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Computeropolis is a computer animated comedy film series and media franchise produced by Universal Animation Studios and released by Universal Pictures. It features the adventures of Peri Dazz (voiced by Jesse McCartney), an intelligent and kind-hearted teenage boy, who is sucked into the eponymous fantasy and metropolis internet city from his computer, where he meets his character Nicky Kickzoo (voiced by David Spade), the star of Peri's computer game Frenzy. The duo unexpectedly embark on adventures that challenge and change them.

The franchise began with the 2004 film Computeropolis and its 2007, 2010 and 2018 sequels Computeropolis 2, Computeropolis 3 and Computeropolis: The Deep Web, with a fifth film currently in development. It also includes a simulator ride attraction, Computeropolis: A Technical Ride, at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood, and a television series for Cartoon Network titled Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky, which premiered in the summer of 2008. A spin-off series, entitled Zola: Queen of the Deep Web, is currently being developed by Universal Television Animation and is scheduled to premiere on Universal Kids in early 2019.

The franchise has been highly acclaimed with its first two features being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, in addition to the first film's nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. The series has now grossed over $1.8 billion, making it the 24th highest-grossing franchise of all time, the fourth highest-grossing animated franchise (behind Shrek, Despicable Me, and Ice Age), and the highest-grossing Universal Animation Studios franchise.

Computeropolis and Computeropolis 2 received a "Certified Fresh" rating of 89% and 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Computeropolis 3 and Computeropolis: The Deep Web however, received 43% and 50% "Rotten" ratings, with Computeropolis 3 being the lowest rated film in the franchise.

Main filmsEdit

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Computeropolis (2004)Edit

Main article: Computeropolis

Computeropolis focuses on a young computer designing expert named Peri Dazz, who attempts to publish his own game Frenzy to the Internet and suddenly stumbles into an eponymous online universe deep inside the realms of his computer. While finding a way to return home, Peri joins Nicky Kickzoo, the protagonist of the Frenzy game, on a risky mission to eliminate King Trojan, a virus capable of corrupting the entirety of the global system.

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Computeropolis 2 (2007)Edit

Main article: Computeropolis 2

Computeropolis 2 takes place two years after the first film, with Peri Dazz now being 16 years old. It focuses on Peri and Nicky entering an massively multiplayer virtual reality online sandbox game, during which Peri finds love. Soon, Computeropolis plunges into chaos when a group of hackers try to hijack Peri's computer and take over Computeropolis.

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Computeropolis 3 (2010)Edit

Main article: Computeropolis 3

Peri, Nicky, Vinna, Travis, and the rest of the gang face off against Jeff Bick, a ruthless nemesis of Peri who tries to pull a "global warming" on the Internet for good. In order to stop Jeff, Peri recruits his old friends from school. Meanwhile, Vinna meets her long-lost parents Amy and Hank, who abandoned their daughter to find a new life.

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Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)Edit

Main article: Computeropolis: The Deep Web

Peri and his friends take a journey to the bootleg world known as the Deep Web led by Rulio, a bootleg knockoff mixture of Elmo and Mario, before Peri prepares to leave for college. During their adventure, Peri and the gang encounter many strange commodities of the Deep Web, such as toy and nursery rhyme channels for children and a tribe of genetically enhanced and highly intelligent apes. However, after rescuing a young girl named Zola from many mean-spirited apes formerly loyal to the human-hating bonobo Koba derogatorily called "donkeys", they soon discover Rulio is responsible for making these bootlegs and plans to put a bootleg virus that could destroy Peri's computer, so they must stop him before it's too late.

Computeropolis 5 (TBA)Edit

On the possibility of a potential sequel, in April 2018, Audel LaRoque, the director of the first two films and the fourth film, stated that a fifth installment is already being considered. In June, LaRoque stated that he planned to include references to several of Universal Pictures' properties, including their own films, Illumination films, and DreamWorks Animation properties in the fifth film, when he and the crew saw the second trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet. However, it was reported that there were "no immediate plans" for LaRoque to direct a Computeropolis sequel, or any other Universal animated films, with LaRoque instead being relegated to an executive producer position. This comes after a reshuffling of film production staff at Universal due to Computeropolis: The Deep Web's poor performance in North America.

With the international success of Computeropolis: The Deep Web in August 2018, LaRoque stated that he is unsure if he can return to direct the fifth film due to his focus on directing Mech-Girl. Universal has stated that the fifth Computeropolis installment is already moving forward from Universal Animation Studios. LaRoque announced that he will not be directing the fifth film to work on his original movie Mech-Girl instead, but will still write the screenplay and remain as an executive producer. On August 11, 2018, it was reported that Gary Hall (co-director of Paradoria) is in talks to direct the fifth installment.

