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It is sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll with aesthetic comic book violence smeared out in slow motion, splattered with blood, vomit and intestines."

Free Jimmy is the first CGI feature film made strictly for adults and the first computer animated feature in Norway's history.

It was originally released in Norway on April 21, 2006 as Slipp Jimmy Fri.

The film's website describes the movie as "a burlesque, satiric comedy involving greedy slackers, murderous gangsters, fanatic activists and a junkie circus elephant on the run.

It is sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll with aesthetic comic book violence smeared out in slow motion, splattered with blood, vomit and intestines."



Four stoners, three gangsters, five vegans and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant…

We follow the story of four low life anti-heroes Roy Arnie (Woody Harrelson), Odd (Simon Pegg), Gaz (Phil Daniels) and Flea (Jay Simpson*), who are uprooted from their mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski (Jim Broadbent**) in a touring Russian circus in terminal decline.

The star attraction is Jimmy, an elephant kept ‘happy’ on a cocktail of drugs. But Roy Arnie has a dream that one day he will run his own circus and he tells the boys that the key to his dream is Jimmy. On the opening night a bungled attempt to give Jimmy his ‘fix’ causes widespread panic. Jimmy escapes and so begins a mad cap cross country road-trip to find Jimmy before he goes cold turkey.

Suddenly everyone wants a piece of Jimmy. A deranged bunch of animal activists led by clean living, straight edged couple Marius (Kyle MacLachlan) and Bettina (Emilia Fox***) are after Jimmy to front their cause.
A trigger happy Scottish hunting party (James Cosmo, David Tennant, Douglas Henshall, Russell Barr) think his head would look great mounted on their wall and The Lappish Mafia – the meanest men in the north (The League of Gentlemen - Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss+, Steve Pemberton ++) want to ‘hit’ him for a big payoff. Jimmy’s only chance is a benevolent moose who befriends him on the road.

Can he help to Free Jimmy, release him from his addiction and save him from a million dollar secret...

*appears in Recovery with David

**appears in the films Bright Young Things and Einstein and Edison .

***appears in the Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) episode Drop Dead with David and has worked on several other audio projects with David, the 2003 audiobook The Merlin Conspiracy, the BBC Radio productions of Much Ado About NothingLove Virtually and Every Seventh Wave.

+Mark Gatiss and David Tennant have worked together many times, starting in 2000 when they both appeared in the first episode of 'Randall & Hopkirk(Deceased)' called Drop Dead and they shared the big screen together in Bright Young Things in 2003.

Then again in 2003 in the Big Finish audio Sympathy For The Devil. Mark adapted the radio play The Wooden Overcoat that David did in 2007 and they were in the Doctor Who episode The Lazarus Experiment together.

David played Dr. Beep in an episode of Mark's radio series Nebulous and if that wasn't enough Mark also wrote the Doctor Who episode Idiot's Lantern!!

++appears in the Doctor Who episodes Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead as Strackman Lux and 'Randall & Hopkirk(Deceased)' called Drop Dead.

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