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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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Alice
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Storyline

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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If It Yells, If It Swings, It's Got To Be Monkeybone! See more »


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

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23 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Ben Stiller was original cast to voice "Monkeybone" but had to step down due to complications with Mystery Men (1999). 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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Stu Miley: [Buster runs over to Stu, who is near a fountain] Hey buddy! How are ya?
[chuckles]
Stu Miley: How are ya?
[Stu stands up and sees Julie, who is by the fountain]
Julie: [looks into Stu's eyes] Is it you? Is it really you this time?
[they kiss and the camera turns to Herb, who is in the water near the fountain]
Herb: [to the camera] People, for the love of God, take off your clothes. Take *off* your clothes!
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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 »

Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovin' You
Written by Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph
Performed by Minnie Riperton
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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What a waste of time.
12 May 2001 | by (coshocton ohio) – See all my reviews

I expected more from Henry Selick since I rented " The Nightmare Before Christmas" and loved it. But Monkebone was dumb and not very funny. The film focuses on dreams and the afterlife a subject I prefer not to see in a comedy or even a film like this. The film also moved slower than a snail and was too long for my tastes. Plus the sexual comments made by Monkeybone were offensive and crude. So if you have time to kill and need to sleep for a little while go see Monkeybone and take a nap.


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