Bubble Boy


1h 24m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Jimmy Livingston is happy enough and has all the same experiences of other boys and girls growing up... except he's lived his whole life in a hermetically sealed bubble. However, when Jimmy realizes that he's in love with Chloe, the girl next door, he has no choice but to build a mobile "bubble suit

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Synopsis

Jimmy Livingston is happy enough and has all the same experiences of other boys and girls growing up... except he's lived his whole life in a hermetically sealed bubble. However, when Jimmy realizes that he's in love with Chloe, the girl next door, he has no choice but to build a mobile "bubble suit" and venture out of his bedroom. He sets off across the country to Niagara Falls, to stop Chloe's wedding--which is only days away--in time to confess his love to her. As Jimmy sees the world for the first time, he encounters a motley crew of people. Along the way, he crosses paths with freaks, bikers, rock stars, and a cult--all the while, racing against the clock and his parents who are determined to bring Jimmy back to the safety of his "bubble room."

Crew

Brian Adams

Effects Coordinator

Alfred Ainsworth

Video Assist/Playback

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Lesley Aletter

Stunts

Michael Amundson

Assistant Director

Sophie Rebecca Amundson

Production Assistant

Brent Armstrong

Art Department

Seth Arnett

Stunts

Tony Asher

Song

Chris Ayers

Visual Effects

Bill Aylsworth

Rerecording

Brent Baker

Other

John S Baker

Special Effects Coordinator

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

William Barillaro

Stunts

Claudette Barius

Photography

Chris Barnard

Song

Alex Barnoya

Medic

Tina Lee Barra

Rendering Artist

Star Barry

Lighting Technician

Scott Beattie

Motion Control

Tom Benardello

Other

Ken Bender

Assistant Camera Operator

Bill Benecke

Main Title Design

Kristan Berona

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Margaret Beserra

Makeup

Brian Bettwy

Assistant Director

Matt Beville

Adr Mixer

Katherine E Beyda

Unit Production Manager

Joseph Bishara

Song Performer

Joseph Bishara

Song

Michael R Blaich

Other

Marcy Blanding

Stand-In

Betty Blowtorch

Song

Betty Blowtorch

Song Performer

David Booth

Rerecording

David Boyd

Director Of Photography

David Boyd

Other

Patrick G Brady

Other

Nick Brett

Stunts

Charles Brewer

Stunts

Nick Bridwell

Other

Al Broussard

Visual Effects

Troy Brown

Stunts

Bill Brummond

Steadicam Operator

Ray Bulinski

Craft Service

Nicole Burke

Assistant Director

Barney Burman

Makeup

Richard Burnette

Sound Mixer

Rodney Bursiel

Stand-In

Richard Burton

Other

Steve Buscaino

Other

Craig Byrom

Foreman

Marc Canas

Rerecording

Larry Cansler

Song

Clifford Carothers

Foreman

Robert Carr

Other

Mike Cassidy

Stunts

Mario Castillo

Other

Felix Castro

Stunts

Kenneth Catando

Transportation Captain

Rich Cedillo

Other

John Chandler

Other

Jude Christodal

Song

Wang Chung

Song Performer

James Clark

Song

Rudy Coblentz

Accountant

Derek Coile

Song

Jason P Columbus

Production Assistant

Jacqui Compton-jensen

Assistant Camera Operator

Laura Lee Connery

Stunts

Carol Connors

Song

Bill Conti

Song

Fred Cooper

Dolly Grip

Bryan Corbett

Other

Darren Costin

Song

Jon Cousins

Best Boy

Jay Cox

Color Timer

Sophia Crawford

Stunts

Paul Curtis

Adr Editor

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Ken Daurio

Screenplay

Peter R. Davidson

Set Designer

John Davies

Other

Ray Davies

Song

Andrew Decristofaro

Sound Editor

Thomas Delonge

Song

Jim Demarco

Post-Production Accountant

Robert Dingle

Transportation Co-Captain

Amy Disarro

Makeup Artist

Mark Disarro

Effects Assistant

Mark Dobkousky

Production Assistant

Adam Dodds

Best Boy

Anslem Douglas

Song

Doug Durose

Props Assistant

Jared Eddo

Stunts

Randall C Engle

Foreman

Kurtis Epper

Stunts

