Ferngully: the Last Rainforest


1h 12m 1992

Brief Synopsis

There's magic in the rainforest and it's called FernGully. Deep in the heart of the forest awaits a paradise filled with tiny sprites, winged fairies and tree spirits who all live in joyful harmony. But when their home is threatened by humans, one courageous sprite gives her all to save it.

Film Details

Also Known As
FernGully - Den sista regnskogen, FernGully: las aventuras de Zak y Crysta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
A-Film Distribution; Available Lighting, Inc.; Baer Animation Company, Inc.; Chandler Group; Director'S Sound & Editorial Services Inc; Fury & Grace; Howard Anderson Company; International Recording Corporation; Lumeni Productions Inc; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Radar Pictures; Skywalker Sound; Soundelux; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Copenhagen, Denmark; London, England, United Kingdom; Taiwan; Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Synopsis

There's magic in the rainforest and it's called FernGully. Deep in the heart of the forest awaits a paradise filled with tiny sprites, winged fairies and tree spirits who all live in joyful harmony. But when their home is threatened by humans, one courageous sprite gives her all to save it.

Crew

Eric J Abjornson

Assistant Animator

Rodney Adler

Special Thanks

Mike Alcovlovmre

Assistant Animator

Franci Allen

Key Assistant Animator (Key Assistant Animat)

Ron D Allen

Assistant Director

Carmen Alvarez

Other

Carmen Alvarez

Animation Checker

Jessica Ambinder-rojas

Assistant Editor

Gary Andrews

Additional Animation

Craig Armstrong

Layout

Craig Armstrong

Storyboard Artist

John A Armstrong

Principal Effects Animator

John A Armstrong

Other

Meelis Arulepp

Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Wilma Baker

Other

Tina Baldwin

Other

Keith Bambury

Assistant Animator

Alan Banks

Other

Josh Baran

Publicity

Anne Marie Bardwell

Animator

Bronwen Barry

Other

Paul A Bauman

Additional Effects Animation

Kathy Baur

Computer Graphics Production Assistant

Lisze Bechtold

Principal Effects Animator

Doug Bennett

Animator

Bibo Bergeron

Animator

Scott Bern

Assistant Animator

Elsie Beuerle

Other

David Bifano

Scoring Production Manager

Keith Bilderbeck

Sound Editor

Bob Birchard

Post-Production Supervisor

Mary L K Bloomquist

Assistant Animation Production Assistant

Bonnie Blough

Other

Noah Blough

Dialogue Editor

Judy Boasberg

Publicity

Charlie Bonafacio

Animator

Marzette Bonar

Background Artist

Charlie Bonifacio

Animator

Roberta Borchardt

Other

Sheldon Borenstein

Assistant Animator

Douglas Botnick

Dubbing Mixer

David B Boudreau

In-Betweener

David Bowers

Animator

Denise Bradshaw

Assistant Animator

David Brewster

Storyboard Artist

David Brewster

Other

David Brewster

Animation Supervisor (Karen Johnson Productions Toronto Inc)

Marie Bro

Production Manager (A-Film)

Carmen Brooks

Other

Peter Brown

In-Betweener

Sheila Brown

Other

Wanda Brown

Additional Effects Assistant

Jan Browning

Other

Jan Browning

Animation Checker

Ken Bruce

Storyboard Artist

Brenda Brummett

Additional Animation Checker

Jimmy Buffett

Song

Character Builders

Additional Assistant Animation

Susie Burke

Animation Checker

Susie Burke

Other

Geoff Bywater

Special Thanks

Mike Cachuela

Storyboard Artist

Mike Cachuela

Other

Ed Callahan

Dialogue Editor

Nancy Carrig

Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Judy Cassel

Other

Kathleen Castillo

Additional Assistant Animation

John Chamberland

Assistant Song Recording Engineer

Joan Boodnick Chang

Other

Suzanne Ellen Chapman

Assistant (To The Director)

Mark Chavez

Assistant Animator

Claude Chiasson

Supervisor

Roger Chiasson

Animator

Roger Chiasson

Other

Anthony Christov

Layout

Wesley Chun

Other

Visanu Chuthai

Assistant Animation Supervisor (Siam Mammoth Animation Company)

Tony Claar

Additional Assistant Animation

Charlotte Clark-pitts

Other

Adre Clavel

Artistic Director (Artis)

Johnny Clegg

Song Performer ("Life Is A Magic Thing")

