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Alaina Gleen 2 is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Twentieth Century Fox Animation for 20th Century Fox. The tenth feature in the Fox Animated Features canon, it was written and directed by series creator Thalia Ward and co-directed by Tim Minchin, written by Kate Boutilier, J. Stewart Burns, Michael Berg, and Peter Ackerman and a story by Thalia Ward and Karey Kirkpatrick, and is the sequel to 2010's Alaina Gleen, which began Fox's reboot franchise of the original Alaina Gleen series. Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Jemaine Clement, Maya Rudolph, Wanda Sykes, Andy Samberg, Allison Janney, Katie Crown, Steve Buscemi, and Matt Damon reprised their roles respectively. New cast members include Alison Brie, Eddie Izzard, Mel Brooks, Max Charles, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Reynolds, David Cross, and Sofía Vergara.

The film's plot involves Alaina Gleen and her friends, which they go to the Imagination Jungle to save the world after the presumably-destroyed MagicMachine 2000 reawakens, this time producing sentient imaginary creatures and animals.

Alaina Gleen 2 premiered on August 7, 2013 at the Leicester Square in London, UK, and was released in the United States on September 13, 2013. It received generally positive reviews from critics, and it has grossed over $959.5 million (outgrossing each of the Alaina Gleen films), worldwide against a budget of $160 million. It was nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, losing to Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen. It became the second-highest-grossing animated film of 2013, the third highest-grossing film of 2013, the second highest-grossing film from Fox Animation, and the highest-ever grossing film based on an animated television series.

Plot

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Voice cast

Additional voices

  • Ava Acres
  • Jim Cummings
  • Thalia Ward
  • Katie Ward
  • Daran Norris
  • Cam Clarke
  • David Cowgill
  • Terri Douglas
  • Eddie Frierson
  • Elisa Gabrielli
  • Jackie Gonneau
  • Nicholas Guest
  • Jess Harnell
  • Bridget Hoffman
  • Hope Levy
  • Laraine Newman
  • Bryce Papenbrook
  • Tara Strong
  • Shane Sweet
  • Al Rodrigo
  • Jonny Solomon

Production

On October 12, 2010, shortly after Alaina Gleen (2010) was first released, series creator and director Thalia Ward commented on a possible sequel, stating, "We would love to bring those characters to the big screen back once more, but we haven't started writing it yet.  

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Music

In September 2012, it was announced that Michael Giacchino and John Powell, who scored the first film, had signed on to score the sequel. 

Release

Alaina Gleen 2 released in the United States and Canada on September 13, 2013. The film premiered on August 7, 2013 at the Empire Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom, and series creator Thalia Ward, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Wanda Sykes, Steve Buscemi, Matt Damon, Sofía Vergara, Ryan Reynolds, and Alison Brie and composer John Powell were present at the "pink carpet" premiere.

Alaina Gleen 2 was digitally remastered into IMAX 3D format and released in select international IMAX theatres. This film was also shown in the 4DX format, featuring tilting seats, water sprays, strobe lightning, aroma, wind, pops, and ticklers, in selected countries

The film was released on October 11, 2013 in Iceland, Mexico, and Taiwan. The film was also released on September 26, 2013 in Australia and the Netherlands. It received a release in China on November 22, 2013 in IMAX 3D.

Marketing

The teaser trailer was released on November 2, 2012, and was shown in front of films such as Wreck-It RalphRise of the Guardians, Puppet Pals the Third, Parental Guidance, and Escape from Planet Earth. Throughout the year, trailers and 20-second motion posters of the movie were shown. The theatrical trailer was released on March 22, 2013 and was shown in front of films such as The CroodsG.I. Joe: RetaliationIron Man 3EpicMonsters UniversityThe Lone Ranger, and Despicable Me 2. TV spots began to air between August and September of 2013.

Several merchandise were made for Alaina Gleen 2, such as toys and figurines. Fox teamed up with marketing partners in the United States and Canada to promote the film through McDonald's Happy Meals with a set of 11 toys. A video game based on the film was released on September 17, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U. On October 15, 2013, a PC version of the game was released, published by Activision and developed by Exient Entertainment.

Home media

Alaina Gleen 2 was released on Digital HD on January 10, 2014, and on DVD and Blu-ray on January 21, 2014.

Reception

Box office

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Critical response

Alaina Gleen 2 received generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike. On review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a score of 77% based on 174 reviews with a rating average of 6.68/10. The website's consensus reads: "Quirky, innovative, and still maintaining the comedic simplicity of the classic 90's cartoon, Alaina Gleen 2 still offers plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and a number of big laughs." On another aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average, the film has a rating score of 62 out of 100 based on 42 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". The film earned an "A" from audiences polled by CinemaScore, on an A+ to F scale.

Notes

  1. On March 20, 2019, the film's distribution rights were purchased by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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