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2013-02-10 02:25:43 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-10 02:42:35 PM
There is already an excellent animated Grinch.  They should branch out into other children's books.  My favorite:

i105.photobucket.com
Sure, it's a bit racy, but kids have to learn about anatomy somewhere.
 
2013-02-10 05:35:12 PM
I thought "reboot" only applied to series -- this is just a remake, no?
 
2013-02-10 05:40:52 PM
The original cartoon was perfect.  It had excellent narration and didn't try to pad itself to 90 minutes for the sake of a theatrical release.
 
2013-02-10 05:53:01 PM

NeoCortex42: The original cartoon was perfect.  It had excellent narration and didn't try to pad itself to 90 minutes for the sake of a theatrical release.


The movie wasn't as "horrid" as the article implies, but it was bad enough that I don't think they should fark with it any more. Some projects are doomed from the start, and others seems to be haunted by the fact that the original was just fine on its own. I absolutely LOVE Seuess, and Hollywood needs to stop trying to kill that part of my childhood.

Hollywood needs to try just one year where they don't "adapt", "remake" or "reboot" anything. Original ideas guys!
 
2013-02-10 05:58:09 PM
I have a relative int he animation biz.  Says the widow, who was reluctant at first, is now going after every penny she can get, and giving the family OK to nearly anything.  Expect to see more of your childhood exploited..
 
2013-02-10 06:02:43 PM
Okay, I'm going to go on record and say it:  How The Grinch Stole Christmas  is not a very good story, anyway. I'm still amazed that it gets so much attention when much better Christmas stories exist.

For that matter, I think it's time we all placed a moratorium on remakes and re-imaginings of   A Christmas Carol.
 
2013-02-10 06:03:10 PM
I would say the estate can say no but I gave up after the Lorax.
 
2013-02-10 06:04:38 PM

Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: The original cartoon was perfect.  It had excellent narration and didn't try to pad itself to 90 minutes for the sake of a theatrical release.

The movie wasn't as "horrid" as the article implies, but it was bad enough that I don't think they should fark with it any more. Some projects are doomed from the start, and others seems to be haunted by the fact that the original was just fine on its own. I absolutely LOVE Seuess, and Hollywood needs to stop trying to kill that part of my childhood.

Hollywood needs to try just one year where they don't "adapt", "remake" or "reboot" anything. Original ideas guys!


They'd have to pay new blood for new works. Why do that when they can just get the same writers, directors and producers to hire the same actors to make new versions of the same stories they've been making since the 1920s?
 
2013-02-10 06:16:45 PM
All the stupid you shiat you hold dear and get upset about remaking is perfect for remaking. Your countless forum posts prove the garbage you adore is popular and will probably sell.
 
2013-02-10 06:19:31 PM

moothemagiccow: All the stupid you shiat you hold dear and get upset about remaking is perfect for remaking. Your countless forum posts prove the garbage you adore is popular and will probably sell.


?

You wanna try that in english?
 
2013-02-10 06:19:42 PM
No, not even if it was the Grinch was played by Grumpy cat.

meowmie.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-10 06:21:32 PM

Mikey1969: Hollywood needs to try just one year where they don't "adapt", "remake" or "reboot" anything. Original ideas guys!


You make it sound like this is new. Sequels have been a steady stream of money for decades. The crap sequel usually earns more than the original.

Accept the fact that stories do not belong to you. They are for telling and retelling, for better or worse.

But of course, it's "Hollywood," "they" have one hivemind, and "they " are doing it wrong. Then stop paying "them" already.
 
2013-02-10 06:21:56 PM
Lessee here, another example of the Fark Hive Mind's inconsistent beliefs:

1. An original, successful work of creativity should be left alone: no sequels, reboots, re-imaginings, etc.
2. There should be no IP rights, or at the very least no IP rights that extend for decades after the creator's death. If anyone wants to exploit anyone else's creation for their own profit, that should be just fine and dandy.
 
2013-02-10 06:23:02 PM

ZeroCorpse: Okay, I'm going to go on record and say it:  How The Grinch Stole Christmas  is not a very good story, anyway. I'm still amazed that it gets so much attention when much better Christmas stories exist.

For that matter, I think it's time we all placed a moratorium on remakes and re-imaginings of   A Christmas Carol.


