In case the trailer for the horror-comedy re imagining The Banana Splits Movie wasn’t enough of a clue, this is definitely one not to show the kids.
The classic funny animal rock group composed of Fleegle (the beagle), Bingo (the ape), Drooper (the lion), and Snorky (the elephant) are back! Screened at SDCC last month, The Banana Splits Movie is now available on Digital/Blu-ray/DVD.
To whet your appetite for the carnage to come, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released clips from the film.
In this clip from The Banana Splits Movie, newly engaged couple Thadd and Poppy come upon Fleegle, who promptly begins to entertain them with a few magic tricks … none of which seem to have good intentions. Thadd is played by Kiroshan Naidoo (Deep State, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell) and Poppy is played by Celina Martin (The Other Kingdom, iZombie). Two-time Emmy Award nominee Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, Muppet Babies) provides the voice of Fleegle.
In the next clip, Harley’s mom and brother – Beth, played by Dani Kind (Wynonna Earp) and Austin, played by Romeo Carere (Pyewacket), search back stage for Harley, who has gone missing.
Eric Bauza has certainly come a long way since he transitioned from working as an animator to becoming a voice actor. Check out some behind-the-scenes videos of superstar voice actor Bauza talking about filling the role of all three speaking Banana Splits.
Bauza discussing his paying homage to the original voices of the Banana Splits:
The differences in the three voices of Allen Melvin, Daws Butler and Paul Winchell:
How he went about replicating these classic voices:
How the film captures the essence of the original series … and then puts its own spin on it:
The Banana Splits Movie, an original feature-length film, is now available everywhere on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.
Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?