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(Deadline)   Despite the still-fresh scars of the Mike Myers version, Hollywood is going ahead with A Cat in the Hat reboot   (deadline.com) divider line 38
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2012-03-16 02:55:05 AM  
ah, so hollywood really does have its pulse on the nations oh-so-short attention...

what was i talking about?
 
2012-03-16 03:03:20 AM  
December 21 can't come fast enough.
 
2012-03-16 03:17:29 AM  
I'm guessing it will be CGI like the Lorax before reading the article
 
2012-03-16 03:19:48 AM  
Call me when they do this to the Cat in the Hat

X-Rated Alice in Wonderland (Maybe NSFW)

Pinocchio, it's not his nose that grows (NSFW)
 
2012-03-16 03:20:16 AM  
That movie.......what the fark was going on with that movie? It was marketed as a kid's movie, but all the jokes were super dirty and thinly veiled at best. The premise too, that they had to stop the house from getting sucked into a hellscape parallel dimension, what the fark was that? Has anybody else seen this movie? I feel like I need to talk about it
 
2012-03-16 03:25:58 AM  
Haven't seen the Lorax myself but it seems to be getting decent reviews, I would'nt mind seeing a better treatment for CITH that that Live action abortion (my kid was young enough to force me into seeing that) so bring it on, now that my kid is a teen I wont be emotionally blackmailed to see it even if the reviews say it's horrible so it doesn't frighten me.
 
2012-03-16 04:33:08 AM  
Wow, I forgot to ever watch the Mike Myers one. I somewhat liked the Grinch remake and hoped it was better. Guess not?
 
2012-03-16 04:35:09 AM  
What's not to love about this, at least he didn't do an Indian musical.
/oh wait...
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Skr
2012-03-16 04:59:00 AM  
The music was horrible in the Myers version- same with the Depp Willy Wonka movie.

Do the reboot, but with less raping of childhood memories please.

One Fish
 
2012-03-16 06:41:46 AM  

myinternetname: Wow, I forgot to ever watch the Mike Myers one. I somewhat liked the Grinch remake and hoped it was better. Guess not?


It was terrible, I couldn't stand to watch the whole movie
 
2012-03-16 06:44:46 AM  
Keep farking that chicken.

Lorax was boring. I fell asleep.
 
2012-03-16 07:13:53 AM  
They need to let Martin Short do it like he has on the current The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! PBS series. He's amazing.
 
2012-03-16 07:41:59 AM  
Didn't he do his Linda Richmond voice in that movie?
 
jlt
2012-03-16 07:58:41 AM  

hosalabad: They need to let Martin Short do it like he has on the current The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! PBS series. He's amazing.


That is Martin Short? I didn't realize it!
My daughter watches that all the time.
 
2012-03-16 08:29:32 AM  
I thought the Geisel estate forbid this.
 
2012-03-16 08:52:14 AM  

Skr: The music was horrible in the Myers version- same with the Depp Willy Wonka movie.

Do the reboot, but with less raping of childhood memories please.

One Fish


The Depp version of Willy Wonka was really good IMO. It was more in line with the book. Very dark and creepy. Now make the damn Glass Elevator already.
 
2012-03-16 08:54:41 AM  

Fano: I thought the Geisel estate forbid this.


Live action movies are forbidden. But she ok'ed animated versions.
 
2012-03-16 09:27:34 AM  

yves0010: Skr: The music was horrible in the Myers version- same with the Depp Willy Wonka movie.

Do the reboot, but with less raping of childhood memories please.

One Fish

The Depp version of Willy Wonka was really good IMO. It was more in line with the book. Very dark and creepy. Now make the damn Glass Elevator already.


I think the new Willy Wonka is better than the original in every category... except my own sentimentality.
 
2012-03-16 09:28:58 AM  
I HATED the Mike Myers Cat In The Hat. The comedy in it was terrible, and the Cat In The hat is not supposed to have THAT kind of comedy. The schtick is all wrong. Myers was annoying as heck. The movie wasn't fun nor funny. And the reason was Myers Cat In The Hat. He should stick with Shrek and Austin Powers. At least those characters have better writing and their comedy is more in line with what Myers has to offer.


As far as Dr. Seuss, check out Jim Carrey in Horton Hears A Who. That was some good shiat. The chemistry was good, the comedic timing, the jokes and the characterization were a thousand times better.
 
2012-03-16 09:39:34 AM  

SnakeLee: That movie.......what the fark was going on with that movie? It was marketed as a kid's movie, but all the jokes were super dirty and thinly veiled at best. The premise too, that they had to stop the house from getting sucked into a hellscape parallel dimension, what the fark was that? Has anybody else seen this movie? I feel like I need to talk about it


It was possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. The Cat is not supposed to dry hump a photo of the children's MOM.
 
2012-03-16 09:41:08 AM  

karmaceutical: yves0010: Skr: The music was horrible in the Myers version- same with the Depp Willy Wonka movie.

Do the reboot, but with less raping of childhood memories please.

One Fish

The Depp version of Willy Wonka was really good IMO. It was more in line with the book. Very dark and creepy. Now make the damn Glass Elevator already.

I think the new Willy Wonka is better than the original in every category... except my own sentimentality.


Im still on the fence about the Depp remake. But I would like to see the Great Glass Elevator made.
 
