Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: R.E.V.E.N.G.E. is a 2019 American animated action-adventure comedy film based on Cartoon Network's original series Codename: Kids Next Door. The film serves as a sequel to 2016's Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: M.O.T.I.O.N.-P.I.C.T.U.R.E. and 2018's Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: W.O.N.K.A. Series creator Tom Warburton, alongside the rest of the crew from the series and the first film, returned to direct and produce the third and final installment. The film takes place after the events of the second film, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. The film was released theatrically in movie theaters on May 24, 2019 in the United States and Canada, by Warner Bros. Pictures. This makes it the third and final theatrical Kids Next Door Operative film to hit the big screen. In theaters, a Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends short entitled Camp Night was shown prior to the film.

The film stars the show's regular voice cast who returned to reprise their respective roles from the series and the previous film, which includes: Ben Diskin, Lauren Tom, Dee Bradley Baker, Cree Summer, Jennifer Hale, Rachael MacFarlane, Maurice LaMarche, Jeff Bennett, Jason Harris, Tom Kenny, Mark Hamill, Grey Griffin, Candi Milo, Kevin Michael Richardson, Daran Norris, Frank Welker, Dave Wittenberg, Tara Strong, Khary Payton, Josh Peck, Phil LaMarr, Danny Cooksey, Jeremy Shada, Ashley Johnson, Bailee Madison, Justin Shenkarow, Francesca Smith, Wally Wingert, Cameron Boyce (in his last feature film role before his death on July 6, 2019), Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress and Lane Toran reprising their roles from the first film, featuring guest stars Mila Kunis, Carolyn Lawrence, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Cheryl Chase, E.G. Daily, Kath Soucie, Selena Gomez, Miranda Cosgrove, Allison Janney, Debi Derryberry, Lacey Chabert, Jeannie Elias, Nick Cannon, Patton Oswalt, Judy Greer, Bryan Cranston, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gary Anthony Williams, Seth Green, Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, Daveigh Chase, Mae Whitman, Scarlett Johansson and Jennette McCurdy.

The film received positive reviews from critics and was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $342 million worldwide against a $80 million budget, making it the next Cartoon Network animated film to gross as high as $100 million in the United States, beating out The Hunchback of Notre Dame's record for highest-grossing 2D-animated film of all time and making it the highest-ever grossing film based on an animated television series.

Synopsis

Following the events of the second film, Nigel Uno (Numbuh 1), leader and head operative of Sector V, and Rachel T. McKenzie (Numbuh 362), supreme leader of the KND Moon Base, start a relationship. All goes well until their romantic connection starts to attract the attention of Roxy (Numbuh 166) and Nicki (Numbuh 192), the long lost KND operatives, who are hoping that they would have what it takes to infiltrate the teen organization. So, will Numbuh 166 and Numbuh 192 succeed, or will Numbuh 1 and Numbuh 362 kiss?

Characters and Cast

Main Characters

  • Numbuh 1 / Nigel Uno (voiced by Ben Diskin)
  • Numbuh 2 / Hogarth "Hoagie" Pennywhistle Gilligan, Jr. (voiced by Ben Diskin)
  • Numbuh 3 / Kuki Sanban (voiced by Lauren Tom)
  • Numbuh 4 / Wallabee "Wally" Beatles (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Numbuh 5 / Abigail "Abby" Lincoln (voiced by Cree Summer)

