PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
The film's official trailer featured music from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Harry Belafonte's "Jump in the Line" which was featured prominently in Beetlejuice (1988).
Dirty dealings, like buying stolen car parts, never stay secret for long, especially when the FBI gets involved.
FBI Agent Bob: 9:17, suspect exits domicile.
FBI Agent Bill: I've got 9:18.
FBI Agent Bob: 9:17 is correct.
Matilda's parents let Miss Honey legally adopt Matilda by signing the adoption papers. In reality it is not as simple as that. For Matilda to be properly adopted the Wormwoods would have to sign a lot of paper work which would then go through the courts. This would take time so technically Miss Honey would be adopting Matilda illegally.
The opening and closing credits are displayed over various colored backgrounds.
$8,209,000 (USA) (4 August 1996)
$33,084,249 (USA) (1 December 1996)