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Arnold's Governator project is no joke, planning 3D feature film

04.04.2011

When I first heard about Arnold Schwarzenegger's multi-media push for The Governator, I thought it was some kind of early April Fool's joke. But not so, the actor has big plans for the character. The rollout already includes a comic book, internet shorts, and a FIFTY TWO episode animated TV series, and is now adding a 3D feature film to its lineup.

Wait, can you just say that you're going to make a 52 episode TV series? Don't you have to like pitch a show and have it get picked up and renewed? Or is Arnold just fronting all his own cash to ensure that it gets made no matter what?

"The Governator" himself will be a character voice by Arnold who fight crime and evil, succumbing only to his greatest arch enemies, insurmountable debt and bankruptcy! Alright, so I made that last part up, but it would seem to be his kryptonite. The man himself explained the concept at Cannes this morning:

“In public life when you are governor, you have to deal with keeping the beaches clean and making sure there is enough funding for the after school programs and lunch programs," he told the packed press conference. "But as an action hero, you just have to save the world.” Schwarzenegger was seated in front of a sign with his animated image in Governator that said simply: “I’m back.”

Is this a cool idea, or an ego trip run wild? I get that the name "Governator" was rather humorous, but is it really worth millions in investment to attempt to turn it into a pop culture icon?

UPDATE: Here's the trailer for the TV show. This is sort of hilarious. It's like what it would be like if Arnold had a psychotic break after leaving office, and started running around trying to play superhero. 

But yeah, outside of Arnold's voice, this looks incredibly bland. The Black Eyed Peas aren't helping matters either.

Extra Tidbit: I've seen fan art that was a better depiction of Arnold.
Source: Deadline

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12:36PM on 04/05/2011

Wut?

Sooo... THAT's where our tax money has been going. No wonder California is bankrupt.
Sooo... THAT's where our tax money has been going. No wonder California is bankrupt.
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9:29AM on 04/05/2011
The BEP song says Nigger and Shit a few times.... good for the kids!
The BEP song says Nigger and Shit a few times.... good for the kids!
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8:16AM on 04/05/2011
he's just unmasking himself people - he's had this gig part-time for god know's how long now...
he's just unmasking himself people - he's had this gig part-time for god know's how long now...
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7:45AM on 04/05/2011
52 episodes to watch?! woo... i'm gonna need a lot of drugs.
52 episodes to watch?! woo... i'm gonna need a lot of drugs.
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2:28AM on 04/05/2011

I have alot of questions...

The biggest being, "Why does he even need to mask his identity? Who the hell wouldn't realize that's Arnold behind the glasses, especially after he starts speaking...
The biggest being, "Why does he even need to mask his identity? Who the hell wouldn't realize that's Arnold behind the glasses, especially after he starts speaking...
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11:08PM on 04/04/2011
What a waste of a return.
What a waste of a return.
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6:15PM on 04/04/2011
If it's a joke, it's awesome, if it's a real, it's embarrassing and shameful.
If it's a joke, it's awesome, if it's a real, it's embarrassing and shameful.
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6:04PM on 04/04/2011
I love me some late 80s / early 90s cartoon!
I love me some late 80s / early 90s cartoon!
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5:34PM on 04/04/2011

WOW

That looks awful. Seriously Stan Lee, please retire with some dignity left. I mean do you really want to be remembered for Stripperella, and The Govenator? And Arnie I get it, you've been out of touch for awhile, and superheros are all the rage these days, but this should NOT be your big comeback vehicle. Please go back to doing what you do best, killing henchmen and delivering one liners. Its what your fans want to see, just ask Stallone.
That looks awful. Seriously Stan Lee, please retire with some dignity left. I mean do you really want to be remembered for Stripperella, and The Govenator? And Arnie I get it, you've been out of touch for awhile, and superheros are all the rage these days, but this should NOT be your big comeback vehicle. Please go back to doing what you do best, killing henchmen and delivering one liners. Its what your fans want to see, just ask Stallone.
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5:22PM on 04/04/2011

what the fuck did i just watch?

So...did The Terminator/Iron Man/Last Action Hero/The Matrix & a light cycle from Tron: Legacy all just get together for an orgy & shit this out?

This crap reminds me of the EX-Presidents cartoons from SNL. In fact that whole thing seemed like a parody cartoon from SNL. The Ambiguously Gay Governator!
So...did The Terminator/Iron Man/Last Action Hero/The Matrix & a light cycle from Tron: Legacy all just get together for an orgy & shit this out?