Television seriesEdit

Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and NickyEdit

Main article: Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and Nicky

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Zola: Queen of the Deep WebEdit

Main article: Zola: Queen of the Deep Web

Short filmsEdit

Print 3D Errors (2004)Edit

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Peri and Nicky Get a Flu (2007)Edit

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The Chat (2010)Edit

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Computeropolis Xmas (2011)Edit

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Go Party! (2012)Edit

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Zip (2017)Edit

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Zola's Makeover (2018)Edit

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Monkey Business (2018)Edit

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CastEdit

Main article: List of Computeropolis characters

Feature filmsEdit

Characters Computeropolis Computeropolis 2 Computeropolis 3 Computeropolis:
The Deep Web
2004 2007 2010 2018
Principal characters
Peri Dazz Jesse McCartney Jesse McCartney
Max Neuwirth (young)
Jesse McCartney
Nicky Kickzoo David Spade
Vinna Binz Sarah Silverman
Travis Dan Fogler
Notepad Ned Jon Lovitz
Painting Paula Jennifer Tilly
Media Player Mike Audel LaRoque character is mute Jess Harnell
Manager Marc David Hyde Pierce
Commander Cindy Jodi Benson
Carol Kari Wahlgren
Heather Dazz Tress MacNeille
Earl Dazz Jeff Bennett
Paul and Frank Jon Lovitz Silent cameo Jon Lovitz
William Shatner William Shatner
Clippit Michael Wildshill Michael Wildshill
Bill and Sam Chris Edgerly Silent cameo Chris Edgerly
Corey Burton Corey Burton
Fredrick Moss Mentioned only Eddie Izzard
Supporting characters
King Trojan Kelsey Grammer Mentioned only Kelsey Grammer (archive recording)
Milo Harland Williams
Cyber-Boy Chris Pine
Gene Brian Stepanek
Mr. Error Harland Williams
Jeff Bick Christopher Plummer
Big Dusty Brad Garrett
Tina Sofía Vergara
Otis Nathan Lane
Amy and Hank Binz Jane Lynch Silent cameo
Danny McBride
Rachel Dakota Fanning
Mark Will Shadley
Eli Freddie Highmore
Smokey the Icon Will Forte
Rulio Dan Middleton
Zola Millie Bobby Brown
Scully Zach King
Ella Felicia Day
Brutus Keegan-Michael Key
Lizzy Elizabeth Banks
Benny Danny Glover
Flowies Harland Williams
Steve Zahn
Alan Tudyk
Steve Coogan
Red Ty Olsson
Winter Aleks Paunovic
Fred Tatasciore (speaking)
Erik Patrick Stewart
Lavender Catherine Keener
Abe Sam Elliott
Lulu Neil Patrick Harris
Carniolus Audel LaRoque
Rutt John DiMaggio
Carl Maurice LaMarche

Short filmsEdit

Characters Print 3D Errors Computeropolis:
A Technical Ride
Peri and Nicky Get a Flu The Chat Go Party! Zip Zola's Makeover Monkey Business
2004 2006 2007 2010 2012 2017 2018
Peri Dazz Jesse McCartney Silent cameo Jesse McCartney
Nicky Kickzoo David Spade
Vinna Binz Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman
Travis Dan Fogler Dan Fogler Silent cameo
Notepad Ned Jon Lovitz Jon Lovitz
Painting Paula Jennifer Tilly Jennifer Tilly
Media Player Mike Character is mute Character is mute
Manager Marc David Hyde Pierce David Hyde Pierce Silent cameo
Commander Cindy Jodi Benson Jodi Benson
Carol Kari Wahlgren
Paul and Frank Jon Lovitz
Fred Tatasciore
Clippit Michael Wildshill Silent cameo
King Trojan Kelsey Grammer
Milo Harland Williams
Rachel Dakota Fanning
Fluffy Dee Bradley Baker
Zola Millie Bobby Brown

