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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:
It's just common sense See more (17 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)

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:
The name that the old man is carving into a cucumber is "Murakami". Director Tad Stones says that this is a shout out to his friend, fellow animator Glen MurakamiSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The number of strings on the Koto of the Spiderwoman changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Liz Sherman:Underwater- that giving-me-air thing- that was, um... I didn't know you could do that.
Abe Sapien:I wasn't sure it would work, either, but I have burped excess air before, so I thought...
Liz Sherman:Aah! I was breathing your burps? Ugh!
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It's just common sense, 30 March 2012
Author: Grann-Bach (Grann-Bach@jubii.dk) from Denmark

After a professor opens an enchanted scroll, the BPRD have to face the threat of two gods(Storm and Lightning) returning, and awakening their brothers, the dragons, and ending the reign of man on Earth. Hellboy himself(who spends almost all of this isolated from the others, on a sort of spirit quest, defeating a handful of fairly distinguished mythical creatures from Asian folklore - spiders, cannibalism, those kinds of things... admittedly, that does lead to this having a video-game structure, with just one fight sequence after another, and there is only minimal connection between them; they just wanted a lot of these beings in the same production) has to protect the titular sword, which holds the power to release the duo. Abe and Liz are together on a mission, supporting each other and developing their relationship, with her having to deal with her powers(in that they are extremely useful, yet they make her feel like, as she puts it, "a freak") and him going far to help keep her safe. This is roughly 78 minutes, including the short end credits. Having not read the comics, I can't say if this lives up to the source material. The style appears to be pretty similar, and certainly quite non-threatening. Animation is nice, with some visual ingenuity and use of colors to set tone(this is effective at being creepy, at establishing mood and at very sharp turns in our perception of something as a positive or negative presence) if nothing terribly creative about the camera-work and editing(considering the possibilities, when one doesn't have the laws of physics that constrict live features). The voice acting is well-done. This gets some extra appeal to those of us who only know these great characters from the movies by it being the same trio, and they make the transition well(Perlman is just as enjoyable here as in the flicks, and steals the show here, as well). I suppose you could argue that Blair sounds slightly off, and slightly overdoing it here and there. The plot is sufficiently engaging and there is a fair balance between eerie, mysterious beings and the like and explanation so you aren't completely weirded out. This is well-paced, you're not bored and there's a solid amount of action, as well as catching up on what's going on, with consistently rising stakes throughout. The humor comes very naturally to it and is genuinely funny. Dialog is very well-written. We change locations numerous times, and you don't get bored with the setting. And yes, Red does get to swing that blade a bit. One could probably follow this reasonably going into it blind, not knowing who these people are, etc. The DVD comes with slightly longer extras put together than the picture itself: An informational commentary track by Mike Mignola, Tad Stones, Phil Weinstein, and interesting featurettes: 42 and a half minute Keepers of Hellboy(the first scene of the film, then a panel of the creators of this at a con), To Hell & Back(10 minutes), Conquering Hellboy: The Actor's Role(6 and a half minutes), View From The Top(5 and a half minutes), A New Breed(5 minutes), Hellboy Goes East: Tail Spin(3 minutes), Hellboy Goes East: Samurai Songs(3 minutes), Hellboy Goes East: Prop Prefecture(2 and a half minutes) and Hellboy Goes East: Origins(2 and a half minutes). There is violent and disturbing content in this. I recommend this to fans of the franchise. 7/10

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