Cartoon Network's first live-action feature, RE-ANIMATED, which set a ratings record and bows next month as a new series, OUT OF JIMMY'S HEAD, was released on DVD Aug. 21, 2007 (Warner Home Video, $14.97).
RE-ANIMATED, which scored with kids 6-11 with a delivery of 1.2 million viewers, is set in a world where seventh-grader Jimmy Roberts has an alien sister with green skin, his dad acts like a toddler and his mom is an astronaut. It's a world where brain transplants are considered outpatient surgery. So when Jimmy, played by Dominic Janes from ER, collides with a park trolley at the famous Gollyworld theme park and needs an emergency brain transplant, Gollyworld doctors decide to give him the frozen brain of the famous cartoonist Milt Appleday, played by comedy veteran Fred Willard. Now, wherever Jimmy goes he sees all of Milt's cartoon creations: Golly Gopher, Dolly Gopher, Crocco the Alligator and the rest of the Appleday gang come to life, but only in Jimmy's (or Milt's) brain.
Also appearing are Micah Karns as Craig, Jimmy's best friend; Eunice Cho as Robin, Jimmy's crush; Matt Knudsen as Sonny, Milt Appleday's evil son who's trying to steal his father's brain back from Jimmy; Bill Dwyer as Jimmy's Dad; Rachel Quaintance as Jimmy's Mom; and Rhea Lando as Yancy, Jimmy's alien step-sister. Paul Reubens, Tom Kenny, Ellen Greene and Brian Posehn lend their voices to the Appleday animated characters that come to life only for Jimmy.
RE-ANIMATED is created and written by Adam Pava and Tim McKeon, who were writers on Cartoon Network's hit series FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS and THE LIFE & TIMES OF JUNIPER LEE. New York-based Bruce Hurwit is the director. RE-ANIMATED is a Renegade Animation, Appleday Pictures and Cartoon Network production.
Bonus features include behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and never before seen bloopers.