2012-03-16 10:04:16 AM  
Fingers crossed that they do Mr. Sprinkles instead.

/Modern day Cat in the Hat
//Video game playing children are no longer bored while inside during the rain
///Mr. Sprinkles is institutionalized early in the series
////Seriously, check it out, each episode is only 2.5 minutes long


tr dr: Mr. Sprinkles(Cat in the Hat parody) is way more deserving of a feature.
 
2012-03-16 10:07:31 AM  

myinternetname: Wow, I forgot to ever watch the Mike Myers one. I somewhat liked the Grinch remake and hoped it was better. Guess not?


It almost felt like a loosely connected series of skits he never got to do on SNL, while wearing a fur suit. It had certain moments that made me chuckle (the cliche but still humorous infomercial parody for instance), but for the most part I leave the room when te kids want to watch it.
 
2012-03-16 10:25:11 AM  

karmaceutical: yves0010: Skr: The music was horrible in the Myers version- same with the Depp Willy Wonka movie.

Do the reboot, but with less raping of childhood memories please.

One Fish

The Depp version of Willy Wonka was really good IMO. It was more in line with the book. Very dark and creepy. Now make the damn Glass Elevator already.

I think the new Willy Wonka is better than the original in every category... except my own sentimentality.


Still love the old one too... But I want the sequel! Why haven't they made Glass Elevator yet..
 
2012-03-16 10:45:49 AM  

SnakeLee: That movie.......what the fark was going on with that movie? It was marketed as a kid's movie, but all the jokes were super dirty and thinly veiled at best. The premise too, that they had to stop the house from getting sucked into a hellscape parallel dimension, what the fark was that? Has anybody else seen this movie? I feel like I need to talk about it


The Grinch movie was also weirdly adult. The only thing I can remember about that entire movie is the Whos having a key party.
 
2012-03-16 11:10:27 AM  

Fano: I thought the Geisel estate forbid this.


It did, until Ted died and his wife got either senile or poor.
 
2012-03-16 12:04:43 PM  
would it be so hard for them just to produce a movie with four or five Seuss stories , instead of trying to stretch one 15 to 20 page story.
 
2012-03-16 12:48:17 PM  
Moss covered three handled family gredunza?
 
2012-03-16 12:56:06 PM  
Thankfully my kids love the original 1960s animated Seuss stories; granted I forbade them from watching the live action Grinch or Cat In The Hat. My oldest son went to see the Lorax movie (a yawnfest for me) but then went home to watch the original animated one that night.

They did like the newer Willy Wonka but were raised on the original Gene Wilder version (the one Dahl hated due to the spin they took on the character). I enjoyed Burton's remake except for his incessant need to put dad/son issues into it, which was a totally superfluous and unnecessary "gotcha". Give me the original Wilder version's Veruca Salt actress but use the newer CGI squirrel/nut room.

I enjoyed the Carrey Horton film, it was creative with the source material to a degree (even had a few inside geek boy jokes such as the anime montage), but every time I saw it I still saw the ending as some sort of recruitment film for pro-lifers. I read once that Geisel and his widow complained loudly for years that the anti-abortion community kept lifting that "a person's a person, no matter how small" line for years, when in fact it had to do with denouncing anti-Japanese bigotry following WWII.

I wonder if Shel Silverstein had any sort of ironclad copyright clause in his records stating that under no circumstances were movies to be made based on his work.
 
2012-03-16 01:03:07 PM  

alechemist: would it be so hard for them just to produce a movie with four or five Seuss stories , instead of trying to stretch one 15 to 20 page story.


No, we need to murder imagination by painstakingly filling in the backstory. Case in point: "No one knew why the Grinch was so mean." Movie: "The Grinch was a lovable, but ugly, nerd who was mocked by a pretty girl of a different race that he had a crush on."

It's like they assume they are writing a movie for Vern from Stand By Me.
 
2012-03-16 01:58:53 PM  
What if instead...now stay with me here...someone came up with a NEW idea for a movie?
 
2012-03-16 02:38:21 PM  

Fano: I thought the Geisel estate forbid this.


They forbid live action versions after the non-kid-friendly Cat in the Hat. Animated is a-ok.
 
2012-03-16 02:39:30 PM  

Treygreen13: Moss covered three handled family gredunza?


You got a few posts to go before we start that...

ARMBAR
 
2012-03-16 03:22:41 PM  
Richard Scarry > Dr. Seuss
 
2012-03-16 05:04:13 PM  
Asshole subby, I had totally forgotten about that movie. Blocked it nice and proper. Now what do I do =/
 
2012-03-16 05:19:36 PM  

SnakeLee: That movie.......what the fark was going on with that movie? It was marketed as a kid's movie, but all the jokes were super dirty and thinly veiled at best. The premise too, that they had to stop the house from getting sucked into a hellscape parallel dimension, what the fark was that? Has anybody else seen this movie? I feel like I need to talk about it


The worst thing about that movie, to me, was the horrible accent Myers used. It was like some throwback New York Jewish or Italian accent, definitely not remotely close to how I imagined the cat sounding.
 
2012-03-16 11:34:08 PM  

th0th:
I wonder if Shel Silverstein had any sort of ironclad copyright clause in his records stating that under no circumstances were movies to be made based on his work.


That'd be too bad, because "The Smoke Off" could make an awesome movie.
 
2012-03-17 04:01:05 PM  
 
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