The Toe Tactic

Overview

Acclaimed animator and independent filmmaker Emily Hubley directed this offbeat fusion of animation and live action. Mona Peek Lily Rabe is slowly coming to terms with the death of her father when she learns that the house where she grew up is about to be sold. As a child, Mona buried a bone in the backyard, imaging it had magical powers, and now that a new family is about to move in, she decides to head back home to dig it up. As Mona searches for the lost talisman, she discovers she's misplaced her wallet and ...
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Overview

Acclaimed animator and independent filmmaker Emily Hubley directed this offbeat fusion of animation and live action. Mona Peek Lily Rabe is slowly coming to terms with the death of her father when she learns that the house where she grew up is about to be sold. As a child, Mona buried a bone in the backyard, imaging it had magical powers, and now that a new family is about to move in, she decides to head back home to dig it up. As Mona searches for the lost talisman, she discovers she's misplaced her wallet and has to make time to find it. Meanwhile, on another plane, a pack of talking dogs are playing a game of cards that controls the path of Mona's life. The Toe Tactic also stars Kevin Corrigan, Mary Kay Place, and John Sayles, while Eli Wallach, David Cross, Don Byron, and Andrea Martin contribute their voice talents. The score was written and performed by the celebrated indie rock band Yo La Tengo, whose drummer, Georgia Hubley, is Emily's sister.
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Special Features

3 short films by Emily Hubley; Deleted scenes; Animatic storyboard; Stills gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/2009
  • UPC: 738329066123
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,903

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lily Rabe Mona Peek
Daniel London Elevator Man
Kevin Corrigan Hector Freegood
Sakina Jaffrey Lactitia Utt
Jon Benjamin Police Officer
Xander Berkeley Mona's Father
Don Byron Voice Only
Richard Cox Stalker Timmy
David Cross Voice Only
Ann Dowd Honey Woman
Jon Glaser Tooot
Hillary Hubley Young Mona
Jane Lynch Honey Strumpet
Andrea Martin Voice Only
Sean J. Moran Wilson
Novella Nelson Mrs. Hadaway
Mary Kay Place Mona's Mom
John Sayles Cramden
Marian Seldes Voice Only
Eli Wallach Voice Only
Technical Credits
Emily Hubley Director, Animator, Producer, Screenwriter
Brian Devine Executive Producer
Jeremiah Dickey Animator, Associate Producer
Ali Farrell Casting
Ray Hubley Editor
Jason Orans Executive Producer
Eliza Paley Sound/Sound Designer
Andrij Parekh Cinematographer
David Raymond Executive Producer
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Aleta Shaffer Production Designer
Jen Small Producer
Yo La Tengo Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Toe Tactic
1. Mona Peek? [11:20]
2. have It Your Way [10:03]
3. Fatherless Two [8:54]
4. Defense Strategy [10:14]
5. Be Bold [11:19]
6. Beef Jerky [1:52]
7. Her Phantom [5:13]
8. Serenade [7:39]
9. Pulling Water [6:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Toe Tactic
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Extras
      Short Films by Emily Hubley
         Pigeon Within (2000)
         Set Set Spike (2003)
         Octave (2006)
      Deleted Scenes
         Play Date
         Flagpole
      Animatics
         Lowdown
         Rewind
      Stills Gallery
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