Jeremy Colin

Production Assistant

Joan Collins

Digitally Painted And Composited Scenes

John Laurence Collins

Animator

Brett G Cook

Assistant Effects Supervisor/Designer

Brett G Cook

Other

Robert Cort

Executive Producer

Carol Corwin

Animation Production Manager

Jesse Cosio

Animator

Emil Cossetto

Song Conductor ("Tri Jetrve")

Irene Couloufis

Other

Lorraine Couzzi

Other

Jim Cox

Screenwriter

Jim Cox

Co-Producer

Laura Craig

Other

Janet Cuddy

Motion Picture Bond Company Inc Representative

Phil Cummings

Principal Effects Animator

Tim Curry

Song Performer ("Toxic Love")

Sybil Cuzzort

Other

Dan Daly

Additional Effects Assistant

Steve Damiani

Camera Operator

Shirley Daniels

Other

Kevin Davis

Assistant Animator

Zack Davis

Dialogue Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Dave Demorest

Assistant Animator

Michael Demur

Inbetweener

Pete Denomme

Production Manager (Karen Johnson Productions Toronto Inc)

Hope Devlin

Assistant Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Hope Devlin

Supervisor

Angela A Diamos

Additional Effects Assistant

Rose Dibuccio

Other

John Diemer

Us Legal Services

Thomas Dolby

Song Producer ("Batty Rap" "Toxic Love"), Song Recording Engineer; Songs

Jeff Dowd

Co-Executive Producer

Shegeko Doyle

Other

Judy Drake

Assistant Animator

Rich Draper

Key Assistant Animator (Key Assistant Animat)

Shelly Dremman

Layout

David Dunnet

Layout

Sheena Easton

Song Performer ("A Dream Worth Keeping")

John Eddings

Animator

John Eddings

Additional Effects Animation

John Eddings

Other

Ralph Eggleston

Other

Ralph Eggleston

Storyboard Artist

Ralph Eggleston

Animator

Ralph Eggleston

Art Director/Color Stylist

Larry Elin

Computer Animation Consultant

Ruth Elliot

Assistant Animator

Joe F Elliott

Assistant Animator

Dawn Erickson

Assistant (To The Producers)

Shahin Ersoz

Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Geoffrey C Everts

Additional Effects Animation

Peter Faiman

Producer

Albert Falzon

Still Photography (Australian Pre-Production Unit)

Mette Fenger

Assistant Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Thomas Fenger

Assistant Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Robert Fitzgerald

Foley Editor

Stefan Fjeldmark

Other

Stefan Fjeldmark

Animation Director (A-Film)

Stefan Fjeldmark

Storyboard Artist

Eve Fletcher

Other

David Foster

Song Producer ("A Dream Worth Keeping")

Simon Franglen

Synclavier Programmer

Doug Frankel

Other

Doug Frankel

Storyboard Artist

Dixie Fraser

Artist Wrangler

Kevin Fraser

Assistant Animator

Melissa Freeman

Key Assistant Animator (Key Assistant Animat)

Frank Frezzo

Layout

Tony Fucile

Animator

Tony Fucile

Animation Director

Tony Fucile

Other

Chuck Gammage

Other

Chuck Gefre

Animation Checker

Chuck Gefre

Other

Sari Gennis

Main Title Design

Sari Gennis

Special Effects Animation Director

Peter Gentle

Other

Mike Genz

Animator

Kim Nam Gi

Assistant Animator

Michael Giaimo

Other

Rob Gibbs

Additional Animation

Janet Gilmore

Casting Assistant

Susan Goldberg

Assistant Animator

Gayle Goldin

Production Accountant

James H Goldin

Assistant Production Accountant

Fred Goldring

Music Legal Services

Jonathan E Goley

Background Artist

Maria Gonzalez

Other

Maria Gonzalez

Animation Checker

Jamie Graham

Editorial Coordinator

Val Green

Other

Ellen Greenblatt

Effects Department Manager

Peggy Gregory

Animation Checker

Peggy Gregory

Other

Alex Greychuck

In-Betweener

Wilma Guenot

Other

Annie Guenther

Background Artist

Bret Haaland

Animator

Bret Haaland

Sequence Director

Bret Haaland

Storyboard Artist

Kendra Haaland

Operations Manager And Overseas Production Manager

Mary Jane Hadley

Other

Kim Hagen-jensen

Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Terry Hall

Additional Animation

Brendan Hanley

Other

Ladonna Hanover

Color Model Painter

Dolores Hansen

Additional Animation Checker

Karen Hansen

Animation Checker

Karen Hansen

Other

Michael Helmuth Hansen

Animator (A-Film, Copenhagen)

