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Year: 2007
USA: New Line Cinema
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rainn Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Kirsten Williamson, Marc Musso, Megan McKinnon, Randi Lynne
Director: Bob Shaye
Country: USA
USA: 90 mins
UK: 96 mins
USA Rated: PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and language
UK Certificate: PG contains mild threat and language
USA Release Date: 23 March 2007
UK Release Date: 30 March 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 20 August 2007


Based on the acclaimed sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett, THE LAST MIMZY tells the story of two children Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) and Noah (Chris O'Neil) who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they assume are toys. Then while the children play with these "toys," they begin to display higher and higher intelligence levels. Their teacher tells their parents, Jo (Joely Richardson) and David Wilder (James Hutton), that they seem to have grown beyond genius. Their parents, too, realize something extraordinary is happening. Emma, the younger of the two, tells her confused mother that one of the toys, a beat-up stuffed toy rabbit, is named Mimzy and that "she teaches me things."

As Jo becomes increasingly concerned, a blackout shuts down the city and the government traces the source of the power surge to the Wilder's family's house. Things quickly spin wildly out of their control. The children are focused on these strange objects, Mimzy, and the important mission on which they seem to have been sent. When the little girl says that Mimzy contains a most serious message from the future, a scientific scan shows that Mimzy is part extremely high level electronic, and part organic! Everyone realizes that they are involved in something incredible...but exactly what?

THE LAST MIMZY is based on the 1943 short story "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett (a pseudonym for Henry Kuttner and his wife, C. L. Moore); the adapted screenplay is by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Deep Impact) and Toby Emmerich (Frequency). Produced by Michael Phillips (THE STING, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND), THE LAST MIMZY is directed by Bob Shaye (executive producer of, among other films, THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy). Shaye is also founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO of New Line Cinema.


Audio commentary from the director
Deleted scenes with introduction from the director
'Hello (I Love You)' music video from Roger Waters
Director profile
'Adapting The Story' featurette
'Casting The Kids' featurette
'Visual Effects' featurette
'Editing And Music' featurette
'Emma & Alice' featurette
'Nanotechnology: The Human Revolution' featurette
'Listening To The Universe' featurette
'THe Human Blueprint' featurette
'The Mandala: Imaginary Palace' featurette
'Wormholes: Fantasy Or Science?' featurette

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