Saturday, May 5, 2012


Saw a clip from this a couple years ago from a friend who did a puppet festival.  It got me interested in seeing the whole movie and it was not a disappointment.  Dante (voiced by Dermot Mulroney) is led through all of the circles of hell by Virgil (voiced by James Cromwell).  Everyone in the movie is a hand-drawn paper puppet (except for Lucifer, who is played by a person and eats the souls of the worst people, dipped in Velveeta cheese).  The story is full of jokes (mostly about what famous/infamous people are in hell and why they are there) and is very funny.  I especially liked George Sanders, whose soul is imprisoned in a tree forever for committing suicide.  It's pretty cool and amazing at times.  There's also a short shadow puppet performance and other characters are voiced by Martha Plimpton, Olivia D'Abo and lesser known actors. 

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