Annie: A Royal Adventure!
Annie: A Royal Adventure! (also known as Annie 2 or Annie 2: A Royal Adventure!) is a TV sequel to Annie (1982 film). It was released as a television movie in the United States in 1995 and internationally in 1996, and is approximately 93 minutes long. The film has no songs apart from a reprise of "Tomorrow" sung at the end of the movie immediately after Daddy Warbucks is knighted.
|Annie: A Royal Adventure!|
|Written by||Trish Soodik|
|Directed by||Bille Woodruff|
|Music by||David Michael Frank|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Wendy Dytman|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Rastar Television|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||November 18, 1995|
None of the cast members from the previous film appear in this sequel. Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Molly, Punjab, Asp, Sandy, and Miss Hannigan are the only characters from the original to appear in this film. Grace and Mrs. Pugh are not in the sequel. Many of the original cast had moved on to other projects. Many of the original cast were too old for the sequel. Former Growing Pains star Ashley Johnson (actress) replaces Aileen Quinn as Annie. Back to the Secret Garden and Rip Girls star Camilla Belle replaces Toni Ann Gisondi as Molly. By the time they filmed the sequel Aileen Quinn and Toni Ann Gisondi were too old to play Annie and Molly.
A year after the 1982 film, Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (George Hearn), twelve year old Annie Bennett Warbucks (Ashley Johnson), their dog Sandy, Annie's new friend Hannah (Emily Ann Lloyd), an eccentric scientist (Ian McDiarmid), and Annie's old friend Molly (Camilla Belle) (who is still an orphan but gets adopted by the Webb family in the end), travel to England, where Warbucks is to be knighted by His Majesty the King. However, the kids get mixed up in the scheme of an evil noblewoman known as Lady Edwina Hogbottom (Joan Collins) to blow up Buckingham Palace while all the heirs to the throne are present for Daddy Warbucks' knighting.
- Ashley Johnson as Annie Bennett Warbucks
- Joan Collins as Lady Edwina Hogbottom
- George Hearn as Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks
- Ian McDiarmid as Dr. Eli Eon
- Emily Ann Lloyd as Hannah
- Camilla Belle as Molly
- Crispin Bonham-Carter as Rupert Hogbottom
- Perry Benson as Mean Murphy Knuckles
- Antony Zaki as Punjab
- David Tse as Asp
- Jayne Ashbourne as Charity
- Carol Cleveland as Miss Hannigan
- George Wood as Michael Webb
- Buffy Davis as Mrs. Webb
- Ian Redford as David Webb
- Timothy Bateson as Derwood
- Deborah MacLaren as Madame Charlotte
- Ann Morrish as Mrs. Fowler
- David King as Winston Churchill
- Tim Seely as The King
- Roger Bizley as Captain Thomas
- Mary Kay Bergman as Miss Hannigan / British children / New York children / additional voices (voice)
- Sam Mancuso as Newspaper Seller
- Sam Stockman as James
The film was released on VHS on November 14, 1995, and Region 1 and 2 DVD in 2004 and contained no special features, only a subtitle selection.