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The Tune (1992)

Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Neiden ...
Del (voice)
Maureen McElheron ...
Didi (voice)
Marty Nelson ...
Mayor / Mr. Mega / Mrs. Mega (voice)
Emily Bindiger ...
Dot (voice)
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Wiseone / Surfer / Tango Dancer / Note (voice)
Jimmy Ceribello ...
Cabbie (voice)
Ned Reynolds ...
Houndog (voice)
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Bellhop (voice) (as Jeff Knight)
Jen Senko ...
Surfer / Note (voice) (as Jennifer Senko)
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Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might learn to write songs from the heart. Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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Trivia

In the Lovesick Hotel sequence, Lupo the Butcher, from the short film of the same name directed by Danny Antonnuci, makes a cameo appearance inside a suite. The butcher threats the main character by saying "I kill you" and throwing his meat cleaver to a table. It is unknown if Danny Antonnuci let Bill Plympton use his character nor if the creator did work n The Tune, though his name doesn't appear in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Del: [first lines]
Del: [tentatively trying out song lyrics] My love for you, is equal to, a worn-out shoe? Nah. A big cow moo? Uh-uh. Some indefinable gunky goo? Yeah!
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References Lupo the Butcher (1987) See more »

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Tango Shmango
Performed by Maureen McElheron
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First Class animation, music
1 March 2004 | by (ND) – See all my reviews

The original songs for this movie are amazing, but not nearly as amazing as Plympton's animation. Well worth shutting yourself in to watch, perhaps with other examples of excellence in feature length, independent animation. This ranks with the work of Bakshi, and it's worth supporting animators who don't work for Disney, simply for the fact that their work is not homogenized or dictated by the studio. Plympton gave us this twelve years ago, and we haven't had many animators of note since who could give us a quality product like his. It begs the question, "why not?" I think this film is a must-see for any aspiring animator, to show them that it can be done, and done well.


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