of your control."

He followed that with the role of Eugene Morris Jerome in the Neil Simon Eugene Trilogy including the plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in Brighton Beach Memoirs.

His first film role was also written by Neil Simon. Broderick debuted in Max Dugan Returns (1983). His first big hit film was WarGames, a summer hit in 1983,[17] in which he played the main role of David Lightman, a Seattle teen hacker. This was followed by the role of Philippe Gaston in Ladyhawke, in 1985.[15][18]

Broderick then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. At the age of 23, Broderick played a high school student who, with his girlfriend and best friend, plays hooky and explores Chicago. The film is a 1980s comedy favorite, and is one of Broderick's best known roles (particularly with teenage audiences). Also in 1987, he played Air Force research assistant Jimmy Garrett in Project X. In 1988, Broderick played Harvey Fierstein's gay lover, Alan, in the screen adaptation of Torch Song Trilogy.

He starred in the 1989 film Glory alongside Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, and Denzel Washington, where he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw, whom Broderick incidentally physically resembled at the time.

In the 1990s, Broderick was the voice of the adult Simba, in Disney's successful animated film The Lion King, and also voiced Tack the Cobbler in Miramax's controversial version of The Thief and the Cobbler, which had originally been intended as a silent role. He won recognition for two dark comedy roles. The first was that of a bachelor in The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey. The second was that of a high school teacher in Alexander Payne's Election with Reese Witherspoon.

Broderick returned to Broadway as a musical star in the 1990s, winning a Tony Award for his performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Broderick then starred alongside Nathan Lane in the Mel Brooks 2001 stage version of The Producers which was a critical and financial success. He played Leopold "Leo" Bloom, an accountant who co-produces a musical designed to fail, but which turns out to be successful. Broderick was nominated for another Tony Award but lost to his fellow co-star Nathan Lane. The Musical went on to win the most Tony Awards in history with 12 wins.[19] Broderick and Lane reprised their roles in the 2005 film adaptation of the same name.

Broderick was reunited with his co-star from The Lion King and The Producers, Nathan Lane, in The Odd Couple, which opened on Broadway in October 2005. He appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.[20] He returned to the Broadway stage in Spring 2012, to star in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.[21]

Personal life

Family

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker 2009
Broderick with wife Sarah Jessica Parker in 2009

Broderick met actress Sarah Jessica Parker through her brother. The couple married on May 19, 1997,[22] in a civil ceremony in a historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side. Although Broderick considers himself culturally Jewish,[23][24] the ceremony was performed by his sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, an Episcopal priest.[25]

Parker and Broderick have a son born October, 2002. In April 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy.[26] Broderick and Parker's surrogate delivered their twin daughters in June 2009.[27][28] Broderick is a New York Mets fan, while Parker supports the New York Yankees, and their son the Boston Red Sox.[29]

Although the couple lives in Greenwich Village,[30] Broderick and Parker spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home near Cill Charthaigh, a village in County Donegal, Ireland, where Broderick spent his summers as a child.[31] They also have a house in The Hamptons.[32]

They are renovating a double wide property on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village that they bought in 2016.[33]

Family ancestry

In March 2010, Broderick was featured in the NBC program Who Do You Think You Are?. Broderick stated that his participation in the ancestry research program emotionally reconnected him with the role he played in Glory 22 years earlier, as he discovered a paternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Martindale, who actually was a Union soldier. A veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, Martindale, who belonged to the 20th Connecticut, was killed in the aftermath of the Battle of Atlanta and was eventually interred in an unnamed grave at the Marietta National Cemetery. Having identified the grave with the help of historian Brad Quinlin, Broderick's research enabled him to give his ancestor his name back. In the same program, Broderick discovered that his paternal grandfather, James Joseph Broderick II, whom he had never known, had been a highly decorated combat medic in World War I, having earned his distinctions during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.[5]

1987 car crash

On August 5, 1987, while driving a rented BMW in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Broderick crossed into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a Volvo driven by Anna Gallagher, 30, accompanied by her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, killing both instantly. He was vacationing with Jennifer Grey, whom he began dating in semi-secrecy during the filming of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the crash publicly revealing their relationship. He had a fractured leg and ribs, a concussion, and a collapsed lung. Grey received minor injuries, including whiplash.