Gary Harden

Pre-Production Artwork (Australian Pre-Production Unit)

Lynn Harden

Pre-Production Artwork (Australian Pre-Production Unit)

Richard Harper

Co-Producer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Ko Hashiguchi

Additional Effects Animation

Daniel Haskett

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
FernGully - Den sista regnskogen, FernGully: las aventuras de Zak y Crysta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
A-Film Distribution; Available Lighting, Inc.; Baer Animation Company, Inc.; Chandler Group; Director'S Sound & Editorial Services Inc; Fury & Grace; Howard Anderson Company; International Recording Corporation; Lumeni Productions Inc; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Radar Pictures; Skywalker Sound; Soundelux; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Copenhagen, Denmark; London, England, United Kingdom; Taiwan; Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Articles

Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)


Robert Pastorelli, the rough and ready actor best known to television viewers for his portrayal of the devilish but lovable house painter Eldin on the long-running CBS comedy Murphy Brown (1988-97), was found dead on March 8 in his Hollywood Hills home. Authorities believe the cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 49.

Born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pastorelli had dreams of becoming a boxer, but when he was just 19, he was involved in a near fatal car accident that forced him to choose another career. By the late '70s, he chose acting. After doing some theater in New York, Pastorelli found work on both television: Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues; and film: Outrageous Fortune, Beverly Hills Cop II (both 1987), where his beefy frame and Runyonesque demeanor almost always had him play thugs and hoodlums.

In 1988, he found fame when he was cast opposite Candice Bergen as Eldin, the house painter who could never quite finish the job in Murphy Brown. Pastorelli's likable raffishness countered well with Bergen's icy charms, and he stayed on for six seasons.

After Murphy Brown, Pastorelli continued to play variations of the streetwise character, but this time to considerable comic effect in films like: Sister Act 2 (1994), Eraser, and Michael (both 1996). He returned to television impressively when he starred in the short-lived, but critically lauded Americanized version of the British Television hit Cracker. Pastorelli had just completed work on the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool with John Travolta, which is scheduled for release later this year. He is survived by a daughter.

by Michael T. Toole
Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)

Robert Pastorelli (1954-2004)

Robert Pastorelli, the rough and ready actor best known to television viewers for his portrayal of the devilish but lovable house painter Eldin on the long-running CBS comedy Murphy Brown (1988-97), was found dead on March 8 in his Hollywood Hills home. Authorities believe the cause of death was a drug overdose. He was 49. Born on June 21, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Pastorelli had dreams of becoming a boxer, but when he was just 19, he was involved in a near fatal car accident that forced him to choose another career. By the late '70s, he chose acting. After doing some theater in New York, Pastorelli found work on both television: Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues; and film: Outrageous Fortune, Beverly Hills Cop II (both 1987), where his beefy frame and Runyonesque demeanor almost always had him play thugs and hoodlums. In 1988, he found fame when he was cast opposite Candice Bergen as Eldin, the house painter who could never quite finish the job in Murphy Brown. Pastorelli's likable raffishness countered well with Bergen's icy charms, and he stayed on for six seasons. After Murphy Brown, Pastorelli continued to play variations of the streetwise character, but this time to considerable comic effect in films like: Sister Act 2 (1994), Eraser, and Michael (both 1996). He returned to television impressively when he starred in the short-lived, but critically lauded Americanized version of the British Television hit Cracker. Pastorelli had just completed work on the Get Shorty (1995) sequel Be Cool with John Travolta, which is scheduled for release later this year. He is survived by a daughter. by Michael T. Toole

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 10, 1992

Released in United States on Video August 28, 1992

Released in United States February 1992

Released in United States April 22, 1992

Film was the first animated feature to screen out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 13-24, 1992 as a "work-in-progress".

Completed shooting mid October 1991.

Began shooting August 13, 1990.

Character voices recorded August 4-11, 1990.

4% of the film's gross expected to fund projects that address the issue of rainforest preservation.

Film noted: "On behalf of the actors and producers and in appreciation of assistance given by the Smithsonian Institution, FAI is directing funds from the proceeds of 'FernGully' for projects of benefit to the world's environment."

Released in United States Spring April 10, 1992

Released in United States on Video August 28, 1992

Released in United States February 1992 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 13-24, 1992 as a "work-in-progress".)

Released in United States April 22, 1992 (Shown to United Nations General Assembly in celebration of Earth Day April 22, 1992.)