Big Bug Man

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Big Bug Man
Big bug man movie poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed by Bob Bendetson
Peter Shin (animation Director)[1]
Marice Tobias (voice director)[2]
Produced by Stuart Black[3]
Patrick Durham
Jonathan Sachar
Written by Bob Bendetson
Starring Brendan Fraser
Marlon Brando
Music by Karyn Rachtman
Distributed by Studio-Free Studio
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[4]

Big Bug Man is an American animated movie starring Brendan Fraser and Marlon Brando. The movie is a Studio-Free Studios Production, and it was originally supposed to release in 2006, 2007, and 2008, but there is now no news on its release or distribution. The movie is Marlon Brando's last known film work.

The movie is written by Bob Bendetson who also wrote episodes for the TV show The Simpsons. It is directed by Bendetson and Peter Shin.

Plot[edit]

Candy company worker Howard Kind gains special abilities after being bitten by insects.

Production[edit]

The film is hand-drawn. The production of the film cost approximately US$20 million.[4]

Marlon Brando[edit]

Brando was originally asked to be the voice of Nicholas Dunderbeck, but Brando thought it would be fun to voice the old lady Mrs. Sour instead.

Mrs. Sour is only in three scenes, so it took only one day to record the voice of this character.[5] According to the director Bob Bendetson, Brando wore a blond wig, a dress, white gloves, and full makeup while recording the voice of Mrs. Sour. Bendetson believes this was part humorous, and part wanting to get into character. Bendetson said "About halfway through he took off the wig because he was getting too hot."[5] According to the film's executive producer Gabriel Grunfeld, Brando described the part as "the most fun I've had since playing Julius Caesar." Grunfeld said that even though Brando was frail, he was full of energy and invention.[4]

The recording took place in Marlon Brando's home, on June 10, 2004. Brando was on oxygen six hours a day.[5] He died the next month, on July 1, 2004.

Characters[edit]

Big Bug Man characters.
  • Howard Kind (voiced by Brendan Fraser), a soft and unfortunate employee of the candy factory, who accidentally gets bitten by bugs, and becomes the Big Bug Man
  • Mrs. Sour (voiced by Marlon Brando), the founder, leader and matriarch of the big and corrupt Mrs. Sour Candy Company
  • Petfarkin
  • Nicholas Dunderbeck - runs the Mrs. Sour Candy Company
  • Elle Rose
  • Sidney Looper
  • Seen It All Jackson
  • Heard It All Jackson - a dog

Michael Madsen lends his voice to the movie.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Bug Man (2008) - Full cast and crew". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Yogis for Kerry". LA Weekly. July 22, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Big Bug Man - Bios Page". bigbugman.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  4. ^ a b c Thomas, Archie (July 8, 2004). "Brando's last role: an evil old lady". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  5. ^ a b c "Brando's Last Role: An Old Lady". CBS News. July 14, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  6. ^ Current Projects, Patrick Durham Films

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