The Happy Cricket

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The Happy Cricket
The Happy Cricket FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Walbercy Ribas
Produced by Juliana Ribas
English version:
Cleber Redondo
Francisco D. Lourenço
Written by Walbercy Ribas
Starring See below
Music by Ruriá Duprat
Distributed by Hoyts General Cinema
Paris Filmes
Release date
  • 20 July 2001 (2001-07-20)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Budget R$4 million[1]

The Happy Cricket (Portuguese: O Grilo Feliz) is a 2001 animated children's fantasy film directed by Walbercy Ribas. The film is about Christopher, a happy, singing, guitar-playing, music-loving cricket who must rescue his friends from the evil, music-hating lizard king, Wartlord, and save Linda the Night Star from that villain's grasp.


The title character was first seen in local commercials for Sharp Electronics in the 1980s.[1] The film spent over 20 years in development,[1] and 30 months in production.[2]

The English-language dub is dedicated to one of its voice actors, the late Bob Papenbrook.


In early 2009, 20th Century Fox released a CGI sequel, O Grilo Feliz e os Insetos Gigantes (The Happy Cricket and the Giant Bugs).


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Original version[edit]

English version[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Hessel, Marcelo (2007-10-19). "O Grilo Feliz - Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Omelete. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ The Happy Cricket (About the Production (accessed from Bonus Material)). Fairview, New Jersey: Clever Image Studios. 2006 [2001]. 

External links[edit]

Official sites (Flash required)[edit]