Cartoon Network to unveil first original movie 'Re-Animated' in December

MUMBAI: Cartoon Network's first original movie Re-Animated, which is a two hour mix of animation and live-action, is set to premiere on 8 December at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

The movie tells the story of a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside-down after an accident at an amusement park. When seventh-grader Jimmy Roberts requires an emergency brain transplant after a collision with a park trolley while visiting the famous Gollyworld theme park, his world is changed forever. Gollyworld doctors give him the frozen brain of the famous cartoonist Milt Appleday (comedy veteran Fred Willard).

Now, wherever Jimmy goes he sees all of Milt Appleday's cartoon characters in the real world. Golly Gopher, Dolly Gopher, Crocco the Alligator and the rest of the Appleday cartoon gang come to life, but only in Jimmy's (or Milt's) brain. While they can't change anything in the real world, they certainly make life crazy for Jimmy.

Jimmy has a sister who's an alien with green skin, a dad who acts like a toddler, a mom who is an astronaut, and a villain whose best friend is a bag of cash. It's a world that sometimes feels so cartoony that the cartoons in Jimmy's head are the only part that feel sane, states an official release.

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. The film is directed by New York-based filmmaker Bruce Hurwit and produced by Renegade Animation, Appleday Pictures and Cartoon Network.

A three-minute special preview trailer of Re-animated can be viewed at

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