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Gabriel and the Wacky Pack (known commonly as The Wacky Pack or in its abbreviated form, GatWP) is a computer-animated film series loosely based on The Wacky Pack comic book series created by Geo G.. The franchise consists of two theatrical films produced by Geo LTD. Animation, and distributed by Universal Pictures. A third theatrical film is in production for a 2017 release. In addition, a television series is also in development.

Feature filmsEdit

Gabriel and the Wacky Pack (2011)Edit

Main article: Gabriel and the Wacky Pack

Gabriel and the Wacky Pack, the first film in the series, was released on November 27, 2011. It was directed by Jeff Fowler, co-directed by Geo, written by Erica Rivinoja, Kevin and Dan Hageman, and it stars the voices of Zachary Gordon, Geo G., E.G. Daily, Nicky Jones, Jake T. Austin, Jenny Slate, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nick Offerman, Amanda Bynes, and Alan Tudyk. The film received generally positive reviews by both fans and film critics, with critics praising its humor and character development. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $439 million in the United States and $538 million worldwide.

Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 (2014)Edit

Main article: Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2

A sequel, titled Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2, released on November 21, 2014, was directed again by Jeff Fowler with co-direction by Geo G., written by Geo, Erica Rivinoja, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss, and produced by Teresa Cheng, Michael Wildshill, and John Cohen. Zachary Gordon, Geo G., E.G. Daily, Nicky Jones, and Jake T. Austin reprised their roles as Gabriel, Roge, Leno, Cole and Loy, respectively. New cast members include Isla Fisher as Lily Stampla, Zac Efron as Lester Stampla, Rob Corddry as Mr. Leek and Jonathan Morgan Heit as Jan Soto.

Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 3 (2017)Edit

Main article: Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 3

The producers were confident enough in Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 that they started planning for the next installment before production had completed. They contracted Frans Vischer as director, with Tom Wheeler writing the script. John Cohen serves as the producer. The film is scheduled for release on November 26, 2017.

Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 4 (TBA)Edit

In March 2017, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said that a fourth Gabriel and the Wacky Pack film is already being planned.

Short filmsEdit

A short film based on the Gabriel and the Wacky Pack film, titled How Gabriel Met Gabriela, was released in 2012, on the film's DVD and Blu-ray. Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 DVD and Blu-ray release in 2015 includes another short film titled The Wacky Time Has Past.

How Gabriel Met Gabriela (2012)Edit

The Wacky Pack (Roge, Leno and Cole) found a gender-swap machine that their brother Loy invented, which it will add a gender-swap of Gabriel named Gabriela, who is Gabriel's genderbend girlfriend.

Virtual Madness (2013)Edit

Virtual Madness is a short animated film, featuring characters from the series. It premiered theatrically on March 15, 2013, with Quest.

The Wacky Time Has Past (2015)Edit

The Wacky Pack (Roge, Leno and Cole) find a buried time machine in the ground outside of Gabriel's new house and they accidentally sent back in time.

Gorilla Trouble (2015)Edit

Gorilla Trouble is a short animated film, featuring characters from the series. It premiered theatrically on October 2, 2015, with Geo 2. The short is directed by Barry Bobison, supervising crowd animator on Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2. It will take place after the second film. In this short, while Gabriel's father Marvin is off to work late, Gabriel and his gang notice a gorilla who escaped from a zoo is taking over and ruining Gabriel's new home. To solve the problem, they need find a way to get rid of the gorilla in their home.

Wacky Hi-jinks (2016)Edit

Wacky Hi-jinks is an animated short film based on Gabriel and the Wacky Pack, featuring Lily and Lester Stampla from Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2. The film is directed by Geo G., and was shown in theaters alongside Evolupia. The film is set during the events from Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 via in Gabriel's "new" school.

Television seriesEdit

Main article: Gabriel and the Wacky Pack: The Series

A television series based on the film is scheduled to begin in 2018. Developed and produced by Geo LTD. Animation, the series will take place in a situation completely separate and non-canonical to the Gabriel and the Wacky Pack films, focusing on Gabriel Garza and his gang at Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. It will air in 2018 on GG Channel. It will be the first original show on GG Channel.

