|GoAnimate The Movie|
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GoAnimate properties and characters by Alvin Hung
20th Century Fox (United States)
July 30, 2013
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The film centers around how PC Guy takes the toy he wants from Walmart without paying for it. Eric and Victor try to take the toy away from him so he can get prosecuted, while PC Guy tries to stop them and restore his reputation. However, someone evil, that is Mr. Keebler, the man who had to destroy Eric, PC Guy, and the rest of the cartoons. Now Eric is the one who could stop him from taking over the entire balance of the world.
Produced by GoAnimate Studios, C.E. Animation Studios, and 20th Century Fox Animation, the film was released in December 4, 2013 by 20th Century Fox. The film received mixed reviews from critics and GoAnimators (animators that use GoAnimate), and grossed $613 million against its $23.5 million budget making it a huge box office success. It almost became the 10th highest grossing film of 2013, but Thor: The Dark World beat it out.
A sequel, titled Go!Animate The Movie 2: Eric Out Of The City was set for a 2015 or 2016 release. The film was intended to be an improvement to the first film. It was unfortunately cancelled in August 2016 due to HTML5 removal, but was now back in production with an February 2019 release date on July 27, 2018. An unofficial threequel, titled Go!Animate: Call Of Duty was announced at the same time, but was also cancelled.
The film starts as PC Guy, which was the one-of-a-kind workman, decided to go to Walmart to buy something, better than The Salvation Army store. Eric told Jennifer that he went to Walmart. Eric's in a bad mood because PC Guy told him not to watch Go!Animate Insanity Stuff every day, every minute, and every second. PC Guy then got a toy without paying it and sneakily ran off, when Eric and Jennifer came running after him. The manager of Walmart (Bodyguard) suddenly takes the toy from him and back to Eric, leaving PC Guy in disappointment. At the supermarket, PC Guy talked to Brian to have the toy back, but the police officer showed up to tell him he cannot. He was then sent to jail and went asleep for 5 days. He then broke out of jail.
Victor told Eric that he slept for 5 days, and Eric was so mad that he had to take revenge on him. Back at Walmart, Gary Johnson then appeared next to Eric, that he thinks his voice is cool, so as the music. Then Gary's voice became annoying to him. Then PC Guy got the toy and told them they cannot have it back, but a Stick Cop then came to him to say not to steal the toy. He then told Eric and Victor that PC Guy is a "Stinkerputt." Back in jail, PC Guy hates shops that try to get the toy back, and he then got an idea. When Eric and Victor were not looking, PC Guy suddenly left with the toy.
They were shocked and decided to go get him. PC Guy's feet hurt from walking, and he rested on a bench, when Eric and Victor surprised him and chased him until they head into a snow bank. PC Guy then told them they cannot have the toy back and went off. Eric reminded Victor they should not worry about the snowstorm, and decided to go for a walk. Gary Johnson was glad they were going for a walk, when the Protester Girl came looking for him. She could not talk to him because Gary Johnson cannot stop sneezing.
Eric and Victor walked until they found the toy and went home. They spend time watching TV, when PC Guy came to say he has to troll them next time. Eric and Victor decided to call the cops. They came in to tell PC Guy about shoplifting, and they trolled him to jail. He woke up and realized that it was a nightmare. The two went home with the toy, and had a dance. Jennifer then came in and took the toy, who thought the toy is for babies. Eric wanted to have the toy back, but Jennifer severely told them that it is for babies. Kayla reminded Eric that he ever met a mean man named Mr. Keebler.
Meanwhile at the spooky castle, the mean man Mr. Keebler has a diabolical scheme to put a stop to the world. After that, his assistant Rentro came to him, and he asked him to finish his report on his miniscule extermination potion. Rentro said he did not yet, because he has gone pity of the book he read. Mr. Keebler reminded him that he had a plot to build an invention that will destroy the people (or cartoons) in the world. Rentro does not think it would, because Eric thinks Mr. Keebler is a mean man, and he was. He then made Rentro get back to work to finish reporting the potion. The next day, Eric was making a special fruit salad for Kimberly by putting special ingredients into it.
