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(LA Times)   DreamWorks to reboot Lassie, says this project won't crash and burn like The Lone Ranger because Lassie is globally popular. "She's the original superhero and stands for the great qualities of loyalty and trust and is a uniquely American icon"   (latimes.com) divider line 124
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2013-07-15 03:18:43 PM  
How much will they pay Johnny Depp for this one?
 
2013-07-15 03:22:12 PM  
Nobody has cared about Lassie for fifty f*cking years.
 
2013-07-15 03:25:24 PM  
Collies are snooty dogs.
 
2013-07-15 03:28:54 PM  
Lassie: The Next Generation.

In this one, Lassie is one of those hairless breeds, Timmy always wears a pair of stupid-looking Kanye sunglasses, and the rabid raccoons are good guys now, so one of them serves as Lassie's tactical officer.
 
2013-07-15 03:29:55 PM  

ElvisThroop: How much will they pay Johnny Depp for this one?


Is he going to wear a stuffed cat on his head?
 
2013-07-15 03:30:00 PM  

FloydA: Lassie: The Next Generation.

In this one, Lassie is one of those hairless breeds, Timmy always wears a pair of stupid-looking Kanye sunglasses, and the rabid raccoons are good guys now, so one of them serves as Lassie's tactical officer.


I was thinking pit bull, myself
 
2013-07-15 03:30:39 PM  

Aarontology: Nobody has cared about Lassie for fifty f*cking years.


If they do it as an animated feature, which is what it looks like they're planning, they'll have success getting kids to want to see it, and there are enough adults who saw Lassie reruns when they were growing up who now have small kids that they'd go for the nostalgia factor.  I think it could work.
 
2013-07-15 03:35:33 PM  
You people are cold, don't you care that Timmy is in the well?
 
2013-07-15 03:37:20 PM  

grokca: You people are cold, don't you care that Timmy is in the well?


Well, If Lassie was  pit bull, she wouldn't have to keep barking until someone got the message

/she'd grab your ass, drag you to the well, and toss you in after him
 
2013-07-15 03:42:02 PM  
In a world where Timmy has fallen into the well....a hero will arise, a lone voice in the wilderness that brings light to the dark....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG1UVCexVFg
 
2013-07-15 04:16:35 PM  
Wait until you see Lassie: Behind the Kennel.

Lassie was a diva biatch. She was very demanding, she only drank Fiji water out of her platinum bowl. She tortured her trainers by "losing" tennis balls and frisbees - she whined, panted and cried and if she didn't get her way she'd piss all over your bed.
 
2013-07-15 04:23:22 PM  

Aarontology: Nobody has cared about Lassie for fifty f*cking years.


dog f*cker is already camping out...
 
2013-07-15 04:24:25 PM  
I have always fondly remembered a short story about a Lassie that escaped to the wild.  She quickly discovered that, as a Hollywood-raised dog, she couldn't track or catch normal prey.  But she was incredibly good at getting small children to follow her into the woods...
 
2013-07-15 04:25:02 PM  

vernonFL: Wait until you see Lassie: Behind the Kennel.

Lassie was a diva biatch. She was very demanding, she only drank Fiji water out of her platinum bowl. She tortured her trainers by "losing" tennis balls and frisbees - she whined, panted and cried and if she didn't get her way she'd piss all over your bed.


I appreciate your attempt at humor, but IRL Lassie was a he.
 
2013-07-15 04:25:45 PM  
 
2013-07-15 04:26:49 PM  
I wonder if they'll make fun of you for liking Lassie.

I've never understood why movie adaptations of films do that.
 
2013-07-15 04:27:39 PM  
I would never go see this movie, so they should do it as an earnest remake. No wackiness, no pop songs, no montages, no cultural references. That would be something.
 
2013-07-15 04:28:22 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: vernonFL: Wait until you see Lassie: Behind the Kennel.

Lassie was a diva biatch. She was very demanding, she only drank Fiji water out of her platinum bowl. She tortured her trainers by "losing" tennis balls and frisbees - she whined, panted and cried and if she didn't get her way she'd piss all over your bed.

I appreciate your attempt at humor, but IRL Lassie was a he.


Wasn't Lassie like 6 or 7 hes?
 
2013-07-15 04:28:31 PM  

Aarontology: Nobody has cared about Lassie for fifty f*cking years.


Bingo.  I'm 42, and even the reruns ended before I was born.
 
2013-07-15 04:28:35 PM  

grokca: You people are cold, don't you care that Timmy is in the well?


i.eatliver.com
 
2013-07-15 04:30:20 PM  

grokca: You people are cold, don't you care that Timmy is in the well?


Timmy will never learn to stop falling in wells if people keep pulling him out.
 
2013-07-15 04:30:24 PM  
Dogs are not loyal.  Dogs are needy and don't know how to use a toilet.
 
2013-07-15 04:30:39 PM  
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This won't end well.
 
2013-07-15 04:32:15 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: I appreciate your attempt at humor, but IRL Lassie was a he.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-15 04:35:56 PM  

MrBallou: ElvisThroop: How much will they pay Johnny Depp for this one?

Is he going to wear a stuffed cat on his head?


