Warner Bros. Feature Animation/Live Action
Rating: Not Yet Rated (PG expected)
Warner Warner Bros. Feature Animation has begun production on
Osmosis Jones, a half & half (live action & animated) feature-length
comedy-adventure set in an entirely new realm — that of the human
body. Osmosis Jones is a hip, visually arresting adventure set
entirely inside a construction worker named Frank Detomello —
and referred to as The City of Frank. A sarcastic, street-smart
white blood cell — Osmosis — teams up with a by-the-book rookie
cold tablet to fight off an evil virus out to destroy The City
of Frank. As Osmosis and his tablet partner zoom through the bloodstream
on their make-or-break mission, trying to prove that one cell
CAN make a difference, the human body is presented as an amalgamation
of offbeat and broadly funny characters -- an unexpected environment
for a totally new kind of buddy picture. Warner Bros. has so much
confidence in this animated feature that they have ordered 13
TV episodes of it that will begin airing after the movie premieres.
Aug 9, 2000
Tip by = Anne
Movie Tip = I just spent the day on the movie set of Osmosis Jones
at 13 Oak Street in Plymouth, Mass. One new piece of information
we received today is that Frank (Bill Murray) is the Zoo Keeper
at Gorilla World, not a construction worker. The filming at the
zoo is tomorrow August 1, 2000 at the John Jenny Grist Mill in
Plymouth, Massachusetts. The sets are all up with monkey cages,
and other zoo scenes. Animals arrived today including elephants,
monkeys, wild birds,camels and giraffes. It has been so exciting
to be a resident of Plymouth and have this movie being filmed
in our town.
Tip by = Shortdrummerboy
Movie Tip = This movie will be a part live action and part animated
movie. The movie starts out with live action. Frank(rumored to
be played by Bill Murray)gets sick. This all takes place in the
real world, while all of the adventures inside of him are animated.
Tip by = Possum
Movie Tip = I frequently hike at the Blue Hills, in Milton, MA.
On one of my usual hikes, I noticed some filming taking place
at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, on August 8,2000, around 6:00pm.
They were going to be there till 10:30pm.
2, 2000) We thank one of our newer tipsters, “OJ,” for providing
Animation Artist readers with some helpful information for the
Crew, Animator and Voice talent areas above. In addition, “OJ”
says that Osmosis Jones is being written for a “PG” rating, i.e.
like The Iron Giant. “OJ” also says that the famous voice of the
Taco Bell chihuahua, Carlos Alazraqui, is also providing his voice
talents for Osmosis Jones.
12, 2000) The above poster image was submitted by “The Animation
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