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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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Very Strange, Very Amusing See more (49 total) »

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)
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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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Trivia:
Krankheit (the last name of the pharmacist Felix works for) is German for "sickness".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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Referenced in Cleavagefield (2009) (TV)See more »
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Never Was A Love Like OursSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Very Strange, Very Amusing, 19 February 2000
Author: fomblin from Portland, OR

I stumbled across this movie tonight on AMC, and was surprised that I hadnt seen it as a kid in the 70's, since many other Rankin/Bass 60min holiday films were shown every year.

This is a full length movie, and while it is great for the kids there are plenty of jokes and elements for the adults. I mean, for one thing, the voluptuous love interest Fransesca is wearing a see-through dress, complete with visible panties, and even cleavage. Also, some of the plot is quite dark, including a great party scene in which the monsters all get drunk an beat each other up.

If you're a fan of the clay puppet works of Rankin, like Rudolph and the bizarre Christmas special "Year Without a Santa Clause," you'll like this animation style. In fact, if you are as nuts as I am you will notice some doll costumes used in this that were used earlier in Rudoplh the Red Nosed Reindeer (in particular, the little red hats used for the footmen for the Lion king of the Ilse of Misfit Toys is used on some nefarious henchmen of Dr Frankenstein)

This movie is full of strange site gags and bizarre musical numbers. I would suggest watching this with a cocktail or five, because it gets rather surreal very fast. And the ending is not what you might expect in a movie supposedly made for kids.

Worth it at least for the Phyllis Diller alone.

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