PC Guy did not want to see them make a fruit salad for Kimberly, and he decides to troll Eric with his new disguise. Eric and Victor came into Kimberly's room and showed her a special fruit salad meal from Eric. Kimberly was amazed and thanked him. Someone then knocked on the door, which made Eric go check who's there. PC Guy disguised himself as "Diesel Guy" and tried to troll Eric and take him away. Kimberly then got her gray digital camera, and took a picture of PC Guy's disguise when it came off. Eric suddenly knew PC Guy was the one who trolled him, and he taught him a lesson. PC Guy would never wear the annoying mask again, so he put it in the closet so he can wear some new ones. The next segment of the movie is Sing-Along Songs with Simon, which features the song "Are You Ready" by Esberg Port. (All subsequent re-releases (the 10th Anniversary release is notable for this) use the Silly Songs with Larry song "Endangered Love.")
Eric and Victor later realized that they stepped on a sticky red piece of chewing gum. Victor thinks it is a very sticky situation, and Eric took a picture of sticky gum on the floor. Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl showed up to tell them they're not yelling at them for a while, but then Eric took a picture of them. The two suddenly realized who have chewed gum in the room, and that is Simon. Then some gum is caught on Eric's sweater, and took a picture of that. Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl then heard another noise that they ran away from the house.
Their friend Jack was wondering what all of that was about, and Eric told him that PC Guy had been called shoplifting and stole the toy from Walmart. The two decided to go for a walk with the camera, when PC Guy's head was peeking out of the bushes and surprised them, knowing that the trolling criminal is back. Jack noticed him too, so he called the cops. The policeman showed up to PC Guy that he caught him last time for stealing his badge, then PC Guy decided to run for the roads with the police car chasing him, until he vanished.
That night at PC Guy's room, he knew that the police officer, Eric, and Victor are not going to catch him, and decided to go to sleep. Eric and Victor peeked and came in through the window. Eric cannot sleep because PC Guy's snoring is so loud, so the two went to spend the night in April, and went to sleep. Within the next morning, PC Guy came into Steven's house. Steven has changed a channel on the TV, PC Guy was wondering why the weather is hot, and he needs to change the weather.
The GNN news has reported that on the weather; it will have rain, snow, and strong wind. Meanwhile back at Mr. Keebler's castle, Mr. Keebler asked Rentro the remote to show him his latest invention. His invention was the Dalek-Septor 9000.2, which will be for exterminating the investable cartoon beings of intelligent lifeforms they will find. Rentro thinks that invention might be a good way to destroy Eric. Mr. Keebler tested his invention. When it woke up, he interacts to exterminate, and exterminated a bottle. Rentro was surprised to that invention, and he told him that PC Guy is a Stinkerputt and Eric and Victor trolled him. They will use it to destroy the cartoons that will be very specific.
Later that day, Eric and Victor realized that the weather had changed by PC Guy. They will have to make him pay the ultimate price. PC Guy like to watch something special on TV, until a logo made him scream and running when he just called himself a snowman. At the Toys "R" Us store, Eric and Victor were looking for PC Guy, when they saw him riding on the Ferris wheel. Victor thinks he sounds like Green Matt in this entire movie. Eric reminded about the time that he was having a peaceful day with the birds singing after they sung.
Victor does not think it will, and still does not know about or met Mr. Keebler. From outside, Eric showed Victor the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Later, Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl suddenly think it smells like Toon-Stie. Dwayne was thinking that Eric look like an orange, but he was not when Dwayne shouts at him and Victor that they smell like oranges and pineapples. Eric and Victor went to beat Dwayne up. PC Guy yells at them that fighting is not the answer. Victor shouted back it is too far right quick, and they have to be at the circus tomorrow.
The next day at the N.J. International Circus, PC Guy was dressed up to be a clown for the juggling act. The announcer on the stage, Aaron Jefferson, went to introduce the show. First, PC Guy did his juggling act. Unfortunately, he slipped down on the stage floor, and Aaron was not amused to him. He then introduced the two balancers, Eric 1 and Eric 2, to balance on two balls with canes in their hands. PC Guy felt ashamed for not getting to the act and decided to apologize to them immediately.
Eric and Victor later heard that PC Guy apologized for stealing their toy, and Toon-Stie. The two went upstairs to a food place to have some pizza. When Victor was eating the pizza, Eric told him that he would be late for the show. However, Victor could not, so Eric went downstairs and went to a club to kill time. Back at the circus stage, PC Guy read a funny nursery rhyme, which made Aaron Jefferson think he is a Humpty Dumpty. Cutting to Aaron in bed, he was going to sleep with his family, when PC Guy sneakily came in and he was thinking that he did not understand why he had accomplished everything. Just then, the clock woke him up which makes him get ready for the morning. PC Guy was not amused to him, because he shouts and pouts at him.
