Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure
Based onAround the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne
Directed byJohn Eng
Music byDon Grady
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
ProducerPeggy Becker
EditorKaryn Finley Thompson
Running time73 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseDecember 15, 2002 (2002-12-15)

Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure is a 2002[3] animated television film which originally aired on Nickelodeon on December 15, 2002, and eventually aired on VHS and DVD by MGM Home Entertainment as a DIC Movie Toon. Loosely based on Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, the plot follows a trio of genetic animals, a gorilla named Eddie, a cheetah named Sasha, and a parrot named Trevor, who decide to escape a laboratory and travel the world in hopes of finding a place known as Himalaya USA. Meanwhile, a hunter is tasked with catching the animals within a period of eighty days – before the tracking devices attached to the latter self-destruct.

The film was initially distributed by DIC Entertainment and is nowadays a property of WildBrain, which holds the rights to the DIC Movie Toons, as well as most of DIC's library, and ViacomCBS.[4]



The story and script were written by Tim Wade and Danny Hartigan. The music for the film's songs were written by Emmy Award-winning composer John Kavanaugh and lyrics by John Kavanaugh and Barbara Epstein, the film's executive producer. The animation was produced overseas by Rough Draft Korea.


The film was initially scheduled for a 2000 air date on Nickelodeon, alongside The Electric Piper: A Pied Piper Adventure.[5] Globehunters was released on DVD and VHS in 2003 by MGM Home Entertainment, and re-released on DVD on September 2, 2008, by Gaiam.[6]


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