Soundeffects Wiki
Advertisement

Space Goofs (French: Les Zinzins de l'Espace) is a 1997 animated comic science fiction film directed by Jean-Yves Raimbaud and Philippe Traversat. The screenplay was written by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, from a story by Raimbaud and Traversat.

In the film, five extraterrestrials from the fictitious planet Zigma B, Candy H. Caramella, Etno Polino, Bud Budiovitch, Gorgious Klatoo and Stereo Monovici go on a picnic together in space after completing their mission in their home planet Zigma B. However, their spaceship crashes into an asteroid, and they fall to planet Earth. They realize that if any human finds out that they are aliens, they could be captured and experimented on by scientists, so they take shelter in the attic of a house that is up for rent. The aliens have two goals: return to their home planet, and chase away anybody who tries to establish themselves in the house. To remain unknown from humans, the aliens use a device called the SMTV that lets them transform into almost any entity of their choosing, but always cycles through three other transformations when used.

Produced by Lucasfilm Feature Animation and Gaumont Multimédia for Lucasfilm, in association with Eon Productions, Eon Animation and Mosfilm, the film is an American-French-British-Russian co-production. It premiered in Paris on September 1, 1997 and was released by 20th Century Fox in the United States on September 5, with United International Pictures handling international distribution. Reviews were generally positive; critics particularly praised the animation, visuals, tone, humor, action sequences and the soundtrack, as well as "Candy, Bud and Stereo's screen times". The film grossed $216 million worldwide in theaters, which made it the most successful non-Disney animated feature at the time. The film's success led to the television series and a video game.

Skywalker Sound provided Post-Production Sound Services; with Gary Rydstrom and Randy Thom being the Sound Designers. Erik Foreman and Tim Holland are the Supervising Sound Editors, Shawn Murphy, Tom Johnson and Lora Hirschberg are the Re-Recording Mixers, Marilyn McCoppen is the ADR Supervisor and the Dialogue Editor, Pat Jackson is the Sound Effects Editor. Dennie Thorpe, Jana Vance and Frank 'Pepe' Merel performed foley edited by Marian Wilde and Mary Helen Leasman. J.R. Grubbs and Ben Gold were the Assistant Sound Effects Editors, while Susan Popovic was the ADR Assistant Editor.

For Pibby Mix, which provided Additional Sound Services, Cillian Chambers and Jane Wanstall were the Supervising Sound Editors, Michael A. Carter, Graham V. Hartstone and John Hayward were the Re-Recording Mixers, Peter Musgrave was the Dialogue Editor and Pat Gilbert, Mark Sale and Tony Tromp served as Assistant Sound Editors.

Storyline

After completing their mission in their home planet, five bizarre-looking aliens crashland on Earth. With no way to return home, they find themselves trying to make sense of Earth life from the confines of a rented house.

Sound Effects Used

Audio Samples

External Links

Advertisement