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Free Jimmy (2006)

Slipp Jimmy fri (original title)
Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters, and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Writers:

Christopher Nielsen, Simon Pegg (UK screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Roy Arnie (voice)
Simon Pegg ... Odd (voice)
Phil Daniels ... Gaz (voice)
Jay Simpson ... Flea (voice)
Kyle MacLachlan ... Marius (voice)
Samantha Morton ... Sonia (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Stromowskij (voice)
Emilia Fox ... Bettina (voice)
Kris Marshall ... Erik (voice)
Lisa Maxwell ... Lise (voice)
James Cosmo ... HudMaSpecs (voice)
Douglas Henshall ... Eddie (voice)
David Tennant ... Hamish (voice)
Russell Barr Russell Barr ... George (voice)
Steve Pemberton ... Mattis (voice)
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Storyline

Roy Arnie has a dream. One day he will run his own circus and conquer the world. Today, however, he is a stable-hand working in the Circus Stromowski, a miserable Russian big top, run by a hopeless alcoholic fourth generation circus director, Igor Stromowski, and full of useless has-beens and tired animals, which will only perform under the influence of narcotics. Roy Arnie invites his old buddies Gaz and Odd, and their sidekick Flea, to come and work at the circus, and while work is an alien concept to Gaz and Odd, the appearance of an irate criminal who they are indebted to decides the issue. At the circus, Roy Arnie introduces the trio to the star attraction: Jimmy the elephant. Formerly a great sight, but after 20 years at the circus he has become addicted to every drug under the sun. He performs in a purple haze, counting down the days until someone realizes he will be more useful as a set of piano keys. Roy Arnie keeps him going with a complex regime of uppers and downers to ... Written by Ellen Stokland

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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Country:

Norway | UK

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Jimmy See more »

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Budget:

NOK 100,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first computer animated feature film in Norway's history. By January 2004, it was apparent that the total budget would be three times as originally planned, and the premiere was pushed back a year. See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Joachim Nielsen 1964-2000 See more »

Connections

Spoofs Up in Smoke (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Nellie The Elephant
Written by Butler, Hart
Published by Dash Music
Performed by Toy Dolls
(P) 1982 Sanctuary Copyrights Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
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Finally!
22 April 2006 | by Chucky_JrSee all my reviews

Fritz the cat was one of the first 2D-animated cartoons for adults. Over twenty years later comes the first adult 3D-animated film. (For those of you who didn't already knew it, Nielsen is actually a big fan of Crumb)This is a film I've been waiting on for several years now. And I must say it was defiantly worth the wait. Director/writer Nielsen's film is controversial, tragic, violent and very funny. One of the best things of the film is the "ugly details" such as cracks on the walls, unclean skin, unshaved faces, blood shot eyes, rust marks on the cars etc. I also love the character designs, some of them have already appeared in Nielsen's comic books(Like the drug-users and the hunters) while there are some new ones as well. But all of them have a individual look and behavior and offers plenty of good lines and jokes. It would've been funny to see a sequel, but I highly doubt it will ever happen considering how much trouble and problems the filmmakers went through in order to finish this one.


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