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Cast overview:
Daniel Neiden ...
Del (voice)
Maureen McElheron ...
Didi (voice)
Marty Nelson ...
Mayor / Mr. Mega / Mrs. Mega (voice)
Emily Bindiger ...
Dot (voice)
Chris Hoffman ...
Wiseone / Surfer / Tango Dancer / Note (voice)
Jimmy Ceribello ...
Cabbie (voice)
Ned Reynolds ...
Houndog (voice)
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Bellhop (voice) (as Jeff Knight)
Jennifer Senko ...
Surfer / Note (voice)
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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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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 »

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Del: [tentatively trying out song lyrics] My love for you/Is equal to/A worn-out shoe?/Some indefinable gunky goo?
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Love is My Bottom Line
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sharply observed adult animation
27 January 2003 | by (Saigon, Vietnam) – See all my reviews

I watched this years ago when I must have been twelve or thirteen, and then saw it again when I was about seventeen, and although there was a gap of no more then five years I felt as though the time in-between was far greater. I am now twenty two and recently saw a trailer for this movie and in one frame everything that I loved about the film returned, I can't honestly remember the details of this movie but a few songs and some great images have stayed in my head ever since I saw it the for the first time. I have yet to see it again and to be honest am resisting trying to seek it. It seems strange to say but on the couple of occasions that I watched this movie both times were purely by chance, channel surfing at about two in the morning and on both occasions I was almost reduced to tears by the end (Yes guys do cry as well).

How we view this movie is purely subjective, it is a simple story of a man and his 'tune' but there seems so much to take away from it, it mirrors the French story 'the little prince' in many ways in that to watch it you have to be detached from any sense of realism, you have to put yourself in the shoes of the protagonist and feel what the artist is trying to convey. I'm sure if I rented it now and got all my friends round telling them this was the best movie I ever seen, halfway through it they would ever laugh their ass's off (with good reason) or say it was 'OKAY', I don't want that to happen, this movie has to be seen on your own circumstances to be understood, meaning you have to be taken away by it, The Tune can not be approached as a movie which is objectively a 'great movie', it is for you to decide and enjoy.

I hope for the day when I'm grey and old and this movie will like an old pal appear on the screen and I'm whisked back to my strange teenage years, yes I know it is a totally whimsical view of life, but that is what The Tune means to me, a small insignificant part of my youth, a part which I'm sure will surface to then disapear again countless times through out the years. "Alas this old timer sure does rattle on".


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