Broderick told police he had no recollection of the crash and did not know why he was in the wrong lane: "I don't remember the day. I don't remember even getting up in the morning. I don't remember making my bed. What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg." He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and faced up to five years in prison, but was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined $175.[34][35][36][37]

The victims' son and brother, Martin Doherty, called the verdict "a travesty of justice". He later forgave Broderick, amid plans to meet with him in 2003, to gain a sense of closure. In February 2012, when Broderick was featured in a multi-million-dollar Honda commercial aired during the Super Bowl, Doherty said the meeting had not taken place and that Broderick "wasn't the greatest choice of drivers, knowing his past."[38]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Max Dugan Returns Michael McPhee
1983 WarGames David Lightman Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
1985 1918 Brother Vaughn
1985 Ladyhawke Philippe Gaston
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
1986 On Valentine's Day Brother Vaughn
1987 Project X Jimmy Garrett
1988 Biloxi Blues Eugene Morris Jerome
1988 Torch Song Trilogy Alan Simon
1989 Family Business Adam McMullen
1989 Glory Col. Robert Gould Shaw
1990 The Freshman Clark Kellogg
1992 Out on a Limb Bill Campbell
1993 The Night We Never Met Sam Lester
1994 The Lion King Adult Simba Voice only
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Charles MacArthur
1994 The Road to Wellville William Lightbody
1995 The Thief and the Cobbler Tack the Cobbler Voice only
1996 The Cable Guy Steven M. Kovacs Nominated - MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Fight (shared with Jim Carrey)
1996 Infinity Richard Feynman Also producer / director
1997 Addicted to Love Sam
1998 Godzilla Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Simba Voice only
1998 Walking to the Waterline Michael Woods
1999 Election Jim McAllister Nominated - Chlotrodis Award for Best Actor
1999 Inspector Gadget Officer John Brown / Inspector Gadget / Robo-Gadget
2000 You Can Count on Me Brian Everett
2000 Snow Day Narrator (Uncredited)
2003 Good Boy! Hubble Voice only
2004 The Lion King 1½ Adult Simba Voice only
2004 Marie and Bruce Bruce
2004 The Stepford Wives Walter Kresby
2004 The Last Shot Steven Schats
2005 The Producers Leo Bloom Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated - The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Actor
Nominated - The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Less Than Dynamic Duo (shared with Nathan Lane)
2005 Strangers with Candy Roger Beekman
2006 Deck the Halls Steve Finch Nominated - The Stinks Bad Movie Award for Worst On-Screen Couple (shared with Danny DeVito)
2007 Then She Found Me Ben Green
2007 Bee Movie Adam Flayman Voice only
2008 Diminished Capacity Cooper Kennedy
2008 Finding Amanda Taylor Peters Mendon Nominated - Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Despereaux Voice only
2010 Wonderful World Ben Singer
2011 Margaret John Van Tassel
2011 Tower Heist Mr. Fitzhugh
2011 New Year's Eve Mr. Buellerton Uncredited cameo[39]
2013 Skum Rocks! Himself Documentary
2015 Dirty Weekend Les Moore
2015 Trainwreck Himself
2016 Manchester by the Sea Jeffrey Nominated - Gold Derby Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2016 The American Side Borden Chase
2016 Rules Don't Apply Levar Mathis
2018 To Dust Albert Tribeca Film Festival Award for Audience
2019 Wonder Park Dad Voice only
2019 Beautiful Darkness Murray Post-production
2019 The Gettysburg Address Narrator Voice only
Documentary; post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Lou Grant Mike Television debut
Episode: "Generations"
1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Prince Henry Episode: "Cinderella"
1985 Master Harold...and the Boys Hally Ballard Television film
Nominated - CableACE Award for Actor in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special
1988, 1998 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 2 episodes
1993 A Life in the Theatre John Television film
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
1995 Frasier Mark (voice) Episode: "She's the Boss"
1996 The West William Swain (voice) Episode: "Speck of the Future"
2003 The Music Man Professor Harold Hill Television film
2008, 2012 30 Rock Cooter Burger 2 episodes
Nominated - Gold Derby Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2009 Cyberchase Max (voice) Episode: "Father's Day"
2010, 2015 Louie Himself 2 episodes
2010 Beach Lane Mike Brennan Pilot
2012 Adventure Time Dream Warrior (voice) Episode: "Who Would Win"
2012 Modern Family Dave Episode: "Mistery Date"
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2013 Untitled Tad Quill project Jack Lewis Pilot
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show Himself Episode: "Wonderful"
2016 Adventure Time Spirit of the Forest (voice) Episode: "Flute Spell"
2017 BoJack Horseman Joseph Sugarman (voice) 2 episodes
2017 A Christmas Story Live! Narrator TV special
2018–2019 The Conners Peter 4 episodes
2019 At Home With Amy Sedaris Cliff Episode: "Teenagers"

