The MYCUN franchise, produced by MYCUN Studios, which is now a division of 20th Century Fox as of 2016, consists of four animated crossover films: MYCUN: The Movie (2005), Legend of MYCUN (2008), MYCUN and the Mystery to New York (2012) and MYCUN Forever (2016). The first two were distributed by Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox, while the third and fourth films were distributed by Fox only. A television series, Adventures of MYCUN, aired on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2017. MYCUN TV, aired on Fox from 2010 to 2017. MYCUN Shorts aired in 2017. The word "MYCUN" is pronounced as "my-con."
The first film was traditionally animated, making the first (and only) film in the series to be traditionally animated, while the other films, which all of them were produced by Geo G., were computer animated. The first film was also only traditionally animated mixed with CGI animation. A fifth film was scheduled for a June 7, 2019 release date, but was canceled. The first film was released in December 2005 and received negative reviews from critics.
MYCUN: The Movie (2005)
Main article: MYCUN: The Movie (2005 film)
MYCUN: The Movie, the first film in the series, was released on December 16, 2005. The film shows Gabriel Garza living in a boring life at his house in Pennsylvania with Roge, Leno, Cole, Loy, and the Lars in real life. He wants to think of something, but when a message from his nemesis, Carrie Underwood, appeared on his computer, she said in the message that she'll be taking over Gabriel's Imaginary World. So Gabriel had to enter a portal, which Loy built, to the Hoodwinked! universe to see Red Puckett, who saw Carrie Underwood and her evil friends, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson, Barney the Purple Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dora the Explorer, Boots the Monkey, Caillou, Chae Cook, the cast of Mother Goose Club, and the cast of Hoopla Kidz taking over that universe and even other media universes, including the Despicable Me universe, The Legend of Zelda universe, the Ico universe, the Coraline universe, the ParaNorman universe, and worst of all, Gabriel's imaginary world.
Following Gabriel through the portal to his workshop, Red meets Gru, the Minions (which were Gru's minions), Toon Link, Ico, Yorda, Coraline Jones, Norman Babcock, and Agatha Prenderghast, and Gabriel created his team called "MYCUN". Together, the MYCUNs go through a portal to Gabriel's imaginary world and must save it to defeat Carrie Underwood and her henchmen, who are ruling Gabriel's world. So it's up to the MYCUNs to stop Carrie Underwood and her henchmen from ruling Gabriel's world before it's too late.
Legend of MYCUN (2008)
Main article: Legend of MYCUN
Legend of MYCUN is the second installment in the series and the sequel to the 2005's MYCUN: The Movie, released on February 1, 2008. Unlike the previous film, which was traditionally animated, the sequel was entirely computer-animated. The sequel follows on Gabriel Garza, now 18 years old, becoming a king and the leader of the MYCUNs and other characters, and Red Puckett's husband (who becomes Gabriel's girlfriend from the first film) in his own village known as "MYCUN Village", located near at his own city known as "MYCUN City" with his newcomers, Bernard Bear, Victor Van Dort, Victoria Everglot, Emily the Corpse Bride, Hiro Hamada, Jak, Daxter, Caesar, Blue Eyes, Maurice, Rocket, Luca, and other apes, and makes his home to be "epic awesomeness and MYCUN-ish" until they have to defeat Koba and his evil group of apes with guns, Grey, Stone, Abe, Evil Minions, Caillou, and his clones, bad preschool/baby show characters, such as Mother Goose Club, Hoopla Kidz, Busy Beavers, LittleBabyBum, ChuChu TV Kids, CVS 3D Rhymes, and other bad people, who are trying to destroy Gabriel and take over Gabriel's new city, and his imaginary world as well.
MYCUN and the Mystery to New York (2012)
Main article: MYCUN and the Mystery to New York
MYCUN and the Mystery to New York is the third entry in the series, and was released in 3D on June 15, 2012. The film's screenplay was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and is based on Little Guy and The Mystery to New York. It focuses on Gabriel and the MYCUNs looking for a mystery to New York and Homer and Bart Simpson, and they must stop Koba from ruling New York.
