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Artemis Fowl


Artemis Fowl

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Fantasy, science fiction, kids and family




With the help of his loyal protector Butler, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, seeks to find his mysteriously disappeared father. In doing so he uncovers an ancient, underground civilisation – the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan – so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

Cast and crew

  • Colin Farrell
  • Ferdia Shaw
  • Lara McDonnell
  • Judi Dench
  • Josh Gad
  • Nonso Anozie
Fans of the popular Artemis Fowl novels penned by Eoin Colfer have been patiently waiting to see an adaptation for a couple of decades. The movie spent years in development hell before Disney eventually acquired the rights in 2013.

Now, the entertainment giant is releasing the movie on streaming, to viewers' delight. Will this be the next Harry Potter? Only time will tell.

When is Artemis Fowl coming out?

Artemis Fowl was originally scheduled for a theatrical release, but that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead, the movie will come out on streaming service Disney+ sooner than anticipated. Artemis Fowl will be available to stream starting Friday 12 June 2020.

What is Artemis Fowl about?

The movie follows Artemis, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind. With help from his loyal protector Butler, he sets out to rescue his father, who has mysteriously disappeared.

In the process, Artemis uncovers the hidden world of fairies. As a result, he comes up with a dangerous plan that puts him at war with the powerful creatures.

Who stars in Artemis Fowl?

Artemis is portrayed by newcomer Ferdia Shaw. The movie stars Colin Farrell as Artemis's father, Josh Gad as dwarf Mulch Diggins, Lara McDonnell as 80-year-old elven reconnaissance officer Holly and Judi Dench as Holly's commanding officer. The cast also includes Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie and Hong Chau, to only name a few.

Disney+ details

Streaming platform Disney+ comes with a generous content library of both TV shows and movies. It includes titles not only from Disney itself, but also subsidiaries Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic.

Disney+ offers a 7-day free trial for new users, so you can give the platform a spin and decide if it's a good fit for you. In other words, you can sign up for the trial and stream Artemis Fowl completely free of charge.




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