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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (also known as Richie Rich 2) is a 1998 direct-to-video film based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Richie Rich. It is a stand-alone sequel to the 1994 film Richie Rich, starring David Gallagher as the title character. Its plot is similar to It's a Wonderful Life, placing Richie Rich in the role of George Bailey and Reggie Van Dough in the role of Mr. Potter.

Plot

It's Christmas Eve and Richie Rich, the world's richest kid, is all excited to spend the day with his friends. While racing wildly with his friends in the snow, Richie's butler, Herbert Cadbury, controls the cars using a remote and guides the children back to Richie's house. He then reminds him about his responsibilities that are due to be executed on Christmas Eve, and instructs him to change his clothes and get ready for tea. Before going to do so, he visits his home scientist, Professor Keanbean, who shows him his recent invention, a wishing machine which works only on Christmas Eve. The day being that, Richie wishes for a "big pie" from it, and is given a "pig sty" instead. Cadbury is disgusted seeing this, and sends him off to change his clothes. He meets his parents, Richard and Regina Rich, to ask what they would like to have for Christmas. While with them, he also tries out his father's new fishing rod invented by Keanbean, which hooks on to a tuna sandwich in the vicinity. He then goes on to change his clothes.

During tea, Richie meets his spoiled cousin, Reggie Van Dough, who wishes that he was as rich as Richie. Later, he dresses up like an elf with Cadbury as Santa Claus to distribute Christmas presents to the orphanage. While getting ready, Cadbury tells Richie about how he was a rock star in his youth days, in a band called Root Canal. When they take off in the sleigh with Richie driving it, Reggie takes control of it using a remote invented by Keanbean. He guides it through streets by shops, houses, and people, thus nearly destroying everything in the whole process. Richie and Cadbury end up in an accident in which the sleigh falls and literally explodes along with the presents, while Cadbury hurts his ankle badly. Richie runs off to fetch help, but once he enters the city, he sees that the situation has changed dramatically. Reggie is cooking up rumors about him, and all the people have turned against him.

Devastated, Richie goes into Keanbean's laboratory and squats in front of the wishing machine. While fretting over his ill luck, he accidentally wishes that he was never born. The machine at once grants his wish, following which he is transported to another world in which he was never born and hence nobody recognizes him. Reggie has taken over as Richard and Regina's son, and is now the richest kid in the world. He bosses around everyone. Roads and buildings are named after him. This world is very sad, and hunger and misery are seen all over. This makes Richie realize that things would not be better if he was not born, and hence decides to go back to the world in which he is Richie Rich.

Though his parents do not recognize him anymore, he is happy that his dog, Dollar, does. He takes Dollar with him, only to enrage Reggie, who is his current owner. Reggie orders policemen to search for Richie, who is falsely called the "dognapper", and also announces a reward for catching him. After outsmarting various policemen who try but fail to catch him, Richie finds Cadbury, who is still part of Root Canal, and Keanbean, who runs his own laboratory called "Keanbean's World of Wonders". Richie questions Keanbean about the wishing machine, which he says, requires a Pegliasaurus wishing bone in order to be complete. Along with his friends who decide to help him, Richie goes to the city museum to retrieve the bone from the dinosaur skeleton. After passing through laser detection systems successfully, they get it, using the fishing rod invented by Keanbean. Before they get out of the museum, Richie and his friends spot Reggie's parents, who are now working as night guards there.

Once they reach the lab, they get the machine to work properly. However, before Richie could wish himself back, Reggie arrives there with the policemen. Richie, Cadbury, Keanbean, and Richie's friends are put in jail, while Reggie takes the machine home. At home, Reggie wishes that he needs to fly, and then when Irona, his robotic servant maid, accidentally turns off the machine, he tries to make a wish again. When it does not work the second time, he leaves the room in a huff, and retires. In jail, Richie and his friends are bailed out by root canal. They all rush to Reggie's house, and while he is still sleeping, Richie tries to wish himself back. However, they find that the machine is no longer working, as Reggie had kicked it in anger earlier. While Keanbean is fixing it, Reggie wakes up and comes flying in, only to be attacked by Richie and his friends. They defeat him and everyone quits working for him, with the police chief refusing to work for someone who would cancel Christmas. After that, the machine starts working again, and Richie wishes himself back as Richie Rich.

