Cloverfield (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Cloverfield (2008)
  • Rate: 7.3/10 total 176,227 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 18 January 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 85 min
  • Filming Location: Bloomingdale's – 1000 Third Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $170,764,026(Worldwide)(10 April 2008)
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas and Lizzy Caplan
  • Soundtrack: Officer Of The Day
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Apartment | Monster | Video Camera | Explosion | Statue

Writing Credits By:

  • Drew Goddard (written by)

Known Trivia

  • The first trailer for this movie played before Transformers. It showed a giant explosion in the heart of New York City and the Statue of Liberty’s head being thrown down a street. It was shot with a hand-held video recorder. There was no title.
  • Jason (Mike Vogel) can be seen wearing a Slusho! T-shirt throughout the movie. Slusho! is a drink from J.J. Abrams’ show Alias as well as a codename of the film’s, and the shirt is the only time the beverage is acknowledged during the movie, with far more information hinted about it on the Internet.
  • The film was shot in 34 days, in Los Angeles under the fake title “Slusho” and in New York under the fake title “Cheese”. The Ferris wheel scene, the last in sequential order, was filmed on the first day. The scene inside Beth’s parents’ apartment, the first in sequential order, was filmed on the last day.
  • The title “Cloverfield”; initially just a codename for the movie, is named for the boulevard in Santa Monica where the Bad Robot offices were located during the making of the film.
  • The teaser trailer, as was planned, was shot before principal production began with digital cameras.
  • The film has no music score and music for the end credits do not begin until 1 minute and 30 seconds after the credits start rolling.
  • Prints were shipped to some theaters under the name “Bertha”.
  • The movie is viewed primarily from the point of view of Hud, the character who uses the camera the most. H.U.D. is short for Heads-Up Display, a method for overlaying information onto a view of one’s surroundings such as Timestamps on video footage.
  • During the first weekend of the release, many theaters posted signs warning guests that the hand held camera movements may cause motion sickness.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Marlena) did not know what she was auditioning for. She thought it was a romantic movie until her second audition, where she read a scene from Alias. It wasn’t until after she was offered the role that she found out it was a monster movie, and the actors weren’t allowed to read the script until after they signed on.

Goofs: Continuity: When everyone sees the explosion from the rooftop, the explosion (and bits of debris flying from it) appears very far away. But, by the time Hud has turned around, the flaming debris has already reached the rooftop.

Plot: Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people. Full summary »  »

Story: Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character.Written by Pip Carlson  

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Synopsis: Rob (Michael Stahl-David) has taken a job as a vice president for the Slusho company, which necessitates his moving to Tokyo. His brother, Jason (Mike Vogel), and his girlfriend, Lily (Jessica Lucas) throw a surprise going-away party for him. Rob’s best friend, Hud (T.J. Miller) is recruited to videotape the event but spends much of his time trying to hit on Marlena (Lizzy Caplan). Rob is uncomfortable when Beth (Odette Yustman) brings a date to the party. Rob and Beth have been friends for a long time and had recently had an affair; their date to Coney Island was recorded on the videotape that Hud is now using to record the party. Rob ended the affair abruptly when he got the job. At the party, he insults Beth, who storms out.

Jason and Hud take Rob aside to lecture him about his boorish behavior and encourage him to never let go of those he loves most. Just then, a shock jolts their apartment building. The party rushes to the roof to see what is going on. In the distance they see an explosion and must flee back inside the building to avoid debris. Once they move down to the street, Hud continues to shoot video and captures the image of a monstrous shadow moving down the street several blocks away. The monster knocks over the Woolworth Building, sending a cloud of debris billowing down the street. As everyone decides to evacuate Manhattan by going over the Brooklyn Bridge, Marlena informs Lily that she saw smaller creatures attacking and eating people.

