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Gabriel Garza 2 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Gingo Animation for Universal Pictures. The seventeenth feature in the Universal Animated Features canon, it was directed by series creator Geo G. and written by Geo, Dan Fogelman, Erica Rivinoja, and Brian Lynch from a story by Geo, and is the sequel to 2011's Gabriel Garza, which began Universal's reboot franchise of the original Gabriel Garza series. Sometime after the first film, Gabriel, Roge, Leno, Cole, and Loy go to visit Donnie Stampla, Loy's old friend and assistant, along with his two enthusiastic children Lily and Lester Stampla. But the reunion quickly takes a bizarre turn when a new foe arrives in Sinking Spring, with plans to transform all of the Garza brothers' Elves into "leek monsters".

Zachary Gordon, Elijah Wood, Alexander Gould, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Hayden Panettiere, Frankie Jonas, and Alan Tudyk reprise their roles as Gabriel, Roge, Leno, Cole, Claire, Jan, and Loy, respectively. New cast members include Isla Fisher as Lily Stampla, Jake T. Austin as Lester Stampla, David Tennant as Donnie Stampla, and Rob Corddry as Mr. Leek.

Gabriel Garza 2 premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 25, 2014, and was released in the United States on July 2, 2014. It was met with positive reviews from critics and was nominated for the 2015 Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, losing to Big Hero 6. Having grossed over $954 million worldwide, it became the forty-eighth highest-grossing film of all time, the fourteenth highest-grossing animated film of all time, the third highest-grossing film of 2014, and the fifth highest-grossing film from Universal Animation Studios. It was followed by Gabriel Garza 3 in 2017.


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Voice castEdit

Further information: List of Gabriel Garza characters

Additional voicesEdit


On July 10, 2011, shortly after Gabriel Garza was first released, series creator and director Geo G. commented on a possible sequel, stating, "Looks like we're answering the most important questions about another Gabriel Garza. We'd love to bring those characters to the big screen back once more, but we haven't started writing it yet. We have a bunch of other ideas." On September 1, 2011, Universal Animation Studios and Gingo Animation announced that a sequel had been greenlit, and was set for release on December 20, 2013, which was later rescheduled to July 2, 2014. On March 20, 2012, it was announced that Erica Rivinoja had been hired to do rewrites of the original screenplay by Dan Fogelman. In April 2012 during CinemaCon, Universal announced that the sequel would be titled Gabriel 2: Lost in Reading, but it was later retitled as Gabriel Garza 2 in March 2013, as the market research "didn't like it".

In September 2012, Rob Corddry was cast as the villain, while Isla Fisher was in early negotiations; Fisher previously worked with Universal and Gingo as the voice of Nina in BJ and Wally (2006). Geo G. tweeted in November 2012 that Fisher had been cast in the film. On December 17, 2012, Universal announced that Zachary Gordon, Elijah Wood, Alexander Gould, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Hayden Panettiere, Frankie Jonas, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jack McBrayer, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Alan Tudyk would reprise their roles for the sequel. On January 16, 2013, David Tennant was cast in a supporting role. On February 1, 2013, Jake T. Austin joined the cast. In March 2013, Kristen Schaal was cast in a role. Saturday Night Live cast members Chris Parnell, Bobby Moynihan, and Kenan Thompson joined the cast during production.


Main article: Gabriel Garza 2/Soundtrack

In December 2013, it was announced that Mark Mothersbaugh and James L. Venable, who scored the first film, had signed on to score the sequel.


The film's official teaser trailer was released on November 22, 2013, and was attached to Frozen, The Nut Job, and The Lego Movie. The film's first full trailer was released on March 7, 2014, and was attached to Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Muppets Most Wanted, and Rio 2. Throughout the year, trailers and 20-second motion posters of the movie were shown. A second theatrical trailer was released on May 30, 2014, and was attached to Maleficent and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Several merchandise were made for Gabriel Garza 2, such as toys and figurines. Universal teamed up with marketing partners in the United States and Canada to promote the film through McDonald's Happy Meals with a set of 11 toys. The artwork book The Art of Gabriel Garza 2 was published on June 26, 2014 by authors Sharon Gosling and Adam Newell with a foreword by Geo, and shows the artwork that went into the making of the film, with storyboards, research photographs, and character sketches.

A video game based on the film was released on June 10, 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U. On August 16, 2014, a PC version of the game was released, published by Activision and developed by Exient Entertainment. A mobile game titled Gabriel Garza: Running Frenzy was released on June 12, 2014 for iOS and Android.


Gabriel Garza 2 was released in the United States and Canada on July 2, 2014. The film premiered on June 25, 2014 as a special screening at the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Gabriel Garza 2 was digitally remastered into IMAX 3D format and released in select international IMAX theatres.

The film was released on June 27, 2014 in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Mexico, and Taiwan, and on July 3, 2014 in Australia and the Netherlands. It received a release in China on September 19, 2014 in IMAX 3D.

Box officeEdit

Gabriel Garza 2 earned $342,951,517 in North America and $612,043,372 in other territories for a worldwide total of $954,994,889; its worldwide opening weekend totaled $214.9 million. Deadline calculated the net profit of the film to be $428.9 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues for the film, making it the most profitable release of 2014.

