|Legends of the Hidden Temple|
|Based on||Legends of the Hidden Temple|
by Stephen Brown
David G. Stanley
Scott A. Stone
|Screenplay by||Zach Hyatt|
Alex J. Reid
|Directed by||Joe Menendez|
|Composer(s)||Paul E. Francis|
|Country of origin||United States and Canada|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott McAboy|
|Running time||65 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Pacific Bay Entertainment|
|Original release||November 26, 2016|
Legends of the Hidden Temple (also known as Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie) is a live-action TV movie inspired by the mid-1990s game show of the same name. The film follows three siblings who ditch a jungle tour and find themselves undergoing a real-life obstacle course with the help of Kirk Fogg and Olmec. The film premiered on Nickelodeon on November 26, 2016.
Three siblings, Sadie (Isabela Moner), Noah (Colin Critchley), and Dudley (Jet Jurgensmeyer), go on a jungle tour to the 'Hidden Temple' theme park where Kirk Fogg, now a tour guide, works. Noah, being fascinated by the legends of the Hidden Temple, wonders if he could explore it on the inside, much to Sadie's annoyance. Noah and Dudley go to the restricted area where the secret entrance is believed to be. Sadie tries to stop them, but accidentally steps on the trapdoor that sends them into the temple.
The kids are welcomed inside the temple by none other than Olmec (Dee Bradley Baker), who was once a king. He recalls of a moment in his life, then tells them what he remembers: He planned to decree his son, Prince Zuma, as a successor to the kingdom, when suddenly his evil brother Thak and his army of Temple Guards appear and attempt to kill Zuma and decree he himself as king. Olmec had no choice but to turn the entire civilization to stone. Noah believes that he, Sadie and Dudley are the only ones who can restore the kingdom back to its former glory. Olmec instructs them to find both half-pendants of life in the Room of the Ancient Warriors and the Treasure Room, but warns them of the dangers that might lurk around the temple. Once both half-pendants are found, they must be combined to unlock the temple within three minutes, or risk being trapped inside the temple forever.
Jet Jurgensmeyer was cast as Dudley, the youngest of the three siblings, who has the ability to talk to all animals except snakes. Kirk Fogg, the original host of Legends of the Hidden Temple, the 1990s game show on which the film is based, returns as a fictionalized version of himself, working as a tour guide. Colin Critchley and Isabela Moner also appear in the film. Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker, who is also from the original game show, reprised his role as Olmec.
Legends of the Hidden Temple attracted a total of 1.60 million viewers with a 0.29 rating for people aged 18–49.
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