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Release Date:
5 August 1983 (USA) See more »
Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"...It was a time of desperate need for heroes. Any kind of heroes." See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Lorenzo Music ... Ralph, the All-Purpose Animal (voice)

Marshall Efron ... Synonamess Botch (voice)
James Cranna ... Rod Rescueman / Scuzzbopper / Frivoli Foreman / Rusher of Din - Street Preacher
Julie Payne ... Flora Fauna (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Greensleeves (voice)
Paul Frees ... Narrator / Chef of State / Judges / Bailiff (voice)
Judith Kahan ... The Fairy Godmother (voice) (as Judith Kahan Kampmann)
Gillian Gould ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Geraldine Green ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Larry Green ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
William Hall ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
David Korty ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Elma Barry Robertson ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Clyde E. Robertson ... Rusher of Din - Sleeper
William Browder ... Rusher of Din - Office Executive
Geoff Hoyle ... Rusher of Din - Man in Elevator

J.E. Freeman ... Rusher of Din - Pool Player
Elizabeth Saxon ... Rusher of Din - Woman on Beach

Sue Murphy ... Rusher of Din - File Clerk

Nancy Fish ... Rusher of Din - Woman Under Dryer
Chuck Dorsett ... Rusher of Din - Man at Amusement Park (as Charles Dorsett)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Henry Winkler ... Fonzie (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Korty 
Charles Swenson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Couturié  screenplay
Bill Couturié  story
Suella Kennedy  screenplay
Suella Kennedy  story
John Korty  screenplay
John Korty  story
Charles Swenson  writer

Produced by
Bill Couturié .... producer
Suella Kennedy .... associate producer
George Lucas .... executive producer
Barbara Wright .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dawn Atkinson 
Ken Melville 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Gallagher 
Art Direction by
Harley Jessup 
Art Department
Deborah Beckman .... art assistant
Travis Cespedes .... art assistant
Eva Fried .... art assistant
Brad Jones .... art assistant
Zohra J. Kalinkowitz .... art assistant
Ren Klyce .... art assistant
Sharon Palmer .... art assistant
Michelle Paymar .... art assistant
Lee Saijo .... art assistant
Deborah Warren .... art assistant
Sally Wetherby .... art assistant
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... assistant sound editor
John Benson .... supervising sound editor
Ken Fischer .... sound effects editor
Luther Greene .... sound re-recording mixer
Walt Kraemer .... sound designer
Barbara McBane .... dialogue editor
Barbara McBane .... sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Ryan .... sound effects editor
Dale Strumpell .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen G. Wilson .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
David Fincher .... special photographic effects
Visual Effects by
Chris R. Green .... additional animator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baker .... still photographer
Peter Crosman .... sequence animator, still photographer
Richard Downing .... photographic technician
John Driver .... photographic technician
Rick Ewald .... animation assistant camera
Don Kennedy .... photographic technician, still photographer
Mary Jane O'Donnell .... photographic technician
Christopher Ott .... animation assistant camera
Christopher Ott .... assistant camera
Animation Department
John Allan Armstrong .... sequence animator (as John Armstrong)
Christine Chandler .... background artist
Cassandra Einstein .... background artist
George Evelyn .... sequence animator
Chuck Eyler .... scene animator
Chris R. Green .... additional animator
Nick Hale .... additional animator
Randy Hamm .... scene animator
Doug Haynes .... scene animator
Bruce Heller .... additional animator
Harley Jessup .... character designer
Brad Jones .... additional animator
John Korty .... character designer
Stephanie Maxwell .... background artist
Carol Millican .... scene animator
Nancy Morita .... additional animator
Kris Moser .... sequence animator
Brian Narelle .... supervising animator, sequence director, ratatooie creator
Will Noble .... sequence animator
Joy Perla .... background artist
David Pettigrew .... sequence animator
Kaj Pindal .... sequence animator
Cindy Reid .... background artist
Deborah Short .... sequence animator
John T. Van Vliet .... additional animator
Mark West .... scene animator
Peggy Yamamoto .... sequence animator (as Peggy Okeya)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Miller .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Emily Craig .... assistant editor
Robert Grossman .... apprentice editor
Ronald Jacobs .... assistant editor
Nancy Jencks .... assistant editor
Kathleen Korth .... assistant editor
Mary Helen Leasman .... assistant editor
Patrick McHugh .... assistant editor
Karen Spangenberg .... assistant editor
Julie Stept .... assistant editor
Music Department
Susan R. Crutcher .... music editor
Other crew
John Baker .... technical director
Leigh Blicher .... production coordinator
Cheryl Carrington .... graphic arts coordinator
Geraldine Clarke .... production coordinator (as Geraldine Frerks)
Margaret Hale .... art production coordinator
Heidi Holman .... murk design
Harley Jessup .... murk designer
Cheryl Kapach .... murk design
Loretta Lorden .... ibor clip research
Patrick Maloney .... frivoli design
Patsy Maloney .... frivoli design
Carlos Marchiori .... din design
Kevin O'Shea .... din design
Nona Pepino .... din design
Kerry Peterson .... production secretary
Dianne Schroeder .... ibor clip research
Heather Selick .... murk design (as Heather Ryan Selick)
Henry Selick .... sequence director
Eric Stoelting .... technical engineer
Carl Willat .... sequence director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
75 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Manitoba) | Canada:F (Ontario) | UK:U | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Brian Narelle (supervising animator and sequence director) played "Lieutenant Doolittle" in "Dark Star" (1974)See more »
Ralph:"Ok,ok. I'm scared; it's official."See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "The Muppet Show" (1976)See more »
Champagne TimeSee more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"...It was a time of desperate need for heroes. Any kind of heroes.", 5 October 1998
Author: egarcia from San Francisco, CA (USA)

Ralph and Mumford, misfits in their own land, get duped into being unwitting pawns of Synanomess Botch. Twice Upon a Time is the story of them, the characters they meet, and their struggle to set things right. With a surprisingly impressive soundtrack and wonderful voice acting by some of the best in the business, this offbeat movie hits the mark.

The animation process, while similar to that of the cut out "South Park" style, is much smoother and far more three-dimensional. If I didn't know that the animation was this style, I would swear that is was traditional pen and ink. If you can watch this film in Dolby Surround or THX, PLEASE DO! You won't really miss anything if you don't, but if you do, you will get much more out of the experience!

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