Worldwide, it is the forty-ninth highest-grossing film of all time, the third highest-grossing film of 2014 (also, the highest-grossing animated film of that year), the highest grossing sequel by Gingo, and the highest-grossing film in the Gabriel Garza series. Overall, it is the thirteenth highest-grossing animated film of all time.

In the United States and Canada, Gabriel Garza 2 opened in 3,541 theaters, of which 3,100 showed the film in 3D. It grossed $15.8 million during its Thursday night showings, which was at the time the biggest previews gross of all time for Gingo until it was later surpassed by Cool Spot in September 2018 with its $18.1 million haul. The film then earned $52.1 million on its opening day (including Tuesday previews), which was the biggest opening day for both a Universal Animation Studios film and a Gingo film at the time until Paradoria and Cool Spot beat it with their respective $52.2 million and $63.1 million opening grosses.

Gabriel Garza 2 later went on to open up at No. 1 at the weekend's box office while grossing $109.6 million, the highest in the series at the time, the biggest opening week of all time for Universal Animation at the time, the biggest opening weekend for Gingo (until Cool Spot beat it with its $138.1 million opening), the biggest animated opening in July, the studios' third biggest of all time, and the fifth biggest opening by Universal Pictures. Josh Goldstine, head of worldwide marketing for Universal Pictures, said they were "happy with the film's huge opening" since it debuted at No. 1 and was their biggest opening at the time of the release. The film ended its box office run on January 4, 2015 giving a total of 189 days with a total of $342,951,517. It became the third highest grossing film of 2014, the highest grossing animated film of the year, the forty-eighth highest-grossing film of all time, the eighth highest-grossing film by Universal Pictures, the thirteenth highest-grossing animated film of all time, the second highest grossing film by Gingo, and the highest grossing film in the Gabriel Garza series.

Outside North America, the film made $73.5 million from 25 countries in its opening weekend, for a global debut of $206.1 million. Mexico was the largest debut with $7.3 million, followed by Australia ($6.7 million) and Russia ($3.4 million)

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Critical receptionEdit

On review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a score of 96% based on 175 reviews with a rating average of 8.4./10. The website's consensus reads: "Quirky, innovative, and maintaining the franchise's comic charm while admittedly feeling out of place on its story, Gabriel Garza 2 supplies an engaging sequel in its own right." On another aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average, the film has a rating score of 84 out of 100 based on 56 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".


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Home mediaEdit

Gabriel Garza 2 was released digitally on November 25, 2014, and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 9, 2014. Both releases were accompanied by a new short film titled Back in Time.


Main article: Gabriel Garza 3



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Gabriel Garza logo
Television: Gabriel Garza (TV series)Gabriel & Friends

Films: The Gabriel Garza MovieGabriel GarzaGabriel Garza 2Gabriel Garza 3Gabriel and the Big Hero 6
Short films: The Special VisitorGame BoysVirtual MadnessBack in TimeLeno Finds Love
Specials A Gabriel Garza ChristmasGabriel Goes HollywoodGabriel Gets SpookedThe Gabriel ProjectIt's a Very Gabriel Christmas!
Video games:

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v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Universal Animation Studios (Universal Animated Features)
Universal Animation Golden Age

Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) · Galaxion (1999) · Paint World (1999) · Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) · Me & Mobo (2002) · Magina (2003)

Universal Animation Dark Age

Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010)

Universal Animation Revival

Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · Luna & Zak (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) · Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)


Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019) · Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) · Earth Farm (2021) · Hyper (2021)


Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) · The Grinch (2018)


The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) · Mistaken Identity (2018) ·


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) · Abominable (2019) · Trolls World Tour (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Curious George (2006) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008) · The Pandemoniums (2009) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

v - e - dGingo films
Gingo Animation
Aleka Productions

East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1992) · The Three Princes and Their Beasts (1993) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995)

Gingo Animation

Paint World (1999) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Metro Cone (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Metro Cone 2 (2008) · FusionMania (2008) · 10 Feet (2009) · The Pandemoniums Movie (2009) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Metro Cone 3: The Mystery to New York (2011) · Workers (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Archot (2014) · Metro Cone Forever (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Cool Spot (2018) · Addie (2019)


Agent Chrysocolla (2020) · Cool Spot 2 (2021) · The Boy and the Ape (2021) · Addie 2 (2022) · Untitled Niz Chicoloco film (2022) · Untitled Zina and the Vivid Crew sequel (2023)

Glass Ball Productions

The TeenV Movie (2003) · Zoe Tarr: The Drinking Detective (2007) · 3 Simple Doods (2017) · Real Tag (2018)


Havoc on the Planet of the Apes (2019) · Ico (2019) · 3 Simple Doods 2 (2020) · Castle (2021) · Shadow Tower (2022)

Films directed by Geo G.
Ghost Vision (1995) • The TeenV Movie (2003) • Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) • BJ and Wally (2006) • FusionMania (2008) • Gabriel Garza (2011) • Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) • Imagimals (2016) • Addie (2019) • Addie 2 (2022) • Untitled Zina and the Vivid Crew sequel (2023)
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