The Policeman peeked at PC Guy, and was going to his house and knocking on the door. Kevin tried to think who was knocking, but PC Guy thinks there is no one there. Meanwhile, Eric was thinking there would be no Sing-Along Songs with Simon, and he is going to prank him. The music he listened was not so sad, it sounded very merry. Simon then sang a song from Sesame Street called "The Alligator King" which made Eric go nuts. Eric then went away from New Jersey into adventure through the snow.
Eric realized that he was in Antarctica, floating on a large flatbed of ice. Then Stick Guy showed up to Eric singing the Mail Time song from Blue's Clues, which was Eric's worst and annoying sing-along song ever. Eric and Stick Guy had an electrical battle, when Stick Guy fell and smooshed into the Policeman. He made Stick Guy go into jail. Eric 2 yelled at Stick Guy to be quiet, as PC Guy told him that song is from Blue's Clues, leaving Stick Guy behind bars.
Eric then came to tell him that he worked best at LGI. Rick Perry thinks Eric is stupid. Santed Stick Guy appeared to talk when he bumped into Stick Cop, and sent him to jail, with Stick Guy singing the Mail Time song. Stick Cops came into Stick Guy's cell and tells him that he is under arrest for singing the Mail Time song. Stick Cop then chased him with a huge hammer. He battled and electrocuted Stick Guy, and tossed him into the sea. Eric watches Stick Guy being chased, which made him laugh, and he thinks it is so funny. He then saw a GoEx hat, which is full of Beach Park.
Eric will have to find out what is happening. He ran among the grass, when Brian suddenly back sasses him and punished him with a fight. Brian had to take Eric to Carla's Boole. Later, Gary Johnson thinks he might have to tell Aaron Jefferson about Stick Guy at his Donisale office. Aaron showed them a clip of Eric at the King's Academy staff meeting. They later head to Eric's office at The Lobby of New Jersey. Eric showed up to Gary Johnson to think it is his entire fault, and for not paying attention.
He then burst jewels out of a jewel box, and covered Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl in a pile of jewels. Gary Johnson thinks Eric is a pity to bring such a gift. Eric reminded them if they cheat on him again, he would spank them. For his secret weapon, Eric has a robot to obey, called Blinky 2PO.
He built the robot, and it will do the plan for bugging him. Gary Johnson told to Jack that Eric is a grump, Gary did not do anything bad, and Eric made him cry. Simon was then going to call for new vocalists for his songs, and said that they will be on the way. Unfortunately, Mr. Keebler has a maniacal plan for joining in Simon's band; he and Rentro will become Septormen. They went to Simon's office, and their scheme was to ask Simon to join in his band.
Later, Jack was then reading a newspaper, that Eric built Blinky 2PO to destroy Santed Stick Guy, PC Guy, and Brian. He then turned into a superhero called Jackashay to stop the robot. He and 2PO had a big fight, when the batteries came out of him. Eric tried to put the batteries back into his robot, and then took revenge to fight back Jackashay. He then used his powers to do the final blast at 2PO, and he was shortened out and dead. Eric then threw a tantrum, and decided to use his secret weapon.
He used a hammer to get rid of Stick Guy by breaking the ice. Stick Guy fell through the ice and into the water, and was mad at Eric for doing that. Eric ran away maniacally leaving Stick Guy disappointed. He then got an idea; he called Eric 1 on the phone in his office. Later, Dwayne was singing in the court, when Brian told Catherina to turn off the music.
Dwayne was not happy when the music stopped. PC Guy was disappointed that Eric yells at Stick Guy every time, when he suddenly drowned into the water. Aaron Jefferson went fishing when he found PC Guy's glasses and disguises to be like him, which was funny to him. PC Guy punched him for making a fool out of him. Aaron disguises him again, but then PC Guy zapped him.
Meanwhile, Matt found a newspaper in the mail and read that Santed Stick Guy would strike back. It also says that he needs to find the Mega Dalek-Septor. Santed Stick Guy later had a tour on his blimp, when he accidentally prayed and the blimp came floating down and exploded. Later with Eric, he asked Blinky 2PO how his electric shot to break his body parts. Then he said that he has to destroy Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl.
Stick Guy wondered what was going on there, and then Eric appeared on the screen maniacally at him, knowing that it is the H.N.C. (Holy Nightmare Co.), meaning that Eric will turn his terrors on Stick Guy after Jackashay destroyed 2PO. Stick Guy then told Gary Johnson and the Protester Girl to destroy Blinky 2PO. When 2PO was gone, Eric was sad that his robot was destroyed for the last time. Gary Johnson was then mad at Eric, because he thinks Eric is the king of Grouchland, but Eric was on the phone.
