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In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

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In a coma, Stu Miley a cartoonist who created a comic strip called Monkeybone which features a rascal monkey. He finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. Naturally, Monkeybone himself is there, and he and Stu quickly start fighting like cats and dogs. When Stu realizes that his sister, due to a pact they once made, is preparing to pull the plug on him, Stu makes a deal with Hypnos, the god of sleep, to help him steal a golden ticket from Death himself. But when Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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23 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Untitled Monkeybone Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,685,078 (USA) (23 February 2001)

Gross:

$5,409,517 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Henry Selick:  [stop motion]  Most of the characters in the coma world are stop motion puppets. See more »

Goofs

When Stu wakes from the coma, his hands are outstretched in the shot of Julie. When we pan back to Stu, he reaches out and says, "Whoa baby." See more »

Quotes

Hypnos: [fustrated] I can't believe it, we give him a body and he sends us dogs? This is so humiliating!
Kitty: [stroking Hypnos] Let's not think about dogs... Let's think about pussycats...
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Crazy Credits

Following the credits a stop-motion animated statue, which gave Stu Miley his pajamas earlier in the film, is seen for a few seconds holding two flags. One reads THE and the other reads END. See more »

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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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Molino Mambo
Written and Performed by Ray Davies
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music Library
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Could this movie get any stranger?
28 July 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Well, sadly, yes.

I had really high hopes for this one. I liked it, don't get me wrong. I just wish they'd pushed a lot farther with it. I was expecting something truly trippy and messed up with frightening and bizarre images. What I got was more like a frat party attended by the minor characters in "the Never-ending Story".

Come to think of it, that's one heck of an idea for a movie. I thought of it first, so hands off!

If you've already seen "Nightmare Before Christmas" and the highly underrated "James and the Giant Peach", you won't miss anything much by skipping "Monkeybone". If you haven't seen either of those two movies yet, well, check them out ASAP!


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