As they attempt to cross the bridge, Rob receives a call from Beth. She is at her apartment in the Time Warner Center and apparently injured. Jason becomes separated from the others. As they try to make their way to him, the monster’s tail appears out of the gloom and destroys the bridge. Jason is killed but Rob, Hud, Lily, and Marlena make it to safety. In an electronics store, Hud sees footage of the monster shedding parasite creatures from its back that in turn attack people on the street. Rob decides to rescue Beth, even though it means he will have to avoid the monster. Lily, Hud and Marlena agree to go with him. As they move uptown, the heavily armed military appears to fight the monster as it smashes through buildings just ahead of them.

The four take refuge in a subway tunnel and decide to walk the tracks to the Warner Center. In the darkened tunnel, they see scurrying rats and hear unsettling noises. Using the night vision function on the camera, they see the scale creatures crawling along the walls. They try to run but the monsters attack; one bites Marlena. The four barricade themselves in a breakroom. After tending Marlena’s wounds and waiting for the creatures to leave, they walk up into a subway station just outside Bloomingdale’s.

The military is using Bloomingdale’s as headquarters. Rob pleads for help in finding Beth. Suddenly, Marlena begins bleeding from her eyes and mouth; shortly thereafter her abdomen explodes. A sympathetic soldier tells the others where they should bring Beth if they rescue her — the last helicopters leave within the hour as the government has determined the only option for controlling the monster is the carpet bombing Manhattan. When they arrive at Beth’s apartment building, they learn that it as collapsed onto the tower opposite it. Making their way up the standing tower, they then crawl into the collapsed tower and rescue Beth.

Rob, Hud, Lily and Beth make it to a helipad as a battle rages against the monster all around them. Lily is pushed into one helicopter and the others into the last. Although an aerial bombardment seems to knock the monster over, it suddenly reaches up out of the debris and strikes their helicopter. It crashes into Central Park. The monster sneaks up on them and bites Hud in half. Rob and Beth grab the camera and take shelter under a foot bridge. They record their final goodbyes on the camera as the bridge collapses around them under the air force’s assault.

Epilogue. The military has found the tape several days later. Its final moment is from the trip Rob and Beth took to Coney Island. In it, an object can be seen falling from the sky into the ocean, unknown to Rob or Beth.

*The following is all from the POV of Hud’s video camera.

The movie starts off with Rob videotaping the start of a typical New York day from an apartment in the North Tower of the Time Warner Center. He goes into the bedroom and chats with Beth, whom he has just slept with. The two agree to go to Coney Island for the day.

The tape cuts to Rob’s brother, Jason, as he attempts to get the same camera working. His girlfriend Lily tasks him with documenting Rob’s going away party, and Jason passes the task on to his and Rob’s friend Hudson (Hud). Hud obliges, and takes the camera and begins filming the party.

During the party, Beth arrives with a date, much to the disappointment of Rob. The two argue, and when Hud asks Lily why, she reluctantly tells him and Jason about Rob and Beth sleeping together. Hud proceeds to tell a number of guests, and Beth leaves. Rob frustrates her even more by wishing "luck" to Beth’s date as they leave.

Shortly afterwards, the ground shakes and loud roars are heard in the area. The guests of the party go to the roof and look downtown, and see a large explosion in the vicinity. Flaming debris flies towards the roof, and the guests run downstairs and begin to pile into the street. There is another roar and the head of the Statue of Liberty flies through the streets, landing near Hud. Hud walks over to it, then finds Rob, Jason and Lily and the four watch as the Woolworth Building suddenly collapses. They run into a shop to escape the debris. Minutes later, they exit the shop, and find their friend Marlena – whom Hud has a crush on – babbling about "it" "eating people".

After discussing what they saw and concluding that a giant creature is roaming the city, the five friends decide to make to leave the island. They are cut off, however, when the monster destroys the Brooklyn Bridge, killing Jason in the process. They run back into the city and go into an electronics store so that Rob can try and find a battery for his mobile phone. He finds one and gets a message on his phone from Beth, who is trapped in her apartment. Meanwhile, Hud watches the news and sees live images of the monster rubbing its back against buildings and dropping dog-sized parasites on the ground. The parasites start attacking people. Rob, however, decides to try and help Beth, and the friends all agree to follow him.

