Free Jimmy

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  • PG-13
Free Jimmy (No: Slipp Jimmy fri) is a 2008 Norwegian/British computer adult animated comedy film first released in Norwegian in 2006, and later in English in 2008. The film was written and directed by acclaimed Norwegian subculture comic book artist... read more

Free Jimmy (No: Slipp Jimmy fri) is a 2008 Norwegian/British computer adult animated comedy film first released in Norwegian in 2006, and later in English in 2008. The film was written and directed by acclaimed Norwegian subculture comic book artist Christopher Nielsen and features a number of characters from Nielsen's dark humor-laden comic books. The plot is an adult-oriented black comedy in which different groups of varying nationalities, and motives, all attempt to find a wayward and drug-addicted elephant in the Norwegian wilderness before the others do. The film explores a wide number of themes including addiction, drug abuse, freedom, nature, tragedy, crime, materialism, urban decay, animal cruelty and animal rights. It was Norway's first computer animated film. Costing in excess of 120 million Norwegian kroner it is the second most expensive Norwegian film to date, behind Max Manus. Several British CGI studios were involved in the production of the film, although the film was mostly a Norwegian production. The voice actors for the original Norwegian version included Kristopher Schau, Jan Sælid, Are&Odin, Egil Birkeland, Terje Ragner, Anders T. Andersen and Mikkel Gaup. British comedy writer and actor Simon Pegg wrote a screenplay for the wider English-speaking world which was subsequently released straight to DVD on 7 October 2008 by BreakThru Films. The voice actors of the 2008 English-language version is made up of an international ensemble cast that includes Pegg himself, Woody Harrelson, Phil Daniels, Jay Simpson, Jim Broadbent, James Cosmo, David Tennant, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, Megan Dodds, Douglas Henshall, Kris Marshall, Emilia Fox, Samantha Morton, Kyle MacLachlan and Lisa Maxwell. The film is dedicated to Joachim Nielsen (1964–2000), the director's brother and a rock musician famous in his native Norway, who had died of a drug overdose after quitting them successfully for many years. Whilst well received in its native country, reception to Free Jimmy has been mixed in the English-speaking world.

Original Release

04/21/2006

US Release

04/21/2006

Cast

William Hope Harvey / Harvey (voice)
Megan Dodds Claire / Claire (voice)
Anders T. Andersen Odd / Odd (voice)
Egil Birkeland Geir / Geir (voice)
Mikkel Gaup Mattis Hætta / Samemafiaen (voice)
Mikael Holmberg Igor Stromowskij / Igor Stromowskij (voice)
Are Sende Osen Eirik / Erik (voice)
Terje Rangnes Kælle (voice) / Kælle
Dag Rønning Tarjei / Tarjei (voice)
Janne Rønningen Lise / Lise (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Christopher Nielsen

Writers

Simon Pegg, Christopher Nielsen

Cast

William Hope Harvey / Harvey (voice)
Megan Dodds Claire / Claire (voice)
Anders T. Andersen Odd / Odd (voice)
Egil Birkeland Geir / Geir (voice)
Mikkel Gaup Mattis Hætta / Samemafiaen (voice)
Mikael Holmberg Igor Stromowskij / Igor Stromowskij (voice)
Are Sende Osen Eirik / Erik (voice)
Terje Rangnes Kælle (voice) / Kælle
Dag Rønning Tarjei / Tarjei (voice)
Janne Rønningen Lise / Lise (voice)
Kristopher Schau Marius / Marius (voice)
Jan Sælid Roy Arnie / Roy Arnie (voice)
Kristin Skogheim Sonja (voice)
Paul-Ottar Haga Ansatt på bensinstasjon / Employee on gasstation
Markus Beckstrøm Laurantzon Barn på sirkus / Kid at cirkus
Duc Paul Mai-The Erik
Jonny Star Guard
Craig Stokes Petrol station employee
Victoria Lohne Young Child
Woody Harrelson Roy Arnie / Roy Arnie (voice)

Producers

Editors

Alastair Reid

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