With names like the talented Ben Stiller, the ever-charming Owen Wilson, and the late but great Robin Williams, the first in a live-action trilogy of films for Night at the museum franchise released in theaters on December 22, 2006 to great acclaim from children and adults alike.
With the spellbinding story that initially revolved around a down-on-his-luck night watchman who suddenly finds himself surrounded by statues and exhibits that come to life on a nightly basis at the Natural History Museum, this expanding story has evolved over the years with historical figures such as General George A. Custer, Amelia Earhart and Sir Lancelot join the fray. With the third installment called Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb coming out about 8 years ago today, Disney has decided to revitalize the series with a new Disney+ animated sequel called Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again.
Monitoring of the Natural History Museum
Arriving on the streaming platform on December 9, 2022, longtime fans will find the theatrical protagonist of Larry Daley who decides to leave the position of night watchman to his son Nick while tending to the same position at a museum in Tokyo. . The high school student is already very familiar with and friendly with the lively characters that roam the museum walls like Teddy Roosevelt and Sacajawea. As you might expect, hijinks ensue when Nick is too scared from the creepy environment of the basement to lock the stall door. This inevitably leads to Kahmunrah, who was the main antagonist from the 2009 sequel, breaking free from his prison and stealing the tablet that has the ultimate power to bring everything inside the Museum of Natural History to life.
Besides the names already mentioned above, the most iconic historical characters are to Night at the museum history is back in this unique 2D animated hit, including mini-sized cowboy Jedediah and Roman general Octavius, voiced by Steve Zahn and Jack Whitehall, Attila The Hun voiced by Alexander Salamat, Joan of Arc brought to life by Alice Isaaz and Laaa, the classic Neanderthal portrayed by Zachary Levi.
Zahn will be in the upcoming George and Tammy television series such as George Richey and Whitehall have played in a number of films such as Jungle cruise and Clifford The Big Red Dog (with a sequel in the works). Alexander Salamat has appeared in TV series such as Elementary and Person of interest. Mrs Isaaz has had a place in mainly French publications such as e.g Notre Dame and Driving Madeline. Most recognizable in mainstream Hollywood at the moment, Zachary Levi has brought the character of Shazam to life for the original film as well as the upcoming sequel, Fury of the Gods.
With the production company 1492 Pictures stepping away for this fourth tale into the Night at the museum world, Walt Disney Pictures is joined by 21 Laps Entertainment, Atomic Cartoons and Alibaba Pictures. 21 Laps has had a hand in the 2022 century Rosaline and the coming Free guy Sequel. Atomic Cartoons, as the title suggests, brings features like Lego Avengers and Lego Star Wars to the small screen and Alibaba Pictures has invested in many different film genres including 2018’s Mission Impossible: FalloutThe 2019s A Dog’s Journey, and what has not yet been officially announced Steel soldiers.
Night watchman Nick against the Egyptian god Ahkmenrah
Because of the creative and artistic freedom that comes with animated storytelling, Nick and his team of timeless museum heroes endlessly hunt down Kahmunrah who plans to take over the world with his new weapon, Pharaoh Ahkmenrah’s Golden Tablet. Not only do the two forces battle through the corridors of the many exhibits that the audience is already familiar with, but the chase also leads to the Metropolitan Art Museum where both parties end up being magically transported into various paintings. In the end, Daley Jr. must and his squad cross the Nile River and enter the Temple of Dendur where they have an inevitable but highly entertaining showdown with not only Kahmunrah but the Chaos God named Suetekh or amusingly Seth for short.
Audiences will get to see Sacajawea battle god-powered giant scorpions, Attila The Hun fend off a giant crocodile, and brave Nick Daley fend off waves of Egyptian jackals summoned by none other than Kahmunrah himself. The adults who grew up with the live-action version of these characters will be delighted to see them finally immortalized in a faithful, colorful new entry, and children will have a chance to be introduced to wacky but educational characters who will hopefully lead the little ones. to learn more about this world’s exciting moments throughout history.
Since this is a movie that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, take your family on a time-travelling trip through Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Againbecause just like the displays and statues, their imaginations will surely come alive with the adventure that awaits them.