Jonah Bobo
Director: Jon Favreau Cast: Jonah Bobo
Jonah Bobo
, Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
, Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard
Jon Favreau

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An old and forgotten game develops magical powers in this fantasy for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Walter Budwing (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they're going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins), who was supposed to spend the day with them, is suddenly called away on business, and gives them strict orders not to leave the house. Walter, who doesn't have much use for Danny, is motivated by boredom more than anything else when he agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement during a round of hide-and-seek. However, the boys quickly discover the space-themed game Zathura has some unusual qualities -- a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches the Budwing home into outer space, and Walter and Danny are suddenly fending off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris outside the Earth's atmosphere. As the boys try to figure out a way back home, they get some unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way. Based on the book by children's author Chris Van Allsburg -- who also wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji -- Zathura was directed by Jon Favreau, the actor-turned-filmmaker who enjoyed a breakthrough success with Elf.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2006
UPC: 0043396134751
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 5,454

Special Features

Closed Caption; Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley commentary; The Right Moves - The Making of Zathura; Race to the Black Planet: A visual effects documentary; The Cast of Zathura; Zorgons, Robots and "Frozen Lisa"; Making the game; Miniatures and the World of Zathura; The World of Chris Van Allsburg

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jonah Bobo Danny
Josh Hutcherson Walter
Dax Shepard Astronaut
Kristen Stewart Lisa
Tim Robbins Dad
Frank Oz Robot

Technical Credits
Jon Favreau Director
Jon G. Belyeu Special Effects Supervisor
Peter Billingsley Co-producer
Louis D'Esposito Executive Producer
Michael De Luca Producer
John Debney Score Composer
Ted Field Executive Producer
Stephen Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Franklin Asst. Director
John Kamps Screenwriter
Avy Kaufman Casting
David Koepp Screenwriter
Scott Kroopf Producer
Dan Lebental Editor
Richard Mays Art Director
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Laura Jean Shannon Costumes/Costume Designer
William Teitler Producer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Zathura: A New Adventure From the World of Jumanji
1. Start [2:43]
2. Competing for Attention [3:27]
3. The Last Straw [3:34]
4. "You're Dead!" [4:04]
5. Banished to the Basement [3:25]
6. Take Evasive Action [6:39]
7. Cryonic Sleep Chamber [3:54]
8. Defective Robot [5:22]
9. Gravity-Field Strength [3:28]
10. Promoted to Fleet Admiral [3:09]
11. The Zorgons' Visit [4:50]
12. Stranded Astronaut [10:48]
13. Caught Cheating [5:35]
14. Shooting Star Wish [4:45]
15. "They're Back." [12:27]
16. The Game and the Ship [4:03]
17. Reprogram Card Played [1:53]
18. Another Wish [2:04]
19. "You Won the Game." [4:38]
20. Back Home [1:32]

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