The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie is a 2004 Canadian-American animated adventure comedy film based on Cartoon Network's animated television series Ed, Edd n Eddy. The film was directed by Danny Antonucci, produced by Cartoon Network Studios and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, with animation provided by Yeson Animation Studios in South Korea. The events of the film take place during the fourth season of Ed, Edd n Eddy. The film stars the voices of Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent, Tony Sampson, David Paul Grove, Kathleen Barr, Keenan Christenson, Janyse Jaud, Erin Fitzgerald, and Peter Kelamis reprising their respective roles from the series, while being joined by new actors which include Mel Gibson, Rob Reiner, Amanda Peet, and Chris Elliott. In the film, Ed, Edd (or Double-D), and Eddy, are still scamming people out of their money, but then it leads to an evil businessman named Jeremy Marksworth plotting to destroy the world.
In theaters, a Cow and Chicken short entitled Party'd Animals was shown prior to the film. The film was theatrically released on August 27, 2004. It was a box-office success, grossing over $65 million on a $12 million budget. It also earned positive reviews from critics, with many noting it as one of the best animated films based on TV shows of all time.
Ed, Edd, Eddy, and the rest of the beloved cul de sac gang make their big screen debut.
Set in a cul-de-sac in the city of Peach Creek, the film revolves around 3 Ed boys: Ed, Edd (or Double-D), and Eddy, as they scam people out of their money, which leads to an evil businessman named Jeremy Marksworth plotting to destroy the world, so now it's up Ed, Edd, Eddy, and the rest of the beloved cul de sac gang to stop Marksworth's diabolical plan and save the day.
See also: List of Ed, Edd n Eddy characters
- Matt Hill as Ed
- Samuel Vincent as Edd/Double D
- Tony Sampson as Eddy
- David Paul Grove as Jonny 2x4
- Kathleen Barr as Kevin
- Keenan Christenson as Jimmy
- Janyse Jaud as Sarah
- Erin Fitzgerald as Nazz
- Peter Kelamis as Rolf
- Mel Gibson as Jeremy Marksworth
- Rob Reiner as Jason Woods
- Amanda Peet as Edna
- Chris Elliott as Officer Wilson
Danny Antonucci, Dan Sioui, and Ruth Vincent started working on the film in 1998 when Antonucci came up with the idea during production of the show. In June 2000, Variety reported that Antonucci would direct in his directorial debut on an animated comedy film based on the television series. It was once expected to be released in 2003 under the title The Eds' Big Adventure, Production began in July 2001.
In October 2002, Warner Bros. Pictures and Cartoon Network revealed the film's new title to be The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie, which would be produced by Antonucci, with Jono Howard, Sioui, and Vincent writing the film's screenplay. In May 2003, it was announced that Mike Kubat would be added as a story writer.
In February 2002, it was announced that the series' regular voice actors: Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent, and Tony Sampson were signed on to reprise their roles as the Eds. On August 7, 2002, semi-regular performers: David Paul Grove, Kathleen Barr, Keenan Christenson, Janyse Jaud, Erin Fitzgerald, and Peter Kelamis were also announced to reprise their roles as the cul de sac gang. By November 2002, it was later announced that Mel Gibson would join the cast as the new character and main antagonist: Jeremy Marksworth. The rest of the cast was announced in April 2003.
Toon Boom Animation's Toon Boom Harmony software was used as the main software package for the production of the film. The character animators found some difficulty with this approach, and decided to use traditional paper and pencil drawings, which were then scanned into the computer systems, for The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie. Pencil on paper animation sequences would be digitally inked-and-painted, enhanced and composited into backgrounds using Toon Boom Harmony.
The character animation was done on paper without going through the clean-up animation department, and scanned directly into Photoshop. Danny Antonucci explained that they went paperless for The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie to help them introduce the 2D pipeline. The artwork was then enhanced to affect the appearance of painted strokes and fills, and combined with backgrounds, using Adobe After Effects.
The visual effects and backgrounds for the film were created digitally using Wacom Cintiq tablet displays. The backgrounds were painted digitally using Adobe Photoshop, and many of the architectural elements were based upon 3D models built in Autodesk Maya. Much of the clean-up animation, digital ink-and-paint, and compositing were outsourced to second-party companies around the world.
The film's animation was done both domestically and overseas at Yeson Animation Studios in Seoul, South Korea and Funbag Animation Studios in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with additional CGI animation done at Blur Studio in Culver City, California.
Animation / Adventure / Comedy
The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie was originally going to be released in 2003; however, in February of 2001, the date was changed to 2004. This happened because Cartoon Network released Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi in July 2003, thus pushing The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie to 2004.
The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie premiered at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on August 22, 2004, and was theatrically released on August 27, 2004, in the United States and Canada, in Australia on September 23, 2004, and in the United Kingdom on October 29, 2004. The film's theatrical release was preceded by Party'd Animals, a Cow and Chicken short.
The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie is rated PG for parental guidance.
