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Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Action | Video 11 May 2004
In this animated prequel to Van Helsing (2004), Van Helsing travels to Victorian London to catch the mysterious, inhuman serial killer, Mr. Hyde.

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Sharon Bridgeman
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Cast overview:
Hugh Jackman ... Gabriel Van Helsing (voice)
Robbie Coltrane ... Mr. Hyde (voice)
David Wenham ... Carl (voice)
Grey Griffin ... First Victim (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Dwight Schultz ... Dr. Jekyll (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Coachman (voice)
Scott Mosenson ... Palace Guard (voice)
Alun Armstrong ... Cardinal Jinette (voice)
Roger Jackson ... Drunken Gentleman (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... Lady-in-Waiting (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Queen Victoria (voice)
Tara Strong ... Young Victoria (voice)
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In this animated prequel to Van Helsing (2004), Van Helsing travels to Victorian London to catch the mysterious, inhuman serial killer, Mr. Hyde.

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Hugh Jackman, David Wenham and Robbie Coltrane reprised their roles from Van Helsing (2004). See more »

Goofs

When the carriages have separated, originally Van Helsing is standing on the one with the speeding train attached to it and Mr Hyde on the one behind. In a following shot, involving the train flying forward, Mr Hyde is where Van Helsing was and vice versa. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel Van Helsing: [adjusting the last touches on Carl as he is dressed as a woman to be bait for Mr.Hyde] Could you stop squirming?
Carl: If you had bougth me the proper sized corset I wouldn't have to squirm!
Gabriel Van Helsing: There. A vision of loveliness.
Carl: I told the cardinal when he got your cable, I am not a field man!
Gabriel Van Helsing: There isn't much danger of you being mistaken as any kind of man, Carl!
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #32.3 (2004) See more »

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Rather good fun for fans of the Film
31 July 2005 | by krisdageekqueenSee all my reviews

It's worth a rent. The art is not as bad as people here have been making it out to be. (If you want to see truly bad animation, watch Hunchback of Notre Dame 2). It wasn't, you know, Shinichirô Watanabe or Hayao Miyazaki but it had a more adult look then American made kids cartoons. The animation was real similar to what you see on X-Men Evolution, only much darker and grittier. Oddly enough, It looks almost like they're emulating the anime Helsing in color tone.

The acting is limited by the time. Hugh Jackman is a novice at voice acting and it sort of shows. He sounds a little wooden. David Wenham is very nice and has the best lines in the cartoon. ("No real lady would be caught dead wi-- perhaps not the best choice of words...") However, Robbie Coltrane was sorely underused. His vocal characterization of Mr Hyde was so great in that opening scene of the film and in this you can barely tell its him he has so few lines.

The plot is almost better than the films, and contains a lot more history and the steam-punk like flair that made me love the film and other things like Leauge of Extrordinary Gentlemen (Not the movie though.. it was horrid). I wish they had made it a full length animated feature, because the plot definitely had room to be expanded into 90 minutes.

In all, it was very good for an American produced adult animation. Too bad Universal is connected with Nickelodian and not Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network, because I think a Vanhelsing Animated series would play really well in Adult Swim.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Van Helsing: The London Assignment See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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