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Based on the comic book series Dark Town, Monkeybone is about a cartoonist who goes into a coma and is faced with his alter-ego cartoon creation called Monkeybone, as well as various monsters and creatures who don't want him to escape back to the real world. The movie is directed by Henry Selick who had previously done The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

Filming Locations —

Marin Headlands, Marin County.

City and County of San Francisco: The stop-motion animation for Monkeybone and the Street Squash was done at Custer Avenue Stages off 3rd Street in the industrial part of San Francisco.

Presidio of San Francisco, GGNRA / Presidio Trust: The Monkeybone project was originally conceived on the second floor of 39 Mesa Street before it was fixed up as the San Francisco Film Centre. All of the original planning, art and creature designs, and set planning was oulined there before the project was sold to 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles.

Monkeybone (2001)
CAST: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Giancarlo Esposito, Rose McGowan, John Turturro, Dave Foley, Whoopi Goldberg, Megan Mullaly, Lisa Zane, Sandra Thigpen, Roger L. Jackson, Joe Ranft, Debi Durst, Bob Odenkirk, Mary Stein, Thomas Haden Church, Harry Knowles....
WRITER: Kaja Blackley, Vanessa Chong, Sam Hamm
PRODUCER: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Paula DuPré Pesman, Sam Hamm, Mark Radcliffe, Lata Ryan, Henry Selick
DIRECTOR: Henry Selick


Official Website at 20th Century Fox: MonkeyBONE
Halloweentown Fan Website, by Jeff Rizzo
Harry Knowles' Experiences on the Set — part 1 and part 2

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