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Torch Song Trilogy David Nominated - Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Nominated - Drama Desk award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
1983 Brighton Beach Memoirs Eugene Jerome Tony award for Best Feature Actor in a Play
1985 Biloxi Blues Eugene Morris Jerome
1986–87 The Widow Claire Horace Robedaux
1995 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying J. Pierrepont Finch Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical
Nominated - Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
1999 Night Must Fall Dan
2000 Taller Than a Dwarf Howard Miller
2001–02 The Producers Leopold "Leo" Bloom Nominated - Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nominated - Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical
2004 The Foreigner Charlie Baker
2005 The Odd Couple Felix Unger
2009 The Philanthropist Phillip
2009 The Starry Messenger Mark Williams
2012–13 Nice Work If You Can Get It Jimmy Winter
2014–15 It's Only a Play Peter Austin
2015 Sylvia Greg
2016 Oh, Hello on Broadway Guest
2016 Shining City John
2016-19 The Little Mermaid Jr. Prince Eric
2017 Evening at the Talk House Robert Obie award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor
2018 The Closet Martin O'Reilly

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External links

55th Tony Awards

The 55th Annual Tony Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall on June 3, 2001 and broadcast by CBS. "The First Ten" awards ceremony was telecast on PBS television . The event was co-hosted by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. The Producers won a record breaking 12 awards. Mel Brooks's win made him the eighth person to become an EGOT.

A Life in the Theatre (1993 film)

A Life in the Theatre is a 1993 American television movie starring Matthew Broderick and Jack Lemmon. It is based on David Mamet's play of the same name. Lemmon was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Robert.This is the second adaptation of Mamet's play following the 1979 version.

Biloxi Blues (film)

Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken.

Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 play of the same title, the second chapter in what is known as the Eugene trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs and the third being Broadway Bound.

Deck the Halls (2006 film)

Deck the Halls is a 2006 American Christmas comedy film directed by John Whitesell, written by Matt Corman, Chris Ord, and Don Rhymer and starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, and Kristin Chenoweth. The film was released on November 22, 2006.

Dirty Weekend (2015 film)

Dirty Weekend is a 2015 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Matthew Broderick, Alice Eve, Phil Burke, Gia Crovatin, Matthew Page, Kristen DeVore Rakes, Monique Candelaria and Rob Tode.

Family Business (film)

Family Business is a 1989 American comedy-drama heist film directed by Sidney Lumet with a screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel. It stars Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick.

Good Boy!

Good Boy! is a 2003 comedy film directed by John Hoffman, based on the book Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson; Hoffman and Richardson collaborated on the screen story, while Hoffman wrote the screenplay. The film stars Liam Aiken as Owen Baker, as well as the voices of Matthew Broderick, Delta Burke, Donald Faison, Brittany Murphy, Carl Reiner, Vanessa Redgrave, and Cheech Marin as the abundant dog characters in the film.

Imperial Theatre

The Imperial Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 249 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in midtown-Manhattan. The theatre seats up to 1417 people.

The Shubert Organization's fiftieth venue in New York City, it was constructed to replace their outdated Lyric Theatre. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp specifically to accommodate musical theatre productions, it opened on December 25, 1923 with the Oscar Hammerstein II-Vincent Youmans production Mary Jane McKane. Since then, it has hosted numerous important musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Dreamgirls (1981), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985) and Les Misérables (1990), which played at the theatre until 2003. Billy Elliot the Musical played at the theatre from November 2008 until January 2012.

Among the famed 20th-century composers and lyricists whose works were housed here are Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Irving Berlin, Harold Rome, Frank Loesser, Lionel Bart, Bob Merrill, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen, and George and Ira Gershwin. Performers who have graced the stage include Ethel Merman, Gertrude Lawrence, John Gielgud, Clifton Webb, Montgomery Clift, Mary Boland, Ray Bolger, Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz, Mike Tyson, Mary Martin, Zero Mostel, Danny Kaye, Davy Jones, Jerry Orbach, Shelley Winters, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, George Rose, Hugh Jackman, John Lithgow, Nikki M. James, Matthew Broderick, and Josh Groban. It is also the venue of the first Ms. Globe Pageant in 1951.

