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The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Gayans are facing imminent danger. ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Albert Drollinger (voice)
Emily Watson ... Alanta (voice)
Glenn Wrage ... Zino (voice)
Alan Marriott ... Boo (voice)
Bob Saker Bob Saker ... Mayor / Tramp (voice)
Lorelei King ... Female Gayan / Susi (voice)
Kate Robbins Kate Robbins ... Female Gayan / Valerie (voice)
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ... Galger (voice)
Redd Pepper Redd Pepper ... Bramph (voice) (as Red Pepper)
John Schwab ... Zeck (voice)
Stephan Lander Stephan Lander ... Professor N. Icely (voice)
Claudia Lössl Claudia Lössl ... E.N.I.A.C. (voice)
Dimitri Kyrianos Dimitri Kyrianos ... Billy (voice)
Dan Russell Dan Russell ... Fred / Chad (voice)
Michael Herbig ... Boo (voice)


The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Gayans are facing imminent danger. Someone has stolen the magic stone called Dalamite without which this world is doomed. Two Gayans named Boo and Zino embark on a dangerous mission to track down and recover the stone. As they attempt to find the stone, their journey takes them into another world that is strange and frightening. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Fantasy | Animation


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Germany]


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Release Date:

8 July 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Boo, Zino & the Snurks See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€269,164 (Germany), 21 March 2004
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This is the first German movie to be completely computer generated. See more »

Crazy Credits

In a scene during the credits, Galger calls Albert from a cellphone, to give him new ideas for writing further episodes for 'Zeck and Boo'. See more »


Spoofs The Matrix Reloaded (2003) See more »


I Am The Pirate of Love
Lyrics by Dan Russell
Music by Dan Russell
Performed by Glenn Wrage (as Glen Wrage)
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An allegory that needs psychotherapy
4 March 2006 | by jnaradzaySee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that the animated movie Snurks. Back to Gaya should not be watched by children. Unless you want to explain why the mean little snurk calls people a "putz". Or why the movie is dark and dreary like a new Batman movie. In order to enjoy this movie you must understand that this is a religious allegory with a some very bad ethnic references, the requisite "a female can be a hero too" story line, and a cookie cutter plot.

As far as a CG movie it is good. Not very good, but it has some terrific details. If you like to see pimples, pores, a stray nose hair, and blemishes then you will be impressed by the graphics. The bonus feature is kind of neat because you can watch how they build a skeleton, add "skin", texture, muscle movement, and facial features.

Did I already state that this is not a movie for kids? The story involves a "creator" (Patrick "Jean Luc Picard"), a mythical land where good battles evil (Eden, er, Goya), the good guys need "the light", ("dalamite"). The dalamite gets stolen by an evil genius with a limp and (don't be shocked) a big, bald head!! Lemme explain: evil will take away the light and you have to find the creator to get it back. If you don't get it back then you will be a putz (they said it, not me). Explain that to your kids.

Whose bright idea was it to give the poor little Snurks a shot glass filled with a Mickey? That's right, the Snurks get drugged by a tank-top wearing bar owner. I'm no censor but I know for a fact that cleavage does not belong in a kids movie.

Just to keep adults interested, the artists have decided to show you lot of the barmaid's cartoon cleavage and sagging you-know-whats. I know for another fact that sagging you-know-whats do not belong in a kids movie. And the barmaid's male lackey gets yelled at, scolded, called a putz, then kicked in the head. Way too much violence.

And they didn't miss a chance to make fun of fat people, short people, and anyone that looked different than heros. Sure, they had to cooperate to get back to Eden, er, Goya, but the snurk leader still had to bribe the "creator" to get equal treatment.

And why does "666" keep popping up in the background? Did I like it? Not really. I wish I didn't see it with my kids. What a putz (their words, not mine) I am.

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