Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (credited as just Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams at the start credits) is a 2002 American science fantasy family adventure comedy film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by Troublemaker Studios, Elizabeth Avellan and Robert Rodriguez with music by John Debney and Robert Rodriguez and starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Mike Judge, Ricardo Montalbán, Holland Taylor, Christopher McDonald, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi, Taylor Momsen, Matt O'Leary, and introducing Emily Osment as Gerti Giggles. It is the second installment in the Spy Kids film series, which began with 2001's Spy Kids. The film was theatrically released on August 7, 2002 by Miramax Films and Dimension Films. Upon release, Spy Kids 2 received mostly positive reviews from critics and grossed over $119 million worldwide. The film was released on VHS and DVD in the United States on February 18, 2003. The film is also available to download on iTunes. A Blu-ray re-release was scheduled for August 2, 2011 to coincide with the fourth film.