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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
- Cowboy Bebop

Overview - Set on Mars in the year 2071, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE is based on the much-loved animated television series by Japanese director Shinichiro Watanabe. (The show airs on the Cartoon Network in the U.S.) As the film begins, Spike (Steven Jay Blum) and his gang of gypsy vigilantes are roaming the city, looking for trouble when Faye (Wendee Lee) witnesses a bioterrorist attack.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Set on Mars in the year 2071, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE is based on the much-loved animated television series by Japanese director Shinichiro Watanabe. (The show airs on the Cartoon Network in the U.S.) As the film begins, Spike (Steven Jay Blum) and his gang of gypsy vigilantes are roaming the city, looking for trouble when Faye (Wendee Lee) witnesses a bioterrorist attack. Hovering above the city in her spaceship, she sees a man fleeing the scene. Over 500 people die in the attack, and the city offers a monetary reward for any information. The gang jumps at the opportunity. They decide to branch out, each using their own tactics to research the tragedy. Spike slinks through Chinatown, being led by shady underground characters. Faye traces the image of the man she saw back to military files. And the young Ed (Mellisa Fahn) and her dog Ein do some handy computer research. Meanwhile Jet (Beau Billinglsea), holds down the fort, worried about the gang. When the criminal Vincent (Daran Norris), is identified, with a connection to Spike's love interest Elektra (Jennifer Hale), the real action begins. COWBOY BEBOP is a visually dramatic film that combines several styles of illustration into one beautiful, cohesive animated environment. The Mars of this film is a combination of cities: New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris, and many more. Viewers are compelled to identify monuments and familiar structures, while the terrorist theme hits fearfully close to home.

Cast List

Marc Handler - Screenwriter, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)
Minoru Takanashi - producer
Keiko Nobumoto - Japanese screenwriter/manga artist: COWBOY BEBOP/WOLF'S RAIN
Yoko Kanno - Composer - "Cowboy Bebop", "Brain Powered"
Mashiko Minami - Japanese anime producer
Masuo Ueda - Japanese anime producer
Haruyo Kanesaku - Producer, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)
Takayuki Yoshii - Executive Producer, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE (2002)
Ryohei Tsunoda - Executive Producer, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE (2002)
Daran Norris - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)
Jennifer Hale - Actress
Beau Billingslea - American actor/voice actor: HALLOWEEN H20/COWBOY BEBOP
John Billingslea - American actor/voice actor: HALLOWEEN H20/COWBOY BEBOP
John Daniels - American actor/voice actor: HALLOWEEN H20/COWBOY BEBOP
John Hammond - American actor/voice actor: HALLOWEEN H20/COWBOY BEBOP
Shinichiro Watanabe - Japanese anime director: COWBOY BEBOP/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO
Yutaka Maseba - Producer, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)
Mellissa Fahn - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP/MARS DAYBREAK
Melissa Charles - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP/MARS DAYBREAK
Tina Dixon - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP/MARS DAYBREAK
Wendee Lee - Voice actor: COWBOY BEBOP/AKIRA
Wendee Swan - Voice actor: COWBOY BEBOP/AKIRA
Elyse Floyd - Voice actor: COWBOY BEBOP/AKIRA
Steven Jay Blum - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)
Steven Blum - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)
David Lucas - Voice, COWBOY BEBOP (2002)

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 115
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 014381711752
  • Genre: Anime
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Related Keywords:
Animation
Science-Fiction
Terrorism
Theatrical Release
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Japan
Terrorists
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds

 
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IN THEATRES: AUGUST 30, 2002 (NY, World Premiere) APRIL 4, 2003 (LA/NY)

Reviews:
"...[The] full-speed animation is potent....[The] range of moods expressed by drawing and colors fill the eye..." - 08/19/2002 Variety, p.39-45


"...This is a cool movie..." - 12/01/2002 Box Office, p.55


"...The movie soars when the characters lighten up. The verbal pas de deux between Spike and his female nemesis is as challenging as their hand-to-hand combat..." - 04/04/2003 Chicago Sun-Times, p.32


"...COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE demonstrates how exciting and vital contemporary animated filmmaking is in Japan....The story unfolds with a sinister grace that any live-action director might envy..." - 04/04/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C12


"...[With] superbly detailed backgrounds..." - 08/01/2003 Total Film, p.101


"...COWBOY BEBOP succeeds as a stylish, enjoyable blend of genres and formats..." - 09/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.45

 
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