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Post by Kino » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:04 pm

Wow, thanks very much, most kind! :D

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Post by Mr Orbayas » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:02 pm

You are most welcome. Everything for my fellow leagueniks.

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Post by kkaare » Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:21 pm

Some of the characters are based on the animation series "To trøtte typer". It is a norwegian dark comedy and hysterically funny. I guess it will take a while getting used to it, even for a "weird" norwegian like me.

The movie will not be for the masses and you should keep your children away.

I don't really think that english and norwegian humour differs, but Free Jimmy will be weird for sure. :)

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Post by MrsShearsmith » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:14 pm

sounds like a real good treat *mm* to me!
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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:16 pm

excellent! normal is rubbish, bring on the weirdness i say!

btw, welcome Kkaare, there is a newbies thread somewhere to introduce yourself in so we can all say hi!
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Post by MrsShearsmith » Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:28 pm

Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:excellent! normal is rubbish, bring on the weirdness i say!
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'Free Jimmy' to close Critics Week at Cannes

Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:51 pm

Here's some news about 'Free Jimmy', the full length animation film featuring the voice of Mark, Steve and Reece amongst others.



http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/article/28040612.php
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Post by cupid stunt » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:14 pm

I present to you a picture of the characters voiced by the gents :) :

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Gorgeous, aren't they? ;)


The movie just came out here (the original version, not the English one), and I might go see it as it's gotten rave reviews. The English version should be out some time after the summer. Personally, I find it hard to imagine how this will translate into English, because the whole thing is just full of Norwegian/Scandinavian stereotypes and so on. I heard that the English version is supposed to take place in London rather than in Norway... which has me wondering how on earth they're going to explain the Lappish mafia and how they ended up in England...
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Post by Lisgoe\'s Lady » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:20 pm

anyone have any idea when Free Jimmy will be out? it doesnt seem to say anywhere!

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Post by cupid stunt » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:02 pm

I know Free Jimmy isn't going to be released on DVD here until November 2007 (it's been postponed quite a few times now, it was supposed to be out this month), and from what I've read the DVD was going to have both the original and English version. But from what I understood there'd been a bit of trouble with the English version as American critics were complaining about how some of the English/Scottish accents were difficult to understand, and there was a possibillity that some voices were going to be re-recorded with either new accents or new actors, or something to that extent. No idea whether the film will ever be officially released in international cinemas... :?
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Post by burrito » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:02 pm

I'm going to see it as part of Cardiff Film Festival this Thursday. Apparently it's the UK premiere and will be attended by the director & producers (but none of the Gents and no David Tennant either - boo!).
Should be good, really looking forward to it!

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Post by cupid stunt » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:41 pm

Burrito, you lucky person, you must report back here as soon as you've seen it and let us know how it is. Am so curious to hear about how this film is in English. :)
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Post by burrito » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:44 pm

well, my highly considered critical opinion is...
it's really good.
Gory, sweary, bloody and funny as hell! Great cast, too- it was like playing 'spot the voice'.
And no, they didn't get rid of the scottish accents thank *god*!
Could've done with more from the Gentlemen though. Steve was the only one who had enough lines to recognise his voice.

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Post by MrsBeasley » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:14 pm

finally some news on this Peeps :D
thepressassociaton wrote:English/Norwegian co-production Free Jimmy has taken a while to get a UK release, but the animated yarn should finally hit UK cinemas in September.

It follows the story of four low life anti-heroes: Gaz (voiced by ex-EastEnder Phil Daniels), Roy Arnie (Woody Harrelson), Odd (Simon Pegg) and Flea (Jay Simpson).

They are uprooted from the mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski (Jim Broadbent) in a touring Russian circus.

Other actors lending their dulcet tones to the project include David Tennant, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Kris Marshall and Douglas Henshall

Fans of The Bill may also recognise Lisa Maxwell's vocal talents.

The actress, better known as DS Samantha Nixon, has also been working on The Power Of The Dark Crystal, a long-awaited animated follow-up to Jim Henson's 1983 classic, The Dark Crystal.

Maxwell provided the voice of elfin heroine Jen in that movie, and is reprising the role for the 2009 sequel.
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Post by a1tiptop » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:10 pm

AT LAST! Fantastic. :D
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