Twice upon a Time

Twice upon a Time

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Director: Jennifer Gallagher, John Korty, Charles Swenson, Lorenzo Music

Cast: Jennifer Gallagher, John Korty, Charles Swenson, Lorenzo Music

     
 

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Twice Upon a Time is an animated cartoon feature from the Lucasfilm factory. The story involves a battle royal amongst the employees of Murkworks over possession of a "cosmic clock." Whoever controls Time will control the universe, so you can well imagine that some of the characters consider this struggle of life-and-death importance. Were this a Disney film,

Overview

Twice Upon a Time is an animated cartoon feature from the Lucasfilm factory. The story involves a battle royal amongst the employees of Murkworks over possession of a "cosmic clock." Whoever controls Time will control the universe, so you can well imagine that some of the characters consider this struggle of life-and-death importance. Were this a Disney film, there might have been more story and less "mood." But the Disney people might not have used the singular animation technique showcased in this film: Lumage, a process involving what looks like (but aren't) paper cutouts. While Twice Upon a Time did not test well in preview and was never given a general release, the film has done reasonably well on videocassette.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2015
UPC:
0888574280871
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:14:00
Sales rank:
12,980

Special Features

Dual Audio Tracks - Theatrical PG Audio Track and unrated family-friendly Director's Audio Track; Commentary Track with Director John Korty and collaborators John Baker, Harley Jessup, Brian Narelle, Will Noble, Henry Selick and Carl Willat

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lorenzo Music Ralph
Marshall Erwin Efron Synonamess Botch
James Cranna Rod Rescueman/Scuzzbopper
Julie Payne Flora Fauna
Hamilton Camp Greensleeves
Paul H. Frees Bailiff,Chief of Stage,Judges,Narrator
Judy Kahan Fairy Godmother
Larry Green Rusher of Din - Sleeper
William Hall Rusher of Din - Sleeper
Geoff Hoyle Rusher of Din - Man in Elevator
J.E. Freeman Rusher of Din - Pool Player
Elizabeth Saxon Rusher of Din - Woman on Beach
Sue Murphy Rusher of Din - File Clerk
Nancy Fish Rusher of Din - Woman Under Dryer
Charles Dorsett Rusher of Din - Man at Amusement Park

Technical Credits
Jennifer Gallagher Director,Editor
John Korty Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Charles Swenson Director,Screenwriter
Bill Couturie Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Tom Ferguson Songwriter
David Fincher Special Effects
Bruce Hornsby Songwriter
Harley Jessup Art Director
Suella Kennedy Original Story
George Lucas Executive Producer
Michael McDonald Songwriter
Brian Narelle Animator,Consultant/advisor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Twice Upon a Time
1. Chapter 1 [4:36]
2. Chapter 2 [1:55]
3. Chapter 3 [2:48]
4. Chapter 4 [2:40]
5. Chapter 5 [1:06]
6. Chapter 6 [4:30]
7. Chapter 7 [4:20]
8. Chapter 8 [4:41]
9. Chapter 9 [3:20]
10. Chapter 10 [2:55]
11. Chapter 11 [2:11]
12. Chapter 12 [5:04]
13. Chapter 13 [3:54]
14. Chapter 14 [3:05]
15. Chapter 15 [3:35]
16. Chapter 16 [3:23]
17. Chapter 17 [4:17]
18. Chapter 18 [3:59]
19. Chapter 19 [5:10]
20. Chapter 20 [2:18]
21. Chapter 21 [4:18]
1. Chapter 1 [4:36]
2. Chapter 2 [1:55]
3. Chapter 3 [2:48]
4. Chapter 4 [2:40]
5. Chapter 5 [1:06]
6. Chapter 6 [4:30]
7. Chapter 7 [4:20]
8. Chapter 8 [4:41]
9. Chapter 9 [3:20]
10. Chapter 10 [2:55]
11. Chapter 11 [2:11]
12. Chapter 12 [5:04]
13. Chapter 13 [3:54]
14. Chapter 14 [3:05]
15. Chapter 15 [3:35]
16. Chapter 16 [3:23]
17. Chapter 17 [4:17]
18. Chapter 18 [3:59]
19. Chapter 19 [5:10]
20. Chapter 20 [2:18]
21. Chapter 21 [4:18]

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Twice upon a Time 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was shown on TV in South Africa many years ago and I loved it. Its highly imaginative, has a great story line, wonderful characters and a zany soundtrack. It gets better at every viewing, and while I never saw the uncut version it never really bothered me. Its not really a kids movie, but I know children enjoy. There is a very memorable nightmare scene in it which could be disturbing, but other than that its an awesome movie all around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also had a tape of the original HBO airing of this movie, though my mom taped it because I was only 6 then. But I also prefer the uncensored dialogue. However- the new version is remastered, allowing a greater appreciation for the artistry of this film. All in all a cute little film with memorable characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I taped this movie when it first appeared on HBO years ago(17?). I loved it and watched it so many times the tape finally failed. Much of the dialogue remains burned into my memory. I wanted to share it with my kids, so I ordered it the other day, and to my surprise, it has been censored. In the original opening monologue, Sononamess Botch uses what I think is mild language by any standard (he IS the evil one). These words are now overdubbed as they are deemed to be too coarse for todays audiences. In the original, there is a shower scene where Botch discovers something in his navel and gleefully exclaims ''Oooooh! It's alive! Crunchy...not too salty...I'm going to look in there more often!'' The scene remains but now there is just some humming in the place of the funny stuff. There are other examples that I won't go into here, and oddly, there is some ''adult'' content that remains, probably because it is so clever that it flew right past the censors! I think the editing diminishes the spontaneous wit and punch of the original, and I'm disappointed. If you never saw/heard the original you will probably love this anyway. I can't believe George Lucas has has permitted this...
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a little girl of about nine, I suppose, I saw this film and fell in love with the story. Since then it had been put into the back of my mind as a childish memory, I've recently rediscovered the 'fun feeling' of this movie, with a great story-line and comical characters, I still enjoy it in my sixteen years. I hope that this film becomes more popular with age.