Wilber Goes Silent (2016)

R | 2h 41min | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 29 December 2016 (USA)


When Wilber and Tulip Bortz are killed in a motorcycle accident, they get sent to Heaven to learn that no one can see or hear them when they are ghosts.

Director, Producers and Writer

Director: Denise Di Novi

Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Denise Di Novi

Writer: Timur Bekmambetov


Blake Michael, Raini Rodriguez, Ellen DeGeneres (see full cast below)

Character Gallery

Main Characters

Recurring Characters


Cast overview, first billed only:

  • Blake Michael-...-Wilber Bortz
  • Raini Rodriguez-...-Tulip Bortz
  • Ellen DeGeneres-...-Sarah Bortz
  • Regan Burns-...-Zachary Bortz
  • Portia Doubleday-...-Alex Bortz
  • Anne Hathaway-...-Madison Bortz



Written by Timur Bekmambetov

Genres: Animation | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for an accident scene, language including drug references and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications >>

Parents Guide: View content advisory >>


Country: USA

Language: English

Release Dates

29 December 2016 (USA, theatrical release)

4 April 2017 (USA, home release)

Company Credits

Production Companies


  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (DVD) (USA) (2017)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Blu-Ray) (USA) (2017)
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