This so needs to be a photoshop thread now.

/I lol'd.
 
2013-07-15 04:36:04 PM  
Dear Hollywood,
Let's think of this like that old mother's advice: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".
But in your case, it's : "If you don't even have a shred of an original idea, just stop. Not everything needs a remake.".
 
2013-07-15 04:37:05 PM  
Lassie reruns were one of the few shows I would change channels on when I was a kid.  It was some seriously bland tv entertainment, I can't believe it ran as long as it did really.  Little House on the Prairie was more entertaining than Lassie, and that's saying a lot.

I welcome this news with the same fervor usually reserved for knowing that someone changed a lightbulb in their closet.
 
2013-07-15 04:37:28 PM  

dj_bigbird: In a world where Timmy has fallen into the well....a hero will arise, a lone voice in the wilderness that brings light to the dark bark...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG1UVCexVFg


fixed
 
2013-07-15 04:39:59 PM  

odinsposse: grokca: You people are cold, don't you care that Timmy is in the well?

Timmy will never learn to stop falling in wells if people keep pulling him out.


Lassie needs to be Corgi,  then Timmy will be on his own after the 1st time.
 
2013-07-15 04:43:03 PM  
Have you watched any Reruns of Lassie from the 50's? The Jeff era was pretty tame, but entertaining and better written than many other shows of that era.

The Timmy episodes get pretty dark at times however, the plots he was involved in put the character in mortal danger on several occasions.

Lassie still holds up quite well today, and was the innovator of the absurdist TV plot line.
 
2013-07-15 04:43:52 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Collies are snooty dogs.


That's why we are going urban on this biatch. DMX and Timbaland are dropping the soundtrack and Lassie is going to be recast as a Golden-Doodle-Pit mix, dawg.

WOOF WOOF WOOF!
 
2013-07-15 04:47:27 PM  
Lassie? Really?
 
2013-07-15 04:50:15 PM  
Couldn't Timmy just text someone that now he's down a well, have the authorities locate him with his cell phone's GPS, and bypass Lassie altogether?
 
2013-07-15 04:52:28 PM  
What's that, Lassie? Our ridiculously over-budget reboot has tanked and we're now bankrupt?! Time to release another Shrek movie!
 
2013-07-15 04:53:23 PM  
Are they going to just throw out the whole Lassie cannon and make this take place in some alternate universe? If so, there had better be a lot of explosions, lens flare, and dog on cat sex.
 
2013-07-15 04:54:25 PM  
peta protests in 3. 2. 1...
 
2013-07-15 04:55:21 PM  
Maybe I'm crazy but couldn't they just get the distribution rights or whatever for something like the live action starblazers and show that rather than create what would appear to be a flub?

I'd be much more willing to see some movies from Asia than a Lassie film or a Lone Ranger movie.
 
2013-07-15 04:56:15 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Couldn't Timmy just text someone that now he's down a well, have the authorities locate him with his cell phone's GPS, and bypass Lassie altogether?


not if his Cell phone is smashed after the morbidly obese Timmy lands on it.
 
2013-07-15 04:57:25 PM  
Oh, Lassie is the original, eh?

images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-07-15 04:57:25 PM  

spman: Have you watched any Reruns of Lassie from the 50's? The Jeff era was pretty tame, but entertaining and better written than many other shows of that era.

The Timmy episodes get pretty dark at times however, the plots he was involved in put the character in mortal danger on several occasions.

Lassie still holds up quite well today, and was the innovator of the absurdist TV plot line.


I'm more partial the The Rifleman.  Someone is always getting kidnapped, or is crazy and believe themselves to be Abe Lincoln.  Sometimes in the same episode...
 
2013-07-15 04:58:31 PM  

red5ish: Are they going to just throw out the whole Lassie cannon and make this take place in some alternate universe? If so, there had better be a lot of explosions, lens flare, and dog on cat sex.


lulz
 
2013-07-15 04:59:27 PM  
Lassie is American?  *rolls eyes*

Alrighty then...
 
2013-07-15 05:01:03 PM  
It could work, if there's no Johnny Depp.
 
2013-07-15 05:01:45 PM  

grokca: You people are cold, don't you care that Timmy is in the well?


He knew the dangers when he went in!
I say let him stay!
 
2013-07-15 05:03:30 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-15 05:04:13 PM  

RexTalionis: Oh, Lassie is the original, eh?

[images.fineartamerica.com image 850x657]


For some reason I seem to remember an 80s movie where Rin Tin Tin was a Jack Russel Terrier or some other small dog, but Google isn't helping me provide evidence right now.
 
2013-07-15 05:06:46 PM  
indiscriminate use of hero tag

/predicts it tanks
 
2013-07-15 05:06:51 PM  
What's that Lassie? A producer's carrer fell down a well and has a compound fracture of the lower mandible.
 
2013-07-15 05:07:51 PM  
Stupid.
 
2013-07-15 05:11:05 PM  
Woof, woof!

What is it girl?

Woof, woof, woof! Rudd!

Yeah, I don't think subby knew that the same company that owns The Lone Ranger owned Lassie.  If we're lucky they won't make YOU wear a German Shepard suit for your public appearances.
 
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