The Nutty Professor (2008 film)
|The Nutty Professor|
|Directed by||Logan McPherson
|Produced by||Jerry Lewis
Gregory R. Little
|Written by||Evan Spiliotopoulos|
|Music by||Mike Shields|
|Editing by||Logan McPherson|
|Distributed by||The Weinstein Company Rain Maker Entertainment|
|Running time||75 minutes|
The Nutty Professor is a 2008 Canadian/American computer-animated comedy sequel to the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy of the same name, produced by The Weinstein Company & Rainmaker Entertainment for Genius Products, LLC. Lewis reprises his role of Julius Kelp and produces the film. Drake Bell plays the voice of Harold Kelp, Julius' grandson. The film bears no relation to the Eddie Murphy series of comedies that Lewis also produced.
To impress a beautiful girl, Harold Kelp, the grandson of professor Julius Kelp, who created a potion to transform his personality, gets his hands on his grandfather's secret elixir and unleashes his destructive alter ego, Jack.
- Drake Bell as Harold Kelp/Jack Love
- Jerry Lewis as Julius Kelp/Buddy Love
- Tabitha St. Germain as Robin
- Britt Irvin as Polly
- Logan McPherson as Zeke/Waiter/Fear/Ned
- Andrew Francis as Brad/Tad
- Brian Drummond as Dean Von Wu
- Danielle Lewis as Suzy Perkins
On August 8, 2006, Mainframe Entertainment announced The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to produce an animated version of The Nutty Professor, which was distributed direct-to-video by Genius Products Inc.Archived September 28, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
The film was produced under the working title The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear. There is still some resemblance of the former title in the film. It was made 45 years after the original film and this sequel represents the longest gap in motion picture history for a sequel in which the original star reprises his same role. There are several references to the original film including the place where Zeke and Ned perform is called "The Pit". In the original film the nightclub is called "the Purple Pit". In addition, Jack (referring to pizza instead of his hand) paraphrases Buddy Love and says to Polly, "Want some?" Among the cast is Danielle Lewis, the daughter of Jerry Lewis, who cameos as the voice of Harold's neighbor, Suzy Perkins.