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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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Rather good fun for fans of the Film See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hugh Jackman ... Gabriel Van Helsing (voice)

Robbie Coltrane ... Mr. Hyde (voice)

David Wenham ... Carl (voice)

Grey Griffin ... First Victim (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)

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:
Carl:I may not have much experience in the field, but this is NOT going well!See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Rather good fun for fans of the Film, 31 July 2005
Author: krisdageekqueen from United States

It's worth a rent. The art is not as bad as people here have been making it out to be. (If you want to see truly bad animation, watch Hunchback of Notre Dame 2). It wasn't, you know, Shinichirô Watanabe or Hayao Miyazaki but it had a more adult look then American made kids cartoons. The animation was real similar to what you see on X-Men Evolution, only much darker and grittier. Oddly enough, It looks almost like they're emulating the anime Helsing in color tone.

The acting is limited by the time. Hugh Jackman is a novice at voice acting and it sort of shows. He sounds a little wooden. David Wenham is very nice and has the best lines in the cartoon. ("No real lady would be caught dead wi-- perhaps not the best choice of words...") However, Robbie Coltrane was sorely underused. His vocal characterization of Mr Hyde was so great in that opening scene of the film and in this you can barely tell its him he has so few lines.

The plot is almost better than the films, and contains a lot more history and the steam-punk like flair that made me love the film and other things like Leauge of Extrordinary Gentlemen (Not the movie though.. it was horrid). I wish they had made it a full length animated feature, because the plot definitely had room to be expanded into 90 minutes.

In all, it was very good for an American produced adult animation. Too bad Universal is connected with Nickelodian and not Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network, because I think a Vanhelsing Animated series would play really well in Adult Swim.

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