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The Tune (1992)

Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Plympton

Writers:

Bill Plympton (story), Maureen McElheron (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Neiden Daniel Neiden ... Del (voice)
Maureen McElheron Maureen McElheron ... Didi (voice)
Marty Nelson Marty Nelson ... Mayor / Mr. Mega / Mrs. Mega (voice)
Emily Bindiger Emily Bindiger ... Dot (voice)
Chris Hoffman ... Wiseone / Surfer / Tango Dancer / Note (voice)
Jimmy Ceribello Jimmy Ceribello ... Cabbie (voice)
Ned Reynolds Ned Reynolds ... Houndog (voice)
Jeffrey Knight ... Bellhop (voice) (as Jeff Knight)
Jen Senko Jen Senko ... Surfer / Note (voice) (as Jennifer Senko)
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Storyline

Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might learn to write songs from the heart. Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Melodia de Plympton See more »

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October Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In the Lovesick Hotel sequence, Lupo the Butcher, from the short film of the same name directed by Danny Antonnuci, makes a cameo appearance inside a suite. The butcher threats the main character by saying "I kill you" and throwing his meat cleaver to a table. It is unknown if Danny Antonnuci let Bill Plympton use his character nor if the creator did work n The Tune, though his name doesn't appear in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Del: [first lines]
Del: [tentatively trying out song lyrics] My love for you, is equal to, a worn-out shoe? Nah. A big cow moo? Uh-uh. Some indefinable gunky goo? Yeah!
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Connections

References Lupo the Butcher (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovesick Hotel
Performed by Jeffrey Knight
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Best animated film of all time? Maybe!
18 March 2007 | by RiffRaffMcKinleySee all my reviews

"The Tune" is amazing, a fantastic blend of low-quality animation and hilariously ridiculous songs. The characters are the most amazing ever seen-- doggy Elvis, a cab driver without a nose, a bellhop with a very large streak of sadism... they're all memorable head to toe. Perhaps the best moment in the movie involves Del's girlfriend Didi filing music notes ("C sharp... B flat....") What's not to like? Any movie that features a hot dog and a hot dog bun running towards each other in a meadow in slow motion is okay by me. The movie ranks in the pantheon of great cartoons with "Dilbert," "Family Guy," and even "The Sword in the Stone." If you're looking for a safe, boring, sane award-winner, "The Tune" is definitely not for you!


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