They make their way further north, towards midtown, and have an up-close encounter with the monster when the army comes and tries to shoot it down. The group panic, and run into a subway to try and escape. When they are below the streets, they discover that they can get to the other side of Central Park from Beth’s apartment by following the train tracks and then turning west down Central Park South, and begin to walk through the tunnels. They are ambushed by the parasites during their walk, and during the attack Marlena gets badly bitten by one. They hastily climb into the abandoned Bloomingdale’s via the 59th Street subway station. They are led by a squad of infantry to an army field hospital, which was set up to care for the hundreds of wounded civilians scattered around the city.

Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Marlena is dragged behind a paramedics screen and we see her silhouette gruesomely expand and then explode, some sort of viral effect brought on by the bite she received. Some of the parasites, both alive and dead, are shown in containment cages being examined by a few white-coated scientists. The group are permitted by the sergeant to leave and try and help Beth, but to report at a military evacuation zone by 06:00 that morning. Hud has a minor break-down as they leave, but pulls himself together and they continue towards Columbus Circle in order to help Beth.

When they reach the Time Warner Center, they find that the north tower has been pushed over and is leaning against the south tower. Hud suggests that they climb the stairs in the south tower and try and find a way onto the roof of the north one, and they manage to get themselves to Beth’s apartment. When they get there, they find Beth lying on the floor with her shoulder impaled by a length of rebar. The group pull her up, and lead her back down to street level. They briefly see the monster again as they cross the roof of the north tower, and have another encounter with a parasite as the go down the stairwell. Rob stabs it with a fire axe and the four manage to escape. As they run to the evacuation zone – which is just by Grand Central Station – they see the monster step right over the station as they run by it. They hastily try and get on a helicopter, and are separated from Lily, who is put on a different helicopter. Hud, Beth and Rob get on the next helicopter, and begin to evacuate.

As they fly over the city, they witness the monster being bombed by various planes and finally get knocked down into a building and under a cloud of smoke. As Hud shouts in joy, the monster suddenly rears up and smashes the rear rotor of the helicopter, sending the chopper circling towards the ground. It lands in Central Park and the group wake up a couple of minutes later, and help each other get out. The pilots are briefly seen in the helicopter dead.

Rob injures his leg in the crash, and Hud puts the camera down to help him get away, but when he goes to retrieve it the monster suddenly steps over him and looks down at the camera. Rob and Beth look on from behind the helicopter as the monster bends down and scoops Hud up in its mouth, and for a few seconds the camera is inside the creature’s mouth. The top part of Hud falls out of its mouth – camera and all – and Rob and Beth run over to him sobbing.

Rob picks up the camera and carries it with him and Beth, and the two collapse under a bridge near the south eastern corner of the park. They sit there and listen as the bomb-warning siren goes off in the city, and Rob makes a last testimonial to the camera. As he quietly comforts Beth, a bomb drops on the park and the camera gets knocked out of Rob’s hand, getting buried beneath some rubble. Rob and Beth each proclaim their love for each other just before another bomb goes off.

The camera pauses, and then cuts to a shot of the ocean from the Coney Island Ferris Wheel. In the far distance, you can briefly see a Japanese satellite fall from the sky and crash into the ocean – a part of the film’s viral marketing campaign. Rob turns the camera back towards him and Beth, and then zooms in on Beth’s face. She says "I had a good day." and then the tape freezes on her smiling face, and cuts to black.

At the very end of the credits, there is a short static transmission that, when played backwards, says "It’s still alive."

