Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
Principal photography lasted over 57 weeks, using 133 separate sets, 212 puppets, and 475 miniature props, including a fully functional Underwood typewriter. This took 9 weeks to design and build.
Mary Dinkle's eyes were the color of muddy puddles. Her birthmark, the color of poo.
When Max is in the hospital, the sign over his bed says "Nil By Mouth," a medical instruction which, while routine in Commonwealth nations, is unknown in the US.
The end credits show animated portraits of the characters, with the actors names beneath them.
AUD 156,169 (Australia) (9 April 2009)
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