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Dragonball: Evolution (2009) More at IMDbPro »Dragonball Evolution (original title)

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Dragonball: Evolution -- The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Dragonball: Evolution -- The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

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Writers (WGA):
Ben Ramsey (screenplay)
Akira Toriyama (novel)
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Release Date:
10 April 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
This Easter the legend comes to life. See more »
Plot:
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
James Wong 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ben Ramsey (screenplay)

Akira Toriyama (novel series "Dragonball")

Produced by
Stephen Chow .... producer
Rodney Liber .... co-producer
Jose Ludlow .... line producer: Mexico
Rich Thorne .... co-producer
Akira Toriyama .... executive producer
Tim Van Rellim .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
 
Cinematography by
Robert McLachlan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Matt Friedman  (as Matthew Friedman)
Chris G. Willingham 
 
Casting by
Carla Hool 
John Papsidera 
Julio Toledo 
 
Production Design by
Bruton Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Bruce Crone 
Patricio M. Farrell 
Marco Niro 
 
Set Decoration by
Roberto Bonelli 
 
Costume Design by
Mayes C. Rubeo 
 
Makeup Department
Luis Felipe Antonar .... makeup artist: second unit (as Luis Antonar)
Josefina Arellano .... assistant makeup artist: second unit
Gerardo Perez Arreola .... assistant hair stylist (as Gerardo Perez)
David A. Brooke .... special makeup effects artist: mold maker
Lourdes Delgado .... key hair stylist
Ed French .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Edward French)
Alec Gillis .... creature and makeup effects co-designer
Manuel Gomez .... assistant hair stylist
Eduardo Gómez .... key makeup artist (as Eduardo Gomez)
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist
Akihito Ikeda .... special effects makeup artist: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Steve Koch .... prosthetic designer and sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Esther Lomeli .... assistant hair stylist: second unit
Juan Francisco Mendez .... makeup asistant
Vanessa Mendoza .... shop manager
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist
Maribel Romo .... hair stylist: second unit
Felipe Salazar .... assistant makeup artist
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... creature and makeup effects co-designer
Clint Zoccoli .... special effects technician: Amalgamated Dynamics
 
