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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!
A young red-haired girl dangles happily on the corner of a double-decker bus, her right hand holding at one of the passenger handles as her dog pants by the lower-left side, with the Houses of Parliament and a partly-visible Big Ben in the background.
GenreFamily
Musical
Written byTrish Soodik
Directed byBille Woodruff
StarringAshley Johnson
Joan Collins
George Hearn
Music byDavid Michael Frank
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Wendy Dytman
Ruth Slawson
Production location(s)London
CinematographyAlan Hume
Editor(s)James Galloway
Running time94 minutes
Production company(s)Rastar Television
TriStar Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseNovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)

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.

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

Home mediaEdit

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.

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