A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) Feature Length Theatrical FilmFeature Length Theatrical Animated Film by Dave Koch
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- Feature Film with Animated SegmentsFeatureLive-Action
- Traditional Animation
- United Artists, Melvin Frank Productions.
Made At: Bronston Studios, Madrid
- Distributed by: United Artists Corporation
- Cartoon Characters: (Live Action): Pseudolus, Marcus Lycus, Erronius, Hero, Hysterium, Philia, Senex, Captain Miles Gloriosus, Gladiator Instructor, Gatekeeper, Roman Chief Guard, High Priestess, Domina, Domina's Mother, Roman Soldier, Panacea, Tintinabula, Gladiator-in-Training, Shopkeeper, Gymnasia, Crassus, Fertilla, Vibrata, Young Boy, Marcus Lycus's Eunuch, Courtesan, Geminae, Roman Sentries.
- Voice Actors: (Live-Action): Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Richard Lester.
- Produced By Melvin Frank.
- Written By Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee, Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart.
- Awards: Academy Award, Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment, Ken Thorne, 1967, Nominee, Golden Globe, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy, 1967.
- Music: Stephen Sondheim.
- Editor: John Victor Smith.
- Originally Released on October 16, 1966.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 99 minutes.
- U.S.A. / United Kingdom
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Live-action film with end titles animated and designed by Richard Williams in imitation of Roman frescoes. The ever-present flies in the end sequence are an in-reference to the actual flies that plagued the production. Fruits and vegetables were... (more)
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