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2012-10-09 06:14:02 PM  
It's like before, but better! This time, he chooses one of the metal trees
 
2012-10-09 06:26:42 PM  
Oh, good grief.
 
2012-10-09 06:44:27 PM  
It would be awesome if throughout the animation that their enormous heads caused them to occasionally tip over and get stuck head down.

I suspect that they'll look something like this:

www.google.ca
 
2012-10-09 06:50:51 PM  
What a blockhead.
 
2012-10-09 06:51:59 PM  
Snoopy The WWI fighter ace fires up the doghouse Sopwith Camel to shoot down the producers of this movie Red Baron.
 
2012-10-09 06:53:35 PM  
Hollywood: where precious childhood memories go to die.
 
2012-10-09 06:55:04 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Snoopy The WWI fighter ace fires up the doghouse Sopwith Camel to shoot down the producers of this movie Red Baron.


You just reminded me of countless hours on my Atari playing that game as a kid.
 
2012-10-09 06:57:47 PM  
At first,I was like...

www.aplacetolovedogs.com

but this news has left me:

lh5.ggpht.com
 
2012-10-09 07:01:25 PM  
Those animated specials had fantastic music. That's why they are enduring in our memories. Kids today don't read the funnies. They don't know who the Peanuts are and they don't connect to their characters.

CGI Peanuts are going to look weird, alienate the narrow fanbase, and fail spectacularly.
 
2012-10-09 07:04:38 PM  
Bet they add a few characters for diversity.
 
2012-10-09 07:11:55 PM  
How long after Bill Watterson dies will Hollywood begin production of a CGI "Calvin and Hobbes" film?

Who wants to bet on less than a week? Do I hear less than a week?
 
2012-10-09 07:12:55 PM  
Lindelhof, Bay and LeBeouf seen wringing their hands and cackling with glee....
 
2012-10-09 07:14:40 PM  
It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.
 
2012-10-09 07:15:59 PM  

MrEricSir: How long after Bill Watterson dies will Hollywood begin production of a CGI "Calvin and Hobbes" film?

Who wants to bet on less than a week? Do I hear less than a week?


I'm surprised they haven't tried backing up a fleet of Brinks trucks full of crates of $100 bills to his house already.
 
2012-10-09 07:17:23 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It worked failed for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.


FTFY.
 
2012-10-09 07:20:08 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.


Worked? Those movies are terrible. The only thing they accomplished is making rich Hollywood assholes a little richer.

We don't need every damn thing repackaged and sold back to us. No one wants this. Even if you think you do, you won't feel that way when you see it. It can never be the same.

And OBTW, Schultz didn't want Peanuts to continue after his death. He had plenty of time and opportunity to train a protege, like Bill Keane or Mort Walker did, but he purposefully chose not to.
 
2012-10-09 07:22:31 PM  

ClavellBCMI: MrEricSir: How long after Bill Watterson dies will Hollywood begin production of a CGI "Calvin and Hobbes" film?

Who wants to bet on less than a week? Do I hear less than a week?

I'm surprised they haven't tried backing up a fleet of Brinks trucks full of crates of $100 bills to his house already.


who says they haven't?

you know he draws a new strip every day, then burns it out of spite/hate, right?
 
2012-10-09 07:25:15 PM  

ClavellBCMI: AverageAmericanGuy: It worked failed for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.

FTFY.


For the Smurfs from boxofficemojo, 563 million worldwide gross versus a 110 million budget and two sequels in the works.

And for Garfield, the first got 200 million worldwide on a 50 million budget. The sequel was not so good though. No production budget on boxofficemojo but only 141 million revenue. Probably a break even or small profit movie, which is why that series has stopped, but the first was a big monetary success which is why the second got made.

Call them artistic failures if you like, but they're bringing in the dough.
 
2012-10-09 07:27:13 PM  
i.ytimg.com

Perhaps he was dictating.
 
2012-10-09 07:29:42 PM  
hydrocephalic? Really dude?
 
2012-10-09 07:32:05 PM  
img.buzznet.com

This could be okay if they get Guillermo del Toro to direct.
 
2012-10-09 07:34:11 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: ClavellBCMI: MrEricSir: How long after Bill Watterson dies will Hollywood begin production of a CGI "Calvin and Hobbes" film?

Who wants to bet on less than a week? Do I hear less than a week?

I'm surprised they haven't tried backing up a fleet of Brinks trucks full of crates of $100 bills to his house already.

who says they haven't?

you know he draws a new strip every day, then burns it out of spite/hate, right?


