Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds

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Arthur 3:
The War of the Two Worlds
Arthur 3 The War of the Two Worlds.jpg
French theatrical release poster
Directed byLuc Besson
Written byLuc Besson
Céline Garcia
Based onArthur and the War of Two Worlds
by Luc Besson
Produced byLuc Besson
Stéphane Lecomte
Emmanuel Prévost
StarringFreddie Highmore
Selena Gomez
Jimmy Fallon
CinematographyThierry Arbogast
Music byÉric Serra (France)
John Powell (United States)
Avalanche Productions
Distributed byEuropaCorp
Release date
  • October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) (France)
  • March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22) (United States)
Running time
101 minutes
Budget65 million[1]
($91 million)
Box office$30,698,619[2]

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (French: Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes, also known in North America as Arthur and the Invisibles 3 or simply Arthur 3) is a 2010 English-language French animated/live-action feature film co-written, co-produced and directed by Luc Besson, based on his novel of the same title and starring Freddie Highmore and the other actors that reprise for the movie. EuropaCorp produced the film, which is the third and final installment in Besson's Arthur series, following Arthur and the Invisibles and continuing Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard, The film begins with Arthur, who has nothing left to lose, trying to grow back to his normal size and face Maltazard in massive final battle as Maltazard threatens to take over the entire world.


Picking up the events after the second film, Maltazard has assumed human size, and left Arthur in miniature. Accompanied by Princess Selenia and her brother, Prince Betameche, Arthur attempts to retrieve an enlarging potion from his house, which Maltazard seizes to enlarge his followers, whereafter Arthur returns to human form using an Elixir of Life given by a queen bee. Archibald convinces Darkos, Maltazard's son, to change sides, and enlarges him with a second potion. Arthur and Darkos then confront Maltazard, until Selenia and Betameche shrink Maltazard back to his Minimoy size and Arthur captures him, while the U.S. Army overcome Maltazard's forces. Maltazard thereafter remains a prisoner of Arthur's family.


  • Freddie Highmore as Arthur Montgomery
  • Lou Reed as Emperor Maltazard
  • Selena Gomez as Princess Selenia. The character was dubbed by French singer Mylène Farmer in the French version
  • Doug Rand as Prince Betameche and Clerk
  • Mia Farrow as Granny Daisy Suchot
  • Ron Crawford as Archibald Suchot
  • Iggy Pop as Darkos, replacing Jason Bateman from the original voice from the first film.
  • Robert Stanton as Armand Montgomery
  • Penny Balfour as Rosetta "Rose" Suchot Montgomery
  • Richard William Davis as M
  • Jean Betote Njambia as Bogo chief
  • Steve Routman as Dr. Stitch
  • David Gasman as The King, Bogo Chief and Additional Voices
  • Cooper Daniels as George Lucas
  • Norman Stokle as the mayor
  • Dashiell Harman Eaves as Deputy Sheriff Simon Suchot
  • Joseph Rezwin as Brad
  • Stephen Shagov as Captain Bellerive
  • Stephen Croce as a fireman
  • Antony Hickling as Douglas
  • Mike Powers as a graffiti artist


On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 20% based on reviews from 5 critics, with an average rating of 4.8/10.[3]

David Nusiar of called the film "A mild improvement over its two predecessors" and gave it a score of 2 out of 5.[4]


  1. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (October 14, 2010). "Review: 'Arthur and the War of Two Worlds'". Variety. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Arthur et la guerre des deux mondes". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Arthur and the Two World War". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  4. ^ Nusair, David (24 March 2011). "The Films of Luc Besson". Reel Film Reviews. Retrieved 12 July 2020.

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