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Me & Mobo is a 2002 American animated buddy comedy film produced by Universal Feature Animation. The fifth film in the Universal Animated Features canon, it was directed by Phil Nibbelink and written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman from a story by Nibbelink, and stars the voices of Bruce Willis, Matthew Broderick, Garry Marshall, Chris Kattan, Steve Buscemi, and Janeane Garofalo. It follows a gentle monster named Mobo, who refuses to eat innocent animals despite his father's wishes, and befriends a rabbit named Bon; the two struggle to develop a close friendship without being caught by the rest of the monsters.

Me & Mobo was released by Universal Pictures on September 27, 2002, and grossed over $106.9 million worldwide on an $80 million budget. It was met with positive reviews from critics, who praised its animation and story.

Plot

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Cast

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Production

Development

Me & Mobo was announced in 1998, under the name The Bunny and the Monster.

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Release

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Critical reception

Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 77% based on 115 reviews and an average rating of 6.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "An emotional film about friendship should be enjoyable for the whole family." Review aggregator Metacritic gave the film a score of 75 based on 31 reviews.

Box office

The film grossed $32,559,223 on its opening weekend, falling behind Sweet Home Alabama and The Tuxedo. Over its theatrical run, it grossed $78,201,200 in the United States and Canada and $28,790,831 in other territories, totaling $106,992,031 worldwide.

Accolades

Award Category Winner/Nominee recipient(s) Result
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office John Debney Nominated
Academy Awards Best Animated Feature John Cohen Nominated
Annie Awards Animated Theatrical Feature Nominated
Individual Achievement in Storyboarding Jim Anderson Won
Kurt R. Anderson Nominated
Dean Wellins Nominated
Individual Achievement in Production Design Alan Bodner Nominated
Individual Achievement in Character Design Shane Prigmore Won
Individual Achievement in Effects Animation Bobby Herman Nominated
Doug Soloman Nominated
Critics Choice Awards Best Animated Feature Nominated
Golden Globes Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Bruce Willis Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Animated Features Randy Thom, Gary Rydstrom, Shannon Mills, and Will Files Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Animated Film Won
Golden Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media Won
Visual Effects Society Awards Best Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture Alexander Bates Won
Young Artist Awards Best Family Feature Film – Animation Nominated

Home media

Me & Mobo was released on VHS and DVD on January 28, 2003.

Video game

A video game based on the film was released by Universal Interactive on September 24, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance.

Transcripts

Main

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Trailers

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v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Universal Animation Studios (Universal Animated Features)
Traditional-animated

Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) · Galaxion (1999) · Paint World (1999) · Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) · Me & Mobo (2002) · Magina (2003)

Computer-animated

Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · Luna & Zak (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) · Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)

Upcoming

Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019) · Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) · Earth Farm (2021) · Computeropolis 5 (2021) · Hyper (2022)

Illumination

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) · The Grinch (2018)

Upcoming

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ·

Upcoming

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) · Abominable (2019) · Trolls World Tour (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Curious George (2006) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008) · The Pandemoniums Movie (2009) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)