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Monkeybone (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Fantasy  |  23 February 2001 (USA)
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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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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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Henry Selick:  The left hand drawing during the titles sequence. See more »

Goofs

As Stu is transferred into his gymnast/organ donor body, when the doctors are pulling out organs, he stands up and startled the doctors. Just then, there is a boom mice visible about the doctors. See more »

Quotes

Stu Miley: Excuse me kitty. I'll be right back after I choke my monkey!
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Henry Selick You Idiot!
18 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, when I first heard about this film being directed by Henry Selick, the director of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas I was hyped up. The story sounded original, the animation was creative but when I saw the movie it was a bomber. This movie was supposed be dark and artsy since it was directed by the man who brought us Nightmare but instead it turned out to be a stupid teen comedy movie. Where does Henry Selick get the gall to use the amazing artistics used in the Nightmare Before Christmas to make an unintelligent movie of pure dribble like this? It's inhuman I tell you and I'm sure I'm not alone here. People, please save your money for something useful like a book or a better movie.


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