I'll make you a deal:  No remakes of Grinch, and I'll talk to them about the Green Eggs And Ham movie you always wanted.
 
2013-02-10 06:23:20 PM

Friskya: moothemagiccow: All the stupid you shiat you hold dear and get upset about remaking is perfect for remaking. Your countless forum posts prove the garbage you adore is popular and will probably sell.

?

You wanna try that in english?


teh shiat u liek is gon get remade cuz u no wut it is
shiat u ner herd of not cool yet
 
2013-02-10 06:24:52 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Lessee here, another example of the Fark Hive Mind's inconsistent beliefs:

1. An original, successful work of creativity should be left alone: no sequels, reboots, re-imaginings, etc.
2. There should be no IP rights, or at the very least no IP rights that extend for decades after the creator's death. If anyone wants to exploit anyone else's creation for their own profit, that should be just fine and dandy.


The fark hivemind accepts that something on the teevee is official and fanfics are just silliness, but will gladly summarize theirs
 
2013-02-10 06:26:19 PM

moothemagiccow: Friskya: moothemagiccow: All the stupid you shiat you hold dear and get upset about remaking is perfect for remaking. Your countless forum posts prove the garbage you adore is popular and will probably sell.

?

You wanna try that in english?

teh shiat u liek is gon get remade cuz u no wut it is
shiat u ner herd of not cool yet


Oh. Well, why didn't you just say so in the first place? What's with all this "forum posts" and other nonsense?
 
2013-02-10 06:26:56 PM

moothemagiccow: Mikey1969: Hollywood needs to try just one year where they don't "adapt", "remake" or "reboot" anything. Original ideas guys!

You make it sound like this is new. Sequels have been a steady stream of money for decades. The crap sequel usually earns more than the original.

Accept the fact that stories do not belong to you. They are for telling and retelling, for better or worse.

But of course, it's "Hollywood," "they" have one hivemind, and "they " are doing it wrong. Then stop paying "them" already.


Please, point to where I used the word "sequel" in my post. Hell, show me where TFA mentioned "sequel".

Otherwise, try to stay on topic, this isn't hard for most people.
 
2013-02-10 06:51:30 PM

bemused outsider: I have a relative int he animation biz. Says the widow, who was reluctant at first, is now going after every penny she can get, and giving the family OK to nearly anything. Expect to see more of your childhood exploited..


Well, that explains the Cat in the Hat TV show.
 
2013-02-10 06:57:11 PM

Mikey1969: moothemagiccow: Mikey1969: Hollywood needs to try just one year where they don't "adapt", "remake" or "reboot" anything. Original ideas guys!

You make it sound like this is new. Sequels have been a steady stream of money for decades. The crap sequel usually earns more than the original.

Accept the fact that stories do not belong to you. They are for telling and retelling, for better or worse.

But of course, it's "Hollywood," "they" have one hivemind, and "they " are doing it wrong. Then stop paying "them" already.

Please, point to where I used the word "sequel" in my post. Hell, show me where TFA mentioned "sequel".

Otherwise, try to stay on topic, this isn't hard for most people.


sequels, remakes, wtf is the difference. you conflated remakes with adaptations and that's just moronic
 
2013-02-10 06:57:57 PM
When it comes to the sancity of the works of Dr. Seuss
You may want the movie studios to hear your little voice
As you whine to the sky "don't exploit his sacred works"
"You money grubbing opportunist Hollywood jerks"
But the original books will continue to go on
No matter how many bad movies they spawn
Don't let the idea of a cartoon Grinch make you sore
If I recall correctly, he's been animated before
When you grab pitchforks and light your torch fires
Remember "The Cat In The Hat" with Mr. Mike Myers
For Seuss adaptations, he got there first
And come on, really, could it get any worse?
So, if you want to cry like a baby, go on and suck your thumb
For an audience member is an audience member, no matter how dumb
 
2013-02-10 07:13:07 PM
I used to get all upset about remakes of my favorites.  Then I remembered that the originals will still exist for my enjoyment.
 
2013-02-10 07:20:48 PM
bios.weddingbee.com
 
2013-02-10 07:50:00 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-10 07:56:22 PM
*scans headline*

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-10 07:56:28 PM
Will people please stop using that farkin' horrible word "reboot," already?
 
