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>Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Animated Characters: (Live Action) (Prologue): Car Driver, Passenger.
    Characters (Live Action) (Segment #1): Bill Connor, Larry, Ray, German Officer, German Officer, Bar Patron, French Mother, Charming G.I., Waitresses, G.I.s, Vietnamese, K.K.K., Soldiers.
    Characters (Live Action) (Segment #2): Mr. Bloom, Mr. Leo Conroy, Mr. Weinstein, Mrs. Weinstein, Mrs. Dempsey, Mr. Agee, Mr. Mute, Miss Cox, Young Mr. Weinstein, Young Mrs. Weinstein, Young Mr. Agee, Young Mrs. Dempsey, Young Mr. Mute, Mr. Gray Panther, Mr. Conroy's Son, Mr. Conroy's Daughter-in-Law, Nurses.
    Characters (Live Action) (Segment #3): Helen Foley (School Teacher), Anthony, Uncle Walt, Mother, Father, Ethel, Walter Paisley (Diner Owner), Sara, Tim, Charlie.
    Characters (Live Action) (Segment #4): John Valentine, Sr. Stewardess, Jr. Stewardess, Co-Pilot, Creature, Ambulance Driver, Sky Marshal, Pilot Announcement, Little Girl, Mother, Old Woman, Old Man, Young Girl, Young Man, Passenger, Mechanics.
  • Awards: Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor, John Lithgow, 1984.
    Nominee, Saturn Award, Best Horror Film, 1984; Nominee, Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor, Scatman Crothers, 1984.
    Nominee, International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis and George Miller, Fantasporto, 1984.
    Nominee, Young Artist Award, Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Jeremy Licht, 1984.
    Nominee, Young Artist Award, Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Christina Nigra, 1984
  • Originally Released in 1983.
  • Running Time: 101 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


Production Notes:

Live-action film with animated sequence (on TV) from "It's a Good Life" segment by Sally Cruikshank. She describes this as the "cartoon hell sequence," adding that "beautiful cels" were painted for it.

In the live-action scene surrounding this sequence, the girl in the parochial school uniform is played by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson of The Simpsons.

Budgeted at an estimated $10 million, this film grossed $29.5 million in the United States.

  • "Nights are Forever," Performed by Jennifer Warnes, Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lyrics by John Bettis, Produced by Bruce Botnick with James Newton Howard.
  • "Anesthesia," Performed by 213, Music and Lyrics by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon, Produced by Bruce Botnick.
  • "The Midnight Special," Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Written by Leadbelly and Alan Lomax.
  • "Purple Haze," by Jimi Hendrix.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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