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Monkeybone (2001)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monkeybone (voice)
Herb (as David Foley)
Clarissa (as Amy D. Higgins)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Monkeybone Project  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$5,409,517 (USA) (20 April 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie makes allusion to many elements of Greek mythology: the Cyclops, the Minotaur, the Centaur, Medusa, Scorpion; and even Hypnos, the god of dreams. See more »


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 »


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 »


References 13 Rue Madeleine (1946) See more »


A Trunk Full of Funk
Written and Performed by Andrew Dorfman
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Don't Bother
26 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really can't think of much in this movie that was funny. Chris Kattan had a couple of moments that were amusing, but that was almost at the end of the movie, and it was also interrupted by the incredibly dreadful organ donor doctors. A lot of the other "jokes" are of the 'look how clever' I am sort.

Maybe they are trying to spoof all the bad cartoons on Comedy Central by showing how bad a cartoon really can be. There is even a reference to South Park, namely monkeybone supposedly being funnier than South Park. That is the best joke in the whole movie.

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