- The film's first teaser trailer was released with Freaky Friday on August 6, 2003, and was also shown before Secondhand Lions, Brother Bear, Elf, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, and The Haunted Mansion.
- The first theatrical trailer was attached on December 19, 2003, and was shown before Cheaper by the Dozen, Peter Pan, Miracle, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Home on the Range, and Ella Enchanted.
- A second theatrical trailer was attached on April 23, 2004, and was shown Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Garfield: The Movie, Around the World in 80 Days, Sleepover, A Cinderella Story, Thunderbirds, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and Raise Your Voice.
- TV Spots began to air between July and August 2004.
The film was backed by a large marketing campaign, with various merchandise becoming available throughout 2004, Such as:
- McDonald's, having put 8 toys for their Happy Meals in the US and UK. The toys are Ed, Edd, Eddy, Jonny 2x4, Kevin, Jeremy Marksworth, and Jimmy.
- in the US and UK Mattel release Action-Figures, and Toys (Which is shown on here, along with other characters from the film like Sarah, Nazz, Rolf, Jason Woods, Edna, and Officer Wilson)
- in the US and UK Kellogg's cereals have one of 13 Wobble Heads including Ed, Edd, Eddy, Jonny 2x4, Kevin, Jeremy Marksworth, Jimmy, Sarah, Nazz, Rolf, Jason Woods, Edna, and Officer Wilson.
- Main article: The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie/Home media
''The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie'' was released in the United States on DVD and VHS on January 4, 2005. The VHS included the "Edventure is Forever" music video by Bowling for Soup. The DVD included a Cow and Chicken short film titled ''Party'd Animals'', audio commentary, behind-the-scenes featurettes, music videos, production notes, interactive games, and trailers and television spots. The film was released on Blu-ray on May 14, 2013, to promote the 14th Anniversary of the show.
A video game based on the film was published by Midway Games and released on July 14, 2004, for Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and PC.
Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 73% approval rating based on the 120 reviews, and its average rating is 6.2/10. The critical consensus reads, "The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie is great for children and teenagers, and interesting for adults. Even the animation is much better than the show." Metacritic, assigns the film a score of 66 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". CinemaScore gives the film a "B+" on its A+ to F scale.
The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie was released in theaters on August 27, 2004. With heavy competition, but a lot of marketing and promotion, the film grossed $65 million worldwide against a budget of $12 million.
- Main article: Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show
The made-for-TV movie Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show served as the series' finale and premiered in the United States on November 8, 2009; although it had completed production a year earlier and first aired in Scandinavia, Australia, and Southeast Asia. The plot focuses on the Eds' search for Eddy's Brother, a character mentioned several times throughout the series, but never seen until the film. He is voiced by series voice director Terry Klassen. The film was directed by Antonucci, who also co-wrote the script with Rachel Connor, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat, and Stacy Warnick. The story was written by Joel Dickie, Steve Garcia, Jim Miller, Raven Molisee, and Scott Underwood, while the score was written by series composer Patric Caird. The film achieved huge ratings success for Cartoon Network with high delivery gains.
- Main article: The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie/Sound Effects
- Main article: The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie/Gallery
- This is the third Cartoon Network theatrical film.
- The fifth Warner Bros. animated film to be released in August, after Rover Dangerfield, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light.
- This is the first feature film by a.k.a. Cartoon.
- The seventh Warner Bros. animated film of 2000s to be produced in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, after Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Pokémon 3: The Movie, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Clifford's Really Big Movie, and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light.
- This is the fifth Warner Bros. animated film of 2000s to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Osmosis Jones, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light.
- The ninth Warner Bros. animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Twice Upon a Time, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light.
- The film was released on VHS and DVD on January 4, 2005, by Warner Home Video.
- In theaters, a Cow and Chicken short entitled Party'd Animals was shown prior to the film.
- Most scenes are fully hand-drawn animated, while some scenes also incorporate 3D computer animation.
- This is the second Cartoon Network theatrical film to have a box office success.
- The film currently holds a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The film made $65.4 million dollars at the box office on a $12 million dollar budget.
- This is Mel Gibson's third animated film, after "Pocahontas" released 9 years prior and "Chicken Run" released 4 years prior.
- This was the second last animated movie for Warner Bros. Pictures to be hand-drawn animated, as the studio started to produce computer-animated movies up until the release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2 (2006), which would be their next hand-drawn animated movie to be released in theaters. Clifford's Really Big Movie and The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie (2004), and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2 (2006) all released in the same year as two films from Pixar Animation Studios, being The Incredibles (2004) and Cars (2006), respectively.
- This is Chris Elliott's second Warner Bros. animated film, after "Osmosis Jones" released 3 years prior.
- This is the first movie of the show produced with new digital inking and paperless techniques, though the movie was still drawn by hand.
- More specifically, the characters were still hand-drawn, but the animators' drawings were scanned into the computer systems and colored digitally using the Toon Boom Harmony animation pipeline system. And backgrounds were painted digitally using Adobe Photoshop.
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- Main article: The Ed, Edd n Eddy Movie/Credits