I can't believe that is true and if you are joking then I am Pig.

salvador.hardin: Those animated specials had fantastic music. That's why they are enduring in our memories. Kids today don't read the funnies. They don't know who the Peanuts are and they don't connect to their characters.

CGI Peanuts are going to look weird, alienate the narrow fanbase, and fail spectacularly.


I used to get comic strip books at the library, I hope there are some kids these days doing the same thing.
 
2012-10-09 07:38:15 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2012-10-09 07:39:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [img.buzznet.com image 400x475]

This could be okay if they get Guillermo del Toro to direct.


I was thinking more of Wes Anderson but that might work.

(Come to think of it, it would be interesting to see what kind of take other directors would have on "Peanuts".)
 
2012-10-09 07:41:09 PM  

Gunny Highway: I used to get comic strip books at the library, I hope there are some kids these days doing the same thing.


I'd certainly hope so, especially since these days they have these sweet Fantagraphics collections to enjoy.

emwgradstudent.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-09 07:46:34 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Gunny Highway: I used to get comic strip books at the library, I hope there are some kids these days doing the same thing.

I'd certainly hope so, especially since these days they have these sweet Fantagraphics collections to enjoy.

[emwgradstudent.files.wordpress.com image 700x458]


Love my Bloom County collection.
 
2012-10-09 07:49:28 PM  
Peanuts is the most overrate comic strip in the history of ever.
 
2012-10-09 07:50:37 PM  

NorCalLos: Peanuts is the most overrate comic strip in the history of ever.


What makesmit over rated in your mind?
 
2012-10-09 07:52:52 PM  
I'm intrigued.
 
2012-10-09 07:56:57 PM  
Actually Peanuts was a decent strip in it's day, often being insightful, topical and funny. It was essentially brain-dead by the early 80s or so, imo.
 
2012-10-09 08:00:15 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Perhaps he was dictating.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-09 08:15:09 PM  

NorCalLos: Peanuts is the most overrate comic strip in the history of ever.


Not familiar with "For Better or For Worse" then, are you?
 
2012-10-09 08:29:52 PM  
If they can keep Dick Tracy, Blondie and even Broom Hilda alive, go for it.
 
2012-10-09 08:31:34 PM  
I would prefer a full length film based on this.
Link
 
2012-10-09 08:33:03 PM  
Hopefully it's set in New York and the Charlie Brown gang teaches some preteen live action kid how to get the courage to ask his crush out.
 
2012-10-09 08:34:37 PM  
Rats.
 
2012-10-09 08:35:32 PM  

gadian: NorCalLos: Peanuts is the most overrate comic strip in the history of ever.

Not familiar with "For Better or For Worse" then, are you?


I hear people The Peanuts overrated all the time. I assume it is because it didn't make them laugh.

What strips are underrated is a much more interesting conversation.
 
2012-10-09 08:49:50 PM  

Gunny Highway: gadian: NorCalLos: Peanuts is the most overrate comic strip in the history of ever.

Not familiar with "For Better or For Worse" then, are you?

I hear people The Peanuts overrated all the time. I assume it is because it didn't make them laugh.

What strips are underrated is a much more interesting conversation.


Mallard Fillmore? I think I cracked a sardonic half-smile once.
 
2012-10-09 08:59:33 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.


Oh, you're doing that half-assed trolling again, aren't you?
 
2012-10-09 09:15:58 PM  
because we are no longer cavemen handed crude, hand-drawn animation that we can only attempt to rape.
 
2012-10-09 09:24:18 PM  
robot6.comicbookresources.com

Relevant
 
2012-10-09 09:24:42 PM  

cryinoutloud: AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.

Oh, you're doing that half-assed trolling again, aren't you?


What works is not necessarily determined by artistic merit. Nor by your personal opinion.

I think anime is overrated, culture-destroying, pedophilic bullshiat, but I'm not going to try to stop a conversation about it based on my own biases.

Garfield and The Smurfs work. And they worked a whole lot better than the hipster, navel-gazing retrofest that The Muppet Movie was. Peanuts could work on CGI too.
 
2012-10-09 09:30:05 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: cryinoutloud: AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.

Oh, you're doing that half-assed trolling again, aren't you?

What works is not necessarily determined by artistic merit. Nor by your personal opinion.

I think anime is overrated, culture-destroying, pedophilic bullshiat, but I'm not going to try to stop a conversation about it based on my own biases.

Garfield and The Smurfs work. And they worked a whole lot better than the hipster, navel-gazing retrofest that The Muppet Movie was. Peanuts could work on CGI too.


