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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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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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death | coma | nightmare | carnival | monkey | 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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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 »

Quotes

Death: [sitting at the controls of a tower monster] I do like to dress up when I come down town. So, how was she?
[meaning Julie]
Stu Miley: [standing on the monster's right hand] She was... she was beautiful. Of course I was decomposing at the time but... at least now she knows how much I love her.
Monkeybone: [looking nervous] Uh, excuse me, Death... I hate to break up this little love test, but my little bladder is about to burst.
[Death pulls a lever, and the hand Monkeybone is on swings over Stu]
Monkeybone: [screams] BUT I'VE *REALLY* ...
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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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References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

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Little Head
Written and Performed by John Hiatt
Courtesy of Capital Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A gloriously misfire and an amazing visual ride - you'll either love it or hate it
17 May 2008 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Monkeybone is original no denying that.

It seems to be geared to get a reaction - every pore in the first forty minutes is explored for it surreal quality - creatures of another world abound.

If you like your films to be unusual and wacky then this is the film for you - Hellzapoppin meets Erasurehead with a rom-com gooey middle - just weirdly wonderful, and sometimes just plain weird.

Not horrific at all it is like watching a circus show - and the energy is palpable - definitely worth viewing if you've never seen it, just don't expect to be just entertained this is ALice in Wonderland for a new generation and very, very strange medicines are involved...

Great if you're in the mood, you'll hate it otherwise...


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