Creature from the Black Lagoon
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Directed by

Tim Burton Stephan Anderson

Produced by

Guillermo del Toro

Written by

Tim Burton Harry Essex Arthur A. Ross (1954 screenplay)


Anne Hathaway, Seth Macfarlane

Music by

Danny Elfman


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Distributed by

Walt Disney Pictures

Release Date(s)

October 31,2011(Limited) November 11,2011

Country of origin

United States


English Greek French

Creature from the Black Lagoon is an upcoming traditionally animated musical thriller comedy based on the short lived Universal Studios attraction "Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical" and loosely based on the basic plot of the 1954 Universal movie.The film will be directed by Tim Burton and Stephan Anderson.


A geology expedition in the Amazon uncovers a fossilized skeletal hand with webbed fingers. Expedition leader Dr. Carl Maia (Maurice LaMarche) visits his friend, Dr. David Reed (Jason Segel), an ichthyologist who works at a marine biology institute. Reed persuades the institute's financial backer, Dr. Mark Williams (Robert Downey Jr.), to fund a return expedition to the Amazon to look for the remainder of the skeleton.The expedition consists of Dr. Reed, Dr. Maia and Williams, as well as Reed's girlfriend, Kay Lawrence (Anne Hataway) and another scientist, Dr. Thompson (Chris Evans).Aboard the Rita, the Captain (Danny Trejo) tells them a story about a fish-man (Seth Macfarlane) that lives in the lagoon.When they arrive at Dr. Maia's camp, they discover that his entire research team has been mysteriously killed while he was away.The Captain suggests it was done by a jaguar, but the others are unsure. In fact, the camp was attacked by the fish-man, a living member of the same species from which the fossil originated. The creature, curious upon seeing the expedition, investigates the camp site, but when its sudden appearance frightens the members, they attack it, and in response, the enraged creature kills them.The excavation of the area where Maia found the hand turns up nothing. Mark is ready to give up the search, but David suggests that perhaps thousands of years ago the part of the embankment containing the rest of the skeleton fell into the water and was washed downriver. The Captain says that the tributary empties into a lagoon known as the "Black Lagoon", a paradise from which no one has ever returned. The scientists decide to risk it, unaware that the amphibious "Fish-man" that killed Dr. Maia's assistants earlier has been watching them. Taking notice of the beautiful Kay, it follows the Rita all the way downriver to the Black Lagoon. Once the expedition arrives, David and Mark go diving to collect fossils from the lagoon floor. After they return, Kay goes swimming and is stalked underwater by the creature, who then gets briefly caught in one of the ship's draglines. Although it escapes, it leaves behind a claw in the net, revealing its existence to the scientists.While the others attempt to remove the logs, Mark is mauled to death trying to capture the creature single-handedlyunderwater.Subsequent encounters with the Fish-man claim the lives of two of Lucas's crew members, before the Fish-man is captured and locked in a cage on board the Rita. It escapes during the night and attacks Dr. Thompson, who was guarding it. Kay hits the beast with a lantern; driving it off before it can kill Dr. Thompson. Following this incident, David decides they should return to civilization, but as the Rita tries to leave, they find the entrance blocked by fallen logs, courtesy of the escaped Fish-man.The Creature kidnaps Kay and takes her back to his lair, which bears a resemblance to an underwater grotto bachelor pad. This is where the Creature and Kay bond. Mark and David, Kay's fellow scientists, rush in to save Kay. The Creature tells her his name....Gill! He gets shot with a tainted speargun, with results that soon become clear.Back aboard the Rita, the scientists hear massive footsteps. Turns out the spear that pierced Gill had fallen into a supply of "human growth hormone," and the Creature, now 25 feet high, appears. Kay rises to the level of the Gill's face on a vine. Before he can stop himself, the Creature eats her.Realizing what he has done,Gill mourns the loss of Kay and shrinks back to his normal size.David apologizes to Gill and tells him no hard feelings and sees a female creature (Grey DeLisle) in which both Gill and David chase after her into the distance.


  • Anne Hathaway-Kay
  • Frank Welker- The Creature/Gill (Growling)
  • Seth Macfarlane-The Creature/Gill (Speaking)
  • Jason Segel-David
  • Robert Downey Jr.-Mark
  • Chris Evans-Dr.Thompson
  • Danny Trejo-The Captain
  • Maurice LaMarche-Dr.Maia
  • Tom Kenny-Luis
  • Carlos Alazraqui-Tomas
  • Grey DeLisle-Female Creature


The movie's score will be written by Danny Elfman and the songs will be written by Fred Barton and Gerard Alessandrini with additional songs by Danny Elfman.

Soundtrack Listing

  1. "Once upon a time in the Amazon" performed by Maurice LaMarche as Dr.Maia,Tom Kenny as Luis and Carlos Alazraqui as Tomas
  2. "Legend of the Fish-man" performed by Danny Trejo as The Captain
  3. "Black Lagoon" performed by Danny Trejo as The Captain,Jason Segel as David,Robert Downey Jr. as Mark,Maurice LaMarche as Dr.Maia,Anne Hathaway as Kay and Chris Evans as Dr.Thompson
  4. “Slay Me″ performed by Anne Hathaway as Kay and Seth Macfarlane as Gill
  5. “Prime Evil″ performed by Danny Trejo as the Captain,Jason Segel as David,Seth Macfarlane as Gill and Anne Hathaway as Kay
  6. "I want Her" performed by Seth Macfarlane as The Creature
  7. "Strange New Hunger″ performed by Anne Hathaway as Kay and Seth Macfarlane as Gill
  8. "Gill,what happened to you?" performed by Anne Hathaway as Kay
  9. “Strange New Hunger reprise″ performed by Anne Hathaway as Kay and Seth Macfarlane as Gill
  10. "She's gone" by Jason Segel as David and Seth Macfarlane as Gill
  11. "Black Lagoon reprise" performed by Cast

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