TelevisionEdit

Characters Computeropolis:
Adventures of Peri and Nicky
Computeropolis
Xmas
Zola:
Queen of the Deep Web
2008 - 2014 2011 2019
Peri Dazz Jesse McCartney
Nicky Kickzoo J.P. Manoux
Vinna Binz Sarah Silverman
Travis Dan Fogler
Notepad Ned Jon Lovitz
Painting Paula Grey DeLisle Jennifer Tilly
Media Player Mike character is mute Jess Harnell
Manager Marc David Hyde Pierce
Commander Cindy Jodi Benson
Carol Kari Wahlgren
Heather Dazz Tress MacNeille
Earl Dazz Jeff Bennett
Paul and Frank Jon Lovitz Silent cameo
Fred Tatasciore
Clippit Michael Wildshill
King Trojan Fred Tatasciore Kelsey Grammer
Milo Harland Williams
Cyber-Boy Kevin Noonchester
Gene Brian Stepanek
Mr. Error Harland Williams
Fredrick Moss Chris Edgerly Eddie Izzard
Rachel Dakota Fanning
Mark Will Shadley
Eli Freddie Highmore
Zola Millie Bobby Brown
Rulio Dan Middleton
Red Ty Olsson
Winter Fred Tatasciore
Note: A dark grey cell indicates character did not appear in that medium.

CrewEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Role Computeropolis Computeropolis 2 Computeropolis 3 Computeropolis:
The Deep Web
Computeropolis 5
2004 2007 2010 2018 TBA
Director(s) Audel LaRoque
Co-directed by:
David Silverman
Audel LaRoque Mike Moon
Ash Brannon
Audel LaRoque Gary Hall
Producer(s) Brandon Minez Michael Wildshill Mary Parent
Adam Stephenson Miller
TBA
Executive producer(s) Michael Wildshill Audel LaRoque
Brandon Minez
Michael Wildshill
Brandon Minez
Michael Wildshill
Audel LaRoque
Writer(s) Screenplay by:
Thomas Lennon
Story by:
Audel LaRoque
Michael Wildshill
Screenplay by:
Thomas Lennon
Audel LaRoque
Mike Reiss
Story by:
Audel LaRoque
Michael Wildshill
Thomas Lennon
Karey Kirkpatrick
Mike Reiss
Screenplay by:
Joe Stillman
Story by:
Joe Stillman
Ash Brannon
Screenplay by:
Audel LaRoque
Robert L. Baird
Erica Rivinoja
Mike Reiss
Story by:
Audel LaRoque
Michael Wildshill
Ash Brannon
Audel LaRoque
Composer(s) John Debney
Heitor Pereira
John Debney John Debney
Heitor Pereira
TBA
Editor(s) Tom F. Warner John Carnochan Cody Moore
Production company Universal Feature Animation Universal Animation Studios
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Running time 98 minutes 102 minutes 89 minutes 104 minutes TBA
Released July 2, 2004 July 6, 2007 March 5, 2010 May 4, 2018

Television seriesEdit

Role Computeropolis:
Adventures of Peri and Nicky
Zola:
Queen of the Deep Web
2008-2014 2019
Director(s) Nick Filippi TBA
Developer(s) Amy McNeill
Henri Dosclz
Michael Wildshill
Producer(s) Elliott Franklin, Jr.
Adam Stephenson Miller
TBA
Executive producer(s) Michael Wildshill Tom Ruzicka
Michael Wildshill
Audel LaRoque
Composer(s) Adam Berry
Editor(s) Rob Carpenter TBA
Production company Universal Television Animation
Distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original channel Cartoon Network Universal Kids
Running time 22 minutes TBA
Released June 5, 2008 – August 14, 2014 2019

ReceptionEdit

Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Box office revenue Box office ranking Budget
North America Other territories Worldwide All time
North America
All time
worldwide
Computeropolis July 2, 2004 $256,832,180 $441,332,119 $697,164,299 102 164 $65 million
Computeropolis 2 July 6, 2007 $362,152,089 $591,324,272 $953,476,361 40 44 $77 million
Computeropolis 3 March 5, 2010 $229,772,033 $505,310,013 $783,682,046 45 31 $85 million
Computeropolis: The Deep Web May 4, 2018 $131,405,643 $914,219,553 $1,046,010,724 37 26 $200 million
Total $964,361,945 $2,076,185,957 $3,088,147,902 28 22 $427 million

Critical and public receptionEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Computeropolis 89% (169 reviews) 91 (73 reviews) A
Computeropolis 2 84% (186 reviews) 80 (47 reviews) A
Computeropolis 3 43% (174 reviews) 57 (41 reviews) A–
Computeropolis: The Deep Web 50% (350 reviews) 59 (43 reviews) B+

Academy AwardsEdit

Category Computeropolis Computeropolis 2 Computeropolis 3 Computeropolis: The Deep Web
Animated Feature Nominated Nominated

Video gamesEdit

Main article: List of Computeropolis video games

Theme park attractionsEdit

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Media
Films: ComputeropolisComputeropolis 2Computeropolis 3Computeropolis: The Deep WebComputeropolis 5

Television: Computeropolis: Adventures of Peri and NickyZola: Queen of the Deep Web

Characters
Peri Dazz