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Director:
Writers:
Richard Elfman (story)
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Release Date:
21 March 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A chaotic musical fantasy.
Plot:
The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A LYSERGIC LIVE-ACTION MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON...WITH OINGO BOINGO!!! See more (88 total) »

Cast

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Hervé Villechaize ... King Fausto of the Sixth Dimension

Susan Tyrrell ... Queen Doris of the Sixth Dimension / Ruth Henderson
Gisele Lindley ... The Princess
Jan Stuart Schwartz ... Bust Rod, the Servant Frog
Marie-Pascale Elfman ... Susan B. 'Frenchy' Hercules
Virginia Rose ... Ma Hercules
Gene Cunningham ... Huckleberry P. Jones / Pa Hercules (as Ugh-Fudge Bwana)
Phil Gordon ... Flash Hercules
Hyman Diamond ... Grampa Hercules
Matthew Bright ... Squeezit & René Henderson (as Toshiro Boloney)

Danny Elfman ... Satan

Viva ... Ex-Queen
Joe Spinell ... Squeezit's Father
Brian Routh ... Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
Martin von Haselberg ... Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Angelo ... Featured dancer
Rosilyn Aronson ... First Teasing Girl
Hilary Beane ... Sexy Student
Sugar Bear ... Gunfighting Student, Johnny

Brenda Bernstein ... Featured dancer
Herman Bernstein ... Mr. Bernstein, the Old Yiddish Man
James Bordus ... Gunshot Victim
Bobbi Botton ... Featured dancer
Susan Bridges ... Featured dancer
Albert Brokhim ... Court Trumpeter
Kyra Campinsky ... Featured dancer
Darlene Cloutier ... Featured dancer
Lisa Cloutier ... Featured dancer
Kathleen Conklin ... Featured dancer
Ken Corrone ... Giant Prisoner
Kerry Ann Covey ... Featured dancer
Rosilyn Crinion ... Second Teasing Girl

Richard Elfman ... Masseuse, prisoner
David Erikson ... Giant Prisoner
Christine Fulbright ... Featured dancer
Nela Gary ... Featured dancer
Sydney Haupert ... Featured dancer
Nancy Hoffer ... Featured dancer
Nicholas James ... The Pope
Jennifer Laute ... Featured dancer
Dawn McErrick ... Featured dancer
Mike Morris ... Featured dancer
Joe Munro ... Marching Demon
Dennis Olivieri ... Stuttering Student
Gregg Pope ... Student Dance Soloist
Redonte Reola ... Small Student
Brenda Star ... Sexy Student
Nathan Stelzer ... Featured dancer
Kedric Wolfe ... Human Chandelier / Miss Feldman, the School Teacher

Jan Munroe ... The Headsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Elfman 
 
Writing credits
Richard Elfman (story)

Richard Elfman (screenplay) &
Matthew Bright (screenplay) &
Nick L. Martinson (screenplay) &
Nicholas James (screenplay) (as Nick James)

Produced by
Gene Cunningham .... executive producer
Judith Faye Elfman .... assistant producer
Richard Elfman .... producer
Nicholas James .... co-producer (as Nick James)
Martin Nicholson .... associate producer (as Martin W. Nicholson)
Marie-Pascale Elfman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Sandor 
 
Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson  (as Martin W. Nicholson)
Nicholas James (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Marie-Pascale Elfman 
 
Art Direction by
David M. Mackler 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Brice .... makeup artist
T. Farrell .... assistant makeup artist
Julie Johnson .... makeup artist
C. Larrieu .... assistant makeup artist
G. Larsson .... assistant makeup artist
Vicky Ogden .... assistant makeup artist (as V. Ogden)
B. Russell .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bill Baker .... production manager
Mark Kitchell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Frumkin .... second assistant director
Larry Markart .... second assistant director
Martin Nicholson .... first assistant director (as Martin W. Nicholson)
Stephen Sassen .... additional assistant director (as Steve Sassen)
 
Art Department
Ken Corrone .... set designer
David Erickson .... set constructor
Phil Gale .... set constructor
Robert Kaiser .... set constructor
Marie Kordus .... property mistress
Cheri Paul .... assistant props (as C. Paul)
Tom Sewell .... design consultant
John Van Hamersveld .... graphic consultant (as John Van Hammersveld)
Salvador Viento .... construction supervisor
Cathy Walters .... storyboard artist (as Kathy Walters)
Rebecca Wilson .... title artist
Michael Wolf .... assistant props (as M. Wolfe)
Zox .... graphic consultant
 
