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Mary and Max -- A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

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Writer:
Adam Elliot (writer)
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Release Date:
9 April 2009 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
Two unlikely people. Two different worlds come together in a story about a most unusual friendship. See more »
Plot:
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It's a genuine celebration of the value of difference. See more (175 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Toni Collette ... Mary Daisy Dinkle (voice)

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)

Barry Humphries ... Narrator (voice)

Eric Bana ... Damien (voice)

Bethany Whitmore ... Young Mary Daisy Dinkle (voice)
Renée Geyer ... Vera Lorraine Dinkle (voice)
Ian 'Molly' Meldrum ... Homeless Man (voice)
Julie Forsyth ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Flaus ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Massey ... 911 Operator (as Chris Massey)
Shaun Patten ... Frankston Icebreaker Two (voice)
Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen ... New York Callgirl (voice)

Leanne Smith ... Post Office Customer (voice)
Michael Ienna ... Lincoln (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Elliot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Elliot  writer

Produced by
Iain Canning .... co-executive producer
Melanie Coombs .... producer
Mark Gooder .... executive producer
Paul Hardart .... executive producer
Tom Hardart .... executive producer
Henry Karjalainen .... post-production producer
Andrew Mackie .... co-executive producer
Bryce Menzies .... executive producer
Jonathan Page .... executive producer
Richard Payten .... co-executive producer
Pauline Piechota .... associate producer
Joni Rubin .... associate producer
Tom Wild .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Dale Cornelius 
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Thompson 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Murphy 
 
Casting by
Brooke Howden 
 
Production Design by
Adam Elliot 
 
Art Direction by
Craig Fison 
 
Set Decoration by
Isabel Peppard 
Claire Tennant 
 
Production Management
Bridget Callow-Wright .... art department production manager (as Bridget Callow)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sue Collins .... first assistant director
Jemima Daly .... assistant director: continuity
 
Art Department
Daniel Agdag .... sets and props
Michael Bazeley .... sets and props
Darren Bell .... lead sculptor
Darren Burgess .... sculptor
Lindsay Cox .... sets and props
Jonathan Daw .... sculptor
Jonathan Daw .... sets and props
Scott Ebdon .... armature
Fiona Edwards .... plasticine colourist
Roger Ferdinando .... sets and props
Craig Fison .... sets and props
Robert Gudan .... armature assistant
Robert Gudan .... sets and props
John Lewis .... sculptor
Rob Matson .... sets and props
Colin Moore .... sculptor
Colin Moore .... sets and props
Kailem Nutt .... lead sculptor
Shaun Patten .... set construction manager
Shaun Patten .... sets and props
Isabel Peppard .... character painting
Isabel Peppard .... sculptor
Darcy Prendergast .... lead sculptor
Darcy Prendergast .... sets and props
Sophie Raymond .... sets and props
Luhsun Tan .... model maker assistant
Claire Tennant .... sets and props
 
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... re-recording mixer
Michael Carden .... sound effects editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Rick Gould .... adr recordist
Jason Hancock .... foley recordist
Doron Kipen .... re-recording mixer
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Andrew McGrath .... re-recording mixer
Erin McKimm .... location sound recording coordinator
Erin McKimm .... sound editor
Erin McKimm .... sound effects editor
John Simpson .... foley artist
Keith Thomas .... sound editor
Peter Walker .... adr supervisor
Peter Walker .... dialogue editor
Peter Walker .... supervising sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Isabel Peppard .... mould maker
Claire Tennant .... key mold maker
 
Visual Effects by
Michael James Allen .... visual effects supervisor (as Michael Allen)
Darren Bell .... visual effects artist
Giselle Hunter .... visual effects artist
Leath Mattner .... visual effects artist
Reece Sanders .... visual effects artist
Curt Sundberg .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glen Anderson .... camera engineering
Jon Billington .... camera operator
Yen Ooi Chi .... additional camera assistant
Nic Kocher .... assistant camera
Calista Lyon .... assistant camera
Robin Plunkett .... camera operator
Garry Sneesby .... camera engineering
Benjamin P. Speth .... camera operator
Gerald Thompson .... motion control design and build
Scott Venner .... assistant camera
Scott Venner .... motion control assistant
Suzy Wood .... behind the scenes stills photographer
 
