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Quest is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film produced by Universal Animation Studios for Universal Pictures. The sixteenth animated feature in the Universal Animated Features canon, it was directed by Audel LaRoque and Karey Kirkpatrick with co-direction by John France from a screenplay by Kirkpatrick, Thomas Lennon, Len Blum, Joe Stillman, and Ben Queen, and a story by LaRoque, Lennon, and Kirkpatrick, and stars the voices of Justin Long, Simon Pegg, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Clarke Duncan (in his final animated role), Danny McBride, Jennifer Tilly, and Alan Tudyk. The film is set in ancient medieval times, where the evil lord Glomos (Duncan) captures Princess Pela (Gellar)'s soul using a spellbinding crystal ball; a young prince and wannabe swordsman named Ridder (Long) sets out to rescue Pela and save the kingdom from Glomos' psychic control.

Quest premiered on February 19, 2013 in South Korea, and was released in the United States on March 1, 2013. It was met with positive reviews, with critics praising its animation and voice acting, and was also a box office success, grossing over $524 million worldwide. A television series titled Quest: Adventures of Ridder debuted on the Gingo network on October 8, 2016.

Plot

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Voice cast

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Production

Development

The idea for the film was conceived by Audel LaRoque in 2006, while still working on Computeropolis 2. At that time, LaRoque wanted to make a fantasy film set in ancient medieval times similar to The Lord of the Rings, while taking some inspirations from video games such as The Legend of Zelda and Team Ico's Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Actor and writer Thomas Lennon, a frequent collaborator with LaRoque, aided LaRoque and Karey Kirkpatrick in shaping the story for about three months. In early 2007, LaRoque and a few others created a story reel of the first twenty minutes of the film and Michael Wildshill was impressed.

LaRoque then started working on Quest after the finished production of Computeropolis 2 as well as the cancellation of LaRoque's own version of Big Hero 6. In November 2008, a month before the release of Universal's similar animated film The Tale of Despereaux, Universal Animation Studios announced the film to the public, where it was humorously titled as the Untitled Fairy Tale. LaRoque and Kirkpatrick were on board to direct the film, with Lennon, Len Blum, Joe Stillman and Ben Queen writing the script.

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Casting

On August 2, 2011, Universal announced that Justin LongSimon Pegg, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Clarke Duncan, Danny McBride, Jennifer Tilly, and Alan Tudyk had joined the cast of the film.

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Animation

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Music

Main article: Quest/Soundtrack

Mark Mancina composed the original soundtrack for the film, which was released on February 19, 2013, by Back Lot Music.

Release

Quest was initially set for release on February 22, 2013, but Universal pushed the film two weeks later to March 1, 2013, taking over the original release slot held by DreamWorks Animation's upcoming film The Croods, which in turn had been pushed from March 1 to March 22, 2013. The film had its premiere on February 19, 2013 in South Korea, before being released into American theaters on March 1. It was supposed to be released in Pakistan on June 16, 2013, but because of the Quetta attacks a day before, the Pakistan release was cancelled.

Marketing

Home media

Quest was released on Digital HD on July 23, 2013, and on DVD and Blu-ray on August 6, 2013. A Walmart exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack included a limited edition Ridder action figure.

Reception

Critical reception

Quest received critical acclaim upon its release. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 97% based on 287 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Quest glows with strategy, drama, and energy, thus turning a simple story into one of Computeropolis director Audel LaRoque's – if not his – finest." On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a rating score of 89 out of 100, based on 56 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".

Box office

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Accolades

Award Category Recipient Result
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Animated Movie Nominated
Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie Justin Long
Simon Pegg

TV series

Main article: Quest: Adventures of Ridder

Transcripts

Main

To see the main transcript of the film, click here.

Trailers

To see the transcript for the trailers of the film, click here.

See also


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v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Universal Animation Studios (Universal Animated Features)
Traditional-animated

Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) · Galaxion (1999) · Paint World (1999) · Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) · Me & Mobo (2002) · Magina (2003)

Computer-animated

Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · Luna & Zak (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) · Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018) · Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019)

Upcoming

Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) · Computeropolis 5 (2021) · Earth Farm (2021)

Illumination

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) · The Grinch (2018)

Upcoming

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) · How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) ·

Upcoming

Abominable (2019) · Trolls World Tour (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Curious George (2006) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008) · The Pandemoniums Movie (2009) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Ratchet & Clank (2016) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)