MYCUN Forever (2016)
Main article: MYCUN Forever
Taking place four years after the events of MYCUN and the Mystery to New York, Koba creates an evil clone of Gabriel Garza named "Dark Gabriel" and moves to a faraway place to build his new empire with his henchmen. At there, he plans to make a machine to destroy MYCUN City and fleet. Meanwhile, Gabriel suddenly recalls his childhood memories. Remembering something about his biological mother Christine Garza accompanied by the MYCUNs and hearing about Koba moving to his new empire, he sets out on an adventure to find Christine with the MYCUNs (along with Lavender). They arrive at Koba's empire when Koba and Dark Gabriel teamed up with Tigger, Grover, and Elmo. The MYCUNs meet The Cook, Bert, and Ernie at some point, who were all arrested by Koba, and they must defeat Koba and his henchmen and destroy Koba's new empire before it's too late.
MYCUN Redemption (cancelled)
Main article: MYCUN Redemption
In May 2015, Taylor Grodin said that it is possible that the series could see six more sequels after MYCUN Forever, bringing it to a ten-film series. On April 27, 2016, C. Elbourn said he had no plans for a fifth film but was open to the possibility.
On June 22, 2016, 20th Century Fox announced that a fifth film is scheduled for a June 7, 2019 release date. On June 28, Christian Adams was hired at MYCUN Studios to work on the script for the fifth film. Later that day, he announced that MYCUN had signed a contract with Digital Leisure to use BrainDead 13 characters in the film. On August 27, 2016, it was announced that Taylor Grodin would be returning to direct the film and D.A. Nichols and Abbey Thickson would be coming in as producers. It was also reported that Elijah Wood, Toby Kebbell, Selena Gomez, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Andy Serkis were set to reprise their roles from the previous installment.
On September 4, 2016, the title for the fifth film has been revealed as MYCUN Redemption. However, on January 5, 2017, Universal Pictures announced that production for the fifth film was canceled. This is because the Gabriel and the Wacky Pack franchise is getting more successful than MYCUN, and it was Universal's decision to abandon the MYCUN franchise, thus canceling the fifth film, though there have been attempts to revive it.
Four short films based on the MYCUN films, all directed by Taylor Grodin, Dial "G" for Gabe, Like a Boss!, MYCUN-usicaland MYCUN Outs were released in 2006, on the film's DVD. Legend of MYCUN DVD and Blu-ray release in 2008 included another four short films also directed by Grodin: Where're My Glasses?, Monkey Business, MYCUN of the Apes and The Minions' Missing Adventure. A traditionally animated short film, titled Minion-Ape Battle, was released in 2012 on the DVD and Blu-ray release of MYCUN and the Mystery to New York. Another short film, titled Minion & Ape Montage, was released in 2016 on the home media release of MYCUN Forever.
Adventures of MYCUN (2008-2017)
- Main article: Adventures of MYCUN
Adventures of MYCUN is an animated television series based on the MYCUN film series. The show was originally intended to first air in March 2008, but it was delayed and officially premiered on Cartoon Network on July 5, 2008. All of the cast from the films reprised their roles in the show. After the show ended on May 9, 2014, Elijah Wood, who voices Gabriel Garza, stated that he was unaware of any plans for season eight. However, the following month, Geo G., the creator of the show, stated that the show would be revived in late 2014, starting with "MYCUN Reunion", which aired on October 25, 2014. On January 5, 2017, due to MYCUN becoming abandoned, Geo LTD. canceled more seasons of Adventures of MYCUN after season 10, indicating that the tenth season would be the last and the season 10 episodes will have 18 episodes instead of 30. It ended on March 25, 2017.
MYCUN TV (2010-2017)
- Main article: MYCUN TV (sketch series)
MYCUN TV is an American animated sketch comedy-variety crossover show created by Geo G., D.A. Nichols, and Taylor Grodin. It is based on the Cartoon Network series MAD, as well as Fox's Mad TV, NBC's Saturday Night Live, and Nickelodeon's All That and The Amanda Show. The series is also based on the Adventures of MYCUN season 3 episode of the same name. The series premiered on Fox on September 26, 2010. Like Adventures of MYCUN, all of the cast from the series reprise their roles in the show.
