December 20, 2002
Genre(s): Adventure, Family, Animation
Eliza Thornberry is an unusual child who adores her father, a wilderness explorer, and much prefers the company of animals to people. While her and her family are on an African safari, Eliza is delighted by the discovery that she can have intelligible conversations with animals. This is particularly exciting when it comes to her best friend, a chimpanzee named Darwin. Life is not all easy for Eliza, however. She doesn't get along with her sister Debbie, who is a typical girly girl, and not a very nice one at that. However, when Debbie's life is in danger, gentle Eliza is compelled to put aside their differences to come to her rescue, even if it means giving up her cherished ability to talk to animals.