He and the Protester Girl then saw what was at the sky, which was PC Guy with the toy. The Policeman then chased him through the city to get the toy back. That night at his house, PC Guy has been in there all day trying to get to bed, but could not because Kevin was reading books in his bed. He then asked Kimberly to tell Kevin to go to sleep. Kevin later dreamed of his own Reading Rainbow fantasy, and Eric was not amused of the singing part. PC Guy then uses a magic wand to trick Eric into a Rainbow vortex and disappears, but then Eric reappears from the vortex.
Within the next day, Eric told PC Guy that he should assist that he is not worse than a thief is, because thieves and workmen need to be locked up forever. PC Guy was not amused of Eric talking all the way to the truth. Eric was then writing something, when PC Guy thinks that Eric has never read Diary of a Wimpy Kid books before.
Eric thinks it is because teasing counts as they do. PC Guy later rode on his bike to deliver newspapers to everyone in New Jersey. Sydney Cub then got a newspaper to read, and it says that Mr. Keebler had struck in New Jersey, and disguised himself for joining Simon's music and almost exterminated him with the Dalek Septor 9000.2. He was scared that he thinks he should run away into the forest.
The next day, PC Guy was about to have a dream world relaxation, when he finally found the toy that he just stole. Eric found out that PC Guy has the toy again, and then he and Victor chased him through the city to get the toy back. PC Guy stopped them by bursting the toy with a clone war of attacking flying Stick Guys. PC Guy then left the two trollers in disappointment.
Eric and Victor were not amused for PC Guy being a Stinkerputt, and they are wondering who could have struck in New Jersey better than him. A voice then heard through Eric, from behind him, and there were Mr. Keebler and Rentro caught in surprise. They talked about PC Guy stealing the toy from Walmart a few days back, and because he's a bad workman. Mr. Keebler also talked about joining Simon's music and almost exterminated him with his invention, the Dalek-Septor 9000.2.
Eric thinks that he just will not stand a chance, but Mr. Keebler has his invention to exterminate him and Victor. Eric thinks he will better think fast, because he thinks he will have to exterminate PC Guy first. Mr. Keebler then had enough of him, and the two ran away before he exterminated them.
Within the afternoon, PC Guy thinks the two cannot toss him out like chewing gum, so he has to go to Walmart again to buy the toy he stole. PC Guy just cannot wait to unwrap a secret gift, and when he opened it, Stick Guy popped out by surprise.
Simon later read a newspaper that PC Guy has put Stick Guy clones on the toy, and he started to go for an adventure. Eric was not amused because he did not spend his cash for the Barnes & Noble bookstore, and not even the toy is a complete model. He then went to Target to find some toys there, and he bought one. He then sang a Japanese song with the toy.
PC Guy felt mad that Eric got a toy, and Eric 2 thinks he did not put in too much money in it. George told Eric how his toy was. George gave him a valuable client, and Eric thinks the toy is very wonderful, and he and Victor would have such a wonderful life if he never had been bored. Mr. Keebler later thought it was time for his own revenge on PC Guy.
While walking in the woods, George and Eric found a newspaper, which says that Mr. Keebler has zapped it again. Eric wants to stop making the newspapers that try to deserve their world. PC Guy and Eddy were later stuck on top of Mt. Rushmore, when Mr. Keebler showed up to him, ready to have his own revenge. Mr. Keebler was supposed to make him go to jail, but he is not shoplifting at this time. PC Guy was scared of him, and quickly drove away in his car. Mr. Keebler went to his car with the Dalek-Septor 9000.2 to exterminate him during the chase. Jackashay later came to save the day, and he destroyed the Dalek-Septor with his laser eye powers.
Mr. Keebler's car then slid off the road and crashed into a big tree. Jackashay came to him for his final confrontation for calling PC Guy a shoplifter. He and Mr. Keebler went into a big fight, and then he punched him to the ground. Jackashay thinks he just cannot match the powers of him. He used a powerful Warp Ball to suck Mr. Keebler back to where he came from.
Jackshay finally got Mr. Keebler gone and accomplished his mission. PC Guy learned a good lesson when he got home. Aaron Jefferson told Eric and Victor that everything's back to normal. Eric agreed that PC Guy did not steal any toys, but he bought one. Aaron thinks he was not shoplifting this time, and may solve problems in life. Eric waved goodbye to him and they got on an airplane that took them home.