Animation Department
Daniel Agdag .... animation assistant
Darren Burgess .... animator
Lindsay Cox .... animation assistant
Pierce Davison .... animation assistant
Jonathan Daw .... animation assistant
Dick Jarman .... animator
Anthony Lawrence .... animator
John Lewis .... animator
Jason Lynch .... animator
Al Oldfield .... animation assistant
Darcy Prendergast .... animation assistant
Sophie Raymond .... animation assistant
Craig Ross .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Rachel Knowles .... digital intermediate producer
Patrick McCabe .... second assistant editor
Dee McClelland .... DI colorist
Nic Smith .... digital intermediate technical director
Glen Whelan .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Duncan Allen .... double bass
Lisa-Maree Amos .... flute
Mary Anderson .... harp
Danielle Arcaro .... viola
Alison Booth .... cello
Jason Bunn .... viola
Grania Burke .... bass clarinet
Danielle Calder .... soprano
Alyssa Conrau .... second violin
Dale Cornelius .... music editor
Sarah Cuming .... cello
Rohan De Korte .... cello
Prudence Glenn .... first violin
Robin Gray .... engineer
Antoinette Halloran .... soprano
Matthew Hassall .... second violin
Davin Holt .... double bass
Tim Hook .... percussion
Rachael Hunt .... second violin
Marcus Ingram .... engineer
Ceridwen Jones .... second violin
Roger Jonsson .... concertmaster
Will Larsen .... arranger
Will Larsen .... conductor
Will Larsen .... music editor
Anna McAlister .... first violin
Paul McMillan .... viola
David McSkimming .... piano
Susannah Ng .... first violin
Conrad Nilsson .... percussion
Philip Nixon .... second violin
John Noble .... first violin
Hugh Ponnuthurai .... bassoon
Christian Scallan .... score mixer
Cathy Shugg .... first violin
Leanne Smith .... music supervisor
Jodie Upton .... clarinet
Louise Woodward .... music editor
 
