1h 25min | Comedy, Animation | Release Date: 12.04.2019
Imagine a magical one-of-kind amusement park where gravity-defying rides thrill delighted crowds, the streets are with packed with colorful characters, and jaw-dropping attractions amaze visitors from all over the world. That’s exactly what 8-year-old math whiz and aspiring engineer June (voiced by Brianna Denski) has done. In the privacy of her bedroom, she and her mom (Jennifer Garner) have constructed Wonderland, a place where the carousel is made of airborne goldfish and the river rapids glow like 4th of July fireworks.
June has been building Wonderland for almost her entire young life, using her boundless imagination to create a park that will astound children of all ages. It’s run by chimpanzee impresario Peanut (Norbert Leo Butz), who creates a spectacular world of endless fun with a truly magic marker and the help of an animal staff inspired by June’s collection of stuffed animals.
But when June’s mother becomes seriously ill, the girl abandons their creation, declaring herself finished with Wonderland forever. But the amusement park, it seems, is not yet finished with June. While wandering in the woods, she stumbles upon an enchanted clearing where Wonderland has come to life, along with her imaginary friends Boomer, the welcome bear (Ken Hudson Campbell); Steve, the safety specialist porcupine (John Oliver); Greta, the sensible boar (Mila Kunis); and maintenance beavers Cooper (Ken Jeong) and Gus (Kenan Thompson). But lately, a mysterious Darkness has descended over the park and, even more disturbingly, Peanut has gone missing. With the park under attack by a horde of maniacally adorable Chimpanzombies, havoc and destruction reign. To save her brilliant creation, June sets out to find Peanut and uncover the mystery behind the Darkness before it destroys Wonderland forever.
An enchanting adventure that celebrates the power of family, imagination, teamwork and self-belief, Wonder Park is written and produced by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Teenage Mutant Turtles franchise, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) from a story by Robert Gordon (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Men in Black II). The film features the voices of Jennifer Garner (“Alias,” 13 Going on 30), Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Bad Moms), Matthew Broderick (The Producers, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Norbert Leo Butz (“Bloodline,” “Trust”), John Oliver (“Last Week Tonight,” “Community”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live,” “Kenan and Kel”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover trilogy, “Community”), Ken Hudson Campbell (Armageddon, Groundhog Day) and newcomer Brianna Denski.
Kendra Haaland (How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mulan) also produced. The production designer is Fred Warter (9, A Goofy Movie). Head of cinematography is Juan García Gonzalez (Planet 51, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.) Editor is Edie Ichioka (The Boxtrolls, Toy Story 2). Music composed by Steven Price (Gravity, Fury). Executive producers are Jonathan Gordon (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle), Don Hahn (Maleficent, The Lion King), Karen Rosenfelt (The Twilight Saga, Me Before You) and Brian Witten (American History X, The Wedding Singer).