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Zathura Details


An old and forgotten game develops magical powers in this fantasy for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Walter Budwing (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they're going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins), who was supposed to spend the day with them, is suddenly called away on business, and gives them strict orders not to leave the house. Walter, who doesn't have much use for Danny, is motivated by boredom more than anything else when he agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement during a round of hide-and-seek. However, the boys quickly discover the space-themed game Zathura has some unusual qualities -- a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches the Budwing home into outer space, and Walter and Danny are suddenly fending off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris outside the Earth's atmosphere. As the boys try to figure out a way back home, they get some unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way. Based on the book by children's author Chris Van Allsburg -- who also wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji -- Zathura was directed by Jon Favreau, the actor-turned-filmmaker who enjoyed a breakthrough success with Jon Favreau. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 3, 2006


Jon Favreau
Michael De Luca
William Teitler
Chris Van Allsburg
Book Author
David Koepp
John Kamps
Guillermo Navarro
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Dan Lebental
J. Michael Riva
Production Designer
Richard Mays
Art Director
Peter Billingsley
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Louis D'Esposito
Executive Producer
Lauri Gaffin
Set Decorator
Laura Jean Shannon
Costume Designer
Stephen Flick
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce Franklin
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Thomas Robinson Harper
Stunts Coordinator
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Visual Effects