RE-ANIMATED, Cartoon Network's first original movie that combines live action and animation, premieres on Dec. 8, 2006, at 8:00 pm. The two-hour film tells the story of a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside-down after an accident at an amusement park. If you're out getting a jump on your holiday shopping that evening, the movie will be re-broadcast on Dec. 9 at 10:30 am, Dec. 10 at 8:00 pm and Dec. 14 at 8:30 pm.
Seventh-grader Jimmy Roberts (Dominic Janes, ER) collides with a park trolley while visiting the famous Gollyworld theme park, resulting in an emergency brain transplant that will change his world forever. He receives the frozen brain of the famous cartoonist Milt Appleday (comedy veteran Fred Willard). Jimmy sees all of Milt Appleday's cartoon characters in the real world. Golly Gopher (Paul Reubens), Dolly Gopher (Ellen Greene), Crocco the Alligator (Brian Posehn), Tux the Penguin (Tom Kenny) and the rest of the Appleday cartoon gang come to life, but only in Jimmy's (or Milt's) brain.
RE-ANIMATED was created and written by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon (FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, THE LIFE & TIMES OF JUNIPER LEE). The film was directed by New York-based filmmaker Bruce Hurwit, produced by Evan W. Adler and development exec for Cartoon Network Studios was Heather Kenyon.
RE-ANIMATED is a Renegade Animation, Appleday Pictures and Cartoon Network production.
Renegade Animation credits include:
Exec producer: Ashley PostlewaiteAnimation director: Scott O'BrienAnimation producer: Peggy ReganLead technical director: Andy Jolliff Character designer: Shannon TindleAdditional character design: Peter MichailDesigners: Andy Jolliff, Bradley J. GakeStoryboard artists: James Davis, Frank Forte, Brian Hatfield, Walt Holcombe, Darin McGowan, Scott O'Brien, Howie PerryHead of character layout: John D. AndersonCharacter layout: Philip L. Pignotti, Randy Sanchez, Anne WalkerBackground layout and color: Peter MichailBackground painter: Trish Burgio Animation editorial: Michael D'AmbrosioAnimation: Joey Adams, John D. Anderson, Jason Bierut, Mario Furmanczyk, Erik Girndt, Douglas Gray, Cesar Henriquez, Keith Holven, Erik Knutsen, Alx Meza, Peter Michail EFX animation: Tim Szabo Technical director: Eric EErock Erickson