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Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life

Alternate Title: The Meaning of Life

Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life (The Meaning of Life) (1983) Feature Length Theatrical FilmFeature Length Theatrical Animated Film Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life

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Celandine Films, The Monty Python Partnership, Universal Pictures (Live Action): Graham Chapman, Peter Salmon, Lizie Saunderson, Steve St. Klonis, Voyd, Timothy Ward, Michelle Welch, Gess Whitfield; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Terry Jones John Goldstone , , , , , Julian Doyle John Du Prez
  • 1983
  • Celandine Films, The Monty Python Partnership, Universal Pictures
  • Universal Pictures
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: (Live Action): Chairman, Doctor, Harry Blackitt, Wymer, Hordern, General, Coles, Dr. Livingstone, Transvestite, Eric, Arthur Jarrett, Geoffrey, Tony Bennett, Dr. Spencer, Humphrey Williams, Sturridge, Ainsworth, Waiter, Eric's Assistant, Maître D', Grim Reaper, Window Washer, Walters, Middle of the Film Announcer, M'Lady Joeline, Mr. Brown, Howard Katzenberg, Gunther, Gaston, "Meaning of Life" Singer, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Blackitt, Watson, Blackitt, Atkinson, Perkins, Front End, Mrs. Hendy, Man in Pink, Noël Coward, Angela, Bert, Mum, Priest, Biggs, Sergeant, Man with Bendy Arms, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Creosote, Maria, Leaf Father, Fiona Portland-Smyth, Window Washer, Harry, Mr. Pycroft, Dad, Chaplain, Carter, Spadger, Regimental Sergeant Major, Pakenham-Walsh, Rear End, Female TV Presenter, Mr. Marvin Hendy, Governor, Leaf Son, Debbie Katzenberg, Beefeater Waitress, Wife of Guest #1, Leaf Mother, Leaf Daughter, Heaven Receptionist, Chadwick, Jeremy Portland-Smyth, Mrs. Williams, Groom, Wycliff, Troll Waiter, Mrs. Moore, Bride, Wife of Guest #2, Brown's Son, Diner Eating Howard the Fish, Topless Pursuer, Student Doctor, Restaurant Diner, Dancers, Fish, Guests, Victims, Nurses.
    Characters (Live Action), Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Myrtle Devenish (Old Lady), Matt Frewer (Cornered Executive who Jumps), Sydney Arnold, Guy Bertrand, Andrew Bicknell, Ross Davidson, Tim Douglas, Eric Francis, Billy John, Russell Kilmister, Peter Mantle, Len Marten, Peter Merrill, Cameron Miller, Gareth Milne, Larry Noble, Paddy Ryan, Leslie Sarony, John Scott Martin, Eric Stovell, Wally Thomas, Jack Armstrong, Robert Carrick, Douglas Cooper, George Daly, Chick Fowles, Terry Grant, Robin Hewlett, Tommy Isley, Juba Kennerley, Tony Lang, John Murphy, Terry Rendell, Ronald Shilling, Albert Welch.
  • Vocal Talent: (Live Action): Graham Chapman (Chairman, Fish #1, Doctor, Harry Blackitt, Wymer, Hordern, General, Coles, Narrator #2, Dr. Livingstone, Transvestite, Eric, Guest #1, Arthur Jarrett, Geoffrey, Tony Bennett), John Cleese (Fish #2, Dr. Spencer, Humphrey Williams, Sturridge, Ainsworth, Waiter, Eric's Assistant, Maître D', Grim Reaper), Terry Gilliam (Window Washer, Fish #4, Walters, Middle of the Film Announcer, M'Lady Joeline, Mr. Brown, Howard Katzenberg), Eric Idle (Gunther, Fish #3, Gaston, "Meaning of