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Produced By:

  • J.J. Abrams known as producer
  • David Baronoff known as associate producer
  • Bryan Burk known as producer
  • Sherryl Clark known as executive producer
  • Guy Riedel known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Lizzy Caplan known as Marlena Diamond
  • Jessica Lucas known as Lily Ford
  • T.J. Miller known as Hudson 'Hud' Platt
  • Michael Stahl-David known as Rob Hawkins
  • Mike Vogel known as Jason Hawkins
  • Odette Annable known as Beth McIntyre (as Odette Yustman)
  • Anjul Nigam known as Bodega Cashier
  • Margot Farley known as Jenn
  • Theo Rossi known as Antonio
  • Brian Klugman known as Charlie
  • Kelvin Yu known as Clark
  • Liza Lapira known as Heather
  • Lili Mirojnick known as Lei
  • Ben Feldman known as Travis
  • Elena Caruso known as Party Goer
  • Will Greenberg known as Party Goer
  • Rob Kerkovich known as Party Goer
  • Ryan Key known as Party Goer
  • Hooman Khalili known as Party Goer
  • Rasika Mathur known as Party Goer
  • Baron Vaughn known as Party Goer
  • Charlyne Yi known as Party Goer
  • Roma Torre known as Herself
  • Rick Overton known as Frantic Man
  • Martin Cohen known as Burly Guy
  • Jason Cerbone known as Police Officer
  • Pasha D. Lychnikoff known as Russian Man on Street
  • Billy Brown known as Staff Sgt. Pryce
  • Scott Lawrence known as Lead Soldier
  • Jeffrey De Serrano known as Soldier (as Jeff DeSerrano)
  • Tim Griffin known as Command Center Officer
  • Chris Mulkey known as Lt. Col. Graff
  • Susse Budde known as Medic
  • Jason Lombard known as Second Medic
  • Jamie Martz known as Helicopter Pilot
  • Don Abernathy known as New York Street Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Caley Bisson known as Party Bartender (uncredited)
  • James Thomas Bligh known as EMS Commander (uncredited)
  • Misha Bugaev known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Maylen Calienes known as Frantic Girl on Bridge (uncredited)
  • Vakisha Coleman known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Craig Dabbs known as Army Sgt. First Class (uncredited)
  • Tommy Gerrits known as Boy Looking at Magazines (uncredited)
  • Jason Giffin known as National Guardsman / Tank Gunner (uncredited)
  • Adam Greeves known as Military Personnel (uncredited)
  • Brandon G. Holley known as Military Personnel (uncredited)
  • Hisonni Johnson known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Adam Karst known as New Yorker (uncredited)
  • Julio Leal known as Rocketeer / Soldier (uncredited)
  • Jake McLaughlin known as Helicopter Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
  • Rachel Mower known as Injured Girl (uncredited)
  • Gene Richards known as First Man Coughing (uncredited)
  • Bertrand Roberson Jr. known as Military Personnel (uncredited)
  • John Robert known as Injured Guy on Bridge (uncredited)
  • Chris Spinelli known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Andrew Trujillo known as Military Personel (uncredited)
  • Maria Zambrana known as Brooklyn Bridge Victim (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Merribelle Anderson known as key hair stylist (as Merribelle A. Anderson)
  • Norman Bryn known as key makeup artist: New York
  • Dena Fayne known as hair stylist (as Dena Fayone)
  • Jake Garber known as key makeup artist
  • Garrett Immel known as makeup artist
  • Dennis Liddiard known as makeup department head
  • Lori McCoy-Bell known as department head hair
  • Frank Vazquez known as key hair stylist: New York (as Frank Vasquez)
  • Tina Hoffman known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Brad Look known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Veronica Lorenz known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Bret Mardock known as makeup artist: extras (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Adam L. Barker known as plaster supervisor
  • John R. Boucher known as set dresser (as John Boucher)
  • Mark Boucher known as set dresser
  • Paul Boucher known as set dresser
  • John Bullard known as propmaker gangboss
  • Joanna Bush known as illustrator
  • Genelle Ciccarelli known as art assistant
  • Phil Coffman known as propmaker
  • David Corral known as greensman
  • Rossana De Cicco known as painter
  • Kellen Dunbar known as set dresser: New York
  • Peter K. Dunbar known as lead person: New York
  • Alan Easley known as lead person
  • Louie Esparza known as signwriter (as Louie Esparza Jr.)
  • Mathias Fain known as on-set dresser
  • Gerard Forrest known as location foreperson
  • Chad S. Frey known as set designer
  • Hank Giardina known as paint supervisor
  • William Gideon known as general foreperson
  • J. Michael Glynn known as property master (as Michael Glynn)
  • Greco known as set dressing foreperson: New York
  • Robert Greenfield III known as on-set dresser (as Robert 'Buddy' Greenfield)
  • Marisol Jiménez known as construction auditor (as Marisol Jimenez)
  • Charles Kern known as camera scenic artist
  • Bernard Kueia known as welder
  • Cynthia La Jeunesse known as lead person
  • Dean Lakoff known as set dresser
  • George Lee known as set designer (as George R. Lee)
  • Scott Lodwig known as labor foreperson
  • Cameron Matheson known as set dresser
  • John Hammer Maxwell known as on-set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
  • Jason McDonough known as set dresser (as Jason M. McDonough)
  • Eugene Melvin known as second on-set dresser: New York
  • John Moore known as construction foreperson
  • Victor Morales known as scenic artist: New York (as Victor F. Morales)
  • Dennis Murillo known as painter
  • Neville Page known as creature designer
  • Jim Paniagua known as propmaker foreperson
  • Gus Papadopoulos known as assistant property master: New York
  • Mike Piccirillo known as art department coordinator
  • John Pollard known as art director: New York
  • Dennis Richardson known as construction
  • Neil Rust known as painter
  • Michael Saccio known as property master: New York (as Mike Saccio)
  • Richard Sarabia known as labor foreperson
  • Josh Sheppard known as lead storyboard artist
  • Peter T. Shevlin known as on-set dresser: New York (as Peter 'Chevy' Shevlin)
  • Bert Smith known as assistant property master
  • Chris Snyder known as construction coordinator
  • Dale Snyder known as propmaker
  • Andrew Spagnoli known as set dresser: New York
  • Tully Summers known as assistant creature designer
  • Mark Tuttle known as set dresser
  • Joel Venti known as storyboard artist
  • Jeffry C. Voorhees known as assistant property master
  • Jane Wuu known as set designer
  • Robert Zorella known as art department coordinator: New York
  • Jeffrey Ault known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Madeline Austin-Kulat known as art department assistant: New York (uncredited)
  • Chris J. Champagne known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • James MacDonald known as scenic artist (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Bad Robot