Richie sets right all the things that had gone wrong since his vanishing act, and is now much more grateful to be alive. As everyone is glad to have him back, they gather around the Christmas tree and sing.

Extended TV ending

Reggie is caught red-handed with his actions against Richie, and apologies for all the trouble he caused to Richie, admitting that he was the one who took control of the sleigh and ruined the event. Richie realizes that it wasn't his fault and he made that wish for nothing. They forgive each other.

Cast

Location shots

The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, in Pasadena, CA, was used for exterior scenes of the sprawling Rich Family Mansion. The interior lobby and vault of the disused (currency exchange) Valuta Bank building, in downtown Los Angeles, was used for the scene in which Richie traps the pursuing Rich security men (this same bank was also used for the bank-robbery scene in Spider-Man 2). The background music in some scenes such as when the wishbone was taken out of the wishing machine by Dollar, and the characters standing in front of the Professor's shop for the first time was used in Digimon, Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy, obviously because the music was done by Saban. Colonial Street at Universal City, previously used in The Munsters, Leave it to Beaver, and The 'Burbs, is also featured.

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Theatrical films
The Magic Voyage (UK distribution) | Dennis the Menace | Free Willy | Tom and Jerry: The Movie (home video distribution) | George Balanchine's The Nutcracker | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm | Thumbelina | Black Beauty | A Troll in Central Park | Little Giants | The NeverEnding Story III | Richie Rich | Born to Be Wild | The Pebble and the Penguin (international) | A Little Princess | Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home | The Amazing Panda Adventure | It Takes Two | Gumby: The Movie (German distribution) | The Adventures of Pinocchio (German distribution) | Space Jam | Shiloh | Cats Don't Dance | A Rat's Tale | The Fearless Four | Air Bud (UK distribution) | Wild America | The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain (home video distribution) | Free Willy 3: The Rescue | Pippi Longstocking (home video distribution) | Quest for Camelot | Little Men | The King and I | The Iron Giant | Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season | Pokémon: The First Movie | My Dog Skip | Pokémon: The Movie 2000 | The Scarecrow | Pokémon 3: The Movie | Cats & Dogs | Osmosis Jones | The Little Polar Bear | Scooby-Doo | The Powerpuff Girls Movie | Kangaroo Jack | Looney Tunes: Back in Action | Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed | Clifford's Really Big Movie | Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light | Laura's Star | The Polar Express | Racing Stripes | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Corpse Bride | The Little Polar Bear 2 – The Mysterious Island | The Thief Lord | Saving Shiloh | The Ant Bully | Happy Feet | TMNT | Speed Racer | Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock | Laura's Star and the Mysterious Dragon Nian | Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore | Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole | Yogi Bear | Top Cat: The Movie | Dolphin Tale | Happy Feet Two | Laura's Star and the Dream Monsters | The Lego Movie | Dolphin Tale 2 | Max | Storks | The Lego Batman Movie
Direct-to-video films
Live-Action films: Dennis the Menace Strikes Again | Addams Family Reunion | Richie Rich's Christmas Wish | Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective | Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins | Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster | Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove

Scooby-Doo films: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island | Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost | Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders | Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase | Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire | Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico | Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster | Aloha, Scooby-Doo! | Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? | Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! | Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! | Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur | Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery
Looney Tunes films: Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation | Tweety's High-Flying Adventure | Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas | Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
Other films: The Snow Queen | The Snow Queen's Revenge | The Mighty Kong | Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero | Wakko's Wish | Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip | Millionaire Dogs | The Scarecrow | Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker | Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns | The Little Polar Bear: Lars and the Little Tiger | The Little Polar Bear: The Dream of Flying | The Little Polar Bear: Nanouk's Rescue | Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman | ¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico | The Little Polar Bear: A Visitor from the South Pole | Nine Dog Christmas | Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! | Laura's Christmas Star

Notable television shows
Tiny Toon Adventures | Taz-Mania | Batman: The Animated Series | The Plucky Duck Show | The Little Polar Bear | Animaniacs | Free Willy | Freakazoid! | Pinky and the Brain |

