Matilda


1h 35m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Matilda is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, are too wrapped up in their own lives to care, or even to notice, that their daughter is a budding genius, in love with books and with learning. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda's wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip, hand and fist of principal Agatha Trunchbull. Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey, the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills--including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grown-ups in her world.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Family
Fantasy
Adaptation
Children
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Scott Sherline
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Matilda is an extraordinary girl, a child of wondrous intelligence. Unfortunately, her neglectful and deeply stupid parents, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, are too wrapped up in their own lives to care, or even to notice, that their daughter is a budding genius, in love with books and with learning. When the Wormwoods finally grant Matilda's wish to attend school, they bundle her off to Crunchem Hall, a bleak brick prison where students cower before the whip, hand and fist of principal Agatha Trunchbull. Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey, the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills--including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grown-ups in her world.

Crew

Pamela Abdy

Assistant

Todd Adelman

Medic

Ariana Aguilar

Effects Coordinator

Gregory Alpert

Assistant Location Manager

Sharon E Alshams

Set Designer

Jennifer Baum

On-Set Dresser

Huston Beaumont

Best Boy Grip

David Bernstein

Production Assistant

Conny Boettger

Art Department Coordinator

May Boss

Stunts

Bruce Botnick

Music

Janet Brady

Stunts

Martin Bregman

Executive Producer

Melissa Bretherton

Assistant Editor

Marcy Brown

Other

Bill Brzeski

Production Designer

Lucinda Campbell

Costumes

Rick Canelli

Adr

Phil Carr-forster

Camera Operator

Barbara Casner

Assistant Production Coordinator

John Cassidy

Key Grip

John Cassidy

Stunts

Bartou Chandler

Production Assistant

Ben Cheah

Assistant Sound Editor

Yau Chen

Animator

Richard Chouinard

Transportation Co-Captain

Annmarie Christiansen

Stand-In

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

John Cucura

Best Boy

Stefan Czapsky

Director Of Photography

Liccy Dahl

Producer

Roald Dahl

Source Material (From Novel)