When the popularity of Gabriel and the Wacky Pack increased higher than MYCUN, production on the series ended in December 2016, and the series ended in February 2017.
MYCUN Shorts (2017-present)
- Main article: MYCUN Shorts
A television series of shorts called MYCUN Shorts began to air in early 2017. Developed and produced by CGI Entertainment, in partnership with MYCUN Studios, 20th Century Fox Television handled distribution worldwide. It aired on Cartoon Network in the United States, while Fox aired it outside the United States.
MYCUN Halloween Party (2009)
Main article: MYCUN Halloween Party
A Halloween special, titled MYCUN Halloween Party, was aired on October 31, 2009, on Cartoon Network. It was the first ever Adventures of MYCUN special and was 30 minutes long. The MYCUNs were dressed up for Halloween and then a package arrived and it was a bag of peanuts, and Hiro thinks that he hated peanuts but he ignored and he tries it, but Gabriel thinks it has gone awry, and Hiro becomes a zombie, with the others also becoming undead later on through the episode. However, Gabriel turns everyone into normal by using Gru's Anti-Zombie Gun because Koba sent the peanuts to MYCUN Village.
The Wonderful World of MYCUNs (2013)
Main article: The Wonderful World of MYCUNs
A 90-minute television special, titled The Wonderful World of MYCUNs, was aired on August 8, 2014, on Cartoon Network. It is a crossover between MYCUN and The Wonderful World of Zak. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 3, 2014.
The Amazing World of MYCUN (2016)
Main article: The Amazing World of MYCUN
A 1-hour television special, title The Amazing World of MYCUN, was aired on Cartoon Network on September 23, 2016. It is a crossover between The Amazing World of Gumball and MYCUN. Cartoon Network announced the crossover on July 10, 2016. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 11, 2016.
- For more details on the reception of each film, see the "Reception" section on each film's article.
Box office performance
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Budget||Ref(s)|
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide|| All time|
| All time|
|MYCUN: The Movie||December 16, 2005||$5,000||$5,000||$10,000||$130 million|
|Legend of MYCUN||January 25, 2008||$257 million||$377 million||$634 million||$150 million|
|MYCUN and the Mystery to New York||June 29, 2012||$80 million||$100 million||$180 million||$133 million|
|MYCUN Forever||May 27, 2016||$147 million||$349 million||$496 million||$116 million|
Critical and public response
|MYCUN: The Movie||0%||11||F|
|Legend of MYCUN||96%||88||A|
|MYCUN and the Mystery to New York||16%||28||C+|
Cast and characters
|Character||Theatrical films||Specials||TV series||Short films||Attractions|
|MYCUN: The Movie|
|Legend of MYCUN|
|MYCUN and the Mystery to New York|
|MYCUN Halloween Party|
|The Wonderful World of MYCUNs|
|Adventures of MYCUN|
|Dial "G" for Gabe|
|MYCUN-usical(2006)||MYCUN Outs (2006)||Where's My Glasses?(2008)||Monkey Business(2008)||MYCUN of the Apes(2008)||The Minions' Missing Adventure(2008)||Gabriel's Spots(2010)||Minion-Ape Battle(2012)||MYCUN: Give It A Ride!(2006)|
|Gabriel Garza||Spencer Klein||Elijah Wood|
|Elijah Wood||Spencer Klein||Elijah Wood||Elijah Wood||Elijah Wood||Spencer Klein|
|Red Puckett||Anne Hathaway||Selena Gomez||Anne Hathaway||Selena Gomez||Anne Hathaway (Seasons 1-6)|
Selena Gomez (Season 6-present)
|Anne Hathaway||Anne Hathaway||Silent cameo||Anne Hathaway||Anne Hathaway||Selena Gomez||Anne Hathaway|
|Felonious Gru||Steve Carell||Template:N/A||Steve Carell|
|Minions||Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud||Pierre Coffin|
|Norman Babcock||Gus Lewis||Kodi Smit-McPhee||Gus Lewis||Kodi Smit-McPhee||Kodi Smit-McPhee||Kodi Smit-McPhee (c)||Gus Lewis|
|Caesar||Andy Serkis||Andy Serkis||Andy Serkis (c)|
|Hiro Hamada||Evan Sabara||Ryan Potter||Evan Sabara||Ryan Potter||Evan Sabara (Seasons 1-6)|
Ryan Potter (Season 6-present)
|Evan Sabara||Evan Sabara||Ryan Potter (c)|
|Koba||Toby Kebbell||Toby Kebbell||Toby Kebbell|
|Antonio Perez||Moisés Arias||Moisés Arias||Moisés Arias||Moisés Arias (c)|
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- Note: A grey cell indicates the character who was not in that film.
