Gabriel Garza is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film produced by Gingo Animationfor Universal Pictures. Based on the NBC animated television series of the same name, it was the tenth feature film from Gingo Animation, as well as the first installment in the studio's reboot franchise of the original series. It was directed by series creator Geo G. from a screenplay by Gary Hall, Dan Fogelman, and Jordan Roberts, and a story by Geo, Audel LaRoque, Michael Wildshill, and Hall, and stars an ensemble voice cast consisting of Zachary Gordon, Elijah Wood, Alexander Gould, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Hayden Panettiere, Frankie Jonas, Peter Dinklage, and Alan Tudyk. In the film, Gabriel, Roge, Leno and Cole take their own risks in order to stop Vio and his plans for world domination.
Gabriel Garza marked Gingo's return to the franchise after nine years of absence; the studio had plans for a computer-animated Gabriel Garza film entitled Gabriel Garza: Unleashed before the release of The Gabriel Garza Movie in 2002. However, Unleashed was cancelled shortly after the latter's release, but the project was revived in early 2008, with Geo G. announcing that they wanted to create a film that would "transcend generations". The film was originally developed under the title Life of Gabriel Garza; in February 2009, it was confirmed that the film would be instead a reboot simply titled Gabriel Garza. In the hopes of attracting a larger audience with better-known actors, none of the cast from the original series reprised their roles in the film. The music for the film was composed by Mark Mothersbaugh and James L. Venable.
Gabriel Garza premiered on June 18, 2011 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, and was released in the United States on July 6, 2011. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who considered it as an improvement over the 2002 film and praised its animation, script, humor, light and heartwarming tone, score, visual style, and vocal performances, particularly of Gordon, Wood, Panettiere, and Dinklage. The film earned a total of $645 million worldwide against a budget of $85 million, making it the seventh highest-grossing film of 2011. It was later followed by two sequels: 2014's Gabriel Garza 2 and 2017's Gabriel Garza 3.