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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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Director:
Writer:
Adam Elliot (writer)
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Release Date:
9 April 2009 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
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 & 7 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(110 articles)
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Us deal for The Infinite Man
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User Reviews:
It's a genuine celebration of the value of difference. See more (143 total) »

Cast

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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 (voice)
Renée Geyer ... Vera (voice)
Ian 'Molly' Meldrum ... Homeless Man (voice)
John Flaus ... (voice)
Julie Forsyth ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Massey ... Additional Voice
Shaun Patten ... Additional Voice
Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen ... Additional Voice

Leanne Smith ... Additional 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
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 .... art department production manager
 
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Carden .... sound effects editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Rick Gould .... adr recordist
Jason Hancock .... foley recordist
Doron Kipen .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Andrew McGrath .... sound 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
Dale Cornelius .... music editor
Will Larsen .... arranger
Will Larsen .... conductor
Will Larsen .... music editor
Leanne Smith .... music supervisor
 
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
 
Thanks
Scott Meek .... 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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:
Principal photography lasted over 57 weeks, using 133 separate sets, 212 puppets, and 475 miniature props, including a fully functional Underwood typewriter. This took 9 weeks to design and build.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: In the U.S., a can with the label "tinned spaghetti" is shown. While this wording would be used in Australia, it is rather unlikely in the U.S., where "canned spaghetti" would be the preferred term.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 Rain Man (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old Mother HubbardSee more »

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64 out of 100 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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