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Release Date:
11 May 2004 (USA) See more »
Plot:
In this animated prequel to the Van Helsing movie, Van Helsing travels to London to deal with the mischievous Dr. Jekyll. | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Better than the movie. Like most things. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hugh Jackman ... Gabriel Van Helsing (voice)

Robbie Coltrane ... Mr. Hyde (voice)

David Wenham ... Carl (voice)

Grey DeLisle ... First Victim (voice)

Dwight Schultz ... Dr. Jekyll (voice)

John DiMaggio ... Coachman (voice)

Scott Mosenson ... Palace Guard (voice)

Alun Armstrong ... Cardinal Jinette (voice)

Roger Jackson ... Drunken Gentleman (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Julia Fletcher ... Lady-in-Waiting (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Queen Victoria (voice)

Tara Strong ... Young Victoria (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Arnold Taylor ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Sharon Bridgeman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Garfield Reeves-Stevens  written by
Judith Reeves-Stevens  written by

Produced by
Bob Ducsay .... executive producer
John Kafka .... producer
Stephen Sommers .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Van Tongeren 
 
Film Editing by
Ken Solomon 
 
Casting by
Jack Fletcher 
 
Art Department
Terry Hudson .... prop designer
Rick Morales .... storyboard artist
Jeff Starling .... visual development artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
Paul 'Eel' Anderson .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Edmondson .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Ferdie .... supervising sound editor (as 'Howling Mad' Mike Ferdie)
Eric Lewis .... assistant dialogue recording engineer
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Dean Minnerly .... foley artist
Robb Navrides .... dialogue editor
Robb Navrides .... sound editor
Albert Romero .... foley mixer
Craig T. Rosevear .... foley cue
Harry Woolway .... sound editor
 
Animation Department
Emil Simeonov .... character designer
 
Editorial Department
Tim Gilmer .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
John Finklea .... music editor
Aaron Martin .... music scoring coordinator
Ben Schor .... assistant music editor
Michael Stern .... scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Jack Fletcher .... voice director
 

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Goofs:
Continuity: When the carriages have separated, originally Van Helsing is standing on the one with the speeding train attached to it and Mr Hyde on the one behind. In a following shot, involving the train flying forward, Mr Hyde is where Van Helsing was and vice versa.See more »
Quotes:
Gabriel Van Helsing:[adjusting the last touches on Carl as he is dressed as a woman to be bait for Mr.Hyde] Could you stop squirming?
Carl:If you had bougth me the proper sized corset I wouldn't have to squirm!
Gabriel Van Helsing:There. A vision of loveliness.
Carl:I told the cardinal when he got your cable, I am not a field man!
Gabriel Van Helsing:There isn't much danger of you being mistaken as any kind of man, Carl!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Better than the movie. Like most things., 29 August 2004
Author: Victor Field from London, England

It occurs to me that Universal missed a trick with "Van Helsing: The London Assignment" - this animated featurette may as well have been released with "Van Helsing" as a supporting feature. On the other hand, that might not have been the best idea, since this is considerably easier to get through than the overblown and underinteresting movie... if only because there's less of it.

Essentially setting up the Parisian showdown between Van Helsing and Mr. Hyde that kicks off the live-action extravaganza, the short subject indulges in the same advantage-taking of famed fictional characters as the movie - like the appalling Anthony Perkins vehicle "Edge Of Sanity," writers Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens take the characters of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and add a bit of Jack the Ripper to the mix - and the same over-the-top action, only with plenty of Asian-flavoured animation in its scenes of violence and murder.

Having Hugh Jackman, David Wenham and Robbie Coltrane repeating their roles from the movie (our hero, his assistant Carl and Mr. Hyde respectively) helps, and it's dramatically done, but the movie's biggest plus is that it's more straightforward and less determined to throw everything into the mix than the movie. It passes the time, but with the necessarily abrupt ending and the feeling that this is little more than a(nother) tie-in, it's hard not to be relieved that there won't be a sequel or a followup TV series. Then again, there's a sequel to "Baby Geniuses"...

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