Those are some strong opinions about lots of things. You must be a tiring person to be around. I assume you know that and get some strange pleasure out of it.
 
2012-10-09 09:35:06 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: cryinoutloud: AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.

Oh, you're doing that half-assed trolling again, aren't you?

What works is not necessarily determined by artistic merit. Nor by your personal opinion.

I think anime is overrated, culture-destroying, pedophilic bullshiat, but I'm not going to try to stop a conversation about it based on my own biases.

Garfield and The Smurfs work. And they worked a whole lot better than the hipster, navel-gazing retrofest that The Muppet Movie was. Peanuts could work on CGI too.


Anime was better when it had a fringe following (c. 1997). But that just my dime.
 
2012-10-09 09:40:54 PM  

Gunny Highway: AverageAmericanGuy: cryinoutloud: AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.

Oh, you're doing that half-assed trolling again, aren't you?

What works is not necessarily determined by artistic merit. Nor by your personal opinion.

I think anime is overrated, culture-destroying, pedophilic bullshiat, but I'm not going to try to stop a conversation about it based on my own biases.

Garfield and The Smurfs work. And they worked a whole lot better than the hipster, navel-gazing retrofest that The Muppet Movie was. Peanuts could work on CGI too.

Those are some strong opinions about lots of things. You must be a tiring person to be around. I assume you know that and get some strange pleasure out of it.


How fantastically modern you are to be tired so easily reading 6 sentences. Sound bite generation, indeed.
 
2012-10-09 09:44:39 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Gunny Highway: AverageAmericanGuy: cryinoutloud: AverageAmericanGuy: It worked for Garfield and The Smurfs. I wouldn't write this off so quickly.

Oh, you're doing that half-assed trolling again, aren't you?

What works is not necessarily determined by artistic merit. Nor by your personal opinion.

I think anime is overrated, culture-destroying, pedophilic bullshiat, but I'm not going to try to stop a conversation about it based on my own biases.

Garfield and The Smurfs work. And they worked a whole lot better than the hipster, navel-gazing retrofest that The Muppet Movie was. Peanuts could work on CGI too.

Those are some strong opinions about lots of things. You must be a tiring person to be around. I assume you know that and get some strange pleasure out of it.

How fantastically modern you are to be tired so easily reading 6 sentences. Sound bite generation, indeed.


That is exactly what I meant, yeah.
 
2012-10-09 09:50:55 PM  

ClavellBCMI: MrEricSir: How long after Bill Watterson dies will Hollywood begin production of a CGI "Calvin and Hobbes" film?

Who wants to bet on less than a week? Do I hear less than a week?

I'm surprised they haven't tried backing up a fleet of Brinks trucks full of crates of $100 bills to his house already.


They tried, but they just couldn't find his house.
 
2012-10-09 10:06:37 PM  
If they keep to the spirit of things, I wouldn't mind a 3D Peanuts. Even though the last 15-20 years of Peanuts specials (where they just recycled joke sequences from the daily comci strips) have been painfully awful.

But given that this is Blue Sky, and they really load up on the celebrity voice gravy train even more so than Dreamworks ( Train Your Dragon was quite surprising in this regard, Kung Fu Panda not so much), I really fear that Snoopy is going to be voiced by David Spade, and Charlie Brown will be voiced by The Rock, for some unknown reason.
 
2012-10-09 10:11:38 PM  
NorCalLos: Peanuts is the most overrate comic strip in the history of ever.

gadian: Not familiar with "For Better or For Worse" then, are you?


Actually "For Better or For Worse" wasn't bad at all... there was actual character development, the kids grew up and moved out, their dog died... it was sort of a soap opera at times, but it told the semi-realistic story of a family's life over the course of several years and a lot of life changes. It was far from overrated.

"Peanuts," on the other hand, has zero character development and gets away with constantly recycling visual gags and stupid punchlines. How many different strips ended with Peppermint Patty ordering Marcie to "Stop calling me Sir"? "Peanuts" survives because Baby Boomers inflict the Halloween and Christmas specials on their children. It's only relevant as a piece of history, something scholars "appreciate" as being "groundbreaking" more than people actually enjoy reading.

With its hackneyed blandness and crude drawings, "Peanuts" is the Charlie Chaplin of cartoons.... even though experts agree it was groundbreaking and innovative in its day.... who who the f#ck wants to watch an old man in silly make-up, hamming it up in silent black & white?
 
2012-10-09 10:47:42 PM  

MrEricSir: Hollywood: where precious childhood memories go to die.


This. sadly, truly This.

/ I got a rock.
 
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