Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michael Windshill|
|Produced by|| Tom DeSanto|
|Written by||Michael Windshill|
|Voices|| Tom Kenny|
William H. Macy
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Studio|| Geffen Pictures|
PiC Entertainment Group
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||July 24, 1998|
|Running time||93 minutes|
Mutants is a 1998 American animated action comedy film, produced by Geffen Pictures and the PiC Entertainment Group and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Michael Windshill and is the first installment in the series. This is PiC's first feature film and the last film by Geffen Pictures.
The film was released in theaters on July 24, 1998 in the United States and Canada and on September 25, 1998 in the United Kingdom. The film was met with universal acclaim, and grossed over $383 million worldwide, against a budget of $59 million. The success of the film led to the creation of a new film franchise.
- Tom Kenny as Munch, a bipedal AC power plug-like mutant with the ability to control electricity, whose intelligence is increased from inheriting ALZ-112 from his mother during her pregnancy, and who is raised at a mutant petting zoo for eight years. He leads a mutant revolution against humanity.
- Jimmy Zoppi as Maurice, a bipedal insectoid mutant with enhanced agility and senses, and a pair of combat knifes used in battle. He had retired from the circus and knows sign language; he becomes Munch's closest ally.
- Freddie Winston as Sunspot, a reptilian mutant and the dominant mutant at the sanctuary, until Munch overthrows him. He has solar-powered super-strength, near invulnerability and ability to create flames.
- Winston also voices Buck, a giant bear-like mutant with superhuman strength who pledges his allegiance to Munch after he is freed by him.
- Eric Stuart as Zook, a gun-toting raccoon-like mutant who participates in the mutant revolution.
- Grey DeLisle as Cornelia, a female human-like mutant in the mutant sanctuary.
- Troy Baker as Koba, a scarred bipedal hound-like mutant who has spent most of his life in laboratories and holds a grudge against humans.
- Main article: Mutants: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The film score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, this is the only Mutants soundtrack that he composed, since he died in 2004.
- Main article: Mutants (video game)
A video game based on the film, was released in North America and Europe on August 4, 1998 for PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn.
Ever since its original 1998 release, Mutants has received universal acclaim from critics; Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives a score of 77% based on 463 reviews, with an average score of 8.3/40.
The film made $46,312,454 on its opening weekend debuting at #1. It made $176,387,405 domestically and $206,869,731 elsewhere for a worldwide total of $383,257,136 worldwide. It became the 12th highest grossing film behind Titanic.
- Main article: Mutants/Awards
Mutants received 28 nominations including an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
- Main article: Mutants (franchise)
|Released||Mutants | M2 | Mutants III | Mutants IV: The Ark Of Truth | Mutants: Revelations | Dawn Of The Mutants|