Sound Department
Jan Brodin .... sound recordist
Angie Carter .... boom operator
Robert Grieve .... foley artist
Laja Holland .... foley artist
Laja Holland .... sound editor
Gerald B. Wolfe .... sound recordist (as Jerry Wolfe)
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects rigging and explosion (as Conrad Rothman)
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Bagley .... opticals: MGM Optical Dept.
Frederick Langenbach .... opticals: MGM Optical Dept. (as Fred Langenbach)
James F. Liles .... opticals: MGM Optical Dept.
Tate Smith .... opticals: MGM Optical Dept.
William J. Tomkin .... opticals: MGM Optical Dept. (as William Tompkin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Garo Barsumian .... best boy
Annette Buehre .... animation camera: Opticam Inc.
Jan Buehre .... animation camera: Opticam Inc.
Lee Grover .... second assistant camera
Alex Hakobian .... gaffer (as Alex Hakubian)
Ron Kaufman .... second grip
Lazlo Mecs .... additional camera operator
Lazlo Mecs .... first assistant camera
John O'Connell .... animation camera: Lumeni Productions
John Sprung .... dolly grip
Thomas Thonson .... key grip
William J. Tomkin .... animation camera: MGM (as William Tompkin)
Tony Valdez .... animation camera: Lumeni Productions
Jürg V. Walther .... key grip (as Jurg Walther)
Hugh Washburn .... second electrician
Guy Webster .... still photographer: animation
Gilbert Yablon .... animation camera: Lumeni Productions
Brian MacDougall .... additional cinematography (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
James P. Alles .... animation assistant (as J. Alles)
M. Davis .... animation assistant
Philomena Gusson .... animation assistant (as Philomena)
John Muto .... animator: animated sequences
John Nelson .... animation assistant (as J. Nelson)
Mitchel C. Resnick .... animator (as M. Resnick)
J. Satriani .... animation assistant
Jim Shaw .... animation assistant (as J. Shaw)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Hurt .... costume mistress
Bonnie Leitch .... costume mistress
Darlene Pratt .... seamstress
Leon Schneiderman .... frog costume
Erica Ueland .... assistant costume mistress
 
Editorial Department
Patricia Summers .... assistant editor
Dennis Michelson .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Ackley .... music recordist: Backroom Recorders (as Jim Ackley)
Steve Bartek .... music arranger
Michael Boshears .... music recordist: Spectrum Studios
Loren-Paul Caplin .... musical director
Danny Elfman .... music arranger
Brad Kay .... musicologist
Ken Maytag .... music recordist: Redhouse Recording Studio
Oingo Boingo .... music performers (as The Oingo-Boingo)
Robert Randles .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
G. Bassin .... production assistant
Fred J. Blome .... production assistant (as F. Blome)
Carl Borack .... presenter
Maureen Byrne .... additional dance sequences
Richard Charles Greenbaum .... production assistant (as R. Greenbaum)
S. Jackson .... production assistant
Vinita McClellon .... script supervisor
J.F. Oya .... sales agent
D. Perez .... production assistant
Roger Sassen .... production assistant (as R. Sassen)
Janet Schipper .... photo finishing
S. Simon .... production assistant
Brenda Weisman .... script supervisor
Lonnie Wittenberg .... production assistant (as L. Wittenburg)
Carol Zeitz .... choreographer
 
Thanks
Jack Pill .... special thanks
 

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USA:74 min
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Trivia:
An instrumental version of the main title theme was used as the opening theme for the animated TV series "Dilbert" (1999). The credits of the TV series referred to the music by the title "The Dilbert Zone."See more »
Quotes:
Queen Doris:Where is your precious army?
King Fausto:I will have a whole army of zombies! A zombie Marine Corps, a zombie Navy Corps, zombie Space Cadets...
Queen Doris:You're really out to lunch!
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A LYSERGIC LIVE-ACTION MAX FLEISCHER CARTOON...WITH OINGO BOINGO!!!, 3 January 2002
Author: EL BUNCHO from UNITED STATES

I first discovered this one during my early mania for the band Oingo Boingo back in the early 1980's. I was expecting anything other than what I got: a live-action Max Fleischer cartoon brimming with low-budget insanity! FORBIDDEN ZONE is balls-out strange, and a hell of a lot of fun for those with a taste for the odd. Truly unique in every way, it is sad to see that more films like this will probably never be made again in this era of big-budget drivel and rampaging political correctness.

FORBIDDEN ZONE follows the adventures of the almost indescribably weird Hercules family who have recently moved into a house whose basement contains the doorway to the 6th dimension. When their bathrobe-clad daughter Susan (who has been studying abroad in France, returning home with an outrageous French accent and now goes by the totally original nickname of "Frenchy") falls into the 6th dimension, all manner of looniness ensues. A tuxedoed frog-man, jockstrap wearing goons, animation that looks like it was done by an acidhead, a wonderful soundtrack that blends oddball rock and big band classics, the worst blackface makeup in film history, Squeezit "Chicken-boy" Henderson and his "sister" Renee, the funniest elementary school sequence in memory, Herve Villechaize as King Fausto, the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo and Danny Elfman as the devil himself...All this and more (!!!) in a ninety minute tour de force of unbridled imagination. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!

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