Other crew
Maï Boiron .... French translator
Stephen Carroll .... production runner
Melanie Etchell .... title design
Samantha Fitzgerald .... assistant: mr elliot
Monika Gehrt .... production accountant
Lynn Johnson .... caterer
Anna Kaplan .... set/prop librarian
Stella Kinsella .... set/prop librarian
Anthony Lawrence .... mould maker
John Lewis .... mould maker
Jason Lynch .... on-set nurse
Patrick McCabe .... digital post production assistant
Patrick McCabe .... first aid officer
Bryce Menzies .... legal services: Marshalls & Dent
Shaun Miller .... legal services: Marshalls & Dent
Isabel Peppard .... mould maker
Elvis Pramod .... additional production assistant
Leanne Smith .... producers associate
Claire Tennant .... mould maker
Rita Walsh .... set/prop librarian
Bree Whitford .... digital post production assistant
Bree Whitford .... production assistant
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Meredith Allen .... thanks
David Alpert .... thanks
Tony Attwood .... thanks
Marcus Baumgart .... thanks
Ron Begbie .... thanks
Mathew Bejuk .... thanks
Graham Bennett .... thanks
Lauren Bergman .... thanks
Kevin Blair .... thanks
Geoff Brown .... thanks
Cate Buffinton .... thanks
Thomas Caballero .... thanks
Sonia Cangialosi .... thanks
Jonathan Chissick .... thanks
Adrian Coakley .... thanks
Sophie Coombes .... thanks
Steven Cordina .... thanks
David Coultas .... thanks
Kate Coverdale .... thanks
Lynton Crabb .... thanks
Rubix Cube .... thanks
Ray Dellavecchia .... thanks
Dan Doherty .... thanks
Mark Duke .... thanks
Joshua Elliot .... thanks
Luke Elliot .... thanks
Noel Elliot .... thanks
Samantha Elliot .... thanks
Val Elliot .... thanks
Dotty Escola .... thanks
Sarah Fargo .... thanks
Michelle Farley .... thanks
Sarah Fforde .... thanks
Paul Fitzgerald .... thanks
Andrew Fitzpatrick .... thanks
Beth Frey .... thanks
Dave Friedlander .... thanks
Brooke Gallagher .... thanks
Dayle Gaylor .... thanks
Monika Gehrt .... thanks
Jason German .... thanks
Madeline Getson .... thanks
Richard Girvan .... thanks
Stan Gordon .... thanks
Emily Ziff Griffin .... thanks (as Emily Ziff)
Hugo Grumbar .... thanks
Craig Hall .... thanks
Peck Handler .... thanks
Logal Harris .... thanks
Rob Heels .... thanks
Trudy Hellier .... thanks
Tony Hermus .... thanks
Paul Hinoe .... thanks
Tom Hollis .... thanks
Glen Hunwick .... thanks
Cris Jones .... thanks
Kellie Jones .... thanks
Paul Kavanagh .... thanks
Lissa Kennedy .... thanks
Trish Lake .... thanks
Thomas M. Lauderdale .... thanks
Anne Learmonth .... thanks
Aysha Lee-Conway .... thanks
Stan Lin .... thanks
Lindsay Lipson .... thanks
Atticus Lynch .... thanks
Gary Mae .... thanks
Mandy Mae .... thanks
Sophie Malignaggi .... thanks
Judy Matthews .... thanks
Ross Matthews .... thanks
Lynda McCaffery .... thanks
David McCrae .... thanks
Mick McGrath .... thanks
Scott Meek .... thanks
Julie Merridew .... thanks
Crystal Miles .... thanks
Brian Millard .... thanks
Anna Morgan .... thanks
Matilda Nottingham .... thanks
Affie Nuzum .... thanks
Sue Oliver .... thanks
George Pana .... thanks
Gabrielle Parker .... thanks
Deidre Pellizzer .... thanks
Pauline Perry .... thanks
Jamie Peterson .... thanks
Reginald Peterson .... thanks (as Reg Peterson)
Steve Pillbeam .... thanks
Barry Pugs .... thanks
Kevin Pugs .... thanks
Dan Rabinow .... thanks
Louisa Rabottini .... thanks
Michael Redfern .... thanks
Peter Roberts .... thanks
Aaron Robertson .... thanks
Michael James Rowland .... thanks
Allison Rundle .... thanks
Nick Russell .... thanks
Evie Sanderson .... thanks
Michael Sanderson .... thanks
Wayne Satchwell .... thanks
Karl Schmid .... thanks
Chris Schmidt .... thanks
Barry Schuler .... thanks
Nicole Sexton .... thanks
Mandy Shankle .... thanks
Amber Sinclair .... thanks
Andrew Skeoch .... thanks
Joyce Smith .... thanks
Michael Smith .... thanks
Ruth Sowden .... thanks
Helen Spiratos .... thanks
Miriam Stein .... thanks
Julie Strachan .... thanks (as Juliet Strachan)
Robert Styles .... thanks
Jeanette Taylor .... thanks
William Tennant .... thanks
George Tokatlian .... thanks
Michelle Tuddenham .... thanks
Ben Turner .... thanks
Nick Van Der Mey .... thanks
Braiden Waddell .... thanks
Michael Wagner .... thanks
Benjamin Webster .... thanks
Emily Westmore .... thanks
Carson White .... thanks
Sarah Whitmore .... thanks
Pete Whyte .... thanks (as Peter Whyte)
Rob Wicksteed .... thanks (as Robert Wicksteed)
Madeleine Wild .... thanks
Simon Wilmot .... thanks
Kim L. Wilson .... thanks
Ali Yap .... thanks
Pat Zangisoomi .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mary & Max" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:G (Manitoba/Ontario/Quebec) | Germany:12 | Japan:G | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 (DVD) | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The cat shelter that Ivy leaves her money to is named after T.S. Eliot, the author of 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Max is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in the late 1970s, but the diagnosis was not brought into the English speaking world until 1981.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Mary Dinkle's eyes were the color of muddy puddles. Her birthmark, the color of poo.
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Movie Connections:
References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
Perpetuum MobileSee more »

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70 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
It's a genuine celebration of the value of difference., 23 May 2009
Author: John Frame (johnvframe@yahoo.com) from Brisbane, Australia

Oscar winning (and proudly gay) animation artist Adam Elliot's acclaimed clay-mation feature film "Mary & Max" is astoundingly rewarding wonderful entertainment on the big screen.

It's an intriguing tale, starting in the mid seventies, of the ongoing true friendship of two long distance pen-pals, younger Mary in rural Australia and older Max in the rat-race of New York City. A significant element of the story involves Max's experience of living with Asperger Syndrome, knowing painfully full well that he senses the world in a radically different way to most. I've never seen any other project deal so honestly and powerfully with that condition. It's a genuine celebration of the value of difference.

There's lots to laugh and think about - and the attention to detail is staggering. Australia's living legend Barry Humphries excels as the narrator.

I loved the soundtrack which strongly featured two of my favourite Penguin Cafe Orchestra compositions. I've ordered the soundtrack CD already.

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