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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 fun little cartoon,...just not as well rounded 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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Trivia:
David Hyde Pierce was offered the chance to reprise his role as the voice of Abe Sapien. But Pierce felt that Doug Jones' voice should have been used in Hellboy (2004) and he turned it down so that Jones would get the role.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:[sarcastic] Gosh, Kate, I feel just awful dragging you away from rotting manuscripts and ancient texts. I mean, you used to research trolls!
Professor Kate Corrigan:It's okay. Now I get to work with one.
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References Ghostbusters (1984)See more »

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A fun little cartoon,...just not as well rounded, 12 September 2014
Author: breakdownthatfilm-blogspot-com from United States

Cartoon TV movies are not uncommon in the world of popular characters. Several icons have had theatrical runs and then later on are moved to TV movies. Some stuck with live-action, while others turned to different methods. For Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy (2004), animation was the next route. For a few reasons, it's understandable to why this was the definitive choice. First and foremost, animation is cheaper than live- action. The second reason would be the demographic. If it's a cartoon, there's a good chance more children would end up seeing it. A third possible reason was to see if it would turn into a series. A perfect example of this would be the TV movie / Direct-to-DVD release of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000). After its success, the cartoon became a running TV series on the Disney Channel. It's interesting because this could have been like that but there are some things holding it back too.

It's difficult to say what time this installment of Hellboy takes place. Since Dr. Broom (Hellboy's father) is not shown, it is assumed that it takes place after the first theatrical film. When a magical katana sword possesses the body of a Japanese Sword Historian, Hellboy, Liz and Abe Sapien are brought in. However, this doesn't exactly make it that much more exciting story wise. The story is about Hellboy taking on another spirit creature but it feels very detached from its predecessor. Just because it's not live-action doesn't mean the story can't continue from the events of the last movie. The back-story to the mystical katana sword is a bit cliché but not too dull to be bored with. The section of writing that suffers the most is the plot. Hellboy ends up being caught up in a mystical world where he has to find his way out and it takes up the majority of the movie. This is where it feels slow - even for a little over 70 minutes.

Another problem in this feature is the animation itself. The flow of how the characters move isn't that smooth. The mouth work to the voice acting looks rather rigid as well. And what's with Hellboy's design? A huge upper torso and scrawny goat legs? I think that could be evened out a little more. An element that doesn't need any fixing however is the level that this cartoon sets itself at. Meaning, it's edgy. Not edgy enough to have curvaceous women in it, but it does have some disturbing images, close to heavy violence and several swears. This is good and all but it does bring into question if this film was made for children. If it was made for children, all the things mentioned prior should've been toned down. And if it was for adults, it should've been made like the HBO Spawn series. The action and creature designs are note worthy though. Dark and creepy cartoons are not as common among animation movies so that's a plus.

For voice acting is definitely smart of the casting department to grab ahold of Ron Perlman and Selma Blair. Their voices can't be replaced. The same also should've gone for David Hyde Pierce who voiced Abe Sapien from the live-action run. Nothing on Doug Jones who was the physical representation of Abe, but Pierce has always been the voice of scientific sounding characters. Jones' voice as his own character doesn't accomplish that same feat. Phil LaMarr also has a few voice roles too. Listen for him. The score composed by Christopher Drake is well done. His tracks represent the scenes properly and he also maintains the establish recognizable theme Marco Beltrami had created from the first movie. That is commendable considering most composers either ignore or forget these key pieces. Its fun but not engaging enough like the original.

It provides some of the same quality like the original with its returning cast of voices, edgy action, grotesque creatures and music, but its writing isn't as polished. The story elements aren't as captivating as they were from before.

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