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(Gizmodo)   "Some maniacs have decided to remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but with Tom and Jerry"   ( io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 11:44:10 PM  
This idea?  It's just...

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2017-04-21 12:30:31 AM  
 
2017-04-21 12:38:06 AM  
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2017-04-21 01:58:45 AM  
I never bothered with the Johnny Depp version.  It's Gene Wilder or nothing for me.
 
2017-04-21 02:15:08 AM  

AquaTatanka: I never bothered with the Johnny Depp version.  It's Gene Wilder or nothing for me.


I just found out the reason the Wilder version's title is different from the book is because Quaker Oats, who bankrolled the film, needed the name Wonka in it to promote their Wonka Bar candy tie-in. Sorry, Charlie, your name just doesn't move as much chocolate, at least Quaker thought so back then.
 
2017-04-21 02:30:13 AM  
Some Animaniacs?
 
2017-04-21 02:31:16 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: AquaTatanka: I never bothered with the Johnny Depp version.  It's Gene Wilder or nothing for me.

I just found out the reason the Wilder version's title is different from the book is because Quaker Oats, who bankrolled the film, needed the name Wonka in it to promote their Wonka Bar candy tie-in. Sorry, Charlie, your name just doesn't move as much chocolate, at least Quaker thought so back then.

I still miss him. ;-(
 
2017-04-21 02:45:10 AM  
Would rather see Itchy and Scratchy shoehorned into this....

/ PG-13 rating guaranteed...
 
2017-04-21 04:04:03 AM  
I suppose the Muppets pulled off the best Christmas Carol adaptation, so anything is possible.
 
2017-04-21 04:14:33 AM  
it's called charlie and the chocolate factory
it was a book
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-04-21 04:25:15 AM  
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka now appears on a scratch-off lottery ticket here in Texas.

I realize that the rights to his image as that character were sold long ago, or at least, protected somewhat during his lifetime, but I feel bad for his ghost and estate that Willy Wonka is on farking scratch off lottery tickets.
 
2017-04-21 04:29:28 AM  

433: Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka now appears on a scratch-off lottery ticket here in Texas.

I realize that the rights to his image as that character were sold long ago, or at least, protected somewhat during his lifetime, but I feel bad for his ghost and estate that Willy Wonka is on farking scratch off lottery tickets.


Gilda might think it's hilarious.
 
2017-04-21 06:43:43 AM  

DeaH: Aren't there other Tom & Jerry projects like this?


There are a lot of cartoons that have done this, from Bugs Bunny in Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde to Mickey Mouse in A Christmas Carol.  It's a fairly common trope so I'm not sure why the author is so shocked by it.
 
2017-04-21 06:57:48 AM  

Harry_Seldon: I suppose the Muppets pulled off the best Christmas Carol adaptation, so anything is possible.


MISTER MAGOO, YOU DOLT!!!!
 
2017-04-21 07:00:06 AM  
Any Tom & Jerry cartoon where they are friends.....

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/I'll even read the 1960s "Worker & Parasite" type from Eastern Europe over those
 
2017-04-21 07:31:26 AM  

AquaTatanka: I never bothered with the Johnny Depp version.  It's Gene Wilder or nothing for me.


It's mostly trash but there are a few funny jokes. During the big Wonka reveal they have an animotronic (pretty sure I butchered that) puppet show that catches fire. Later in the movie they're in the Wonka-vator they pass through a dedicated puppet burn ward with Oompa Loompa nurses.

Oh and I enjoyed the music too. It's not "better" but good in its own right.
 
2017-04-21 07:31:37 AM  

433: Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka now appears on a scratch-off lottery ticket here in Texas.

I realize that the rights to his image as that character were sold long ago, or at least, protected somewhat during his lifetime, but I feel bad for his ghost and estate that Willy Wonka is on farking scratch off lottery tickets.


Thank you for supporting our schools and veterans.
 
2017-04-21 08:16:12 AM  

Xythero: DeaH: Aren't there other Tom & Jerry projects like this?

There are a lot of cartoons that have done this, from Bugs Bunny in Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde to Mickey Mouse in A Christmas Carol.  It's a fairly common trope so I'm not sure why the author is so shocked by it.


Here's the people who didn't watch the trailer because they're not masochists, but there's an important distinction. This isn't Tom and Jerry set loose in the Chocolate Factory because Jerry won a ticket and invited Tom who's fantasizing about Mouse Mousse. They don't replace any existing characters.

