Night at the Museum

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Name: Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian(sequel)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2nd Sequel)
Abbreviation(s): NatM
Creator: Milan Trenc (book)
Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant (screenplay)
Shawn Levy (director)
Date(s): 1993 (book published)
December 22, 2006 (film)
May 22, 2009 (film sequel)
December 11, 2014 (2nd film sequel)
Medium: Live-action films, books, comics, video games
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia (Book) Wikipedia (film) IMDB
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Night at the Museum is a live-action fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Milan Trenc. It was followed by a sequel in 2009 and the third film was released in 2014.


Larry Daley is a divorced father who applies for a job as a night watchman at New York City's American Museum of Natural History and subsequently discovers that the exhibits, animated by a magical Egyptian artifact, come to life at night.[1]

Main Characters

Main Characters introduced in:

First film: Second film: Third film:
Larry Daley Amelia Earhart Merenkahre
Nick Daley Kahmunrah Shepseheret
Theodore Roosevelt Ivan the Terrible Tilly
Jedediah Napoleon Bonaparte Sir Lancelot
Octavius Al Capone Madeline Phelps
Dr. McPhee George Armstrong Custer Laaa
Attila the Hun Tess
Cecil Fredericks
Erica Daley


The book fandom seems non-existent, with most of the fandom dealing with the movieverse.

The most popular pairing from the movies is Jedediah/Octavius, a slash pairing. Also commonly known as 'Jedtavius' and 'Tiny Cowboy/Tiny Roman,' this pairing first became popular on tumblr, most likely as a joke, with users posting things like "I ship tiny cowboy and tiny roman from Night at The Museum". One of the most popular of these posts, written by tumblr user dicaeopolis, states "Fuck all romance except whatever the fuck that lil cowboy and roman guy from night at the museum had going on" and has since gained 124,238 notes. Eventually the pairing grew in popularity, and has since inspired many fanfictions and fanarts. There are currently 377 Jedediah/Octavius fics on AO3 alone. A fan wiki even portrays the pairing as canon[2].

Other than the Jedtavius shippers, the Night At The Museum fandom does, surprisingly, exist. While mostly found on Archive of Our Own and Tumblr, the fandom also resides in small pockets on other sites, including Tumblr users in the NATM fandom commonly tag their posts as 'NATM' (shorthand for 'Night At The Museum') and 'NATM Trash' (derived from the shorthand for Night At The Museum combined with the common fandom slang 'trash' implying a deep love for the NATM fandom).

The only other major ships in this fandom are Ahkmenrah/Larry and Amelia Eirhart/Larry, which was born from the release of the second Night At The Museum movie.

Jedediah, Octavius, Ahkmenrah, Larry, Sacagawea, Amelia Eirhart and Robin Williams' Theodore Roosevelt are all often portrayed as favorite characters.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.




Archives and Communities

LiveJournal Communities

Canon Resources


  1. ^ Night at the Museum Wikipedia
  2. ^ Tumblr post of screenshot of the NATM Octavius page which states "He is enemies-later-friends-later-boyfriends with Jedediah".