- Brian Sharp as Himself, PC Guy, Rentro, and News Reporter
- Eric Nagler as Himself and Eric 1
- Joey as Victor and Tom
- Kate as Jennifer
- David as Jack (Jackashay), Stick Guy, Aaron Jefferson, Cashier, and Stick Cop #1
- Julie as Kayla
- Simon as Mr. Keebler and News Reporter
- Paul as Gary Johnson
- Dallas as the Bodyguard, Policeman, and Shopkeeper
- Salli as Herself and Protester Girl
- Dave as Simon
- Lawrence as Stick Cop and Sydney Cub
- Young Guy as Matt, Eddy, Eric 2, and Stick Cop #2
- Kimberly as Herself and Weather Reporter
- Diesel as Cookie Monster
- Stephen as Steven and Orderman (Toon Buffet)
- Cayby J as Kevin, Santed Stick Guy, and Takashi
Additional Voice Cast
- Professor as Dwayne and George
- Kidaroo as Toon-Stie and PC Guy's shocked voice
- Princess as Stick Girl
- Callie as Catherina
- Kayla as Tween Cat
- Wise Guy as Rick Perry
- Robosoft 2 as Blinky 2PO
- Young Guy as Stick Guy's upset voice
- Diesel as Eric's tired voice and Diesel Guy (PC Guy's disguise)
- Scary Voice as Eric's mad voice and Mr. Keebler's evil voice
- Duncan as PC Guy's tired voice
- Julie as Jennifer's shouting voice and Salli and Protester Girl's surprised voice
Production lasted for 15 weeks (began in 2012). There was some trouble behind the scenes with a couple characters. Eric was originally supposed to voice not just Eric, but also Victor and PC Guy, but, he realized that would confuse the viewer if they were going to watch it with audio only, so, they were given their own distinct voices with, Joey as Victor, and, Brian as PC Guy. It was not intended for the Sing-Along Songs with Simon segment to be in this film, as it was just going to be another music video to promote the film, but was put into the film by accident, and Cayby J had little time to fix it, so, it ended up in the final cut. Warren Cook was supposed to play a huge role in the film, being Mr, Keebler's sidekick. But, then a new rule came in, saying that if you made videos out of other users, then you would get terminated, so, he replaced him with another character, Rentro, which explains why he has a Brian voice, the only line he said that was changed was, "No do it yourself, I have just had enough of you. I'm just going to go home, and make VHS Openings, Real, not Fake." The VHS openings line was removed so no one would think he was Warren Cook in disguise. There was originally going to be a character named One Eyed Pete who was going to be the real main antagonist, he was going to be a rival to Eric and Victor, but he removed him due to his parents thinking he was too scary for the kiddies.
Media ReleasesThe film was released in theaters on July 30, 2013, and on YouTube on August 30, 2013. It was released on DVD in early-December 2013.
The film earned $167 million in North American and $446 million internationally,, making the film a box office success despite mixed reviews.
Go!Animate: The Movie received mixed reviews from critics and Go!Animators alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an approval rating of 59% based on 85 reviews, with an average rating of 5.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While Go!Animate: The Movie doesn't focus on any grounded videos, it sadly doesn't explain much about the animation website itself, or keep its story more original and less predictable, though it keeps audiences entertained." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 40 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audience polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
While the voice acting, animation, and humor had a mixed to positive reception, the film received criticism for its story, writing, lack of character development, and weak villain (Mr. Keebler). Most critics even compared the plot to Greeny Phatom: The Movie, which is both a critical and financial success compared to GoAnimate The Movie.
Canceled Sequel(s)/ Released Spin-offs
A sequel to the film titled Go!Animate The Movie 2: Eric Out Of The City was set for a 2017 theatrical release. This was intended to be an improvement to the first film. However, due to the first film's lackluster performance, and GoAnimate and GoAnimate For Schools' retirement from Non-Business Themes in 2016 due to HTML5 taking over GoAnimate, plans to the film were scrapped, and the film was cancelled on August 5, 2016, but was later back in production with an February 2019 release date on July 27, 2018. An unofficial threequel titled, Go!Animate: Call Of Duty was also announced, but was in indefinite hiatus due to no script. It was later canceled completely following the cancellation of the sequel to Go!Animate: The Movie. A spin-off titled The Non-Business Themes Movie was released on January 19, 2018 being a huge box office success grossing over $5 billion and is still in a lot of theaters.