Cartoon Adaptations

Attention producers: This is not your target audience.

Every week, Landon Palmer and Cole Abaius log on to their favorite chat client of 1996 as EruditeSmurf007 and NostalgiaFiend238 in order to discuss some topical topic of interest. This week, the pair rewatches the trailer for The Smurfs in an attempt to figure out why something that harmless needs to be modernized. Weren’t they cute and lovable before? Does a movie like that really need to fake appeal to a snarky teenage audience or should children and their parents be enough? Who is responsible for Smurfette flashing her panties at everyone and who on the production thought pop culture references would buoy a terrible film? In shorter terms, why can’t certain film productions get childhood icons right?



There’s no doubt that a CGI version of Yogi Bear is aimed right at kids, but will they giggle with glee or flee the theater in fear?



Over the course of the past several months, there has been a lot of talk about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Well, it is time to stop all the rumoring and badmouthing and start talking about a film that, in a very basic way, is good.



If you are an adorable young child that wants to make sure Clumsy Smurf makes it back to his village, you may have a shot at being cast in the Smurfing Smurf movie.



The little blue buggers no bigger than three apples tall are going to be hitting the big screen in all three dimensions in December of next year. You only have a year and a half to gird your loins.


Tom and Jerry Get Live-Action Film Deal

Apparently Warners didn’t see the live-action Garfield because they are ready to move forward with CGI Tom and Jerry.

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