Other Companies:

  • 1 Force  military technical advisors
  • 20th Century Fox Studios  sound mixing at
  • 20th Century Fox Studios  sound mixing facility
  • Absolute Rentals  post-production rentals
  • Armytrucks  military tanks
  • Casting Associates  extras casting
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Deluxe  prints
  • EFilm  digital film recording
  • Executive Assurance  security
  • Film Art  artwork
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • PIC Agency  main titles (as PIC)
  • Pacific Studios Inc.  chromatrans background
  • Panavision  cameras and lenses
  • Plus 8 Digital  cameras
  • Post Modern Sound  ADR recording facility
  • Professional Sound Services  sound equipment provided by
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cellular fax rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  nextel cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Skywalker Sound  post-production sound services
  • Sylvia Fay Casting  background casting: New York (as Sylvia Faye Casting)
  • Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting  extras casting: New York
  • Tomkats Catering  catering (as Tomkats)

Distributors:

  • Paramount Pictures (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Finnkino (2008) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Japan (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (Canada) (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2008) (Spain) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment Finland (2008) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2008) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Video (2008) (Canada) (DVD)
  • RTL Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL5)

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Special Effects:

  • Fugitive Studios (matte painting)
  • Lidar Services (lidar provided by)
  • Creative Character Engineering (CCE) (animatronic effects)
  • Hammerhead Productions (visual effects)
  • Third Floor, The (previsualization)
  • Double Negative (visual effects)
  • Tippett Studio (creature animation and visual effects)
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (opticals)

Visual Effects by:

  • Nathan Abbot known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Dalia Al-Husseini known as CG build: Double Negative (as Dalia Alhusseini)
  • Papavramides Alexandra known as 2D artist: Double Negative (as Alexandra Papavramides-Pierre)
  • Simon Allmark known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Christopher Anciaume known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Mimia Arbelaez known as technical lighter: Tippett Studio
  • Oliver Atherton known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Hunter Athey known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Nicola Atkinson known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Luke Bailey known as digital environment artist: Double Negative
  • Tara Bakshi known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Hitesh Bharadia known as 3D lighting: Double Negative
  • Kevin Blank known as visual effects supervisor
  • Christina Boon known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • S. Kai Bovaird known as visual effects data wrangler (as Kai Bovaird)
  • Kane Brassington known as 2D roto painter: Tippett Studio
  • Devin Breese known as layout and matchmove supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Hans Brekke known as character animator: Tippett Studio
  • Jamie Briens known as CG build: Double Negative
  • Andre Brizard known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Kari Brown known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Michael Brunet known as character animator: Tippett Studio
  • Astrid Busser-Casas known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Daniel Cairnie known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Howard R. Campbell known as technical lighter: Tippett Studio (as Howard Campbell)
  • Shelley Campbell known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Eric Carney known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Samuel Carter known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Yaseed Chaumoo known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Michael Clemens known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Sarah Coatts known as visual effects producer: PIC
  • Richard Collis known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • David Conley known as visual effects associate producer
  • Ian Copeland known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Alastair Crawford known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Patrick Danaher known as character animator: Tippett Studio
  • Philipp Danner known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Russell Darling known as CG supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Dimitri Delacovias known as digital environment artist: Double Negative
  • Gus Dizon known as 3D texture painter: Tippett Studio (as August Dizon)
  • Brennan Doyle known as head of creative operations: Tippett Studio
  • Paul Ducker known as 3D lighting: Double Negative
  • Austin Eddy known as character animator: Tippett Studio
  • Bronwyn Edwards known as 2D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Chris Edwards known as previsualization producer: The Third Floor
  • Tom Edwards known as 3D lighting: Double Negative
  • Tom Edwards known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • William Elder-Groebe known as character animator: Tippett Studio (as Will Groebe)
  • Michael Bruce Ellis known as visual effects supervisor (as Michael Ellis)
  • Trina Espinoza known as editorial imaging services: Tippett Studio
  • James D. Etherington known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative (as James Etherington)
  • Kenneth Fanning known as matchmove artist: Double Negative (as Ken Fanning)
  • Alison Farmer known as CG build: Double Negative
  • Brandon Fayette known as visual effects consultant: Bad Robot
  • Chantal Feghali known as visual effects producer
  • Julian Foddy known as 3D lighting: Double Negative
  • Julian Foddy known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Nicola Fontana known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative
  • Brad Fox known as technical lighter: Tippett Studio
  • Mike Foyle known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Page Frakes known as editorial imaging services: Tippett Studio
  • Adam Gerardin known as editorial imaging services: Tippett Studio
  • Allan Gersten known as visual effects animator: Tippett Studio
  • Tom Gibbons known as animation supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Walter Gilbert known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Gavin Graham known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative
  • Gavin Gregory known as production coordinator: Double Negative
  • Pawel Grochola known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative
  • Lee Hahn known as visual effects coordinator: Tippett Studio
  • Jerry Hall known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Michael Hall known as visual effects animator: Tippett Studio (as Mike Hall)
  • Joseph Hamdorf known as lead visual effects animator: Tippett Studio
  • Adam Hammond known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Andrew Harlow known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Aeon Henderson known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Barry Howell known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Jason Hue known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Shannon Hullender known as editorial imaging services: Tippett Studio