Production Management
Adriana Aimo .... unit production manager
Philip A. Chavez .... production supervisor
Iram Collantes .... unit manager
Ernesto Garabito .... unit manager
Joceline Hernandez .... unit chief manager
Arturo Núñez .... unit production manager: second unit
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renan Bendersky .... second assistant director
Paul F. Bernard .... first assistant director
Gary Capo .... second unit director
Barbara Jane Cole .... second assistant director: second unit
Mimi Crowe .... second second assistant director
Hiromi Kamata .... second second assistant director
Robert McLachlan .... additional photography director
Jaime Rivas .... assistant director
Joaquin Silva .... co-second assistant director
Joaquin Silva .... first assistant director: second unit
Rich Thorne .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Alejandro Ayala .... construction coordinator
David Lain Baker .... sword maker (as David Baker)
Harald Belker .... concept artist
Francisco Blanc .... set designer
Devorah Galván Caballero .... props
Jesus Carrera .... construction foreman
Juan Manuel de la Fuente .... greensman
Daren Dochterman .... concept artist
Hana Espinoza .... set dressing coordinator
Dan Fraga .... storyboard artist
Carlos Gamboa .... assistant art director
Rick Gamez .... propmaker
Adriana Garduño .... art coordinator
Laura González .... construction auditor
Collin Grant .... storyboard artist
Michael Kocurek .... supervising construction coordinator
Arturo Lazcano .... head scenic painter
James Lima .... concept artist
Armando Lopez .... set designer
Jerad Marantz .... character designer
Rodolfo Martinez .... construction foreman
Hana Matsumoto .... set dressing coordinator
Armando Patino .... graphic designer
Ignacio Revelo .... props
Hugo Santiago .... set designer
Steven M. Saylor .... set designer
Jordu Schell .... conceptual creature designer
Abigail Sheiner .... art coordinator
Joseph Strachan .... storyboard artist
Colin Thurston .... property master
Marco Apolo Torres .... set designer
Alexandre Tuis .... concept artist
Sandro Valdez .... set designer
David Lain Baker .... weapon props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ricardo Cabrera .... sound boom man
Derek Casari .... stage engineer
Smokey Cloud .... first assistant sound editor
Simon Coke .... sound effects editor
Emilio Cortés .... second unit sound mixer
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Laura Graham .... adr editor
David Grimaldi .... sound effects editor
R.J. Kizer .... supervising adr editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Michael Magill .... dialogue editor
Stefano Mascitti .... synchronization
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Michael .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Michael .... sound designer
Chuck Michael .... supervising sound editor
John Morris .... sound designer
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
William Stein .... re-recording engineer
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
H. Barclay Aaris .... special effects
Jason Barnett .... prosthetic technician: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Michael Broom .... conceptual artist: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
Peter W. Clarke .... special effects technician
Brian Clawson .... finishing
John Cluff .... special effects technician
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects set coordinator
Damian Fisher .... mold maker
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Anthony Grow .... special effects technician
Eric Hayden .... creature supervisor
Michael Heintzelman .... project office coordinator: Amalgamated Dynamics
Hiroshi Katagiri .... designer/sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Lon Muckey .... mechanical department
Steven Munson .... special effects technician
Morgan Muta .... special effects technician
Casey D. Noel .... special effects technician
Mark Noel .... special effects foreman
Michael O'Brien .... sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Joe Pancake .... special effects supervisor
Gary Pawlowski .... special effects technician
Jason Pinsker .... foam latex technician: ADI Inc.
Mike Rotella .... design assistant: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Patricia Villalobos .... special effects technician
Michael Heintzelman .... graphic layout: Amalgamated Dynamics (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Trevor Adams .... CG artist: Zoic Studios
Ivy Agregan .... visual effects coordinator
Rex Ahn .... pre-visualization lead: Image Engine
Christine Albers .... vfx designer: Frantic Films
Rex Alerta .... rotoscoping artist
Fahed Alhabib .... visual effects coordinator
Neishaw Ali .... visual effects executive producer: SPIN
Melissa Almeida .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Alp Altiner .... Visual FX Art Director: CAFE FX
Scott Anderson .... visual effects editor
Russel Ang .... pre-visualization artist: Image Engine
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Marc Aubry .... animator: Hybride
