Arlene is a 1999 traditional animated film based off of the best-selling graphic novel by Robert Nadal. The film was Nickelodeon’s first original animated feature and the second animated movie they’ve released after The Rugrats Movie. The film starred Brittany Murphy as the title character and is her first role in an animated movie.
Over dozens of centuries ago in a planet far far away from here, life began to crumble into uninhabitable levels. Millions of the planet’s population fled the planet in search for a new one. However, 6 of the planet’s inhabitants went in search of locations to defend. The 6 creatures called themselves members of the Galactic Comets. Each member represents a different form of talent including Intelligence, Prediction, Magic, Bravery, Leadership, and Assistance. As such, they eventually split up after their home planet was wiped out and 3 of them went to another planet with life and swore to make sure they’d protect it. The closest planet they could find was Earth of course and they’ve kept the planet from extinction by disintegrating asteroids and preventing any sort of friction from occurring down there, at least while staying away from any proximity to the atmosphere layers. Knowing mystic beings exist would cause mass mayhem and planet wide panic. But they’ve still managed to achieve their goals for almost 7 years, until...well...you’ll have to listen to the rest of the story to find out
- Brittany Murphy as Arlene
- Tress MacNeille as Tiffany
- John de Lancie as Mayor “Richard” Weber
- Spencer Breslin as Hoover Weber
- Tara Strong as Desiree Weber
- Elijah Wood as Tiago Weber
- Pierce Brosnan as Kyle
- Jim Cummings as Deacon
- Robin Williams as Tiberius
- Nathan Lane as Thomas
- Winona Ryder as Tabitha
- Thurl Ravenscroft as The Colossal Cephalopod(Final Film Role)
- Carlos Alazraqui as Joey the Parrot
- Nicole Oliver as Valerine Weber
- Julie Andrews as Evelyn Weber
- Robert Nadal as Ripjaw & Phantom
The film premiered in El Capitan Theater on July 12, 1999.
The film was released in theaters worldwide on July 15, 1999. The film would be accompanied with the Fairly Oddparents short, The Zappys.