  • Jennifer Hutcheon known as visual effects editor: Tippett Studio
  • Lee Ifans known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Claire Inglis known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Alex Ireland known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Matthew Jacques known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Eric Jeffery known as character rigger: Tippett Studio
  • Eric Jeffery known as character setup artist: Tippett Studio
  • Phillip Johnson known as 3D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Tim Jones known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Jung Jin Kang known as modeler: Tippett Studio
  • Rafal Kaniewski known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Mikella Kievman known as visual effects coordinator: Tippett Srtudio
  • John Kilshaw known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative
  • John Koester known as modeler: Tippett Studio
  • Marcin Kolendo known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Peter Konig known as art director: Tippett Studio (as Pete Konig)
  • Ondrej Kubicek known as layout and matchmove artist: Tippett Studio
  • Dave Kujawski known as render technical assistant: Tippett Studio
  • Roger Kupelian known as matte painting supervisor: Fugitive Studios
  • Todd Labonte known as character animator: Tippett Studio
  • Serena Lam known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Kirk Larkins known as layout and matchmove artist: Tippett Studio
  • Kip Larsen known as visual effects executive producer: Tippett Studio
  • Emma Larsson known as production manager: Double Negative
  • Isaac Layish known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Luke Letkey known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Eric Leven known as visual effects supervisor
  • David A. Link known as compositor: Tippett Studio (as David Link)
  • Eugene Lipkin known as visual effects artist
  • Nicholas Markel known as pre-visualization supervisor: The Third Floor
  • Leong Wai In Maxx known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative (as Wai In Leong Maxx)
  • Rodney J. McFall known as 3D sequence supervisor: Double Negative (as Rodney McFall)
  • Claire McLachlan known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Naveen Medaram known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Victor F. Medel known as visual effects production assistant
  • Charlotte Merrill known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Neil Miller known as digital environment artist: Double Negative
  • Sangita Mistry known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • John Moffett known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Dele Momoh known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Steve R. Moore known as visual effects editor
  • Steven Moore known as CG build: Double Negative
  • Hiroshi Mori known as previsualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Chris Morley known as compositing supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Stephen Moros known as layout & matchmove artist: Tippett Studio
  • Antoine Moulineau known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative
  • Ross Nakamura known as lead roto/paint artist: Tippett Studio
  • Tim Odell known as 3D texture painter: Tippett Studio
  • Gruff Owen known as 2D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Chris Paizis known as layout and matchmove artist: Tippett Studio (as Christopher Paizis)
  • Michael Parker known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Ami Patel known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Tilman Paulin known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Carlos Pedroza known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor (as Carlos Predroza)
  • Annie Pomeranz known as visual effects producer: Tippet Studio
  • Rupert Porter known as visual effects producer: Double Negative
  • Joel Prager known as 3D lighting: Double Negative
  • Joel Prager known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Konstantin Promokhov known as visual effects animator: Tippett Studio
  • Ed Pulis known as technical support
  • Paul Raeburn known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Gerardo Ramirez known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Jonathan S. Ramos known as visual effects animator: Tippett Studio (as Jonathan Ramos)
  • Satish Ratakonda known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Satish Ratakonda known as visual effects
  • Steve Reding known as lighting supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Cory Redmond known as technical lighter: Tippett Studio
  • Jules Roman known as visual effects executive producer: Tippett Studio
  • Jance Rubinchik known as character animator: Tippett Studio
  • Welbon Salaam known as visual effects coordination assistant: Tippett Studio
  • Rhys Salcombe known as CG build: Double Negative
  • Nathan Santell known as previsualization production manager: The Third Floor
  • Jordan Schilling known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • David Schnee known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Sam Schwier known as matchmove supervisor: Double Negative
  • Charles Scott IV known as visual effects consultant: Bad Robot (as Charles L. Scott IV)
  • Foad Shah known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Steve Shearston known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative (as Steven Shearston)
  • Brian Smith known as 2D roto painter: Tippett Studio
