Small Soldiers


1h 45m 1998

Brief Synopsis

In the small suburban town of Winslow Corners, Ohio, life is quiet, people are friendly, and action figures are only toys. Then again, don't judge an action figure by its box. Meet the Commando Elite, action figures with an attitude. To them, everything else is just a toy including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commando's sworn enemies: the Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the Commandos long enough to find the lost island of Gorgon. Unfortunately, the Commando Elite is not interested in truces or negotiations and they don't take prisoners.

Film Details

Also Known As
Commando Elite, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS/UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (UIP)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

In the small suburban town of Winslow Corners, Ohio, life is quiet, people are friendly, and action figures are only toys. Then again, don't judge an action figure by its box. Meet the Commando Elite--action figures with an attitude. To them, everything else is just a toy...including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commando's sworn enemies: the Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the Commandos long enough to find the lost island of Gorgon. Unfortunately, the Commando Elite is not interested in truces or negotiations...and they don't take prisoners.

Crew

Mimi Abers

Graphic Artist

Mike Nick Adams

Other

Tracy Adams

Assistant Editor

Alia Agha

3-D Artist

Pedro Aleman

Driver

Benita Allen

Assistant Director

Alexandra Altrocchi

Effects Coordinator

Kokayi Ampah

Location Manager

James M Anderson

Director Of Photography

Larz Anderson

Special Effects

David Andrews

Animation Supervisor

Douglas Applewhite

Other

Charlie Araki

Assistant

James M Arnett

Stunt Coordinator

Seth Arnett

Stunts

Joel Aron

Graphic Artist

Stuart Artingstall

Art Department

Ian Astbury

Song

Dallas Austin

Song

Rhonda Baer

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Bailey

Lighting

Chris Baird

Visual Effects

Leo Baker

Driver

Felix Balbas

Graphic Artist

Lloyd Ball

Electrician

Greg Banta

Lighting Technician

Tony Barilari

Electrician

Nancy Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Dana Barks

Video

C C Barnes

Assistant Director

Leslie Barnett

Visual Effects

Cynthia Barr-bright

Makeup Assistant

Alex Barraza

Key Grip

Bill Basso

Art Department

Bill Basso

Puppeteer

Maurice Bastian

Graphic Artist

Bob Bayless

Music

Randall K Bean

Other

Kathleen Beeler

Graphic Artist

Dale Beldin

Editing

Pat Benatar

Song Performer

C John Benson

Production Assistant

Scott Benza

Animator

John Bertram

Grip

George Bess

Driver

Andrea Biklian

Negative Cutting

Jodi Birdsong

Production Assistant

Stewart Birnam

Other

Matthew Blackwell

Other

Patricia Blau

Other

Rod Bogard

Other

John Bonham

Song

Steve Bonkowski

Electrician

Scott Bonnenfant

Art Department

Bruce Botnick

Music

Darin Bouyssou

Mechanical Special Effects

Judy Bowerman

Mechanical Special Effects

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

Patrick Brennan

Graphic Artist

Thom Brennan

Foley

Danny Bress

Production Assistant

Elena Holden Bress

Production Accountant

Kim Bromley

Visual Effects

David Byers Brown

Animator

Emery Brown

Production Designer

Jeffrey S Brown

Other

Carole Brown-james

Costume Designer

Ken Bryan

Visual Effects

Michael B Bunch

Props

Tommy Burnette

Production Supervisor

Tim Burns

Electrician

Christine L Burrows

Costumes

Dieter Busch

Assistant Director

Connie Cadwell

Electrician

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Talentino Caira

Driver

Sebastien Callibet

Mechanical Special Effects

John Calpin

Art Department

Dan Campbell

Electrician

Sandeep Casi

Other

Lanny Cermak

Art Department

Denise Chamian

Casting

Mike Champman

Song

Laurie Charchut

Production Accountant

Jim Charmatz

Puppeteer

Jim Charmatz

Visual Effects

Terry Chostner

3-D Artist

Paul C Ciancetta

Other

Dennis R Clark

Driver

Molly Click

Art Department Coordinator

Christian Colquhoun

Mechanical Special Effects

Pat Conran

Graphic Artist

James Conroy

Grip

Damacio Cortez Jr.

