Starring: Brendan Fraser Director: Henry Selick  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
If It Yells, If It Swings, It's Got To Be Monkeybone!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 02/23/2001
"...The far-out fantasy's originality is its draw....Kattan maintains his composure even while decomposing, a marvelous balancing act..."
New York Times - 02/23/2001
"...It's a welcome antidote to the epidemic of witless [comedies]....Fraser has some splendid moments..."
Variety - 02/26/2001
"...Frenetic....Wacky....MONKEYBONE is packed with comic talents..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/09/2001
"...[An] admirably eccentric comedy....There's also unruly brilliance to this dark and funny story....Fraser walks upright, lithe and blithe, an actor in touch with his inner ape..."
Box Office - 05/01/2001
"...The kinetic Kattan bursts forth with some fantastic physical comedy..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...MONKEYBONE is often giddily hilarious....David Foley is delightful..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/23/2001
"MONKEYBONE is grand fantasy, in which Brendan Fraser and stylish design and energetic special effects play off one another for maximum fun....MONKEYBONE is well-aimed to hit you in the funny bone..."

Plot Keywords:

Animated / Live-Action | Death | Fantasy | Stop-Motion Animation | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: February 23, 2001.
  • The film was originally entitled DARK TOWN and is based on the comic book of that title written by Kaja Blackley.
  • MONKEYBONE is the furthest into the live-action realm that director Henry Selick has ever delved.
  • Selick experimented with the main character being a weasel or a frog before settling on a monkey.

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  • UPC: 013132435794
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