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Me & Mobo is a 2002 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Universal Feature Animation. The fifth film in the Universal Animated Features canon, it was directed by Phil Nibbelink and written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman from a story by Nibbelink, and stars the voices of Bruce Willis, Matthew Broderick, Garry Marshall, Chris Kattan, Steve Buscemi, and Janeane Garofalo. It follows a gentle monster named Mobo, who refuses to eat innocent animals despite his father's wishes, and befriends a rabbit named Bon; the two struggle to develop a close friendship without being caught by the rest of the monsters.
Me & Mobo was released by Universal Pictures on September 27, 2002, and grossed over $106.9 million worldwide on an $80 million budget. It was met with positive reviews from critics, who praised its animation and story.
- Bruce Willis as Mobo
- Evan Sabara as Young Mobo
- Matthew Broderick as Bon
- Garry Marshall as Burris
- Chris Kattan as Gil
- Steve Buscemi as Bio
- Janeane Garofalo as Kita
- David Eigenberg as Fluff
- Nick Swardson as Turry
- Stephen Tobolowsky as Oak
- Harland Williams as Brutus
- Jessie Flower as Lily
- Pat Fraley as Fox
- J. P. Manoux as Squirrel
- Gary Hall as Tako
- Frank Welker as Additional Animal Vocal Effects (uncredited)
- Jack Angel
- Tom Amundsen
- Bob Bergen
- Rodger Bumpass
- Rob Carpenter
- Jennifer Darling
- Shelby Daniel
- Debi Derryberry
- Bill Farmer
- Barbara Goodson
- Hope Levy
- Mona Marshall
- Edie McClurg
- Mickie McGowan
- Phil Nibbelink
- Phil Proctor
- Doug Stone
- Claudette Wells
Me & Mobo was announced in 1998, under the name The Bunny and the Monster.
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Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 77% based on 115 reviews and an average rating of 6.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "An emotional film about friendship should be enjoyable for the whole family." Review aggregator Metacritic gave the film a score of 75 based on 31 reviews.
The film grossed $32,559,223 on its opening weekend, falling behind Sweet Home Alabama and The Tuxedo. Over its theatrical run, it grossed $78,201,200 in the United States and Canada and $28,790,831 in other territories, totaling $106,992,031 worldwide.
|ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards||Top Box Office||John Debney||Nominated|
|Academy Awards||Best Animated Feature||John Cohen||Nominated|
|Annie Awards||Animated Theatrical Feature||Nominated|
|Individual Achievement in Storyboarding||Jim Anderson||Won|
|Kurt R. Anderson||Nominated|
|Individual Achievement in Production Design||Alan Bodner||Nominated|
|Individual Achievement in Character Design||Shane Prigmore||Won|
|Individual Achievement in Effects Animation||Bobby Herman||Nominated|
|Critics Choice Awards||Best Animated Feature||Nominated|
|Golden Globes||Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie||Bruce Willis||Nominated|
|Golden Reel Award||Best Sound Editing in Animated Features||Randy Thom, Gary Rydstrom, Shannon Mills, and Will Files||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Animated Film||Won|
|Golden Satellite Awards||Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media||Won|
|Visual Effects Society Awards||Best Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture||Alexander Bates||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Family Feature Film – Animation||Nominated|
Me & Mobo was released on VHS and DVD on January 28, 2003.
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