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Old 03-05-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Since " Yogi Bear" tanked I thought maybe they could do a new movie aimed at kids and their baby boomer grandparents and generation X parents.
I'd have it based on three cartoons, each about 30 minutes in length.
I'd start off with " Stop That Pigeon" their classic comedy cartoon. For casting I'd go with Jim Carrey as Dick Dastardly, a computer animated Muttley, Jack Black as Klunk, and Seth Green as Zilly. I've worked up a script outline but they could do their own.
Then I'd have them do " The Perils of Penelope Pittstop". With Steve Carrell as Sylvester Sneakly/ The Hooded Claw and any young starlet thats popular nowadays as Penelope. I kind of thought Hillary Duff but maybe she's not hip with kids anymore. For the "Anthill Mob" they could use computer animation to shrink down actors. I could see Brad Garrett( LOL) or Ray Romano as Clyde, maybe Andy Richter in there too.
Then maybe do one thats all computer animated, say "Top Cat", with all voice overs done by well known actors. Or maybe a live action " The Jetsons" Go back to the classic 60s cartoons.
Hollywood is rehashing lots of old ideas and maybe I just gave some hack writer and producer a million dollar idea, but oh well.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Since " Yogi Bear" tanked I thought maybe they could do a new movie aimed at kids and their baby boomer grandparents and generation X parents.
I'd have it based on three cartoons, each about 30 minutes in length.
I'd start off with" Stop That Pigeon" their classic comedy cartoon. For casting I'd go with Jim Carrey as Dick Dastardly, a computer animated Muttley, Jack Black as Klunk, and Seth Green as Zilly. I've worked up a script outline but they could do their own.
Then I'd have them do " The Perils of Penelope Pittstop". With Steve Carrell as Sylvester Sneakly/ The Hooded Claw and any young starlet thats popular nowadays as Penelope. I kind of thought Hillary Duff but maybe she's not hip with kids anymore. For the "Anthill Mob" they could use computer animation to shrink down actors. I could see Brad Garrett( LOL) or Ray Romano as Clyde, maybe Andy Richter in there too.
Then maybe do one thats all computer animated, say "Top Cat", with all voice overs done by well known actors. Or maybe a live action " The Jetsons" Go back to the classic 60s cartoons.
Hollywood is rehashing lots of old ideas and maybe I just gave some hack writer and producer a million dollar idea, but oh well.
Why not just do a "Wacky Races" movie? Both of those shows were spin-offs from this series
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I'm not sure these original cartoons can be revamped to a new generation. It still behooves me as to how Scooby-Do passed this one off so well.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I don't understand the thinking behind taking a classic cartoon and turning it into a live action movie. the overwhelming majority of cartoons just don't translate into live action. Yogi Bear, Alvin & the Chipmunks, the Flintstones ... all horrid movies.

One example I can think of that make break that rule would be Johnny Quest. Loved the original when I was a kid. Didn't care for the remake from a few years back. In the right hands, it would be a great movie.

"In the right hands" is the key phrase.

The problem with most movies based on cartoons (or most movies in general for that matter) is that they are made not because a filmmaker has a brilliant idea for a movie. They are made because someone in the marketing department says, "We could make X amount of $$$ with Y movie by cross leveraging the brand across various media." Then they put together a piece of hackwork.
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