  • Matthew Smith known as 3D lighting: Double Negative
  • Richard Stay known as 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Jim Steel known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Jamie R. Stewart known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative (as Jamie Stewart)
  • Alex Stockwell known as data wrangler: Tippett Studio
  • Jelena Stojanovic known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative
  • Sean Stranks known as 2D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Ben Taylor known as 2D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Bridget M. Taylor known as lead 2D artist: Double Negative (as Bridget Taylor)
  • Nick Theodorakis known as digital imaging supervisor
  • Adrian Thompson known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Stephen Thornhill known as CG build: Double Negative
  • Simon Tingell known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Diego Trazzi known as visual effects technical director: Double Negative
  • Oleg Troy known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Eric Tsui known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Andrew Tulloch known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Frederick B. Vega known as pipeline technical assistant: Tippett Studio (as Frederick Vega)
  • David Vickery known as CG supervisor: Double Negative
  • Mauricio Villamil known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Mauricio Villamil known as visual effects artist
  • Ben Vonzastrow known as digital matte painter: Tippett Studio
  • Victor Wade known as 2D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Christian Waite known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Derek Walsh known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Michael Waltl known as lead 3D artist: Double Negative
  • Andy Warren known as CG build: Double Negative
  • Joshua Wassung known as pre-visualization artist: The Third Floor
  • Neil West known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Ed Wilkie known as rotoscope artist: Double Negative
  • Guy Williams known as 3D sequence supervisor: Double Negative
  • Vicki Wong known as editorial imaging services: Tippett Studio
  • Jay Worth known as visual effects coordinator
  • Dong Yon Kang known as layout & matchmove artist: Tippett Studio
  • Alfred Young known as lead technical lighter: Tippett Studio
  • Patrick Zentis known as digital environment artist: Double Negative
  • Robert Chapin known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Sanjay Das known as chief technology officer: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
  • Jerry Hall known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Pete Hanson known as studio manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Jon Hanzelka known as 3d modeler: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Brandon Harr known as 3d modeler: Lidar Services (uncredited)
  • Dan Levitan known as senior compositor (uncredited)
  • Taz Lodder known as technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Richard Matsushita known as digtial artist: Hammerhead Productions (uncredited)
  • Stuart Nelhams known as assistant visual effects editor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Jacob Telleen known as render technical assistant (uncredited)
  • Alexis Wajsbrot known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • David Weinstein known as pre-visualization artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 16 January 2008 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Australia 17 January 2008
  • Hong Kong 17 January 2008
  • Malaysia 17 January 2008
  • New Zealand 17 January 2008
  • Russia 17 January 2008
  • Singapore 17 January 2008
  • Thailand 17 January 2008
  • Canada 18 January 2008
  • USA 18 January 2008
  • France 23 January 2008 (Gerardmer Film Festival)
  • Czech Republic 24 January 2008
  • Netherlands 24 January 2008
  • Portugal 24 January 2008
  • South Korea 24 January 2008
  • Ukraine 24 January 2008
  • Croatia 25 January 2008
  • Estonia 25 January 2008
  • Iceland 25 January 2008
  • Latvia 25 January 2008
  • Taiwan 25 January 2008
  • Philippines 30 January 2008
  • Germany 31 January 2008
  • Israel 31 January 2008
  • Peru 31 January 2008
  • Slovenia 31 January 2008
  • Austria 1 February 2008
  • Bulgaria 1 February 2008
  • Denmark 1 February 2008
  • Ireland 1 February 2008
  • Italy 1 February 2008
  • Mexico 1 February 2008
  • Panama 1 February 2008
  • Poland 1 February 2008
  • Spain 1 February 2008
  • UK 1 February 2008
  • Venezuela 1 February 2008
  • Belgium 6 February 2008
  • France 6 February 2008
  • Argentina 7 February 2008
  • Chile 7 February 2008
  • Greece 7 February 2008
  • Kuwait 7 February 2008
  • Brazil 8 February 2008
  • Colombia 8 February 2008
  • Norway 8 February 2008
  • Sweden 8 February 2008
  • Switzerland 13 February 2008 (French speaking region)
  • Vietnam 13 February 2008
  • Hungary 14 February 2008
  • Switzerland 14 February 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Lithuania 15 February 2008
  • Romania 15 February 2008
  • Turkey 15 February 2008
  • Indonesia 16 February 2008 (limited)
  • Finland 18 February 2008 (limited)
  • Indonesia 20 February 2008
  • Finland 29 February 2008
  • Pakistan 29 February 2008
  • Egypt 5 March 2008
  • Slovakia 27 March 2008
  • Japan 5 April 2008

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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