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Monkeybone (2001)

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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$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: The left hand drawing during the titles sequence. See more »

Goofs

When Stu is singing in the club to Julie, as he passes a table a boom shadow is visible across his face. See more »

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[Stu goes into a phone booth to call the authorities and report the car crash, unaware that a large red pipe loosened by the crash is starting to tilt over towards the booth]
Julie: [sees the pipe start to move] Stu!
[Stu turns around a waves to her, then turns back to the phone as the pipe starts to fall]
Julie: [screams] STU!
[Stu waves at her again, and the pipe falls on the booth, putting Stu in a coma]
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Crazy Credits

Lisa Zane is listed in the opening credits, however due to editing her entire time on screen is only about 20 seconds. See more »

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Fall Away
Written and Performed by Eleni Mandell
Eleni Mandell performs courtesy of Space Baby Records
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Monkeyboner
19 April 2006 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

After James and The Giant Peach and The Nightmare Christmas, Henry Selick left Burton's style of animation and tried to pursue his 'own' 'kid-friendly' career in film-making. Boy, that was a Mistake! Monkeybone is the worst piece of garbage ever put on film, the comic sucked (don't read it! For God's sake don't read it!) and the making a film with Branden Fraiser??!! Oh Christ, you know there's going to be trouble! Well, The film surely is rude and crude and I don't see how it's Kid-Friendly....The film really sucks, it doesn't deserve better and a desperate company like 20TH Century Fox picked this up and the Film Bombed! Take that, Henry Selick! For working as an animator for Disney and trying to direct Coraline you stupid bastard!!!! Anyway, the plot is thin and John what-his-name Redneck does an awful job as the voice of a Monkey, or sorry, Animated Monkey. That's right folks. Bridget Fonda can really do better than this. Well, Henry Selick this is what you get for taking your 'abilites' to make a big-budget film adapting a low-life's comic


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