RE-ANIMATED, Cartoon Networks first original movie, premieres on Dec. 8, 2006, at 8:00 pm. The two-hour animated/live-action movie, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside-down after an accident at an amusement park. A three-minute special preview trailer of RE-ANIMATED may be viewed at www.cartoonnetwork.com/reanimated_preview.
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). Now Jimmy sees all of Milt Appledays cartoon characters in the real world. Golly Gopher, Dolly Gopher, Crocco the Alligator and the rest of the Appleday cartoon gang come to life, but only in Jimmys (or Milts) brain.
RE-ANIMATED is set in a world where brain transplants are considered outpatient surgery, his sister is an alien with green skin, his dad acts like a toddler, his mom is an astronaut and the villain's best friend is a bag of cash. Its a world that sometimes feels so cartoony that the cartoons in Jimmys head are the only parts that feel sane.
Micah Karns plays Craig, Jimmys best friend; Eunice Cho is Robin, Jimmys crush; Matt Knudsen is Sonny, Milt Appledays evil son whos trying to steal his fathers brain back from Jimmy; Bil Dwyer is Jimmys Dad; Rachel Quaintance is Jimmys Mom; and Rhea Lando is Yancy, Jimmys alien stepsister.
Actors Paul Reubens, Tom Kenny, Ellen Greene and Brian Posehn provide the voices of the Appleday cartoon characters that come to life only for Jimmy.
RE-ANIMATED is created and written by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon (FOSTERS HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, THE LIFE & TIMES OF JUNIPER LEE). The film is directed by New York-based filmmaker Bruce Hurwit. RE-ANIMATED is a Renegade Animation, Appleday Pictures and Cartoon Network production.
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