The Tune

The Tune

Director: Bill Plympton Cast: Daniel Nieden, McElheron Maureen, Marty Nelson



This animated musical comedy features the creative artistry of Bill Plympton and the excellent songs of Maureen McElheron. The story centers on Del, an aspiring songwriter working for Mr. Mega at Mega Music. One day, his boss storms in and gives him 47 minutes to come up with a major hit. If he doesn't, he is unemployed. He will also lose his love, the boss's secretary. In desperate need of an idea and wanting to write something meaningful, Del drives to the peaceful burg of Flooby Nooby and after many fantastical experiences finally finds true inspiration. This film really is unique with its ink and watercolor drawings, almost single-handedly done by Plympton, and has received wide-spread critical acclaim. It is definitely a must for lovers of fine animation.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2004
UPC: 0767685961735
Original Release: 1992
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Time: 1:12:00

Special Features

Filmmaker commentary from Bill Plympton and composer Maureen McElheron; Exclusive documentary on Bill Plympton: Twisted Toons; The Tune 'making of' storyboard gallery; Bill Plympton photo gallery; Music tracks from The Tune; Hair High trailer; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Nieden Del
Maureen McElheron Didi
Marty Nelson Mayor,Mr. Mega,Mrs. Mega
Emily Bindiger Dot,
Chris Hoffman Wiseone,Surfer,Tango Dancer,Note
Jimmy Ceribello Cabbie,
Jeff Knight Bellhop
Jennifer Senko Surfer,Note
Ned Reynolds Houndog

Technical Credits
Bill Plympton Director,Animator,Producer,Screenwriter
John Donnelly Cinematographer
Phil Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Maureen McElheron Score Composer,Screenwriter
Merril Stern Editor
P.C. Vey Screenwriter
Jessica Wolk-Stanley Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Flooby Nooby [12:55]
2. Home [3:42]
3. The Wise One [5:35]
4. Isn't It Good Again? [3:16]
5. Dig My Do [4:55]
6. Lovesick Hotel [5:36]
7. No Nose Blues [5:19]
8. Dance All Day [5:16]
9. Tango Shmango [9:21]
10. Love is My Bottom Line [5:42]
11. My Love is Equal to... [2:40]
12. Be My Only Love [4:55]

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