Underdog Movie Announced

I’m going to have to say that it’ll probably suck based on this:

If they’re already hyping it based on the CGI, its not a good sign.

More info.

God I loved Underdog when I was a kid. Therefore I’m taking this as terrible news. Why doesn’t it ever occur to anyone to make an animated tv show into an…::gasp::…animated movie? We’ve already seen that the Flintstones, Josie and the Pussycats, and Scooby Doo (all live action) all sucked, and we saw that South Park (animated) was awesome. Why don’t the Hollywood types see that?

When directors in this world appear
And make films that we should fear
A cry goes out from far and fear
For Underdog! [Underdog]
Speed of lightning!
Roar of thunder
Making us all
Sleep and Wonder
Why they remade

Hey, I LOVE Underdog.

Now could someone please release Morocco Mole and Atom Ant on film?

I’ve been waiting for someone to post :

When in this world the headlines read
of those whose hearts are filled with greed…

Add Captain America to the list, while we’re at it - he rocked.

Give me Crusader Rabbit. Anyway, wasn’t Underdog a bitch? Oh, wait…that’s the under dog. :smiley:

What next Will Farrell as Roger Ramjet? :rolleyes:

Actually, in the Eighties, the idea of a live-action Jetsons was bandied about. I woulda though “It’ll suck” but the proposed cast!!!

Chevy Chase as George Jetson and Goldie Hawn as Jane.

It would have been perfect.

The script would probably have sucked, though.


Instead, they had an animated Jetsons movie and it was actually pretty good (I was pretty young when it came out, so…)

I have to say the live action Josie and the Pussy Cats was actually really good. Boris and Natasha was good as well. Rocky and Bullwinkle sucked mega ass, though. But yes, I’ve already stated that the premise of turning cartoons into live-action films is a BAD idea, because they always screw the story up somehow. Underdog’s probably going to be some fucking robotic science experiment used to fight Taliban warlords and shit. GOD, I hate when they pull that crap.

I"m patiently waiting for Robin Williams to do the Popeye sequel.



I wish this movie will rock, but after seeing how badly blotched the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie was, I won’t get my hopes up.

lame. Why’d Scooby have to make over $50 million? That will just encourage them. Get ready for live action Pokemon, Jabberjaw, Hey Arnold, That Gary Coleman cartoon, Funky Phantom, Transformers, Go-Bots, Tiny Toons, Rude Dog and the Dweebs, and Sifl and Olly.
My childhood is being raped. :frowning:

Don’t forget live action or CGI versions of The Brady Kids (yeah, that would be surreal, a live action version of a cartoon of a live sitcom), Devlin, Johnny Quest (I know there was a remake series; I see this one as more of an Adult Johnny who hasn’t spoken to Race or Hadji in years and has to join them to save his missing dad…DAMN! I just gave away a script treatment!)

And where’s Puff’n’Stuff?

Do you ever get the impression that somewhere in Hollywood, there’s some hack whose job is to watch every old cartoon from the 1960’s and 70’s that’s shown on Boomerang and/or the Cartoon Network, take notes, and then draft a short screen treatment for a live-action version of each cartoon? They’re down to doing “Underdog” now! What does that tell you about the paucity of new ideas in the movie industry. (Now, if they were doing a live-action “Tennessee Tuxedo” movie…)

Actually, they already did an “H.R. Puf’n’stuff” movie around 1970.

You forgot live action or CGI versions of:Dynomutt and Blue Falcon, Wacky Races, The Laff Olympics, The Herculoids, Lancelot Link:Secret Chimp, The Banana Splits, Godzilla (and Godzooky), The Hair Bear Bunch, Fangface, Speed Buggy, and Captain Caveman.

I just had a vision flash in my head of a CG Hong Kong Phooey with the voice provided by Bernie Mac. “Hai-Yaaah, Motherfucker!” :eek:

Did anyone else read Permanent Midnight and remember when Jerry Stahl is looking at a house for sale and finds an old script treatment by a washed-up screenwriter for a film version of Beanie & Cecil? He can’t think of anything more pathetic than this guy trying revive his career with such an idea. That guy would be a visionary studio head these days.
NDP, I figure that all of the big media companies have departments at their studios that scour through their film and TV libraries just looking for anything with even a slight following or a certain level of name recognition based on surveys and catalog sales that can be repackaged or remade.

Look how many people went to see a big-budget movie version of a cheap Hanna-Barbera cartoon that basically recycled the same plot for hundreds of episodes, and is a perpetual favorite of little kids and stoners. Look how many people (like us) who hate it when the studios do this are talking about it. Remember, to them there is no bad publicity, just buzz.

Widdershins, you should’ve also mentioned a live action version of “The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.” I’m sure someone in Hollywood has pitched this already. It would probably have Cameron Diaz as Penelope, Jim Carrey as The Hooded Claw, Danny De Vito and Joe Pesci as the leaders of the Ant Hill Mob, and The Rock and David Spade as The Hooded Claw’s henchmen. (God knows why I remember so much about this crappy cartoon.)

Also, you’re likely right about the big media players like AOL-Time-Warner and Disney having departments that ransack their extensive cartoon libraries looking for new cash cows. It’s corporate synergy in action.

R.I.P. Creativity

Again with the humping Jay Ward’s corpse. Tsk, tsk.

wasn’t Lance Link live action anyway? but they’d probably just CGI up the apes, and get that secret agent duckling that was on foxkids as th “we’ll be right back” guy in the 80’s (like peter Pan and the Pirates 80s-- no, wait, they already tried big budget peter pan-- but not Pirates of Dark Waters or Beavis and Butthead)

That’s kind of what I meant, about LL:SC. The Banana Splits was mostly live action too, but they’d have to jazz it up instead of just being guys in goofy costumes with non-moving mouths.