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Disney Picks Up Alexender And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ToonGeek, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, Jim's son Lisa, I certainly hope he'll do a decent job, what a great guy he is.
  3. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    Whoops!! Made A Mistake There!! I Meant Jim's Daghter Lisa!!
    Got A Little Confused OVER Brian!! And Mustve Actually Compared Them, Sorry!! :p
    And The Reason I Couldn't EDIT The First Post Is Cause Muppet Central Wouldn't Let Me!!
  4. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    That was such a favorite book of mine when I was little. I'm just curious, because the book was pretty short, I wonder how they'll be able to stretch it out to a feature-length film? It could really make a decent short (10 minutes), but to stretch it to 90 minutes without padding it will be the challenge.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They didn't seem to have a whole lot of problem turning Dr. Seuss' books into movies... :halo:
  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed this book as a kid, so hopefully the movie wouldn't be screwed up too bad.

    Also, since there are 24 hours in a day, compressing it to 1.5 hours shouldn't be too much of an issue.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    After the Cat in the Hat, the Dr. Seuss estated vowed never to let anyone do a live action film based on his works ever again. The 2 CGI ones weren't considered offensive enough to stop the movies outright. I didn't see the Lorax, but it seems the CGI movies have are okay to at least better than the live action ones. Though, Grinch did have a great visual asthetic. If nothing else, the animated movies are very beautiful.

    I'm no fan of turning cute little books into big, overblown 90 minutes of padding. A certain food related movie is THE example. Shrek became something else, but that something else was admittedly enjoyable and a huge money maker. Other than that, I find that television cartoon adaptions of kids books are usually far better, especially if they're based off a series of books. I can't think of a TV show based on a book/series of books that's outright terrible. Arthur, Clifford (though a little overboard with the "he's big" jokes), Curious George (based on a movie that I have yet to see the full way through, but it looks beautiful), The Mr. Men Show, even Dumb Bunnies were all fun little shows.
  8. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Lisa Henson is producing this film? Wow! Animated Disney films usually never had people who were involved with The Muppets and Jim Henson (with the exception of Frank Oz, who did the voice of Fungus in Monsters Inc.).

    I can't wait to see the film! :)

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