Priyanka Balasubramanian .... visual effects producer
James Baldanzi .... visual effects coordinator
Berj Bannayan .... software engineer: Soho VFX
Ian T. Barbella .... visual effects
Jeff Barnes .... production executive: CafeFX
Tom Barrett .... visual effects editor
Patrice-Alain Barrette .... technical support: Hybride
Michel Barrière .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Olivier Beaulieu .... digital compositor: Hybride
Daniel Belair .... technical director: Hybride
Riley Benard .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios BC
Michaël Bentitou .... digital artist
Louise Bertrand .... bidding producer: Hybride
Melissa Best .... compositor
Pierre Blain .... digital compositor: Hybride
Raphaele Blanchard .... tracking artist: Hybride
Chris Bloomer .... digital effects artist
Jason Bohbot .... technical support: Hybride
Mary Jane Bolton .... visual effects
Cédric Bonnaffoux .... digital compositor: Hybride
Guillermo Dupinet Bours .... junior pre-visualization animator: Ollin
Christopher Bozzetto .... texture artist: Soho VFX
Danny Braet .... visual effects supervisor: CafeFx
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Caroline Brien .... digital compositor: Hybride
Wayne Brinton .... digital compositor: Hybride
Matt Broeska .... camera tracker
Joel Burch .... pre-visualization artist: Image Engine
Jonathan Butchard .... visual effects production coordinator: Frantic Films VFX
Caroline Bélisle .... administration: Hybride
Jeff Campbell .... visual effects supervisor: SPIN VFX
Alex Carney .... visual effects artist: Frantic Films
Cynthia Rodriguez del Castillo .... digital compositor
François Chancrin .... lead animator: Hybride
David Urresti Chiu .... animation supervisor: pre-visualization, Ollin Studio
Jill Christensen .... assistant coordinator
Tim Christensen .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Sean Cody .... senior systems administrator: Frantic Films
David Cole .... supervising digital colourist
Patrick Conaty .... compositor
Tara Conley .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios
Rosmary Conte .... visual effects coordinator
Matt Conway .... matte painter
Mélanie Cotton .... technical support: Hybride
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate producer
Ryan Cromie .... texture artist
Joanie Croteau .... production assistant: Hybride
Robin L. D'Arcy .... visual effects producer: previz
Rif Dagher .... research & development
Phil Dakin .... tracking lead: SPIN VFX
Christophe Damiano .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Shane Davidson .... lead compositor
Amy Daye .... digital compositor: SPIN VFX
Dave Dean .... digital compositor
Fernando del Campo .... visual effects coordinator
Thierry Delattre .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Thierry Delattre .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Steve Dellerson .... visual effects
Chris Derochie .... creature animator
Philippe Desiront .... digital compositor: Hybride
Luc Desmarais .... technical support: Hybride
Anouk Deveault-Moreau .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Keith Devlin .... 2d supervisor: Machine
Ashish Dewan .... digital compositor: SPIN VFX
Mike Diltz .... digital compositor
Eric Doiron .... compositing supervisor: Spin VFX
Conrad Dueck .... visual effects artist
Lafleche Dumais .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Nicholas Dunlevy .... visual effects coordinator: second unit
Mathieu Dupuis .... digital compositor: Hybride
Yves Désilets .... digital compositor: Hybride
Charlene Eberle Douglas .... visual effects: plate supervisor (as Charlene Eberle)
Nadav Ehrlich .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Dwayne Lance Elahie .... technical director
David Feinsilber .... visual effects assistant
Eduardo Figueiroa Salas .... senior digital compositor
Brian Fisher .... senior compositor
Jean-Pierre Flayeux .... compositing supervisor: Hybride
Frederic Fortin .... digital sequence supervisor
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor
Fortunato Frattasio .... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
Jordan Freda .... rotoscope artist: CafeFX
Anthony Fung .... visual effects artist
Patti Gannon .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Sigurjón F. Gardarsson .... digital compositor
Yanick Gaudreau .... textures & lighting: Hybride
F. Gendron .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Stephan Gervais .... technical support: Hybride
Safeer Ghaznavi .... digital compositor
Mathew Giampa .... compositor
Veronique Guay .... production assistant: Hybride
Dean Gula .... visual effects line producer: Frantic Films
Myléne Guérin .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Jason Michael Hall .... pre-visualization artist: Persistence of Vision
Chris Harvey .... visual effects consultant: Prime Focus
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Pierre-Simon Henri .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Martin Hesselink .... visual effects artist
Nadine Homier .... digital compositor: Hybride