Life" Singer, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Blackitt, Watson, Blackitt, Atkinson, Perkins, Victim #3, Front End, Mrs. Hendy, Man in Pink, Noël Coward, Angela), Terry Jones (Bert, Fish #6, Mum, Priest, Biggs, Sergeant, Man with Bendy Arms, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Creosote, Maria, Leaf Father, Fiona Portland-Smyth), Michael Palin (Window Washer, Harry, Fish #5, Mr. Pycroft, Dad, Narrator #1, Chaplain, Carter, Spadger, Regimental Sergeant Major, Pakenham-Walsh, Rear End, Female TV Presenter, Mr. Marvin Hendy, Governor, Leaf Son, Debbie Katzenberg), Carol Cleveland (Beefeater Waitress, Wife of Guest #1, Leaf Mother, Leaf Daughter, Heaven Receptionist), Simon Jones (Chadwick, Jeremy Portland-Smyth), Patricia Quinn (Mrs. Williams), Judy Loe (Nurse #1), Andrew MacLachlan (Groom, Wycliff, Victim #1, Guest #3), Mark Holmes (Victim #2, Troll Waiter, Guest #2), Valerie Whittington (Mrs. Moore), Jennifer Franks (Bride), Imogen Bickford-Smith (as Imogen Bickford Smith) (Nurse #2), Angela Mann (Wife of Guest #2), Peter Lovstrom (Brown's Son), George Silver (Diner Eating Howard the Fish), Carole Anne (Topless Pursuer [uncredited]), Lynne Hazelden (Student Doctor [uncredited]), Cy Town (Restaurant Diner [uncredited]), Luke Baxter (Dancer), Stephen Beasley (as Stephen Beagley) (Dancer), Paul Bourke (Dancer), Bonnie Bryg (Dancer), Jane Colthorpe (as Jane Newman) (Dancer), Charlotte Corbett (Dancer), Geoff Davids (Dancer), Emma-Kate Davies (Dancer), Sandra Easby (Dancer), Donna Fielding (Dancer), Roy Hamlyn Gayle (as Roy Gayle) (Dancer), Dawn Gerrard (Dancer), Natascha Gilbrooke (as Natasha Gilbrook) (Dancer), Donnette Goddard (Dancer), Heavon Grant (Dancer), Alison Jane Hierlihy (as Alison Herlihy) (Dancer), Laura James (Dancer), Kim Elizabeth Leeson (as Kim Leeson) (Dancer), Jane Leeves(Dancer), Maddie Loftin (Dancer), Michelle Mackie (Dancer), Paul Madden (Dancer), Helen Mason (Dancer), Caroline Meacher (Dancer), Lorraine Meacher (Dancer), Sue Menhenick (Dancer), Kerri Murphy (Dancer), Tammy Needham (Dancer), Garry Noakes (as Gary Noakes) (Dancer), Trudy Pack (Dancer), Floyd Anthony Pearce (as Floyd Pearce) (Dancer), Wanda Rokicki (as Wanda Rockiki) (Dancer), Peter Salmon (Dancer), Lizie Saunderson (Dancer), Steve St. Klonis (Dancer), Voyd (Dancer), Timothy Ward (Dancer), Michelle Welch (Dancer), Gess Whitfield (Dancer), Lorraine Whitmarsh (Dancer), Dominique Wood (Dancer), Chris Grant.
    Vocal Talent (Live Action), Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Myrtle Devenish (Old Lady), Matt Frewer (Cornered Executive who Jumps), Sydney Arnold, Guy Bertrand, Andrew Bicknell, Ross Davidson, Tim Douglas, Eric Francis, Billy John, Russell Kilmister, Peter Mantle, Len Marten, Peter Merrill, Cameron Miller, Gareth Milne, Larry Noble, Paddy Ryan, Leslie Sarony, John Scott Martin, Eric Stovell, Wally Thomas, Jack Armstrong, Robert Carrick, Douglas Cooper, George Daly, Chick Fowles, Terry Grant, Robin Hewlett, Tommy Isley, Juba Kennerley, Tony Lang, John Murphy, Terry Rendell, Ronald Shilling, Albert Welch.
  • Directed By Terry Jones.
  • Produced By John Goldstone.
  • Animated By Jill Brooks, Kate Hepburn, Richard Ollive, Tim Ollive, Mike Stuart.
  • Written By Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
  • Edited By Julian Doyle.