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries | Road Rovers | Superman: The Animated Series | Waynehead | The Legend of Calamity Jane | The New Batman Adventures | The New Batman/Superman Adventures | Histeria! | Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain | Batman Beyond | Detention | Static Shock | Justice League | The Zeta Project | Baby Looney Tunes | Laura's Star | ¡Mucha Lucha! | Ozzy & Drix | What's New, Scooby-Doo? | The Little Polar Bear | Duck Dodgers | Teen Titans | Xiaolin Showdown | The Batman | Justice League Unlimited | Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island | Johnny Test | Firehouse Tales | Krypto the Superdog | Loonatics Unleashed | Legion of Super Heroes | Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! | Tom and Jerry Tales


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Animated films
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! | Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-traordinary Adventure | Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas | Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants | Batman vs. Two-Face | Batman: Gotham Knight | Big Top Scooby-Doo! | Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! | DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year | DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games | DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis | The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! | The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom | Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain | Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High | Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash | Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood | Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run | Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders | Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase | Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island | Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold | Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo | Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map | Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery | Scooby-Doo! and the Beach Beastie | Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King | Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost | Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire | Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster | Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico | Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword | Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow | Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost | Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon | Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare | Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy | Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals | Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays | Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? | Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon | Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace | Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness | Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire | Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! | Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown | Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games | Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright | Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery | Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation | Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz | Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes | Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale | Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz | Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars | Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse | Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers | Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers | Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest | Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry | Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon | Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring | Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure | Tweety's High-Flying Adventure | Wakko's Wish
Live-action films
Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective | Addams Family Reunion | Alex & Me | Another Cinderella Story | Bam Margera Presents: Where the ♯$&% Is Santa? | Richie Rich's Christmas Wish | Billboard Dad | A Christmas Story 2 | A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits | A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song | The Clique | Daphne & Velma | Deep Blue Sea 2 | A Dennis the Menace Christmas | Dennis the Menace Strikes Again | The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning | Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove | Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control | Getting There | Holiday in the Sun | House Party: Tonight's the Night | Lost Boys: The Thirst | Lost Boys: The Tribe | Mr. Troop Mom | Our Lips Are Sealed | Passport to Paris | Pure Country: Pure Heart | Return to House on Haunted Hill | Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster | Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins | Spring Breakdown | Switching Goals | Winning London
Other Animated films
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer | The Scarecrow | The Mighty Kong | Halo Legends | Timeless Tales from Hallmark
Animated shorts
DC Showcase: Catwoman | Chase Me | The Whizzard of Ow | Museum Scream | Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas | Attack of the Drones | Cock-A-Doodle Duel | My Generation G...G... Gap | Daffy Duck for President | Tales of the Black Freighter | DC Showcase: The Spectre | DC Showcase: Jonah Hex | DC Showcase: Green Arrow | Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam | The Joker's Playhouse | Enter the Ninjago | Nightwing and Robin | Pigeon Toady’s Guide to Your New Baby | Dark Hoser | Batman is Just Not That Into You | Cooking with Alfred | Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That? | Shark E. Shark in "Which Way to the Ocean?" | Zane's Stand Up Promo
Batman Unlimited Film Series
Batman Unlimited | Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts | Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants | Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
Direct-to-video animated films based on DC Comics
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero | Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker | The Batman vs. Dracula | Batman vs. Two-Face | Batman: Gotham Knight | Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman | Chase Me | DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year | DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games | DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis | JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time | Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash | Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout | Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered | Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain | Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High | Superman: Brainiac Attacks
DC Universe Animated Original Movies
All-Star Superman | Batman and Harley Quinn | Batman: Assault on Arkham | Batman: Gotham by Gaslight | Batman: Gotham Knight | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns | Batman: The Killing Joke | Batman: Under the Red Hood | Batman: Year One | Green Lantern: Emerald Knights | Green Lantern: First Flight | Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths | Justice League: Doom | Justice League: Gods and Monsters | Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox | Justice League: The New Frontier | Superman/Batman: Apocalypse | Superman/Batman: Public Enemies | Superman vs. The Elite | Superman: Doomsday | Superman: Unbound | Wonder Woman
DC Animated Movie Universe‎
Batman vs. Robin | Batman: Bad Blood | Constantine: City of Demons | The Death of Superman | Justice League Dark | Justice League vs. Teen Titans | Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox | Justice League: Throne of Atlantis | Justice League: War | Son of Batman | Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay | Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
DC Showcase‎
DC Showcase: Catwoman | DC Showcase: Green Arrow | DC Showcase: Jonah Hex | DC Showcase: The Spectre | Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
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