A family film with one of the most bizarre castings ever hidden on streaming

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You’d think that a big-budget production finding success from the get-go would be a prerequisite for launching a multi-movie series, but Luc Besson clearly didn’t get that particular memo when it came to 2006. Arthur and the Invisibles.

Of course, the whimsical adventure was based on his own series of children’s books, and he also happens to own a production company, so it’s not like anyone is going to get in the way of his path. However, the first installment grossing $107 million off an $85 million budget, not to mention scoring 22% for Rotten Tomatoes, hardly screamed franchise potential.

Arthur and the Invisibles

And even, Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard followed in 2009, with Arthur 3: War of the Two Worlds arrived the following year. The star power admittedly waned as the films progressed, though Freddie Highmore stuck around for all three, but it was the first installment that proved popular on Disney Plus.

According to FlixPatrol, the fact Arthur and the Invisibles is one of the best titles on Disney Plus indicates that subscribers are happy to witness the bizarre results of what happens when Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Robert De Niro, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, Harvey Keitel, Emilio Estevez and Jason Bateman all appear in the same film, which has to rank as one of the most unusual ensembles ever put together.

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