Richard Epper

Stunts

David Esparza

Sound Editor

David Esparza

Editorial Assistant

Jorge Esqueda

Caterer

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Yuri Everson

Other

Jerry Farmer

Stunts

Pete Farrell

Other

Nicholas Feldman

Song

Cynthia Feyrer

Negative Cutting

S. J. Fieger

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chad Fischer

Song Performer

Chad Fischer

Song

Christian Fletcher

Stunts

Oscar J Flores

Production Assistant

Beau Flynn

Producer

Rachel Fondiller

Visual Effects

Kirby C Fortenberry

Post-Production Assistant

Anthony Francisco

Other

Mark Garbarino

Makeup

Larry Gardner

Song

Larry Gardner

Song Performer

Marshall Garlington

Rerecording

Suzy Gilbert

Assistant Editor

Andy Gill

Stunts

Austin Gill

Stunts

Jack Gill

Stunt Coordinator

Dawn Gilliam

Script Supervisor

Alec Gillis

Mechanical Special Effects

Donna Glasser

Production Accountant

Eric Glasser

Assistant

Armando Gonzalez

Production

Ketty Gonzalez

Hair Stylist

Bradley M Goodman

Post-Production Supervisor

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Leroy Green

Song

Rob J Greenlea

Grip

James Halty

Stunts

Shannon Hamed

Production Coordinator

Hammer

Song

Hammer

Song Performer

Tabby Hanson

Stunts

Ted Harms

Foreman

Jenny Harrison

Casting Associate

Anita Hart

Stunts

John Hateley

Stunts

Seth Hays

Other

Kyle Healey

Other

Reggie Hendrix

Storyboard Artist

Eddie Hice

Stunts

Dan Hill

Song Performer

Dan Hill

Song

Voni Hinkle

Hair

Steve Hinton

Pilot

Don Ho

Song Performer

James Hogue

Other

Bryan Holland

Song

Shane Toulouse Holliday

Best Boy Grip

Mark Hoppus

Song

John Houlihan

Music Supervisor

Patrick Houlihan

Music Coordinator

Lisa Hoyle

Stunts

Randall Huber

Stunts

Jack Hues

Song

Melanie Hughes-weaver

Makeup

Mark Hull

Other

Kenton Hulme

Editor

Kevin Hunter

Song

Deborah Huss

Makeup Artist

Marc Hyman

Screenplay

Janet Ingram

Costumes

Damon Intrabartolo

Music Conductor

Damon Intrabartolo

Original Music

Cinda Lin James

Stunts

Rick James

Song

Earl Jans

Main Title Design

Adam Hawk Jensen

Assistant

Timothy Jensen

Stunts

Shawn Jolicoeur

Other

Jim Kagel

Art Department

Michael Kalesniko

Other

Matthew Katz-frost

Assistant

Steve Kelso

Stunts

Sean Kennedy

Other

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Tyrone G. Kersey

Song

Tiffany Noel Kinder

Assistant Location Manager

Ty Kinnison

Lighting Technician

Margo Klewans

Assistant

Steve Koch

Art Department

Barry Koper

Makeup

Susan Kreutz

Craft Service

Steven Kuzela

Other

Tim Landry

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dan Lane

Other

Shawn Lane

Stunts

Mike Larrabee

Other

Ernst Laurel

Accountant

Christopher B Lawrence

Costume Designer

Tim Leach

Other

Brian Legrady

Assistant Camera Operator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Articles

Patrick Cranshaw (1919-2005)


Patrick Cranshaw, the grizzly American character actor who spent the last four decades playing a series of old sidekicks and comic relief in such diverse movies as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) to last year's hit summer film Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), died of natural causes on December 28 at his Fort Worth, Texas home. He was 86.

Born on June 17, 1919 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Cranshaw became interested in acting while entertaining the troops with the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he worked in radio, and slogged his way though bit parts in a few films before landing his first notable (if still uncredited) part as a bartender in the Claudette Colbert western Texas Lady (1955). It took a while before he got his next strong part, but he was memorable in his brief scene as the fidgety bank teller in Arthur Penn's classic Bonnie and Clyde (1967); and appeared as a hayseed in some wildly bad camp fare such as Mars Need Women and Hip, Hot and 21 (also 1967).

