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Writers:
Len Korobkin (screenplay) and
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Tagline:
It's the Silliest Party of the Year... and you're all invited! See more »
Plot:
When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Boris Karloff ... Baron Boris von Frankenstein (voice)
Allen Swift ... Felix Flankin / Yetch / Dracula / Invisible Man / Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde / Chef Machiavelli / Captain / First Mate / Mr. Kronkite / Mail Man / The Monster (voice)
Gale Garnett ... Francesca (voice)

Phyllis Diller ... The Monster's Mate (voice)
Ethel Ennis ... Title Song Singer (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
 
Writing credits
Len Korobkin (screenplay) and
Harvey Kurtzman (screenplay)

Arthur Rankin Jr. (story)

Forrest J Ackerman  uncredited

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Larry Roemer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
 
Cinematography by
Tadahito Mochinaga  (as Tad Mochinaga)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kizo Nagashima .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Stephen Frohock .... sound engineer
Peter Page .... sound engineer
Eric Tomlinson .... sound engineer
 
Other crew
Jack Davis .... puppet designer
Don Duga .... continuity design
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Tadahito Mochinaga .... puppet technician (as Tad Mochinaga)
'Killer' Joe Piro .... choreographer (as 'Killer Joe' Piro)
 

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94 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The heads of the "Boris" and "Monster" figures are the same basic shape, appropriately enough, with Boris's fine-tuned for a more human appearance and the Monster's for that monsterish look (look at the figures' heads when they're in the same shot, both more or less in profile, during the "greeting the guests" scene!)See more »
Quotes:
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Baron von Frankenstein:Ah... a lifetime of experimentation capped in one small vial. Now to the final step: The infusion of energy.
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References King Kong (1933)See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Animagic Feature, 6 November 2000
Author: Roger Thornhill

MAD MONSTER PARTY? is a fantastic addition to our cultural landscape. The Jack Davis designed puppets, the Harvey Kurtzman style satire, the great voices (including the irreplaceable Boris Karloff) and the surf guitar/spy music/monster mash soundtrack all combine to make a unique viewing experience, enjoyable for all ages. Most importantly, this film presents the greatest assortment of classic monsters in one epic story - Dracula, The Werewolf, Frankenstein's Monster, The Creature, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Mummy, King Kong, The Invisible Man, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Peter Lorre inspired Igor!

The Worldwide Organization of Monsters congregate on Monster Island to discuss the retirement of Baron Von Frankenstein (voice of Borris Karloff). The Baron announces that his nerdy nephew, Felix, is to be the sole inheritor of all his secrets, including the power to destroy all matter. This pisses off Frankenstein's inexplicably gorgeous assistant, Franchesca - who has touches of Honor Blackman, Bridget Bardot and Ann-Margret. Several of the monsters also feel that they should each be the sole heir to Frankenstein's evil legacy, and all hell breaks loose.

Whatever flaws this film might have are mightily compensated for by the terrific atmosphere, endearing voices (Felix sounds like Jimmy Stewart) and the unusual, existentialist ending. Whereas many Rankin/Bass Animagic* projects are designed by the gifted Paul Coker, this one is tackled by the wicked side of MAD Magazine, and it shows. MAD MONSTER PARTY? brings that holiday magic reserved for Christmas and shares it with Halloween - a feat later expanded upon by TIM BURTON'S NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

*The Rankin/Bass Animagic process is a stop-motion photography technique that uses three-dimensional figures.

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