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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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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

Rose McGowan says that Henry Selick was fired halfway through production. See more »

Goofs

When Monkeybone is singing as Marilyn Monroe and takes off the dress, he is wearing a suit. But in the next shot he is just wearing his vest. See more »

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Monkeybone: I left my number in your undies!
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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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Olympic Fanfare Bugler's Dream
Written by Leo Arnaud
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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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