Holly Gregory Horter .... digital painter
Jean-Francois Houde .... digital compositor: Hybride
Brian Howald .... digital compositor: frantic films
Bryan Howard .... rigger: Soho VFX
Injoon Hwang .... visual effects artist
Charlie Iturriaga .... visual effects supervisor: previz
Shane Jackson .... 2D compositor
Joni Jacobson .... visual effects executive producer: Cafe FX
Raymond Lei Jin .... concept artist: CafeFX (as Lei Jin)
Sadie D. Johnson .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Dana Jurcic .... visual effects coordinator: Frantic Films
Brandon Kachel .... matte painter: Cafe FX
Joseph Kasparian .... lead textures & lighting: Hybride
Ara Khanikian .... digital compositor: Hybride
Jiwoon Kim .... digital compositor
Tom Kimberley .... digital compositor: Machine FX
Dan Knight .... compositor
Sean Konrad .... pipeline engineer
Athena Kouverianos .... production manager: Soho VFX
Michael Kowalski .... visual effects producer: soho vfx
Anthony Kramer .... lead compositor: CafeFX
Mathew Krentz .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Kelly Jean Kurowski .... visual effects production assistant
Wing Kwok .... compositor: Frantic Films
Anouk L'Heureux .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
Alain Lacroix .... lead layout artist: Hybride
Mathieu Lalonde .... modeler: Hybride
Vassilios Lanaris .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific
Mike Leben .... motion control operator
Emanuele Lecchi .... pipeline developement and RnD
Mathieu Leclaire .... technical director: Hybride
Daniel Leduc .... visual effects executive producer: Hybride
Francois Leduc .... digital compositor: Hybride
Dongho Lee .... visual effects supervisor
Benoit Lefebvre .... tracking artist: Hybride
Benoit Lefebvre .... visual effects
Joel LeLièvre .... digital effects supervisor
Paul Lemeshko .... visual effects
Danny Levesque .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Erwin Lievre .... digital compositor
Victor Lizarraga .... cg supervisor: Ollin VFX
Darren Locke .... roto artist: Keyframe Digital Productions
Derick Loo .... digital artist: Soho VFX
Martine Losier .... visual effects coordinator: Hybride
David Louis .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Daniel Lowenberg .... lead tracking artist: Frantic Films
Daniel Lu .... lead character rigger: Soho VFX
Lap Van Luu .... system administrator: CafeFX
Allan Magled .... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Jocelyn Maher .... digital compositor: Hybride
Stephane Mailet .... technical support: Hybride
Alex Manita .... visual effects
Arturo Martin Camargo .... previsualization animator
Damian McDonnell .... additional digital intermediate colorist
Ian McFadyen .... cg supervisor
Morgan McLachlan .... visual effects set assistant
Brett McLaughlin .... visual effects artist: Frantic Films
Fiona McLean .... visual effects producer: Spin
Tracey McLean .... matte painter
Patrick McNabb .... pre-visualization artist: Image Engine
Frederic Medioni .... tracking artist: Hybride
Vinay Mehta .... digital compositor
Francois Metivier .... digital compositor: Hybride
Lori C. Miller .... compositor: Frantic Films
Jonathan Mitchell .... visual effects artist
Benoit Morin .... tracking artist: Hybride
Christian Morin .... digital compositor: Hybride
Martin Mousseau .... animator: Hybride
Patrick Paul Mullane .... matte painter: CAFE FX
Michel Murdock .... visual effect financial controller: Hybride
Janet Muswell .... visual effects producer
Ben Myers .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Kenneth Nakada .... visual effects designer: Frantic VFX
Mike Nakamura .... visual effects production assistant
Toby Newell .... compositor
Will Nicholson .... CG supervisor: CafeFX
Nicolas-Alexandre Noel .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Ciaran O'Connor .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Sean O'Connor .... production assistant: Hybride
Dave Olivares .... visual effects technical director
Desi Ortiz .... visual effects managing editor: CafeFX
Mihaela Orzea .... lead compositor: vfx
Rui Padinha .... digital artist
Olivier Painchaud .... technical support: Hybride
Claudio Jimenez Palomar .... pre-visualisation artist: Image Engine
Michael Pecchia .... digital compositor: wildfirevfx
Steve Pelchat .... layout artist: Hybride
Stephan Perreault .... digital effects artist
Patrick Piche .... lead technical director: Hybride
Sonia Pronovost .... animator: Hybride
Michael S. Pryor .... visual effects producer: Laser Pacific
Janet Quen .... senior flame artist
Pierre Raymond .... visual effects producer: Hybride
Pierre Raymond .... visual effects supervisor: Hybride
Jorge Razon .... dynamics and simulations
Jonathan Reynolds .... visual effects artist
Laura Rindner .... visual effects assistant editor
Sébastien Rioux .... digital compositor: Hybride
Lauren Ritchie .... visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
Brian Ritz .... visual effects artist: Frantic Films
Andrew Roberts .... visual effects: Frantic Films
Ruben Rodas .... paint/roto artist
David Rose .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Scott Wesley Ross .... visual effects assistant editor
