The Talking Parcel
Directed by David W. Armstrong
Produced by David W. Armstrong
Sam Mercer
Brian W. Armstrong
Sarah W. Armstrong
Written by Rob Minkoff
Screenplay by Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Story by Don Hahn
Linda Woolverton
Based on Gerald Durrell (novel)
Starring George Clooney
Jaleel White
Bill Murray
Mandy Moore
Kelsey Grammer
Wallace Shawn
Gilbert Gottfried
Cheech Marin
Ruby Barnhill
Simon Pegg
Music by John Wallace
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Roy Tanner
Production company(s) Shires (USA)
Matthew Mouse Productions
Virgil Pictures
Distributor Pentagon (USA)
Lionsgate (USA)
Orion Pictures (USA)
Entertainment One (UK)
Release date(s) April 15, 2016 (United Kingdom)
April 29, 2016 (United States)
Running time 110 Minutes
Language English
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The Talking Parcel is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by David W. Armstrong, written by Rob Minkoff and based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Gerald Durrell.



  • This is the third film to feature the full 2011 Shires opening logo as a closing logo.
  • This is Shires' first live-action remake of a non-Shires animated film.
  • This is actually the second adaptation of Gerald Durrell's The Talking Parcel, as a direct to television animated film had been released in 1978 by the British animation studio Cosgrove Hall.
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