Laura Dash

Stunts

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Kenny Davis

Dolly Grip

Danny De Vito

Producer

Deena Denaro

Assistant Camera Operator

Joan Donnelly

Stand-In

Kim Drummond

Assistant Sound Editor

Francois Duhamel

Photography

Loren Elkins

Production Assistant

Donald Elliott

Special Effects

J J Erlichman

Production Assistant

Chuck Eskridge

Other

Dana Dru Evenson

Stunts

Cory Faucher

Special Effects

Robert Fernandez

Music

Emily Ferry

Property Master

Gary Romolo Fiorelli

Production Assistant

John Follmer

Producer

Marty Frasu

Music Arranger

Mark Freedman

Production Assistant

David Fuhrer

Other

Wilma Garscadden-gahret

Script Supervisor

Eugene Gearty

Sound Effects Editor

J.j. George

Music Editor

Ellen Gessert

Assistant Location Manager

Cara Giallanza

Assistant Director

Amanda Gill

Assistant Location Manager

Steven Givens

Best Boy

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Effects Editor

Brett Gollin

Assistant Property Master

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Otniel Gonzalez

Assistant Property Master

Bill Green

Consultant

Douglas Greenfield

Consultant

Rachel Epstein Greenwald

Advisor

Victoria Gregory

Assistant Production Accountant

Nikki Allyn Grosso

Special Thanks To

Walt Hadfield

Construction Coordinator

Rusty Hanson

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Debra Heesch

Stand-In

Edouard F Henriques

Makeup Artist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Julie Hewett

Makeup

Eddie Hice

Stunts

Michael Hofacre

Assistant Editor

Lola Hoover

Assistant Sound Editor

Bart Hubenthal

Swing Gang

Jeffrey A. Humphreys

Boom Operator

Xandy Janko

Original Music

David Jernigan

Transportation Captain

Richard Jones

Other

Jeff Kamin

Production Assistant

Nicholas Kazan

Coproducer

Nicholas Kazan

Screenplay

Ian C Kelly

Video

David Kelson

Sound Mixer

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Rick Kline

Rerecording

Lynzee Klingman

Editor

Louie Lantieri

Special Effects

Michael Lantieri

Special Effects Supervisor

Vanessa Lapato

Assistant Sound Editor

Martin Lazzarini

Post-Production Assistant

Jackie C Lee

Dga Trainee

Robert Leitelt

Key Rigging Grip

Joshua Levinson

Associate Producer

Blake Leyh

Sound Effects

Skip Lievsay

Sound Editor

Margaret Liu

Assistant Editor

Chris Lowden

Casting Associate

Marcel Lundberg

Production Assistant

Kent Luttrell

Stunts

Lucia Mace

Hair Stylist

Bobby Mackston

Sound Editor

Shari Stagliano Maier

Stand-In

James Matheny

Dialogue Editor

Michael J Mcalister

Consultant

Kathy Mccart

Other

Kimberly R Mccord

Assistant Sound Editor

Matt Mcdonald

Special Effects

Karen Mcelhatton

Animal Wrangler

Denise Mcgrath

Production Accountant

Patricia Mclauglin

Costume Supervisor

Barbara Mesney

Set Designer

Harold Michelson

Consultant

Donald O Mitchell

Rerecording

Frank Montano

Rerecording

David Needham

Swing Gang

Bill Neil

Cinematographer

Ve Neill

Makeup Artist

Lori J Nelson

Visual Effects

Andrew Neskoromny

Set Designer

David Newman

Music

Krystyna Newman

Consultant

Larry Nicholas

Stunts

Phill Norman

Consultant

Aisling O'brien

Visual Effects

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Sean O'connor

Visual Effects

Daniel L Ondrejko

Other

Dan Ossello

Special Effects

Tom Pahk

Special Effects

Jay Pelissier

Assistant Art Director

Brian Penikas

Prosthetics

Michael Peyser

Executive Producer

Michael Peyser

Unit Production Manager

Jo An Phillips

Hair Stylist

Marge Piane

Assistant Director

John Pierce

Rigging Gaffer

Jennifer Polito-gaulke

Set Decorator

Donna Marcione Pollack

Costume Supervisor

Bobby Porter

Stunts

Joseph 'jo Jo' Presson

Best Boy Grip

Bruce Pross

Foley

Bob Putynkowksi

Color Timer

Nadine Reale

Set Costumer

Gary F Richie

Other

Michael Risoli

Assistant Director

R A Rondel

Stunt Coordinator

Stacey Rosen

Casting Associate

Brian Rosenberg

Assistant

Stan Rosenfield

Other

Renee Rousselot

Casting

Deep Roy

Stunts

David Rubin

Casting

Jane Ruhm

Costume Designer

Mark W Ryan

Music

Jeremiah Samuels

Production Supervisor

Kim Santantonio

Hair Stylist

Brent Scarpo

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Debbie Schwab

Production Coordinator

Fred Scialla

Stand-In

Nelson Sepulveda

Visual Effects

Michael Shamberg

Producer

Ned Shapiro

Location Manager

Wayne Shepherd

Video

Stacey Sher

Producer

Scott Sherline

Cable Operator

Robin Sherwood

Stunts

Kendally Shimer

Stand-In

Sandra Shimooka

Assistant

Lydia Smith

Camera Assistant

Chris Squires

Steadicam Operator

Stuart Stanley

Foley Editor

Lori Stilson

Set Costumer

Mark Streapy

Camera Operator

Robin Swicord

Screenplay

Robin Swicord

Coproducer

James Taylor

Transportation Coordinator

Joy Taylor

Assistant Property Master

Jeffrey Thomas

Other

Rick Tiedemann

Steadicam Operator

Tom Tokunaga

Special Effects

Renee Tondelli

Adr Editor

Philip Toolin

Art Director

Yolanda Toussieng

Hair Stylist

Eric Tramp

Assistant Camera Operator

Bill Turchyn

Craft Service

John Vecchio

Lighting Technician

Tom Villano

Music Editor

Steve Visscher

Foley Editor

James F. Walker

Foreman

Kendrick Wallace

Line Producer

Polly Walter

Editorial Assistant

Peter Ward

Assistant

Barry Watkins

Visual Effects

Chris Watts

Visual Effects Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Family
Fantasy
Adaptation
Children
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Scott Sherline
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States on Video December 17, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 2, 1996

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Avant Premieres) November 8-17, 1996.

Based on the novel "Matilda" by Roald Dahl; published by Viking in 1988.

Began shooting May 8, 1995.

Completed shooting October 24, 1995.

Released in United States Summer August 2, 1996

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Avant Premieres) November 8-17, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video December 17, 1996