FernGully: The Last Rainforest

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Ferngully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 film that follows Zak, a young slacker working for a logging team cutting down trees in the rainforest. Little do they know that they are coming close to a magical place called FernGully, and its fairy inhabitants. Crysta, a young fairy with slight magic ability, shrinks Zak to fairy-size, and together they fight to save the home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus, who the loggers accidentally release from his twisted-tree prison.

Directed by Bill Kroyer. Written by Jim Cox and Diana Young
For Our Children, and Our Childrens' Children.


  • I wish... I wish the human tales were true! They're not here to protect the forest. They're cutting down trees. They're destroying the forest!! And I was helping them do it. Batty was right. They're coming this way. You can't stop them! You all have to leave.
  • [as he leaves with Tony and Ralph] Guys, things have got to change.
  • [to Pips] Keep the stereo, dude.

Batty Koda[edit]

  • Humans don't feel anything. They're numb from the brain down.
  • Awesome use of the langauge, dude.
  • [hits a tree] Red Light! [hits a second tree] Red light again!
  • I have but one claw... but beware!
  • Delicious and nutritious, tastes just like chicken!
  • Human tales? Humans don't HAVE tails. They have big big bottoms in bad shorts! They walk around going "Hi, Helen!"
  • For a minute I thought you said you were going to Mount Warning.
  • Oh, gravity works.
  • Why do I not believe you?
  • It's Darwin's grab-bag!
  • You know, Zak, truth doesn't always win friends, but it certainly influences people. You're not half-bad for a hominid.


  • There are worlds within worlds, Crysta. Everything in our world is connected by the delicate strands of the web of life, which is a balance between the forces of destruction and the magical forces of creation.
  • The humans have released Hexxus. Gather everyone in the circle.


  • Mmm. Delicious. A first class smoke. Mother's milk. What is this delightful thing? And how did I get out of that tree? Of course! Humans. What wonderful creatures. So clever, so helpful. I must take this human thing to... FernGully!


[Zak has discovered that Crysta has shrunk him]

Zak: What happened to me?! I'm-I'm three inches tall!
Crysta: Oh...I shrank you.
Zak: You what?!
Crysta: Well, it was the most amazing thing. 'Course it's not really what the spell's supposed to do... But Magi Lune will fix you!
Zak: [Incredulous] You...you shrank me?!
Crysta: Yeah.
Batty: Catches on quick, doesn't he?
Crysta: We better buzz off. It's getting late.
Zak: Buzz off?! I'm not buzzing anywhere! Now un-shrink me, and I mean now!
Crysta: Well, I guess I could take a bash at it.
Zak: "Take a bash"?!
Crysta: Actually, I'm just sort of learning.
Zak: [Does a facepalm] Great! I've be shrunk by an amateur! I don't believe this. Okay, okay, c'mon! Bash away!

[Tony and Ralph are cutting down the tree containing Hexxus; this causes the Leveler to shake violently]

Ralph: Hey Ton', you think the Leveler can handle this baby?
Tony: Sure, the Leveler eats everything.
Ralph: Kinda like you.
Tony: [grabs Ralph] How many times a day I gotta threaten your life?

Hexxus: New orders, boys. You're going to FernGully. And I want you there by morning.
Tony: By morning?! Oh, I don't know if we can do that.
Hexxus: You'll just have to work harder, then. Double shifts. No breaks.
Tony: No breaks?!
Hexxus: And make sure you've got plenty of oil!
Tony: Roger that. We'll give it a gas.
Ralph: Ton'... you know what this means.
Tony: Yeah. (chuckles) Beaucoup overtime!

Crysta: What are the trees like where you live?
Zak: Not like this. I live in a city.
Crysta: Ci-dy?
Zak: Yeah, you know... buildings, traffic, cars, lights - a city. Most humans live in cities. There's not many trees there.
Crysta: But how can you live without trees?
Zak: Easy.
Crysta: Well, trees give life. They make the clouds, the rain, the air.
Zak: We've got air.
Batty Koda: Yeah, if you don't mind getting all your minerals in one breath. [coughs loudly]

Batty Koda: Nobody cares about me.
Zak: I do, bat man.
Batty Koda: Are you sure?
Zak: I'm positive.
Batty Koda: Only fools are positive.
Zak: Are you sure?
Batty Koda: I'm positive--I fell for it! I should have known!

Crysta: Well, come on.
Batty Koda: My heart! [gasps] Oh my heart! I can't go on! I don't think my little wings can make it!
Crysta: Hmmm, maybe you should wait here for me.
Batty Koda: This is a fabulous idea. I really think we should fly with that, only, why don't you stay here with me?
Crysta: It's okay, really. I'll be right back.
Batty Koda: Why do I not believe you?

Crysta: [about a tree] Can't you feel it's pain?
Zak: [Confused] It's pain?
Batty: Humans can't feel anything. They're numb from the brain down.

[After Hexxus is defeated]

Crysta: We did it, Zak. Now Hexxus can never harm FernGully again.
Zak: But humans still could. That's why I have to go back. ...There's a part of me that really wants to stay.
Crysta: There's a part of you that will always stay. [Gives him a seed] Remember, Zak. Remember everything.


  • For Our Children and Our Childrens' Children.
  • Do you believe in humans?
  • They live in a secret world touched by magic and adventure, and the only human who has ever been there must now fight to save it.


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