10 Facts about Matilda

Post On: August 1, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Film

Facts about Matilda give the readers the detail about American children’s fantasy comedy released in 1996. Danny DeVito was the director of the movie. He produced it along with Lucy Dahl, Stacey Sher, and Michael Shamberg. The movie was adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel with the same name. Robin Swicord and Nicholas Kazan wrote the script. Let’s find out other interesting facts about Matilda by checking the below post:

Facts about Matilda 1: the cast

If you have watched Matilda before, can you mention the cast? They include Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman, DeVito, Pam Ferris and Embeth Davidtz.

Facts about Matilda 2:  the plot

The plot is centered on a young character named Matilda played by Mara Wilson. Her parents never valued education. Therefore, she had to deal with them using the telekinesis. Another problem of Matilda was with Agatha Trunchbull who served as the principal of Crunchem Hall Elementary School. She was oppressive toward the children.

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Facts about Matilda 3: releasing the movie

On 2 August 1996, the movie was released in US.

Facts about Matilda 4: the roles

Matilda Wormwood is played by Mara Wilson.  The newborn, 9 month old, toddler and 4-year old Matilda were depicted by different people.

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Facts about Matilda 5: parents of Matilda

Matilda’s father is Harry Wormwood portrayed by Danny DeVito. Zinnia Wormwood is her mother played by Rhea Perlman. Miss Jennifer Honey is portrayed by Embeth Davidtz.

Facts about Matilda

Facts about Matilda

Facts about Matilda 6: soundtracks

Rusted Root sang “Send Me on My Way” as one of the famous songs featured in Matilda.  This song was played twice in the movie. The latter one when Miss Honey and Matilda playing at the former house of Miss Trunchbull.

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Facts about Matilda 7: the original score

Another famous song is “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris. David Newman was the composer of the original song of Matilda.

Facts about Matilda 8: reception

Matilda was praised by the critics.  It earned the approval rating of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes according to 21 reviews.

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Facts about Matilda 9: the income

Matilda was made with the budget $36 million. However, it only grossed $33 million in United States.

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Facts about Matilda 10: the worldwide success

Even though it did not earn great in the home country, Matilda grossed better globally.  It has been released on TV and home video too. This movie is popular among kids and young adults.

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