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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Bridge to Terabithia (2007) poster
Directed by Gábor Csupó
Produced by David L. Paterson
Lauren Levine
Hal Lieberman
Starring

Josh Hutcherson
AnnaSophia Robb
Robert Patrick
Bailee Madison
Zooey Deschanel

Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Michael Chapman
Editing by John Gilbert
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Universal Pictures
Release February 16, 2007
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
New Zealand
Language English
Budget $20 million
Gross revenue $137,587,063

Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 fantasy drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The film is based on the Katherine Paterson novel of the same name, and released by Walt Disney Pictures in the US. The film stars Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, and Zooey Deschanel. Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke, ten-year-old neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia and spend their free time together in an abandoned tree house.

The original novel was based on events from the childhood of the author's son, screenwriter David Paterson. When he asked his mother if he could write a screenplay of the novel, she agreed in part because of his ability as a playwright. Production began in February 2006, and the film was finished by November. Principal photography was shot in Auckland, New Zealand within sixty days. Film editing took ten weeks, while post-production, music mixing, and visual effects took several months.

Bridge to Terabithia was released to extremely positive reviews; critics called it a faithful adaption of the children's novel, and found dynamic visuals and natural performances further enhanced the imaginative film. Bridge to Terabithia was nominated for seven awards, winning five at the Young Artist Awards.

Cast

  • Josh Hutcherson as Jess Aarons
  • AnnaSophia Robb as Leslie Burke
  • Zooey Deschanel as Ms. Edmunds
  • Robert Patrick as Jack Aarons
  • Bailee Madison as May Belle Aarons
  • Kate Butler as Mary Aarons
  • Devon Wood as Brenda Aarons
  • Emma Fenton as Ellie Aarons
  • Grace Brannigan as Joyce Aarons
  • Latham Gaines as Bill Burke
  • Judy McIntosh as Judy Burke
  • Patricia Aldersley as Grandma Burke
  • Lauren Clinton as Janice Avery
  • Isabelle Rose Kircher as Carla
  • Cameron Wakefield as Scott Hoager
AnnaSophia Robb films

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)  · Bridge to Terabithia (2007)  ·

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