Bridge to Terabithia
Theatrical poster
Directed by Gabor Csupo
Produced by
  • David L. Paterson
  • Lauren Levine
  • Hal Lieberman
Screenplay by
  • David L. Paterson
  • Jeff Stockwell
Based on Bridge to Terabithia 
by Katherine Paterson
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • AnnaSophia Robb
  • Robert Patrick
  • Bailee Madison
  • Zooey Deschanel
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Michael Chapman
Edited by John Gilbert
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Walden Media
Distributed by
  • Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (USA/Australia)
  • Summit Entertainment (International)
Release dates
  • February 16, 2007 (2007-02-16)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20–25 million

Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American fantasy adventure drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The film is based on the Katherine Paterson novel of the same name, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film stars Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison and Zooey Deschanel. Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, 12-year-old neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia and spend their free time together in an abandoned tree house.

The original novel was based on events from the childhood of the author's son, screenwriter David Paterson. When he asked his mother if he could write a screenplay of the novel, she agreed in part because of his ability as a playwright. Production began in February 2006, and the film was finished by November. Principal photography was shot in Auckland, New Zealand within sixty days. Film editing took ten weeks, while post-production, music mixing, and visual effects took several months.

Bridge to Terabithia was released to positive reviews; critics called it a faithful adaptation of the children's novel, and found dynamic visuals and natural performances further enhanced the imaginative film. Bridge to Terabithia was nominated for seven awards, winning five at the Young Artist Awards.

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