Additional Crew:



  • Casting: Michelle Guish, Debbie McWilliams.
  • Production Design: Harry Lange.
  • Art Direction: Richard Dawking.
  • Art Direction, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": John Beard.
  • Art Department: Roger Cain, Steve Cooper, Dennis Griffin, Richard Hornsby, Bob Walker.
  • Animators: Jill Brooks, Kate Hepburn, Richard Ollive, Tim Ollive, Mike Stuart.
  • Draughtsman: Andrew Ackland-Snow.
  • Construction Manager: Vic Simpson.
  • Construction Department: Peter Browne, Alan Chesters, Melvin Coleman, Peter Cull, Tommy Kavanagh, Reginald Keywood (as Reg Keywood), Mick Law, Colin Lovering, Ken Powell, Bill Sansom, Dick Savery, John Skinner.
  • Property Masters: John Cole, Brian Humphrey, Dave Newton, Brian Payne.
  • Props: Gari Bacon.
  • Plasterer: Dennis Murray.
  • Set Decoration: Sharon Cartwright, Simon Wakefield.
  • Costume Design: James Acheson.
  • Costume Makers: William Baboo, Vin Burnham, Shirley Denny, Ray Scott, Jill Thraves, Lizzie Willey.
  • Costume Assistants: Gilly Hebden, Stephen Miles.
  • Wardrobe Department: Linda Eke, Janet Lucas, David Murch, James Wakely .
  • Wardrobe, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Joyce Stoneman.
  • Makeup Supervisor: Mary Hillman.
  • Makeup Designer: Maggie Weston.
  • Makeup Artists: Mike Jones, Pamela Rayson, Hilary Steinberg.
  • Makeup Artist (Mr. Creosote): Christopher Tucker.
  • Makeup Artist, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Elaine Carew.
  • Hair Designer: Maggie Weston.
  • Hair Stylists: Mike Jones, Pamela Rayson, Hilary Steinberg.
  • Hair Stylists, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Sallie Evans, Maureen Stephenson.
  • Production Manager: David Wimbury.
  • Visual Effects Assistant: Janice Body.
  • Model Makers: Valerie Charlton, Carol De Jong.
  • Model Makers, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Michael Beard, Peter Pullen, Westbridge Studios.
  • Optical Effects: Nick Dunlop, Roy Field, Kent Houston, Tim Spence, Paul Whitbread.
  • Rotoscope Artist: Martin Body.
  • First Assistant Director: Ray Corbett.
  • Key Second Assistant Director: Kieron Phipps.
  • Third Assistant Director: Callum McDougall.
  • First Assistant Directors, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Jonathan Benson, Gary White.
  • Second Assistant Directors, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Matthew Binns, Bobby Wright.
  • Third Assistant Directors, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Derek Harrington, Paul Taylor.
  • Cinematography: Peter Hannan.
  • Cinematography, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Roger Pratt.
  • Camera Operator: Dewi Humphreys.
  • Still Photographer: David Appleby.
  • Grip: Kenneth Atherfold.
  • Focus Puller: Barry Brown.
  • Gaffer: Chuck Finch.
  • Clapper/Loader: Stefan Stankowski.
  • Video Operator: Kevin Brookner.
  • Camera Equipment Provided By: Joe Dunton & Company.
  • Grip and Lighting Equipment: Lee Lighting.
  • Electrical Department: Fred Ashby, Alan McPherson, Stewart Monteith, Larry Randall, Richard Seal.
  • Still Photographer, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Clive Coote.
  • Grips, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Tony Cridlin, Malcolm Smith.
  • Focus Puller, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": John Ignatius.
  • Best Boy, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Reg Parsons.
  • Gaffer, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Roy Rodhouse.
  • Clapper Loaders, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Mark Cridlin, Sue Knight.
  • Electricians, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": John Clark, Toby Tyler, Geo. J. White.
  • Special Effects Supervisor: George Gibbs.
  • Special Effects Technician: Terence J. Cox.
  • Special Effects: Richard Conway, Ray Hanson, Bob Hollow, David Watson.
  • Editor: Julian Doyle.
  • Editing Department: Roy Baker, Margarita Doyle, Keith Lowes, Simon Milton, Diane Ryder.
  • Music: John Du Prez.
  • Music Recording: Britannia Row, Studios CTS.
  • Music Recorded At: Redwood Recording Studios.
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Rodney Glenn.
  • Sound Mixer: Garth Marshall.
  • Sound Mixer, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Debbie Kaplan.
  • Sound Maintenance: Philip Chubb.
  • Dubbing Editor: Rodney Glenn.
  • Dubbing Mixers: Paul Carr, Brian Paxton.
  • Boom Operator: Bob Doyle.
  • Re-Recorded At: Roger Cherrill Sound.
  • Production Assistant: Valerie Craig.
  • Production Assistant, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Patricia Carr.
  • Production Department: Paul Taylor.
  • Assistants to Producer: Barbara Holloway, Tim Vaughan-Hughes.
  • Continuity: Penny Eyles.
  • Continuity, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": Maggie Jones.
  • Choreographer: Arlene Phillips.
  • Assistant Choreographer: Heather Seymour.
  • Location Manager: Peter Kohn.
  • Python Manager: Anne James.
  • Director of Python US Relations: Nancy Lewis.
  • Fight Arranger, Segment "The Crimson Permanent Assurance": William Hobbs.
  • Louma Crane Technician: Adam Samuelson.
  • Model Sculptur: Martin Smeaton.
  • Production Accountant: Mike Smith.
  • Not the Production Accountant: Steve Abbott.
  • Movie Studio: Elstree Film & Television Studios.

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It took God six days to create the earth, and Monty Python just 90 minutes to screw it up. The Monty Python collective explains it all in this episodic comedy that...  (more)

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