Supporting Characters

  • Numbuh 86 / Fanny Fulbright (voiced by Jennifer Hale)
  • Numbuh 362 / Rachel McKenzie (voiced by Rachael MacFarlane)
  • The Delightful Children from Down the Lane / Sector Z (voiced by Ben Diskin, Dee Bradley Baker, and Cree Summer)
  • Father / Benedict Uno (voiced by Maurice LaMarche in Father mode and Jeff Bennett in Benedict mode)
  • Mr. Boss (voiced by Jeff Bennett)
  • Numbuh 11 / Cree Lincoln (voiced by Cree Summer)
  • Numbuh 274 / Chad Dickson (voiced by Jason Harris)
  • Knightbrace / Jasper Jelly (voiced by Tom Kenny)
  • Stickybeard (voiced by Mark Hamill)
  • Toiletnator / Lou Pottingsworth III (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Crazy Old Cat Lady (voiced by Grey Griffin)
  • Grandma Stuffum (voiced by Grey Griffin)
  • Mr. Wink and Mr. Fibb / John Wink and Timothy Fibb (voiced by Tom Kenny and Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Henrietta "Heinrich" Von Marzipan (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and Candi Milo)
  • Ice Cream Men (voiced by Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Daran Norris)
  • Senior Citizen Squad (voiced by Candi Milo, Tom Kenny and Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Numbuh 0 /Montgomery "Monty" Uno (voiced by Frank Welker in adult mode and Dave Wittenberg in Numbuh 0 mode)
  • Numbuh 49(-Temporary)/Numbuh Vine /Elizabeth "Lizzie" Devine (voiced by Grey Griffin)
  • Numbuh T/Trillion/ Thomas "Tommy" Gilligan (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
  • Mushi Sanban (voiced by Tara Strong)
  • Maurice (voiced by Khary Payton)
  • Numbuh 50 Million B.C. (voiced by Josh Peck)
  • Numbuh 74.239 (voiced by Dave Wittenberg)
  • Numbuh Infinity (voiced by Phil LaMarr)

Guest Stars

  • Numbuh 166 (aka: Roxy) (voiced by Mila Kunis)
  • Numbuh 192 (aka: Nicki) (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence)
  • Numbuh 25 (voiced by Nancy Cartwright)
  • Numbuh 712 (voiced by Yeardley Smith)
  • Numbuh 26 (voiced by Cheryl Chase)
  • Numbuh 4343 (voiced by E.G. Daily)
  • Numbuh 8.5x11 (voiced by Kath Soucie)
  • Numbuh 29 (voiced by Selena Gomez)
  • Cherry R. Freeze (voiced by Miranda Cosgrove)
  • Emily Seibert (voiced by Allison Janney)
  • Numbuh 1.0 (voiced by Debi Derryberry)
  • Numbuh 745 (voiced by Lacey Chabert)
  • Olivia (voiced by Jeannie Elias)
  • Numbuh 187/John Madison (voiced by Nick Cannon)
  • Duncan (voiced by Patton Oswalt)
  • Sarah McRoy (voiced by Judy Greer)
  • Soldier (voiced by Bryan Cranston)
  • Tyra (voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown)
  • Train Conductor (voiced by Gary Anthony Williams)
  • Robert (voiced by Seth Green)
  • Gerald (voiced by Diedrich Bader)
  • Baxter (voiced by John DiMaggio)
  • Numbuh 359 (voiced by Daveigh Chase)

Additional Voices

  • Numbuh 325,326 (voiced by Danny Cooksey)
  • Numbuh 238,239 (voiced by Mae Whitman)
  • Numbuh 532,461 (voiced by Jeremy Shada)
  • Numbuh 275,872 (voiced by Ashley Johnson)
  • Numbuh 842,843 (voiced by Bailee Madison)
  • Numbuh 165,166 (voiced by Justin Shenkarow)
  • Numbuh 588,876 (voiced by Francesca Smith)
  • Numbuh 751,876 (voiced by Wally Wingert)
  • Numbuh 394,395 (voiced by Cameron Boyce)
  • Numbuh 964,292 (voiced by Jerry Trainor)
  • Numbuh 276,277 (voiced by Nathan Kress)
  • Numbuh 490,904 (voiced by Scarlett Johansson)
  • Numbuh 767,768 (voiced by Lane Toran)
  • Numbuh 534,442 (voiced by Jennette McCurdy)