Principal castEdit

For a full list, see List of The Wacky Pack characters.
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack characters
Character Main films Short films
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 3 How Gabriel Met Gabriela Virtual Madness The Wacky Time Has Past Gorilla Trouble Wacky Hi-jinks
Gabriel Garza Zachary Gordon Jason Drucker Zachary Gordon Max Charles
Roge Geo G.
Leno E.G. Daily E.G. Daily
Ryō Hirohashi
(Japanese Leno)
E.G. Daily
Cole Nicky Jones Jacob Hopkins Nicky Jones
Loy Jake T. Austin
Lars Jeff Fowler, David Stinnett, Michael Wildshill Jeff Fowler, David Stinnett Jeff Fowler, David Stinnett
Blues Jenny Slate (Mentioned only) Jenny Slate Silent Cameo
Christine Garza Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker Silent Cameo
Marvin Garza Nick Offerman Silent Cameo Nick Offerman
Desiree Garza Amanda Bynes Ginnifer Goodwin Silent Cameo Silent Cameo
Nicholas Garza Alan Tudyk (Mentioned only) Silent Cameo
Roxy Frank Welker Silent Cameo Silent Cameo
Kratos Frank Welker (Mentioned only) Silent Cameo
Pat Alex Borstein (Mentioned only) Silent Cameo
Gaby Ariel Winter (Mentioned only) Silent Cameo
Bella Ava Acres
Nancy Hynden Walch
Lily Stampla Isla Fisher (Mentioned only)
Lester Stampla Zac Efron
Mr. Leek Rob Corddry (Mentioned only)
Dark Lars Jeff Fowler, David Stinnett Jeff Fowler, David Stinnett
Mrs. John Kristen Schaal
Celia Emma Thompson
Adan Freddie Benedict
Jannie Julie Lemieux
Jan Soto Jonathan Morgan Heit
Megan Brown Odeya Rush
Freddie Clark Will Arnett
Nurse Smith Janelle Pierzina
Macky WaBaa Andy Samberg
Aqua Frank Welker
Gabriela Garza Kath Soucie Silent Cameo
Note: A gray cell indicates that the character did not appear in that medium.

Principal crewEdit

Film Director Producer Executive producer Writer Composer Editor
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Jeff Fowler
co-director: Geo G.
Ben Waisbren, Teresa Cheng & Michael Wildshill
co-producer: Cat Chapman
Tim Miller, David Stinnett & Cat Chapman
co-executive producers: Terry Ward & Steve Samono
screenplay by: Erica Rivinoja, Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman
story by: Geo G., Brian Lynch & Michael Wildshill
Heitor Pereira Sim Evan-Jones & Gregory Perler
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 Teresa Cheng, Michael Wildshill & John Cohen Geo G., Erica Rivinoja, J. David Stem & David N. Weiss Sim Evan-Jones
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 3 Frans Vischer
co-director: Craig Kellman
John Cohen & Pam Marsden Tim Miller, David Stinnett, Geo G. & Cat Chapman Tom Wheeler, Dan Fogelman & John Hamburg
story by: Frans Vischer & Erica Rivinoja
Mark Mothersbaugh
Josh Mancell
H. Lee Peterson & John Bryant

ReleaseEdit

For more details on the reception of each film, see the "Reception" section on each film's article.

Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Box office revenue Box office ranking Budget Ref(s)
United States Other territories Worldwide All time domestic All time worldwide
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack November 27, 2011 $445,627,853 $84,942,573 $389,300,952 #85 #101 $93,000,000
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 November 21, 2014 $124,234,671 $781,682,761 $732,235,258 #37 #41 $85,000,000
Total $569,861,1,524 $865,1,624,1,334 $1,121,535,1,210 #122 #142 $178,000,000

Critical responseEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 94% (195 reviews) 97 (62 reviews) A
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 96% (204 reviews) 85 (56 reviews) A

Video gamesEdit

TelevisionEdit

Gabriel and the Wacky Pack ShortsEdit

Main article: Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Shorts

In 2012, Geo LTD. Animation created a series of shorts known as "Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Shorts" which were used as interstitials on NBC and Cartoon Network. They did not necessarily follow the continuity from Gabriel and the Wacky Pack, taking place before, during and after the events of the first film. They were aired roughly around the time of Gabriel and the Wacky Pack's release to DVD and Blu-ray.

ChronologyEdit

In order of the Gabriel and the Wacky Pack franchise history:

  1. Gabriel and the Wacky Pack (2011)
  2. How Gabriel Met Gabriela (2012)
  3. Virtual Madness (2013)
  4. Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 (2014)
  5. Wacky Hi-jinks (2016)
  6. The Wacky Time Has Past (2015)
  7. Gorilla Trouble (2015)
  8. Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 3 (2017)
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack
Characters:
Gabriel GarzaRogeLenoColeLoyLarsChristine GarzaMarvin GarzaDesiree GarzaLily StamplaLester StamplaMegan BrownAquaBluesMr. LeekDark LarsSeth OramMore...
Films:
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack (2011) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 (2014) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 3 (2017)
Short Films:
How Gabriel Met Gabriela (2012) • Virtual Madness (2013) • The Wacky Time Has Past (2015) • Gorilla Trouble (2015) • Wacky Hi-jinks (2016)
Video Games:
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack: Lar Adventure (2011) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack (2011) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack: Lar Games (2013) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Run (2014) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack 2 (2014) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Kartz (2015)
Television:
Gabriel and the Wacky Pack Shorts (2012) • Gabriel and the Wacky Pack: The Series (2018)
See Also:
Geo G.The Wacky PackBlur Animation WorkshopGeo LTD. AnimationGeo LTD.Universal Studios

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