A boy dreams of working for his mentor, a creature-maker, and comes face to face with a giant creature.

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Matt Banting
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Chancey Bellow
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Father
Amanda Dickinson ...
Mother
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Perriwinkle
Grant Bardsley ...
Ben
Bill Moody ...
Reg
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Vaughn
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Teacher
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Ultragorgon (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Ashton ...
Ultragorgon
Michael Bayliss ...
Ultragorgon
Martin Carroll ...
Ultragorgon (as Martin Anthony)
Sue Dacre ...
Ultragorgon
David Greenaway ...
Ultragorgon
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Storyline

A young boy wants to work with a famous creature/fx man but gets more than he bargained when one of the creatures, The Ultra-Gorgon, takes him under his wing. Literally. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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9 July 1989 (USA)  »

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The Ultra-Gorgon was built in a disused church. Members of Jim Henson's Creature Shop couldn't begin construction until they got into the church, which was about five weeks before shooting began. Since the character was intended to look like an unfinished special-effects monster, the team decided to build until they ran out of time, starting from the feet upward. Three nights before production began, the Ultra-Gorgon's wings arrived at the build site. See more »

Quotes

Chancey Bellow: [the Ultra Gorgon has Matt's Father] Well, Matt, what do you want me to do?
Matt Banting: Let him go.
Chancey Bellow: Why?
Matt Banting: Because, well, because... he's my Dad.
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Spoofs How to Make a Monster (1958) See more »

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Definitely Dated, But Not Bad
30 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young boy (Kieran O'Brien) wants to work with a famous creature/fx man (Harry Dean Stanton) but gets more than he bargained when one of the creatures turns out to be alive.

The first thing you will notice about this film is how British it is, which struck me as odd for a Jim Henson production. But, hey, what do I know? The next thing you will notice is that this is from 1989 and very much feels like it. While there is nothing wrong with the movie, it has a feel that is just not right for today's audience.

I am curious about the family message, because the dad's words and actions make him out to be a jerk. A really, really big jerk. After some odd plot turns, we see the dad is a variety of different ways. Ways that may or may not make sense or be remotely believed. But, hey, maybe kids believe some goofy things.


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