Tj's World: The Movie is a 2005 American animated comedy film based on the Nickelodeonanimated television series of the same name. The film was directed by the series' creator TjsWorld2011, and was produced by his vanity production company TjsWorld2011 Entertainment and Nickelodeon Movies for Paramount Pictures. The film follows the four main protagonists of the series, Tjdrum, Ccmater2, Agentpeddle and IronInforcer; the government of Florida imposes the Security Technology Act (STA), a law that places security audio recorders in everyone's houses, on the state, after an incident in someone's house is reported. The local activist group "The Anti-STA" engages in violent conflict with law enforcement in response, and after getting off a trial scot-free, eventually ends up conjuring PoofyGumbo, who proceeds to impose his evil principles around Florida, breaking up the government in the process. The remainder of the government asks the boys, who have been among the only ones who have not questioned the new law, to stop PoofyGumbo from spreading his concept all over the world.
The film was released six years after Tj's World first premiered on Nickelodeon in 1999. Its premise was conceived by Tj himself, who referred to it as "an allegory about how some people don't want something that they don't know could make society a safer place, but other people can accept it without any trouble."
The film was released in theaters on March 18, 2005 and received generally favorable reviews from critics and fans alike. The film was released on DVD on August 23, 2005.
The film's teaser trailer was released in May 2004, and was shown before films such as Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2 and Steamin' Hot. The film's first official trailer was released in October 2004, and was shown before films such as The Incredibles and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
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On its opening weekend, the film grossed $33,461,560 being released in 3,312 theaters, leaving it #2 during the weekend behind The Ring Two. On its second weekend, it remained in its #2 spot for the weekend, grossing $18,367,290. The film grossed $187,431,005 worldwide, making the film a box office success.
The film was released on DVD on August 23, 2005, with widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film, and a featurette documenting the film's production. A Blu-Ray Disc edition of the film was released on May 17, 2011.
After the film's release, "Edit Your Friends" was made the theme song for the series, which previously had no theme song but had a very short opening sequence. The songs "Every Day Is Exactly The Same", "The National Anthem", "With Teeth", "Exploder", "Everything In Its Right Place", "Goof" and the instrumental version of "Edit Your Friends" do not appear in the film. "Edit Your Friends" and "Backdrifts" are played during the credits.