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Writers:
Mike Mignola (characters)
Mike Mignola (story)
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Release Date:
28 October 2006 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Hellboy travels to Japan to fight an ancient demon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A very enjoyable experiment See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ron Perlman ... Hellboy (voice)

Selma Blair ... Liz Sherman (voice)

Doug Jones ... Abe Sapien (voice)

Peri Gilpin ... Professor Kate Corrigan (voice)

Dee Bradley Baker ... Lightning / Kappa / Pilot (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Hagiwara ... Additional Voices (voice)

Yuriana Kim ... Additional Voices (voice)

Clyde Kusatsu ... Additional Voices (voice)

Phil LaMarr ... Bureau Member / Pilot / Additional Voices (voice)

Liza Del Mundo ... Additional Voices (voice)

Paul Nakauchi ... Additional Voices (voice)

James Sie ... Additional Voices (voice)

Mitchell Whitfield ... Russell Thorne (voice)

Gwendoline Yeo ... Kitsune (voice)
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Directed by
Phil Weinstein 
Tad Stones (supervising)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Mignola  characters
Mike Mignola  story
Karen Inwood Somers  documentary material
Tad Stones  screenplay
Tad Stones  story
Matt Wayne  screenplay

Produced by
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Stephen Brown)
Sidney Clifton .... producer
Guillermo del Toro .... creative producer
Stephanie Elliott .... animation producer
Lawrence Gordon .... executive producer
Scott D. Greenberg .... producer
Scott Hemming .... executive producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lloyd Levin .... executive producer
Mike Mignola .... consulting producer
Mike Richardson .... executive producer
Tad Stones .... supervising producer
Michael Wolf .... animation executive producer (as Mike Wolf)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Drake 
 
Film Editing by
John Hoyos 
Jeffrey Perlmutter 
 
Production Management
John Hoyos .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Nathan Chew .... storyboard artist
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Sahin Ersöz .... storyboard artist
Nir Paniry .... storyboard artist
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer
Jason Oliver .... supervising dialog editor
Wes Otis .... sound editor
Jeff Shiffman .... sound editor
Jody Thomas .... foley artist
Otis Van Osten .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Brent M. Bowen .... visual effects
Harry Eisenstein .... main title design
Carol VanHook .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryndon Smith .... camera operator: video camera
 
Animation Department
Russell Calabrese .... sheet timer
Andy Chiang .... model designer
Eddy Houchins .... sheet timer (as William Houchins)
Gordon Kent .... timing director
Art Vitello .... timing director
James T. Walker .... sheet timer (as Tim Walker)
Jungja Wolf .... sheet timer
 
Casting Department
Everett A. Oliver .... casting coordinator
 
Music Department
Benjamin Stanton .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bradley Cooper .... information technologies
Elaine De Mari .... information technologies
Steve Fisch .... business affairs
Rafael Hurtado .... production coordinator
Steffie Lucchesi .... retake & media coordinator
Charles McCaskill .... information technologies
Ginny McSwain .... voice director
Mike Medaris .... information technologies
Janine Scalise .... production assistant
 

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77 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
In the scene were Hellboy is talking to the Daimyo's daughter, the statue in the background is making a 'rock on' hand sign.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: We see the giant bat creature pin Abe to the ground, then the shot cuts away for a moment and then cuts back to the bat but Abe is now on his feet and several yards away from the creature when there wasn't time for him to get there.See more »
Quotes:
Hellboy:Hey, kiddo. How you doing?
Liz Sherman:Great. For a walking napalm strike...
Abe Sapien:You saved our lives, Liz.
Liz Sherman:I practically torched you. Not to mention a couple of dozen miyans. Sorry about the burns...
Abe Sapien:Barely a sunburn.
Hellboy:Come on, they were mummies. And they were trying to kill you. Trust me, there's no upside to cutting the undead ANY slack.
Abe Sapien:You did what you had to do.
Liz Sherman:I lost control, is what I did. If you hadn't stopped me, I probably would have melted the place, and probably the two of you. I can handle the little stuff fine, but when I try anything big... God, the Bureau should lock me up! I'm the real monster!
[Hellboy and Abe begin laughing]
Liz Sherman:Okay, okay, I get it.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Troldspejlet: Episode #40.3" (2008)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A very enjoyable experiment, 30 March 2007
Author: OttoVonB from Switzerland

Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" is a treasure among comics, both for its jovial quirk and its sublime visuals, that defy translation to the screen. Guillermo Del Toro's 2004 feature film succeeded beyond all hopes, thanks to his visuals (deep shadows and spot-on use of colors) and the casting (particularly Ron Perlman as our hero). Here's the animated version, meant to explore the character more and help us be patient until the 2008 sequel is released.

After a nifty prologue introducing our main protagonists in their new form and setting the tone, "Sword of Storms" develops its main plot (demonic possession in Japan and a mystical sword), blending several genres with ease by separating its main characters for most of the running time: part fantasy quest (as Hellboy journeys through a dreamlike Japan), part paranormal mystery (for Kate), part adventure film (Abe and Liz), it manages to remain fresh throughout while staying true to the spirit of original comics. Retaining the film's voice cast provides one of the main joys, as does Hellboy's animated physique (the lower part of his body, hooves as originally conceived rather than the film's humanoid feet, is more appropriate).

The story and tone might put off some newcomers, but kudos to the producers for defending Hellboy's "aquired taste" status that makes it so special. Fans will also note that while the story is mostly original, a small episode with a group of flying heads follows one of Mignola's short stories to the letter. The animation is not the stuff that will give Pixar or Disney nightmares, but is appropriate and some of the designs and settings are truly interesting. The way the sword's legend is recounted is visually daring, and a huge fight between Hellboy and a massive army of demons is truly a joy.

All in all, the animated series of features, of which "Sword of Storms" is the promising first, will more than adequately fill the gap until Del Toro's Hellboy 2 is released next year.

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