Guillaume Ruegg .... texture & shading artist: Hybride
Harrison Rutherford .... digital compositor
Matthew Sabourin .... visual effects coordinator
Eduardo Sallas .... digital compositor
George Samilski .... pre-visualization supervisor: Image Engine
Rohit Sardesai .... visual effects artist
Katy Savoie .... digital compositor: Hybride
Richard Schipper .... simulation artist: Frantic Films
Andy Schwab .... visual effects coordinator
Andrew Schwartz .... compositor
Anselm Seherr-Thoss .... visual effects artist
Keith Sellers .... digital effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Michael Shand .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Randal Shore .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films
Tim Sibley .... lead effects artist: SPIN VFX
Jorge Siller .... creature fabrication: head of textura creature shop, fabricating creature suits, Amalgamated Dynamics
Bobby Silman .... digital compositor: Frantic Films
Karl Sisson .... digital artist
Joao Sita .... digital compositor: Hybride
Bryan Smeall .... lead compositor: Soho VFX
Eddie Soria .... senior roto/paint artist
Nathan Srigley .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Guillaume St-Aubin-Seers .... digital compositor: Hybride
Frankie Stellato .... animator: SohoVFX
Jubinville Steve .... modeler: Hybride
Jeremy Stewart .... animator
Susan Stewart .... matte painter: Frantic Films
Tammy Sutton .... compositor: Frantic Films
Joseph Sy .... animator: Hybride
Sylvie Talbot .... communications: Hybride
Marcus Taormina .... visual effects data wrangler
Anna Terekhova .... compositor
Sky Tesi .... visual effects artist
Jeff Tetzlaff .... lead modeler: Frantic Films
Philippe Theroux .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
Gaetan Thiffault .... lead effects animator: Hybride
Joel Thompson .... visual effects editor
Peter Toufidis .... matte painter: Hybride
Allen Tracy .... visual effects editor: Frantic Films Los Angeles
Anne Tremblay .... administration: Hybride
Marco Tremblay .... lead modeler: Hybride
Véronique Tremblay .... production assistant: Hybride
Martijn van Herk .... technical director
Martijn van Herk .... visual effects artist
Mathieu Veilette .... textures & lighting: Hybride
Celine Velasco .... texture-lighting artist: Hybride
Ariel Velasco-Shaw .... visual effects supervisor
Kinjal Vora .... visual effects artist
Caleb Wagner .... visual effects
Darren Wall .... digital compositor
Andre Waller .... digital compositor
Mary E. Walter .... visual effects editor (as Mary Walters)
Conal Wenn .... layout artist: Hybride
Genevieve West .... visual effects producer
Jeremy West .... layout / vfx artist: Frantic Films
Bob White .... visual effects: Zoic Studios
Chad Wiebe .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Geoff Wigmore .... compositor
Joey Wilson .... pre-visualisation artist: Image Engine
Andrew Winters .... visual effects
Nicki Wong .... pre-visualization artist: Image Engine
Sunny Wong .... visual effects artist
Aaron D. Wright .... visual effects assistant coordinator
David Yabu .... animator: Hybride
Travis Yohnke .... visual effects artist
Carson Yuen .... pre-visualisation artist: Image Engine
Hubert Zapalowicz .... digital artist
Kai Zhang .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Tong Zhou .... CG artist: Zoic Vancouver
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects producer
Christian Zurcher .... visual effects
Briana Aeby .... visual effects coordinator: Frantic Films (uncredited)
Ryan Dorney .... visual effects assistant editor (uncredited)
Karin Eunson-Ross .... visual effects production manager: Frantic Films (uncredited)
Lee Towndrow .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Omar Ayala .... stunts
Hubert Boorder .... stunt performer
Freddy Bouciegues .... stunts
Janene Carleton .... stunt double: Emmy Rossum
Kimberly Chiang .... stunt double
Lateef Crowder .... stunts
Jared S. Eddo .... stunt coordinator
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Hernandez .... stunt double
Dusan Hyska .... utility stunts
Yoshio Iizuka .... stunt double: Gohan
Ralf Koch .... stunt rigger
Sam Looc .... utility stunts
Cameron J. Mooney .... stunts (as Cameron Mooney)
Casey D. Noel .... stunt rigger
Joe Pancake .... utility stunts
Ming Qiu .... stunt double: Jamie Chung
Hernan Raygoza .... stunts
Jackson Spidell .... stunt double: Justin Chatwin
Don Thai Theerathada .... stunt double: Yun-Fat Chow (as Don Tai)
Jon Valera .... stunts
César René Vigné .... stunt double: Justin Chatwin
Ryan Watson .... co-fight choreographer
Ryan Watson .... stunts
Mike Wilson .... stunts
Guillermo Grispo .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cary Caraway .... super technocrane operator
Tony Cutrono .... director of photography: second unit
Carlos Doerr .... first assistant camera
Wilma Gómez Luengo .... focus puller: "a" camera
Stephen Henderson .... lighting technician
Junichi Hosoi .... steadicam: Mexico
Casey Hotchkiss .... camera operator
Juan Pablo Ojeda .... assistant camera: second unit
 
