Laughing and Sketching and Filming
Directed by Michael Lennicx
Produced by

Sam A. Webster

Kevin Lima

Jymn Magon
Written by

Kevin Lima

Jymn Magon
Based on

Characters Created by

Kevin Lima

Jymn Magon

Dan Aykroyd

Leah Ayres

Teri Hatcher

Jenifer Saunders

Dawn French

John Hodgman

Robert Bailey Jr.

Keith David

Jon Lovitz

Nancy Cartwright

Gerrit Graham

Judith Ivey

Nick Jameson

Maurice LaMarche

Kath Soucie

Pauly Shore

Jim Belushi

Molly Shannon

William Dennis Hunt

Geoff Stuts
Music by

Christopher Tyng

Marc Shaiman
Editing by Jeff Draheim

Wafflecake Playhouse Films


The Box Movies
Distributed by Samuel Kosch Pictures
Release date(s) March 17, 2017
Running time 92 Minutes
Country USA
Language English
Budget $73 million
Box office $349.8 million
Laughing and Sketching and Filming (also known in the UK, Ireland and Europe as Laughing and Sketching: The Movie) is a 2017 3D traditionally-animated/computer-animated surreal action-adventure-science fiction-comedy film based on the animated television series Laughing and Sketching. The film is Directed by Michael Lennicx and produced and co-written by series creators Kevin Lima and Jymn Magon. It is a British and American venture produced by Wafflecake Playhouse Films, MeeksLafferty and The Box Movies. Dan Aykroyd (Joe Kurtis), Leah Ayres (Brenda Benson), Teri Hatcher (Eugenia Bonham Carter), Jenifer Saunders (Cindy Jones), Dawn French (Sarah Ranft), John Hodgman (Bernard Besson), Robert Bailey Jr. (Greg Lassenter), Keith David (Mickey Freleg), Jon Lovitz (Roger H. DePatie), Nancy Cartwright (Maria Lima), Gerrit Graham (Teddy Ebert), Judith Ivey (Judy Siskel), Nick Jameson (Yuri Hargreaves), Maurice LaMarche (Takashi Kon), Kath Soucie (Matsuko Miyazaki) and Pauly Shore (Dave Katzenberg), among others reprise their roles from the series, along with guest stars including Jim Belushi, Molly Shannon, William Dennis Hunt and Geoff Stuts.

The film was announced in September 2014, with further details being announced at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International.

The Film was Released on March 17, 2017 by Samuel Kosch Pictures. The film has grossed over $1.150 billion worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2017 to not be First, the 13th highest-grossing film of all time, the 3rd highest-grossing animated film, and the second highest-grossing non-Disney animated film.

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