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Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie

Written by

Alex Jenkins Reid

Directed by

Joe Menendez


Scott McAboy
Amy Sydorick


Damon Fecht


Tom Harting

Production Company(s)

Pacific Bay Entertainment

Release date

November 26, 2016

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is a Nickelodeon made-for-Television Movie based on the game show of the same name. Announced in March 2016, the film starred Isabela Merced, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer as three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure involving obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The film was directed by Joe Menendez and written by Jonny Umansky, Zach Hyatt, and Alex J. Reid. It featured elements of the original show, including Olmec, the Steps of Knowledge, and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar and silver snakes, among others.[1][2][3] Original host Kirk Fogg also returned, as a fictionalized version of himself and Dee Bradley Baker reprises his role as Olmec. [4][5]


A seemingly ordinary (yet boring) jungle tour becomes a battle for survival when three siblings, Noah, Sadie, and Dudley accidentally stumbles on a not-so-mythical hidden temple. Armed with only their knowledge and wits, they must overcome the series of temple puzzles and outsmart the "evil" temple guards if they hopes to escape the temple alive.


References to the Original Show

  • Noah's Green Monkey shirt
  • A Blue Barracuda shirt seen in the background
  • A Purple Parrot square on a bag in the background
  • Kirk said that he started the tour in 1995, the year the series' original run ended.
  • Kirk Fogg claims to have been in the temple.
  • Olmec looks similar.
  • "The Choices Are Yours and Yours Alone"
  • The moat crossings were the same as the Layout IV and the Layout XI Day 3 production days.
  • Noah's helmet
  • Kirk Fogg swung in on a rope as he entered.
  • Kirk Fogg wore khaki shorts.
  • Noah, Sadie, and Dudley won a trip to U.S. Space Camp.
  • Olmec says "Hmmmmm…" at the end.
  • The timer near the end has the same font as the Temple Run timer.

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