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Xanadu (1980) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Xanadu

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  • 1980
  • Universal Studios
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Kira, Danny McGuire, Sonny Malone, Simpson, Helen, Sandra, Richie, Jo, Eight Muses, Male Guard, Female Guard, The Accountant, The Photographer, Popcorn Girl, Big Al, Young Danny McGuire, 1940s Bandleader, Three 1940s Singers, 1980s Rock Singer, Foreman, Two Workers, Nick, Vargas, Zeus, Hera, Dizzy Heights, Xanadu Dancers, The Tubes.
  • Vocal Talent: Olivia Newton-John (Kira), Gene Kelly (Danny McGuire), Michael Beck (Sonny Malone), James Sloyan (Simpson), Dimitra Arliss (Helen), Katie Hanley (Sandra), Fred McCarren (Richie), Ren Woods (Jo), Sandahl Bergman (Muse 1), Lynn Latham (Muse 2), Melinda Phelps (Muse 3), Cherise Bates (Muse 4), Juliette Marshall (Muse 5), Marilyn Tokuda (Muse 6), Yvette Van Voorhees (Muse 7), Teri Beckerman (Muse 8), Marty Davis (Male Guard), Bebe Drake-Massey (Female Guard), Mickey McMell (The Accountant), Aharon Ipalé (The Photographer), Lise Lang (Popcorn Girl, Xanadu Dancer), Melvin Jones (Big Al), Matt Lattanzi (Young Danny McGuire, Xanadu Dancer), Ira Newborn (1940's Bandleader), Jo Ann Harris (1940's Singer # 1), Cindy Leake (1940's Singer # 2), Patty Keene (1940's Singer # 3), Fee Waybill (1980's Rock Singer), Stephen Pearlman (Foreman), Church Ortiz (Worker # 1), Randy T. Williams (Worker # 2), David Tress (Nick), Madison Arnold (Vargas), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Zeus), Coral Browne (Hera), Marla V. Langston (Dizzy Heights), Jack Lindine, Joe Mantegna.
    Xanadu Dancers: Clyde J. Barrett, Cheryl Baxter, Hilary Beane, Annie Behringer, Judith Bernett, Teda Bracci, Ellen Cadwallader, Stella Calagias, Lonny Carabajal, Hillary Carlip, Lynda Chase, Contessa Cohn, Derrick Cross, Gary Dion, Michael Donley, Marisol García, Miranda Garrison, Sandy Gray, Jei Guerrero, Kyle Hanford, Cheryl Hangland, Yolanda Hernandez, Susan Inouye, Veda Jackson, Michael James, Deborah Jenssen, Leroy Jones, Fred Kirby, Brenda Lee, Dale Leeche, Victoria Marisi, Yvette Matthews, Tykin Mikals, Glenn Nash, Christine Nazareth, Tim O'Brien, Jeff Osser, Shelley Pang, Sally Pansing, Arlette Patterson, Alan Peterson, Lena Pousette, Vic Prim, Paul Sachelle, Tom Sachelle, Melody Santangello [as Melody Santangelo], Tony Selznick [as Tony Selesnick], Kathy Singleton, Cindy Spooner, Michael Springer, Re Styles, Jim Thompson, Francisco Torres, Bobby Walker, Michael Watkins, Adria Wilson, Robert Winters, Darcel Wynne, Noreen Xavier, Mark Ziebell.
    The Tubes: Rick Anderson, Michael Cotten, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Vince Welnick.
  • Directed By Don Bluth.
    Live-Action Director: Robert Greenwald.
  • Produced By Lawrence Gordon.
    Executive Producer: Lee Kramer.
    Co-Producers: Brendan Cahill, Joel Silver.
    Producer, Animation Sequence: Gary Goldman.
  • Animated By Don Bluth.
    Assistant Animator: Liz Maihock.
  • Written By Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel.
  • Edited By Dennis Virkler.
    Assistant Editor: Doreen A. Dixon, Dennis Michelson.
  • Cinematography: Victor J. Kemper.
  • Production Design: John W. Corso.
  • Costume Design: Bobbie Mannix, Marilyn Vance.
  • Hair Department Head: Martin Samuel.
  • Assistant Director: Dan Kolsrud.
  • DGA Trainee: Patrick Cosgrove.
  • Set Dresser: Glenn Forbes.
  • Production Illustrator: Sherman Labby.
  • Construction Foreman: Peter Lamppu.
  • Stand-By Painter: Bert Rotter.
  • Sound Re-Recordist: Walter A. Gest.
  • Sound (Dolby Stereo): Robert Gravenor.
  • Music Editor: Kenneth Karman.
  • Special Effects: Richard Greenberg.
  • Visual Effects: Bruce Heller.
  • Optical Photography: Joel Hynek.
  • Optical Effects Supervisor: Jeffrey Kleiser.
  • Visual Effects Editorial Supervision: Ruth Smerek.
  • Steadicam Operator: Garrett Brown.
  • Technical Assistance in Skating Sequences: Bill Butler, Judy Lynn.
  • Vocal Effects Advisor: Allison Caine.
  • Assistant to Carol Shapiro Jansen: Kathy De Armond.
  • Orchestrator for Richard Hazard: Barry De Vorzon.
  • Assistant to Jeff Lynne: Brendan Higgs.
  • Caterer: Gus Hill.
  • Singer: Olivia Newton-John.
  • Singer, "Suddenly": Cliff Richard.
  • Choreographers: Kenny Ortega, Jerry Trent.
  • Time-Lapse Photographer: Louis Schwartzberg.
  • Assistant to Olivia Newton-John: Dana Sharpe.
  • Additional Assistant Camera: Richard Walden.

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Cartoon Summary:

Olivia Newton-John (as Kira) is a muse to a young roller-boogie artist in this contemporary musical. Newton-John sings and dances amid wild, futuristic sets. Contains a two-minute (and seven-second) animated fantasy sequence by Don Bluth in which Sonny Malone...  (more)

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I just can't believe this movie performed badly at the box office. The songs and choreography were superb. Okay, so Olivia didn't perform as well as she did in "Grease." But to quote one of the movie's most popular songs, you have...  (read more)

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