Animation Department
Nick Fredin .... animator
Mike Jahnke .... lead animator
Jason Labbe .... character rigging
Louis Leung .... animator
Lee McNair .... senior animator
Marco Menco .... previs artist
Mario Pochat .... animation supervisor
Agustin Robles Villegas .... previsualization artist
Keith Patrick Turner .... animator
 
Casting Department
PoPing AuYeung .... casting: Asia
Jennifer Cram .... casting associate
Johnny Gidcomb .... group adr casting
Genaro Hernandez .... casting assistant
Ricardo Hernandez .... casting associate
Dylan Jury .... casting associate
Eliseo Ruiz .... casting assistant
Lina Todd .... additional casting
Rodrigo Urbano .... casting associate
Dan Velez .... casting associate
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul D. Alarcon .... costume shop coordinator
Jonay Bacallado .... costume illustrator
Dorothy Bulac .... specialty costumer
Donna Casey .... costumer
Alison Cole .... wardrobe assistant
Hannah Jacobs .... costume assistant
Valerie Manahan .... costume supervisor
Emanuel Mecholuam .... set costumer
Mariana Mechoulam .... set costumer
Silvia Pelleschi .... set costumer (as Silvia Pelleschi)
Hector Alejandro Pineda .... costume graphics
Africa Zayas .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Calderon .... additional editor
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor
Angela Gerardo .... post-production coordinator
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Justin C. Green .... first assistant editor
Jeffrey L. Jamison .... first assistant editor
Andrea Kistler .... post-production assistant
Adrian Kays .... trailer editor (uncredited)
Gregg Lang .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Rainer Standke .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kyle Clausen .... assistant music editor
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Bruce Faulconer .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Pakk Hui .... musical score arrangements
Pakk Hui .... orchestrator
Gary Krause .... score preparation supervisor
T.J. Lindgren .... additional music arranger
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Matthew Margeson .... additional music arranger
Thomas Milano .... temp music editor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor: temp
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Brian Tyler .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Ricardo Díaz Avilés .... transportation coordinator (as Ricardo Díaz)
Sergio Galicia .... transportation
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. .... transportation captain: second unit
Manuel Paredes Murillo .... driver
Alfonso Paredes .... driver
Edmundo Pérez .... dispatcher
Xavier Rodriguez Quiriarte .... transportation department
Hector Salomon .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Juan Aguirre .... first assistant accountant: Mexico
Deborah J. Chesebro .... post-production accountant
Deborah J. Chesebro .... production accountant: second unit
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: creative director
Martin Corkidi .... location manager
Kathleen S. Dunn .... dialogue coach: adr: Yun-Fat Chow
Max Engoian .... assistant: James Wong
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Marina Filippelli .... production coordinator: second unit
Hallie Gallaga .... assistant accountant
Alba Gil .... assistant: James Wong
Jeremy Glazer .... additional voices
Michael Hendrickson .... production executive: Fox
Richard Holland .... visual consultant
Carlos Larios .... production assistant
Dongho Lee .... title sequence designer
Hope Levy .... additional voices
Yhara Mejia .... assistant: Jose Ludlow
Juan Salvador Melgoza .... account cashier
Agustin Munoz .... location manager: mexico
Kazumi Nakamura .... adr voice
Norberto Nava .... security coordinator
Julie Ng .... epk producer
Alma Karina Orozco .... production assistant
Karina Orozco .... accounting assistant
John Parker .... production accountant
Tony Patterson .... assistant: Tim Van Rellim
Adriana Poblano .... travel coordinator
Walter Vega Puig .... production assistant
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Arturo Romero .... production accountant
Arturo Saldivar .... production contact
Horacio Sandoval .... assistant location manager
Mark Shultz .... production coordinator
Yesica Soto Pérez .... production liaison
Mark Sussman .... additional voice
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor
Efrén Valladares .... assistant office production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dragonball Evolution" - USA (original title)
"D.B.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language
Runtime:
85 min | 100 min (uncut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
While filming a fight between Son Goku and Mai, Eriko Tamura accidentally injured Justin Chatwin by striking his face a little harder than intended. She apologized over and over, but eventually they both laughed it off and went on filming; Chatwin claims that this incident enabled the fight to very powerful and intense, which fit the tone of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the martial arts tournament, Chi Chi receives a cut to her lower right arm. In the temple when she fights the copy of herself, you see it again. But at the end of the film when Goku goes to see her, there is no sign of a cut or even a scar. This is strange due to there not very long between these events.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Grandpa Gohan:In a time before many can remember, our planet faced its greatest challenge. A warlord named Piccolo camed from beyond the stars, bringing darkness and chaos to our once peaceful world. Aided by his disciple Oozaru, the evil pair brought the human race to the brink of annihilation. Cities and countries crumbled beneath them. Countless lives were lost. But...
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Who is making this movie?
Why Bulma's hair is not turquoise?
Why is Piccolo light instead of dark green at the beginning of the film?
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A Nutshell Review: Dragonball Evolution, 12 March 2009
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Hollywood plundering Japanese pop culture isn't something new. From "Americanizing" television series for the kids from Power Rangers to Ultraman, and adapting famed characters from Japanese film, games and manga to frequent disastrous effect, it still wouldn't stop the studios from going after one property after another. This time round it's the long running Dragonball series, because the assumption is that the built-in fan base would translate to instant dollars at the box office. Not.