This is an animated remake of Wilder's Willy Wonka, with all the same songs and dialogue and human characters on-model from the film as cartoons, with Tom and Jerry randomly pasted into it.

The equivalent would be animating Alistair Sim's 1951 Christmas Carol movie, and Mickey and Minnie are Scrooge's neighbors who appear in the background of each holiday scene doing completely unrelated shiat.
 
2017-04-21 08:38:49 AM  

433: Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka now appears on a scratch-off lottery ticket here in Texas.

I realize that the rights to his image as that character were sold long ago, or at least, protected somewhat during his lifetime, but I feel bad for his ghost and estate that Willy Wonka is on farking scratch off lottery tickets.


The WIlly Wonka movie license is one of the more popular Vegas slot machine themes right now ( and for the last few years ). I'm not surprised it's on everything that could be related to gambling.
 
2017-04-21 09:12:58 AM  
They should just stick to making ice cream.
 
2017-04-21 09:16:30 AM  

dryknife: They should just stick to making ice cream.


The Mouse flavor is surprisingly vile.
 
2017-04-21 10:18:22 AM  
Cool! Art Garfunkel would make a decent Grandpa Joe, and Paul Simon would be all right in drag as Violet Beauregarde.
 
2017-04-21 10:33:47 AM  

Xythero: DeaH: Aren't there other Tom & Jerry projects like this?

There are a lot of cartoons that have done this, from Bugs Bunny in Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde to Mickey Mouse in A Christmas Carol.  It's a fairly common trope so I'm not sure why the author is so shocked by it.


The only way I knew tons of old comedians growing up was shameless Hanna Barbera rip offs of them.
 
2017-04-21 10:51:39 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: I just found out the reason the Wilder version's title is different from the book is because Quaker Oats, who bankrolled the film, needed the name Wonka in it to promote their Wonka Bar candy tie-in. Sorry, Charlie, your name just doesn't move as much chocolate, at least Quaker thought so back then.


"Just found out" from where?

The title was different because the USA was mired in the Vietnam war and "Charlie" was the slang for the enemy.
 
2017-04-21 11:34:58 AM  

fusillade762: Some Animaniacs?


Now, *THAT* would be worth watching!
 
2017-04-21 11:54:48 AM  
So it's basically a shot-for-shot remake of the Gene Wilder movie (sans Wilder) with Tom and Jerry slapped on top? Just...why?

Maybe they'll go in a more "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" route and have a separate story in the same setting with only a few scenes from the original. But I doubt it, because this smacks of lazy writing, so they'll cop as much of the original as possible.
 
2017-04-21 12:13:05 PM  

evilmrsock: Xythero: DeaH: Aren't there other Tom & Jerry projects like this?

There are a lot of cartoons that have done this, from Bugs Bunny in Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde to Mickey Mouse in A Christmas Carol.  It's a fairly common trope so I'm not sure why the author is so shocked by it.

Here's the people who didn't watch the trailer because they're not masochists, but there's an important distinction. This isn't Tom and Jerry set loose in the Chocolate Factory because Jerry won a ticket and invited Tom who's fantasizing about Mouse Mousse. They don't replace any existing characters.

This is an animated remake of Wilder's Willy Wonka, with all the same songs and dialogue and human characters on-model from the film as cartoons, with Tom and Jerry randomly pasted into it.

The equivalent would be animating Alistair Sim's 1951 Christmas Carol movie, and Mickey and Minnie are Scrooge's neighbors who appear in the background of each holiday scene doing completely unrelated shiat.


This seems like the kind of cheap ripoff we had in the bad old days
 
2017-04-21 01:38:49 PM  

AquaTatanka: I never bothered with the Johnny Depp version.  It's Gene Wilder or nothing for me.


You didn't miss much. Depp's Wonka was wretched. But the one guy playing all the Oompa Loompas was kind of fun.
 
2017-04-21 04:01:24 PM  

peterthx: B.L.Z. Bub: I just found out the reason the Wilder version's title is different from the book is because Quaker Oats, who bankrolled the film, needed the name Wonka in it to promote their Wonka Bar candy tie-in. Sorry, Charlie, your name just doesn't move as much chocolate, at least Quaker thought so back then.

"Just found out" from where?


