Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

USA,
106m
35mm film, 70mm film (blow-up), Technicolor, 1.85:1, 70mm 6-track [70mm prints]
Dolby SR [35mm prints], English

An American fantasy film directed by Joe Dante.

Plot Summary

Billy and Kate are now living in , working for media magnate Daniel Clamp. Meanwhile, Gizmo has been captured by Clamp's genetics research division and imprisoned in the very tower block that Billy works in. It isn't long before Gizmo gets wet and a host of mischievous are on the rampage, guided by their intelligent leader, the Brain Gremlin.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Joe Dante
Copyright MCMXC [1990] by Warner Bros. Inc.
Warner Bros, a Time Warner company presents an Amblin Entertainment picture. A Michael Finnell production
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Produced by: Michael Finnell
Co-Producer: Rick Baker
Written by: Charlie Haas
Characters: Chris Columbus
Director of Photography: John Hora
Edited by: Kent Beyda
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
Cartoon Music: Fred Steiner
Production Sound Mixer: Ken King
Costume Designer: Rosanna Norton
Special Make Up Effects: Norman Cabrera
Gremlin and Mogwai Effects Supervised by: Rick Baker
Special Effects Supervisors: Rick Baker, Steve Wang
Special Effects/Creature Designer: Jurgen Heimann
Visual Effects Supervisor: Dennis Michelson
Visual Effects Animation: Peter Kuran, Visual Concept Engineering
Production Designed by: James Spencer

Cast
Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer)
Phoebe Cates (Kate Beringer)
John Glover (Daniel Clamp)
Robert Prosky (Grandpa Fred)
Robert Picardo (Forster)
Christopher Lee (Dr Catheter)
Haviland Morris (Marla Bloodstone)
Dick Miller (Murray Futterman)
Jackie Joseph (Sheila Futterman)
Gedde Watanabe (Mr Katsuji)
Keye Luke (Mr Wing)
Howie Mandel as the voice of Gizmo
Tony Randall as the voice of the “Brain” Gremlin
Kathleen Freeman (Microwave Marge)
Don Stanton (Martin)
Dan Stanton (Lewis)
Shawn Nelson (Wally)
Archie Hahn, Leslie Neale, Ron Fassler, Time Winters (Forster's technicians)
Heather Haase, Jason Presson (yogurt jerks)
Lisa Mende, Patrika Darbo, Jerry Goldsmith (yogurt customers)
Rick Ducommun (security guard)

Voice-Overs
Frank Welker (Mohawk)
Kirk Thatcher, Mark Dodson (gremlins)
Neil Ross (announcer)
Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck)
Joe Dante [Grandpa Fred director] *

Alternative Titles

Gremlins 2 – A Nova Turma – Brazil (video)
Gremlins 2 – det nya gänget – Sweden
Gremlins 2 – la nuova stirpe – Italy
Gremlins 2 – Uusi pesue – Finland
Gremlins 2 – early title
Gremlins 2: A Nova Geração – Portugal
Gremlins 2: La nouvelle génération – Canada (French)
Gremlins 2: La nueva generación – Argentina
Gremlins II – Die Rückkehr der kleinen Monster – Germany
Gremliny 2 – Poland

Sequel to
Gremlins (1984)

Includes extracts from
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Falling Hare (1943)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Octaman (1971)

See also
The Alvin Show (1961)
Batman (1989)
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1958)
Frankenstein (1931)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
King Kong (1933)
Lilo and Stitch (2002)
The Munsters (1964)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Secret Cinema (1968)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

References

Periodicals

  • Première August 1990 p.11 – review (by Patrick Fabre, Jean-Jacques Bernard)
  • Studio October 1990 p.26 – review (by Denis Parent)