|MYCUN: The Movie|
|Legend of MYCUN|
|MYCUN and the Mystery to New York|
|Director||Geo G.||Taylor Grodin & Mike Moon||Taylor Grodin & David Feiss||C. Elbourn & David Feiss||Taylor Grodin & C. Elbourn|
|Producer||C. Elbourn, Steve Samono, Terry Ward & Audel LaRoque||Geo G.||Geo G., D.A. Nichols & Abbey Thickson|
|Screenplay||Geo G.||Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Jon Vitti, Josh Klausner & Darren Lemke||Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver||David Silverman||Christian Adams|
|Composer||Harry Gregson-Williams & John Powell||Heitor Pereira, Hans Zimmer & Michael Giacchino||Heitor Pereira & Michael Giacchino||Mark Mothersbaugh||John Debney|
|Editor||Adam Katz||Adam Katz & Harry Hitner||John Carnochan & William Hoy||William Hoy||Adam Katz & James Palumbo|
|Production Designer||Yarrow Cheney||Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon & Geo G.||Eric Guillon & Geo G.||Geo G.||Template: N/A|
|MPAA rating||PG||PG-13||Template: N/A|
|Running time||114 minutes||102 minutes||94 minutes||128 minutes||Template: N/A|
|Distributor||Universal Pictures& 20th Century Fox||20th Century Fox & Universal Pictures||20th Century Fox|
MYCUN: The Movie (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Windows) — released December 6, 2005
MYCUN: The Movie Activity Center (Windows) — released January 15, 2006
MYCUN: The Movie - Animated Storybook (Windows)— released February 22, 2006
MYCUN Racing (Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo GameCube)— released March 26, 2006
MYCUN: It Came From the Real World (Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows, Nintendo GameCube)— released April 9, 2006
MYCUN Crazy Party (Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube)— released October 19, 2006
MYCUN Super Bits (Xbox Live Arcade)— released February 13, 2007
MYCUN Bingo (Windows)— released March 15, 2007
Legend of MYCUN (Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance)— released January 15, 2008
MYCUN Super Battle (Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360)— released November 15, 2008
MYCUN Super Kart (Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360)— released September 22, 2009
MYCUN GoKart! (ios)— released November 9, 2011
MYCUN and the Mystery to New York (PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS)— released June 5, 2012
MYCUN Builder (iOs)— released July 26, 2012
MYCUN Block Party (PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)— released February 13, 2013
MYCUN: Puzzle Blast (iOs)— released July 26, 2014
MYCUN Forever (Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One)— released May 17, 2016
Theme park attractions
MYCUN: Give It A Ride! is a simulator ride that opened on June 11, 2006, at Universal Studios Florida and on February 7, 2009, at Universal Studios Hollywood.
MYCUN Village is one of the eight themed lands in Universal Studios Singapore, and it consists of many locations from the MYCUN franchise, including Gabriel's House.
MYCUN Village was announced for Universal Orlando Resort in 2015, set to be around 13 acres (4.9 ha) and feature a different attraction line-up including a new entrance for an expanded MYCUN: Give It A Ride!. Construction on the land began on March 14, 2016, the land opened on January 12, 2017.
MYCUN inspired rides and attractions will be featured at the first 20th Century Fox theme park, called 20th Century Fox World, built in 2016 as part of Malaysia-based Resorts World Genting.