This new thing called Wikipedia? Granted the article on the movie could use more sources. I found a source about Quaker and its (failed) Wonka Bar tie-in on the article about Quaker's (now Nestle's) Willy Wonka candy brand: http://brandchannel.com/2011/05/16/at-40-wonka-candy-is-greatest-reve​r​se-product-placement-ever/ Too bad it doesn't say that that was the reason for the title change. A cursory Google shows that particular "fact" is all over the Internet, but mostly in bullshiat listicles. Regardless, Quaker did finance the film and they did try to make a Wonka Bar in anticipation of its release, so the theory makes sense.

The title was different because the USA was mired in the Vietnam war and "Charlie" was the slang for the enemy.

WAT? I mean, I know what you're talking about, but that's a ridiculous reason for the title change. There were other movies from that period with Charlie (or at least an alternate spelling of Charlie) in the title. What about Charly (1968)? As you probably know, that film's title was actually changed from the source short story (Flowers for Algernon). They could have just kept the original title (or renamed the character) if there were concerns about association of the name with 'Nam. There was also a Walter Matthau movie in 1973 called Charley Varrick. Your theory smacks of urban legend.
 
2017-04-21 04:10:37 PM  

433: Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka now appears on a scratch-off lottery ticket here in Texas.

I realize that the rights to his image as that character were sold long ago, or at least, protected somewhat during his lifetime, but I feel bad for his ghost and estate that Willy Wonka is on farking scratch off lottery tickets.


Wonka wouldn't want to be associated with a winning ticket?
 
2017-04-21 04:38:33 PM  
I want to see a "Family Guy" scene cut with a Donald Trump caricature singing, "I got a Golden Shower."
 
2017-04-21 04:46:32 PM  

HydroMonkey: dryknife: They should just stick to making ice cream.

The Mouse flavor is surprisingly vile.


I'm still surprised that a cat food company doesn't have a "mouse" flavor of cat food. With all the mice and small rodents my cat catches and eats, I'd think it would be a natural fit.

/we try to discourage the practice, but he's a cat

fusillade762: Some Animaniacs?


Also, this.
 
2017-04-21 04:53:13 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: WAT? I mean, I know what you're talking about, but that's a ridiculous reason for the title change. There were other movies from that period with Charlie (or at least an alternate spelling of Charlie) in the title. What about Charly (1968)? As you probably know, that film's title was actually changed from the source short story (Flowers for Algernon). They could have just kept the original title (or renamed the character) if there were concerns about association of the name with 'Nam. There was also a Walter Matthau movie in 1973 called Charley Varrick. Your theory smacks of urban legend.


It's not my theory. And the Vietcong slang was specifically *Charlie* and not*Charley*
Besides this article explains it pretty well: http://screenrant.com/gene-wilder-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-facto​r​y-trivia-facts/?view=all
 
2017-04-21 04:53:40 PM  

germ78: fusillade762: Some Animaniacs?


Also, this.


They're zany to the max
 
2017-04-21 05:38:49 PM  
They did this recently with Tom & Jerry and the Wizard of Oz. I stumbled in on my husband & kid watching it. They liked it, but I thought it was really just using as much as they could from Wizard of Oz intercut with the usual Tom & Jerry antics.
I told my kid we'd watch the better Wizard of Oz movie.
 
2017-04-21 06:53:08 PM  
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2017-04-21 09:56:07 PM  

Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 500x281]


Because the audience for animation has been dumbed down by pony crap?
 
2017-04-21 09:56:37 PM  
We know it's an "original movie" because it says so - right beneath the tortured title...

[facepalms so hard his enlarged palm is left with a cartoon inspired facial impression like a frying pan]
 
2017-04-22 01:28:16 AM  

germ78: HydroMonkey: dryknife: They should just stick to making ice cream.

The Mouse flavor is surprisingly vile.

I'm still surprised that a cat food company doesn't have a "mouse" flavor of cat food. With all the mice and small rodents my cat catches and eats, I'd think it would be a natural fit.

/we try to discourage the practice, but he's a cat

fusillade762: Some Animaniacs?

Also, this.


Try keeping your farking cat inside where it belongs.
 
2017-04-22 09:55:30 AM  

AquaTatanka: I never bothered with the Johnny Depp version.  It's Gene Wilder or nothing for me.


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Well, be glad you never bothered with it.  It was dreadfully awful.
 
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