How Frogs Go to London is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Geo LTD. Animation for Columbia Pictures. The 26th feature film by Geo LTD., it was directed by Steve Samono from a screenplay by Michael Wildshill and Joe Stillman, based on a story by Samono. It features the voices of Luke Wilson, Jessica Biel, Zach Tyler Eisen, Shantel VanSanten, Mae Whitman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Brooke Nevin and Anndi McAfee, and it follows four frogs who travel to London and try to achieve their goal by helping a young orphan boy.
How Frogs Go to London was animated in-house at Geo LTD's main headquarters in Los Angeles, California, marking the studio's first computer-animated feature to be produced at the Los Angeles studio. The film was released in the United States on July 15, 2005. Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, How Frogs Go to London underpreformed at the box-office, prompting Geo LTD. to abandon plans for a sequel.
- Luke Wilson as Fergal, the main protagonist.
- Jessica Biel as Keana, Fergal's girlfriend.
- Zach Tyler Eisen as Robby McRobbs, the young orphan boy.
- Shantel VanSanten as Lynnette, one of Keana's friends.
- Mae Whitman as Lottie, Lynnette's younger sister.
- Sacha Baron Cohen
- Brooke Nevin
- Anndi McAfee
How Frogs Go to London was released on July 15, 2005.
Coinciding with the film's release, Burger King released eight toys in their Kids' Meals. A video game adaptation was released on the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and on the Nintendo DS.
How Frogs Go to London was released on VHS and DVD on November 19, 2005. The film was released for the first time on Blu-ray on May 16, 2007, and contained new features not included on the DVD. A 3D Blu-ray version was released on January 20, 2013.
Before the film was released in theaters, Geo LTD. originally planned for a sequel to How Frogs Go to London, tentatively titled How Frogs Go to Paris. The film would have continued right after the first film, in which the frogs traveled to Paris. The sequel was canceled when How Frogs Go to London disappointed at the box office.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 In July 2010, the film's distribution rights were purchased by Geo LTD. Animation and transferred to Universal Pictures.