You have to give the filmmakers a little bit of credit though, being either foolhardy, or just plain ballsy. It's a given that they cannot condense and distill the rich content into a surprisingly less than 90 minute movie, and live in the hopes of producing a sequel, or to generate a franchise (i.e. don't leave the cinema hall when the end credits start to roll). But what they successfully do, is to super-summarize the entire mythos by throwing out everything except the main gist of the entire manga, making it extremely simplistic in poor lazy-man standards in adaptation.

For the uninitiated, the film would serve as a quick launchpad to the original manga. For those with a wee bit of knowledge of what it's about (like myself), the film just treads along the same lines and doesn't offer you new information. For the fanboys, I guess you'll only get some kicks at seeing some of your favorite characters come alive, only that they look more Caucasian, and have a head full of hair when they're not supposed to (someone forgot to insist that in the contract?) That's all you're gonna get. Period.

As far as film-making and story-telling techniques go, you can see cliché after cliché being thrown at you, with the poorly and cheaply rendered special effects offering no consolation. Justin Chatwin's Goku is your typical teenager who possesses innate potential yet to be realized, and in his frustration he gets treated by peers as a loser geek. He lives with his grandpa Gohan (Randall Duk Kim in stereotypical know-it-all like in Kung Pu Panda), and develops a crush on school hottie Chi Chi (Jamie Chung). Goku's calling in life is to prevent an apocalypse from happening with the return of chief cardboard baddie Lord Piccolo (an instant shoo-in as one of the worst cinematic villains, ever!) and his temporary sidekick Mai (Eriko Tamura) who attempt to collect 7 dragonballs to fulfill an ancient myth. And of course Goku needs a Fellowship, in the form of irritating tech-wizard Bulma (Emmy Rossum last seen in the sinker Poseidon), mercenary Yum Cha (Joon Park who probably copied Rain's uninspiring cinematic turn in Speed Racer to a T) and Chow Yun-Fat the biggest name of them all here trying his darnest best to act cute as Master Roshi, who imparts skills in double quick time to Goku.

Speaking of time, or the lack thereof, everything is compressed. From two weeks to two days and the day of the blood moon shielding the yellow sun (OK so I made that up), everything moves at so fast a pace, that all you get are cheesy lines of dialog, and an excuse to paste some action sequences together. And James Wong certainly can't direct action (despite being at the helm of Jet Li's The One, which was of course bland and bad), opting to pay homage to Zack Snyder's slow-mo technique, and midway changing the style to having the camera being too close to the action, in the dark, coupled with quick MTV cuts that you don't get to see a thing.

And the rush job just doesn't stop at the narrative or the action. Special effects wise, they look really cheap, and I wonder whether Producer Stephen Chow would roll his eyes at what would be extremely pale when put side by side with his Kung Fu Hustle done many years ago. Ayumi Hamasaki's contribution of the theme song Rule sounded really bad as well (I may get flak from her fans), and I guess having some Asian participation doesn't legitimize what is essentially a poorly done movie. Not even Chow Yun-Fat's star status could save this, and you wonder what figured when this is the movie that he gave up Red Cliff for.

This is basically a movie that only children below the age of 5 will enjoy tremendously, despite having to see 6 half-balls, contributed courtesy of the 3 lead female characters, being continuously flashed on screen, thanks to some neck plunging wardrobe (where's that malfunction when you need one?) Totally bland and really uninteresting, I would suggest sticking to the manga instead.

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