Finley's World: The Movie (also known as Finley's World: Awesome Adventure! A Finn-tastic Movie, formerly Finley's 1st Movie, known in Japan as Finrī no sekai: Dōga (フィンリーの世界：動画 Finrī nosekai: Dōga, lit. "Finlay's world: the movie") is a 2010 British-American animated film based on Cartoon Network's hit TV series Finley's World. The film centers around how Dr. Beanson takes the toy he wants from Mega Market without paying for it. Finley and Satin Guy try to take the toy away from him so he can get prosecuted, while Dr. Beanson tries to stop them and restore his reputation.
The film was announced at the Comic-Con in November 2008 by Finley Small, who wanted the film to be similar to Greeny Phatom The Movie and Go!Animate The Movie with the working title, Finley's 1st Movie, but, later, it was changed into Finley's World: The Movie. The film was originally planned to be released on December 11, 2010 but was changed to July 24, 2010.
The film was released on July 24, 2010, and on DVD on September 26, 2010.
The film was announced in November 2008, while it would not be released until 2009. Finley Small had ideas for the film, that it would similar to Greeny Phatom The Movie and Go!Animate The Movie, but, completely different with the working title, Finley's 1st Movie, but, later, it was changed into Finley's World: The Movie. They got down to pre-production in early 2009. The film was originally planned to be released on December 11, 2010, but was changed to July 24, 2010.
The film received very negative reviews upon release. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 7% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 67 reviews, with an average score of .5/14. The critical consensus is "Another Greeny Phatom ripoff that doesn't have an original bone in its body." Another review aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 102 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 6 based on 13 reviews."
Finley's World: The Movie grossed approximately $834,578,854 on its opening weekend, ranking No. 1 for that weekend. It managed to retain its No. 1 spot for two weeks. The film grossed $764.7 million in its United States theatrical run, covering its estimated production costs of $46 million. The film made $300,700,000 in foreign countries, pushing its worldwide gross to $465.9 million during its opening and ranking second behind Geodums 2for the weekend.
Main article: Finley's World: The Movie/Home VideoThe film was released onto DVD and Blu-ray on September 26, 2010 featuring the short Finley's World: Finley Gone Crazy. The film was later released onto HD DVD on December 24, 2010 and again as a 2-disc edition on June 23, 2011.