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Leslie Nielsen's Last Movie -- In Limbo

11/30/2010 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Leslie Nielsen's last movie -- a small budget animated film -- may never see the light of day ... because after Leslie voiced his part ... producers couldn't afford to pay for the final animation.

Leslie Nielsen Last Movie

Nielsen finished his voice work over a year ago, according to the director of the movie, Bryan Waterman. He tells TMZ that a "great deal" of production still has to be done before the movie can be released -- and by a "great deal" he means the majority of the animation. 

Waterman tells us the project has been taking donations in return for a "special thanks" at the end of the movie -- but right now they're still searching for investors.

Waterman plans on adding a dedication to Nielsen, assuming the movie ever gets finished.

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Mike Redwood    

I think Leslie would want the film to be seen. Both he and Waterman put a lot of work into it. Bryan had a great chance to meet Leslie and they had a great relationship. It's a shame to read all the negative posts. Leslie will certainly be missed.

1330 days ago
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D. Watkins    

That "douche" is my cousin and he's put everything he has into making this project with Mr. Nielsen, who happens to be one of his idols. He's not some big shot producer! He's from a small town in New England working a 9 to 5 like the rest of us! Try going out on your own, investing all your time and money into making a cartoon, spending months trying to get in touch with a man as great as Nielsen to do a voice, finally getting the chance, and then watching your dream slip away because you can't get enough financial backing. This is not about profit; it's about paying tribute to Nielsen and trying to follow a small dream. I'm so proud of Brian for coming as far as he has. He's more humble than all of you so cut him some damn slack and quit the ignorant negativity!

1330 days ago
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unknown    

Actually he went public with the film over a year ago on the Kickstarter website, but didn't hit the goal he needed. Bryan didn't send this information out when Nielsen died, it has been on his website for about 2 years now. He's an independent filmmaker - his "investors" are his fans and friends - not millionaires in Hollywood.

1330 days ago
19.

ag    

Indie Films almost always require some sort of outside funding. I think Mr. Neilsen would want it to be produced. He wouldn't have lent his voice if he didn't believe in the project. And Waterman is a legitimate filmmaker. If you go to his website you can see the animated sitcom that ran for several years that this movie is obviously based off of.

1330 days ago
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steph    

To the haters-

Just to be clear, Bryan didn't come out of the woodwork after hearing of his death to beg for money. The media outlets tracked HIM down to ask about the movie and when it was coming out. That's how it came to be known that the movie was on hold due to funding. Bryan is an incredible person who has been working hard out of his home for a long time on this movie. He isn't out to make a buck or capitalize off a death. Of court the funding is what the media focuses on, but you are completely misconstruing this.

Good luck Bryan... you know we are all behind you!

Steph North

1330 days ago
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