Night at the Museum Movie

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Who's Involved:

Thomas Lennon, Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Shawn Levy, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams, Chris Columbus, Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Robert Ben Garant, Kim Raver, Rami Malek, Ricky Gervais, Michael Barnathan, Bill Cobbs, Dick Van Dyke, Emma Watts, Mickey Rooney

mild action, language and brief rude humor
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he's destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how "big," when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift night watchman at a museum of natural history. But during Larry's watch, something extraordinary happens: the museum's exhibits magically come to life. A fearsome T-Rex insists on a game of fetch (with one of his own skeleton bones); Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and cowboys emerge from their diorama to wage epic battles; and a wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt gives Larry important advice while harboring a crush for an Indian princess. As things spiral wildly out of control, Larry must find a way to control the magic to stop a nefarious plot and save the museum.

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Who stars in Night at the Museum: Cast List

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The Prince of Providence, Merry Friggin' Christmas  

Faster, New Year's Eve  

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors [TV Movie]  


Haunted Mansion, Secret Headquarters  

Mary Poppins Returns, Curious George  

The Ultimate Life, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done  

The Muppets, The Willoughbys  

Oppenheimer, Amsterdam  

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Ghostbusters: Afterlife  

The Lost King, Despicable Me 4  

Who's making Night at the Museum: Crew List

A look at the Night at the Museum behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Shawn Levy last directed The Adam Project and Free Guy. The film's writer Thomas Lennon last wrote Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Hell Baby.


Shawn Levy


Michael Barnathan
Chris Columbus
Shawn Levy

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Production: What we know about Night at the Museum?

Key Facts

  1. The live-action/CG film is loosely based on Milan Trenc's children's book "The Night at the Museum."

Filming Timeline

  1. 1969 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

Night at the Museum Release Date: When was the film released?

Night at the Museum was a release in 2006 on Friday, December 22, 2006. There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Rocky Balboa, The Good Shepherd and Notes on a Scandal.

Night at the Museum DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Night at the Museum was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 .

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