2013-02-10 08:24:28 PM
I don't get what you're all upset about these reboots.

I can't think of ONE reboot that has affected my memory or enjoyment of the original.

Most of them come and go and everyone forgets about them.

Stop with overreacting and hopping on the "Betty White - Bacon - (re)Boot" bandwagon!
 
2013-02-10 08:54:11 PM

moothemagiccow: B.L.Z. Bub: Lessee here, another example of the Fark Hive Mind's inconsistent beliefs:

1. An original, successful work of creativity should be left alone: no sequels, reboots, re-imaginings, etc.
2. There should be no IP rights, or at the very least no IP rights that extend for decades after the creator's death. If anyone wants to exploit anyone else's creation for their own profit, that should be just fine and dandy.

The fark hivemind accepts that something on the teevee is official and fanfics are just silliness, but will gladly summarize theirs


Since movies have began?, there have been re makes and prequels. Wizard of Oz, Ben Hur, Tarzan were all remakes from silent movies

Shakespear has been retold millions of times.

It's all about interpretation!
 
2013-02-10 09:14:44 PM
Hell. No.
 
2013-02-10 09:15:04 PM

moothemagiccow: B.L.Z. Bub: Lessee here, another example of the Fark Hive Mind's inconsistent beliefs:

1. An original, successful work of creativity should be left alone: no sequels, reboots, re-imaginings, etc.
2. There should be no IP rights, or at the very least no IP rights that extend for decades after the creator's death. If anyone wants to exploit anyone else's creation for their own profit, that should be just fine and dandy.

The fark hivemind accepts that something on the teevee is official and fanfics are just silliness, but will gladly summarize theirs


Glad you're here to be the spokesman for the Fark Tardmind.
 
2013-02-10 09:22:36 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Shakespear has been retold millions of times.


With the exception of the Tempest, all of Shakespeare's plays are in turn retellings of stories from otehr sources.
 
2013-02-10 09:22:56 PM
Well, what other bits we treasure can we put on the chopping block?

Lets remake all the Charlie Brown TV specials in 3d, with Bill Murray as Charlie. After all, he did such a good job with Garfield, how could it lose? Or how about a Captain Kangaroo movie, with Shia LeBouf? How about remastering the original SNL episodes (you know, Belushi/Ackroyd/Chevy/Gilda etc) with Pop-Up Video commentary of how much coke each actor was on, and which social diseases were running that week?

I'm sure there are plenty of properties you can beat to death with new rebooted series. I Dream of Jeannie? Gilligan's Island? My Mother the Car? Let's re-do I Love Lucy as a hip, happnin' Goth chick who marries an Iraqi bandleader and watch the wacky situations they get into?

\RAGE
 
2013-02-10 09:25:38 PM

CheapEngineer: moothemagiccow: B.L.Z. Bub: Lessee here, another example of the Fark Hive Mind's inconsistent beliefs:

1. An original, successful work of creativity should be left alone: no sequels, reboots, re-imaginings, etc.
2. There should be no IP rights, or at the very least no IP rights that extend for decades after the creator's death. If anyone wants to exploit anyone else's creation for their own profit, that should be just fine and dandy.

The fark hivemind accepts that something on the teevee is official and fanfics are just silliness, but will gladly summarize theirs

Glad you're here to be the spokesman for the Fark Tardmind.


Let me tell you how I would do a Grinch remake
 
2013-02-10 10:15:03 PM

CheapEngineer: Well, what other bits we treasure can we put on the chopping block?

Lets remake all the Charlie Brown TV specials in 3d, with Bill Murray as Charlie. After all, he did such a good job with Garfield, how could it lose? Or how about a Captain Kangaroo movie, with Shia LeBouf? How about remastering the original SNL episodes (you know, Belushi/Ackroyd/Chevy/Gilda etc) with Pop-Up Video commentary of how much coke each actor was on, and which social diseases were running that week?

I'm sure there are plenty of properties you can beat to death with new rebooted series. I Dream of Jeannie? Gilligan's Island? My Mother the Car? Let's re-do I Love Lucy as a hip, happnin' Goth chick who marries an Iraqi bandleader and watch the wacky situations they get into?

\RAGE


Charles Schulz's Peanuts Gang to Hit Theaters
 
2013-02-10 10:55:17 PM
I saw the movie on TV this last Christmas for the first time since its initial release.  It *was* horrid.