Production

Animation

Despite shutting down their animation studio in New York in 2014 and moving their only remaining small office to Pittston, Pennsylvania in 2017, the department was briefly dug out of retirement for this movie. Curious Pictures stepped back in as the co-producer, while Stretch Films stepped back in as additional animation. Animation was produced by Rough Draft Studios in Glendale, California and Seoul, South Korea. Warburton and Dilworth wanted this film to have the same visual consistence from the series, the first film and the second film. Maurice Fontenot and Kim Arndt returned again to work on the third and final sequel, having served as storyboard artists from both the show, the first film and the second film. Series animation directors Joanna Romersa, Maurice Joyce, Guy Moore, Karen Villarreal, Kevin Petrilak, Randy Myers, Karl Fischer, Yvette Kaplan and Gordon Kent provided the third film's exposure sheets. The bulk of the character layout and animation crew are from both Codename: Kids Next Door and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Titmouse's New York-based unit once again provided some animated fantasy sequences. The film also has some CGI animated portions.

Sound & Music

Henry Jackman returned to compose the film score and soundtrack. The music score was recorded at Warner Bros. soundstages in Burbank and mixed at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood and Remotre Control Productions in Santa Monica.

The sound design work was done at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California and Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California.

The Music from the film is also recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England.

Rating

Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: R.E.V.E.N.G.E. is Rated PG for Parental Guidance.

Release

Theatrical release

The movie was theatrically released in movie theaters on May 24, 2019 in the United States and Canada, by Warner Bros., on the same year as Cartoon Network's previous film Ben 10: The Movie. The film was presented in a 1.85:1 format, rather than Warner Animation Group's standard 2.39:1 format on its previous titles. The film's theatrical release was preceded by Camp Night, a short film based on Cartoon Network's animated television series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Home media

The film was released on Digital on August 6 and Blu-Ray and DVD on August 27, 2019. It contains the deleted scenes, a Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends short film Camp Night, the 18-minute featurette, the behind-the-scenes look at Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: R.E.V.E.N.G.E., featuring interviews with most of the principal cast and crew, animatics, the audio commentaries and a sneak peek of Cartoon Network's next film Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.

Reception

Box office

Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: R.E.V.E.N.G.E. has grossed $142 million in the United States and Canada, and $200 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $342 million, against a production budget of $80 million.

In North America, Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: R.E.V.E.N.G.E. was released alongside Aladdin, and was initially projected to gross around $85 million from 3,975 theaters in its opening weekend, with a chance to gross over $100 million. Therefore, Codename: Kids Next Door - Operation: R.E.V.E.N.G.E. was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $342 million worldwide against a $80 million budget, making it the next Cartoon Network animated film to gross as high as $100 million in the United States, beating out The Hunchback of Notre Dame's record for highest-grossing 2D-animated film of all time and making it the highest-ever grossing film based on an animated television series.

Critical response

Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 75% approval rating based on the 130 reviews and its average rating is 6.48/10 on IMDb. The critical consensus reads, "That action movie was so awesome, we all wish KND didn't have to end like this". Metacritic, assigns the film a score of 71 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". CinemaScore gives the film a "B+" on its A+ to F scale.

Transcripts

Main Transcript

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Trailer Transcripts

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Soundtrack

  1. In the Kitchen by White Dave ft. Young T and Kells
  2. Firm Biz by The Firm ft. Dawn Robinson
  3. Gone by JR JR
  4. Never by Heart
  5. Take My Breath Away by Berlin
  6. On Our Own by Bobby Brown
  7. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
  8. My Baby by Lil' Romeo
  9. Still In Love by Brian McKnight
  10. Let's Get Married by Jagged Edge
  11. One Love by Whodini
  12. Crazy by Seal
  13. Lose Yourself by Eminem
  14. Ready To Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) by Panic! at the Disco
  15. She Ain't You by Chris Brown
  16. I'll Be There for You by Bon Jovi
  17. Here We Go Again by Portrait
  18. Love Don't Cost a Thing by Jennifer Lopez
  19. You're The One by SWV
  20. Pump It Up by Joe Budden

Gallery

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Trivia 

Credits

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