Infinity (film)

Infinity is a 1996 American biographical drama film about the early life of physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman was played by Matthew Broderick, who also directed and produced the film. Broderick's mother, Patricia Broderick, wrote the screenplay, which was based on the books Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think?, both written by Feynman and Ralph Leighton.

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the 1980s films Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Dirty Dancing (1987), for which Grey earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. Her television work includes her 2010 victory in season eleven of Dancing with the Stars, and starring in the Amazon Studios comedy series Red Oaks.

Ladyhawke (film)

Ladyhawke is a 1985 American medieval fantasy film directed and produced by Richard Donner and starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The story is about a young thief who unwillingly gets involved with a warrior and his lady that are hunted by the Bishop of Aquila. As he comes to know about the couple's past and secret, he finds himself determined to help them overcome the Bishop's oppressions, both in arms and in the form of a demonic curse.

Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as Max Dugan, Marsha Mason as his daughter Nora, Matthew Broderick as Nora’s son Michael, and Donald Sutherland. Both Matthew Broderick and Kiefer Sutherland (cameo) are featuring in their first film appearance. This would be the last Neil Simon film to be directed by Herbert Ross, as well as the last of his films starring Mason (Simon's wife at the time).

The Cable Guy

The Cable Guy is a 1996 American black comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. It was released in the United States on June 14, 1996. The film co-stars Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal, Diane Baker, Eric Roberts, Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Andy Dick, Amy Stiller, and Bob Odenkirk.The film was a box office success and received mixed reception from critics.

The Freshman (1990 film)

The Freshman is a 1990 American crime comedy film starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando parodies his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather. It was written and directed by Andrew Bergman.

The plot revolves around a young New York film student's entanglement in an illicit business of offering exotic and endangered animals as specialty food items, including his being tasked with delivering a Komodo dragon for this purpose.

The Last Shot

The Last Shot is a 2004 comedy film starring Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tim Blake Nelson, Joan Cusack (uncredited), Tony Shalhoub, Buck Henry, Ray Liotta, Calista Flockhart and Ian Gomez. The movie is written and directed by Jeff Nathanson, who wrote Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal.

The Producers (2005 film)

The Producers is a 2005 American musical comedy film directed by Susan Stroman and written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan based on the eponymous 2001 Broadway musical, which in turn was based on Brooks's 1967 film of the same name starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Andreas Voutsinas. The film stars an ensemble cast led by Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, and Jon Lovitz. Creature effects were provided by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

The film was released in the United States by Universal Pictures in a limited release on December 16, 2005, followed by a wide release on December 25. It garnered generally mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure, earning $38 million worldwide from a $45 million budget.

The Stepford Wives (2004 film)

The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American science-fiction horror comedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill and Glenn Close. The film is a remake of the 1975 film of the same title; both films are based on the Ira Levin novel The Stepford Wives. The remake grossed $102,000,000 worldwide on a $90,000,000 budget.

Who Would Win

"Who Would Win" is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of the American animated television series Adventure Time. The episode was written and storyboarded by Ako Castuera and Jesse Moynihan, from a story by Patrick McHale, Kent Osborne, and Pendleton Ward. It originally aired on Cartoon Network on September 3, 2012.

The series follows the adventures of Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada), a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio), a dog with magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. In this episode, Finn and Jake challenge a monster named The Farm to fight, but they end up battling each other. Eventually, they repair their friendship and win the fight.

The episode, which guest stars Tom Gammill as The Farm and Matthew Broderick as the Dream Warrior, addresses several different themes, including whether Finn could conceivably hold his own against his more overpower brother, and perhaps more abstractly, whether willpower can overcome physical limitations. The episode was met with mostly positive critical reviews.

Wonder Park

Wonder Park is a 2019 computer animated adventure film produced by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, with Ilion Animation Studios handling animation. The film stars the voice talents of newcomer Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Kath Soucie, Norbert Leo Butz, and Kevin Chamberlin. The film was directed by former Pixar animator Dylan Brown in his directorial debut; while he was involved through most of the production, he was fired by Paramount in January 2018 after "multiple complaints of 'inappropriate and unwanted behavior'", and was subsequently uncredited.The film was released in 2D and 3D formats in the United States on March 15, 2019 by Paramount Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $93 million worldwide. A television series based on the film will debut that same year on Nickelodeon, making it the third animated film from Nickelodeon Movies (after Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Barnyard) to spawn an animated series on the network, as well as the first to not be produced by Steve Oedekerk.

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