Then I saw The Lorax, which I expected to be horrid, but actually found to be fairly enjoyable, and frankly, I'd hoped someone would come along and do this.

That said, I'd still rather see The Butter Battle Book.
 
2013-02-10 10:57:56 PM

ZeroCorpse: Okay, I'm going to go on record and say it:  How The Grinch Stole Christmas  is not a very good story, anyway. I'm still amazed that it gets so much attention when much better Christmas stories exist.

For that matter, I think it's time we all placed a moratorium on remakes and re-imaginings of   A Christmas Carol.


And yet, in every thread about the new Disney/Star Wars universe some film-school reject always submits the 'Seven Samurai/Magnificent Seven in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace' idea.
Because 'Battle beyond the stars' didn't suck enough I guess.
 
2013-02-10 11:08:17 PM
blog.chuckjones.com

Ok in this picture from left to right you have, Dr. Seuss, Boris Karloff, and Chuck Jones.......for any post after mine.....YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.......

The cool quotient if there was such a thing in that moment would be incalcuable...

/Chuck arguably greatest animator ever.
 
2013-02-10 11:42:19 PM

NeoCortex42: The original cartoon was perfect.  It had excellent narration and didn't try to pad itself to 90 minutes for the sake of a theatrical release.


Agreed. My wife can narrate this thing from memory. To remake it is basically a cultural rape in the name of cash extraction and further proof of Hollywood's utter creative bankruptcy.

/you're a mean one, Mrs. Geisel.
 
2013-02-10 11:47:13 PM
At what point is it okay to start slapping people?
 
2013-02-10 11:49:33 PM

bemused outsider: I have a relative int he animation biz.  Says the widow, who was reluctant at first, is now going after every penny she can get, and giving the family OK to nearly anything.  Expect to see more of your childhood exploited..


I'm waiting for the Bartolmew Cubbins series
 
2013-02-10 11:51:50 PM

Meatwad42: I saw the movie on TV this last Christmas for the first time since its initial release.  It *was* horrid.

Then I saw The Lorax, which I expected to be horrid, but actually found to be fairly enjoyable, and frankly, I'd hoped someone would come along and do this.

That said, I'd still rather see The Butter Battle Book.


They did do a cartoon of that, I seem to remember. It has more cold war resonance I think.
 
2013-02-11 02:40:08 AM

drongozone: Will people please stop using that farkin' horrible word "reboot," already?


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-02-11 03:28:12 AM
Peter Candeland, an up-and-coming music video and commercials helmer, is set to direct.

I was going to FTFA from "music video and commercials helmer" to "soulless corporate hack," but then I realized that both phrases mean pretty much the same thing anyway.

Plus, is his name REALLY Candy-Land? That's just creepy.
 
2013-02-11 08:28:05 AM
The book is still the book, the 1964 adaptation is still the 1964 adaptation, having made a big enough cultural mark that any attempt to remake it provokes nostalgic rage forty-nine years later. This new version will appear, and then it will go away, and nobody will mourn its passing.

Eventually, the only way anyone will ever see it is when they look at the special features on the 2019 bluer-than-blue-ray release, presented as a misguided curiosity.

But hey, newfangled animators - if you want to do everyone sort of a favor, makes sure what you create includes the original shot setups and can be edited down to exactly the running length of the original, using the original's soundtrack. That might - might - be cool.

And for those of you who really liked the original's animation style, I can to point to one other cartoon done by that team around the same time. Here's "The Bear That Wasn't":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq0a5JTSGvU
 
2013-02-11 12:27:10 PM

Meatwad42: I saw the movie on TV this last Christmas for the first time since its initial release.  It *was* horrid.

Then I saw The Lorax, which I expected to be horrid, but actually found to be fairly enjoyable, and frankly, I'd hoped someone would come along and do this.

That said, I'd still rather see The Butter Battle Book.


I thought they did an admirable job of adapting the Lorax to a feature length movie without ruining the entire story. The core details of the story were the same, but they framed it nicely within the larger narrative with a villain, and heroes you can cheer for, etc.
 
2013-02-11 01:25:36 PM
I'm waiting for this one:

Horton Pops a Cap in Yer Ass

i.cdn.turner.com
 
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