Other

Judith A. Cory

Hair

Rich Costey

Song

Noelle Pollock Coughlan

Accounting Assistant

Alexander Courage

Original Music

David Covarrubias

Mechanical Special Effects

Barry Crane

Art Department

Kenleen Creech

Stand-In

Gail Currey

Other

Beth D'amato

Art Assistant

Jon Dawe

Animatronics

Jon Dawe

Puppeteer

Robert Dawson

Main Title Design

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Carlos De La Torre

Production Assistant

Sam De La Torre

Mechanical Special Effects

John Deacon

Song

Paul Deason

Coproducer

Paul Deason

Unit Production Manager

Glenn Derry

Electrician

Kim Derry

Special Effects

David Deuber

Graphic Artist

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Natasha Devaud

Graphic Artist

Lou Diaz

Art Department

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Graphics

Jim Doherty

Visual Effects

Jeff Doran

Graphic Artist

Stacy Doran

On-Set Dresser

Alon Dori

Electrician

Pye Dubious

Song

Susan Dudeck

Sound Effects Editor

William Duffy

Song

Chuck Duke

Animator

Gary Duncan

Electrician

Dale Dye

Advisor

Lou Economides

Production

Selwyn Eddy

Digital Effects Supervisor

Danna Edwards

Costumes

Jeff Edwards

Mechanical Special Effects

Francois Ellett

Art Department

Damon Elliott

Song

Ted Elliott

Screenplay

Jenn Emberly

Animator

Eric Enderton

Production Supervisor

Michael Endler

Assistant Camera Operator

Chrissie England

Other

Gonzalo Escudero

Graphic Artist

Julia Evershade

Dialogue Editor

Stefen Fangmeier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tom Fejes

Graphic Artist

Jimmy Ferguson

Assistant Camera Operator

Marisa Ferrey

Dga Trainee

Greg Figiel

Visual Effects

Michael Finnell

Producer

Donald Flick

Sound Effects Editor

Dean Foster

Graphic Artist

Deborah Fought

Visual Effects

Scott Frankel

Compositing Supervisor

Wally Frick

Driver

Erica Froker

Other

Todd Fulford

Graphic Artist

Kris Fuller

On-Set Dresser

David Gabrielli

Other

Jay Galbo

Lighting Technician

George Gambetta

Other

Lee Garibaldi

Driver

Harry Garvin

Steadicam Operator

John Gazdik

Camera Assistant

Michael Geisler

Sound Effects Editor

Lyn-del Genovese

Other

Lance Gilmer

Mechanical Special Effects

John J Giuliano

Props

Gary Glitter

Song Performer

Gary Glitter

Song

Max Goldman

Production Assistant

Jerry Goldsmith

Song

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Tim Gonzales

Craft Service

Jennifer Gonzalez

Other

Rene Gonzalez

Projectionist

Bradley M Goodman

Post-Production Supervisor

Bridget Goodman

Art Department

Frank Gravatt

Visual Effects

Mark C Grech

Sound

Amie Griffith

Assistant

David Grimaldi

Sound Effects Editor

Martin L Grimes

Props

Joanne Hafner

Visual Effects

Jim Hagedorn

Graphic Artist

Mary Beth Haggerty

Graphic Artist

Darrell Hall

Music Editor

Mike Harper

Art Department

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Rick Harris

Grip

Phil Hartman

Other

Marshall Harvey

Editor

Inc Hasbro

Special Thanks To

Rich Haugen

Animatronics

Rich Haugen

Puppeteer

Angela Heald

Production Supervisor

Michael Heath

Best Boy Grip

Matt Heimlich

Animatronics

Wendy Hendrickson-ellis

3-D Artist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Trevor Hensley

Art Department

Kurt Herbel

Puppeteer

Film Details

Also Known As
Commando Elite, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS/UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (UIP)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 10, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 10, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.

Completed shooting March 10, 1998.

Began shooting November 3, 1997.

Film combines live-action with computer animation.

Film dedicated to Phil Hartman.

Released in United States Summer July 10, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 10, 1998

Released in United States 1998 (Film had its French premiere at the 1998 Deauville Festival of American Film.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.)