But so what if the good movie roles weren't coming? Cranshaw, with his small, expressive eyes, crinkled smile, and scraggly white beard, made for an ideal comic foil in sitcoms; and anyone with a passing interest for spotting character actors can't help but be impressed with his resume on that medium in the '70s: (The Odd Couple, Sanford and Son, The Bob Newhart Show, Mork and Mindy); the '80s: (The Dukes of Hazzard, Growing Pains, Perfect Strangers, Night Court, Diff'rent Strokes); '90s: (Coach, Ellen, Married...with Children, Just Shoot Me!, The Drew Carey Show); and even the 21st century: (Suddenly Susan, Monk).

Most impressively, Cranshaw should serve as model for all struggling actors that sheer persistency can pay off when you're hungry for some good roles in motion pictures, for he was in well in his seventies when he started gaining some decent screen time in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), and Best in Show (2000). However, his most memorable moment in film came in the Will Ferrell/Vince Vaughn comedy Old School (2003). Here he played a octogenarian frat boy named Blue; and in one terrific sequence, he's dressed in his longjohns ready to wrestle two topless girls but dies of a heart attack due to overexcitement! He may have not won an Oscar® for his performance, but he developed something of cult following after that great comic turn.

Most recently, he played a Derby owner with Lindsay Lohan and Matt Dillon in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005); and just completed the movie Air Buddies due for release next year. Cranshaw is survived by three children, Jan Ragland, Joe Cranshaw and Beverly Trautschold; his sister, Billie Gillespie; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

by Michael T. Toole
Patrick Cranshaw (1919-2005)

Patrick Cranshaw (1919-2005)

Patrick Cranshaw, the grizzly American character actor who spent the last four decades playing a series of old sidekicks and comic relief in such diverse movies as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) to last year's hit summer film Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), died of natural causes on December 28 at his Fort Worth, Texas home. He was 86. Born on June 17, 1919 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Cranshaw became interested in acting while entertaining the troops with the Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, he worked in radio, and slogged his way though bit parts in a few films before landing his first notable (if still uncredited) part as a bartender in the Claudette Colbert western Texas Lady (1955). It took a while before he got his next strong part, but he was memorable in his brief scene as the fidgety bank teller in Arthur Penn's classic Bonnie and Clyde (1967); and appeared as a hayseed in some wildly bad camp fare such as Mars Need Women and Hip, Hot and 21 (also 1967). But so what if the good movie roles weren't coming? Cranshaw, with his small, expressive eyes, crinkled smile, and scraggly white beard, made for an ideal comic foil in sitcoms; and anyone with a passing interest for spotting character actors can't help but be impressed with his resume on that medium in the '70s: (The Odd Couple, Sanford and Son, The Bob Newhart Show, Mork and Mindy); the '80s: (The Dukes of Hazzard, Growing Pains, Perfect Strangers, Night Court, Diff'rent Strokes); '90s: (Coach, Ellen, Married...with Children, Just Shoot Me!, The Drew Carey Show); and even the 21st century: (Suddenly Susan, Monk). Most impressively, Cranshaw should serve as model for all struggling actors that sheer persistency can pay off when you're hungry for some good roles in motion pictures, for he was in well in his seventies when he started gaining some decent screen time in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), and Best in Show (2000). However, his most memorable moment in film came in the Will Ferrell/Vince Vaughn comedy Old School (2003). Here he played a octogenarian frat boy named Blue; and in one terrific sequence, he's dressed in his longjohns ready to wrestle two topless girls but dies of a heart attack due to overexcitement! He may have not won an Oscar® for his performance, but he developed something of cult following after that great comic turn. Most recently, he played a Derby owner with Lindsay Lohan and Matt Dillon in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005); and just completed the movie Air Buddies due for release next year. Cranshaw is survived by three children, Jan Ragland, Joe Cranshaw and Beverly Trautschold; his sister, Billie Gillespie; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 15, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Project was previously set up at MGM Pictures.

Feature directorial debut for Blair Hayes.

Began shooting October 2, 2000.

Completed shooting December 22, 2000.

Released in United States on Video January 15, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001