This crap reminds me of the EX-Presidents cartoons from SNL. In fact that whole thing seemed like a parody cartoon from SNL. The Ambiguously Gay Governator!
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4:58PM on 04/04/2011
This looks like something that was made in the 90's, and that a good thing. This trailer was fun and enjoyable, will I ever catch this on TV? probably not but I'm sure kids will love this.
This looks like something that was made in the 90's, and that a good thing. This trailer was fun and enjoyable, will I ever catch this on TV? probably not but I'm sure kids will love this.
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4:17PM on 04/04/2011
I think I'll watch Verne Troyer's sex tape to wash out the horrible taste this left in my mouth.
I think I'll watch Verne Troyer's sex tape to wash out the horrible taste this left in my mouth.
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3:52PM on 04/04/2011
I've gone this far hoping/assuming this was an elaborate April fools' joke.

I guess I'm wrong.
I've gone this far hoping/assuming this was an elaborate April fools' joke.

I guess I'm wrong.
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3:52PM on 04/04/2011

Wow OMG like WOW!!

I don't know if my "wow" is because it's so bad, or because it's so outrageous it moves into another realm that screams "genius" in some way.
I don't know if my "wow" is because it's so bad, or because it's so outrageous it moves into another realm that screams "genius" in some way.
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3:48PM on 04/04/2011
Self indulgent garbage!!!...I can't wait for the DVD release so that I can defecate on it!!...
Self indulgent garbage!!!...I can't wait for the DVD release so that I can defecate on it!!...
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3:08PM on 04/04/2011

Umm...okay...

He's not the first action star to voice a cartoon of himself for a TV show. That the only other voice I heard I'm pretty sure was Stan Lee makes me think this might be more of an ego trip or something. It'll be like a cartoon about Wolfgang Hardcastle.
He's not the first action star to voice a cartoon of himself for a TV show. That the only other voice I heard I'm pretty sure was Stan Lee makes me think this might be more of an ego trip or something. It'll be like a cartoon about Wolfgang Hardcastle.
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2:55PM on 04/04/2011

Oh Dear God, WTF is this?!

....what....what YEAR is it?
....what....what YEAR is it?
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2:29PM on 04/04/2011
Haha that was hilarious...this looks like about 20 years too late (although Arnie wasn't the Governator then). Looks similar to the C.O.P.S./Brave Star era.
Haha that was hilarious...this looks like about 20 years too late (although Arnie wasn't the Governator then). Looks similar to the C.O.P.S./Brave Star era.
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2:17PM on 04/04/2011
This is just awful, but like a lot of Arnold's work, might function on a so-bad-it's-good level.

Arnold was always my favorite action star-- it's disappointing to see that THIS is what he's doing now that he can finally get back in the game. Disappointing, but if you look at his output during the 90s, not surprising. Sigh.
This is just awful, but like a lot of Arnold's work, might function on a so-bad-it's-good level.

Arnold was always my favorite action star-- it's disappointing to see that THIS is what he's doing now that he can finally get back in the game. Disappointing, but if you look at his output during the 90s, not surprising. Sigh.
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2:05PM on 04/04/2011
God I hate the black eyed peas and the hype that goes with it! This project looks like one very bad episode from the 80's GI JO tv series, this is crap!
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God I hate the black eyed peas and the hype that goes with it! This project looks like one very bad episode from the 80's GI JO tv series, this is crap!
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2:03PM on 04/04/2011

holy shit

That may be truly the worst thing I've ever seen. The Governator?? This had better lose steam and never happen. It is an ego-trip for sure, as well as a really stupid premise. Also how about some originality? Basically a rip off of Batman, Iron Man, Transformers and a shot from The Matrix thrown in for good measure. FUCK THIS
That may be truly the worst thing I've ever seen. The Governator?? This had better lose steam and never happen. It is an ego-trip for sure, as well as a really stupid premise. Also how about some originality? Basically a rip off of Batman, Iron Man, Transformers and a shot from The Matrix thrown in for good measure. FUCK THIS
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1:59PM on 04/04/2011
I hate to say it but this looks just as ridiculous as some of the cartoons I grew up with. For every GI Joe and Transformers, there was a Lone Star and Turbo Teen (and I love Lone Star and Turbo Teen). Just like Mr. T, Arnold has turned himself into a Saturday morning cartoon character. If I were 8, I'm sure I'd be digging this.
I hate to say it but this looks just as ridiculous as some of the cartoons I grew up with. For every GI Joe and Transformers, there was a Lone Star and Turbo Teen (and I love Lone Star and Turbo Teen). Just like Mr. T, Arnold has turned himself into a Saturday morning cartoon character. If I were 8, I'm sure I'd be digging this.
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1:41PM on 04/04/2011
I am still not sure if I think this is awesome or awful... Still in "awe" of this news
I am still not sure if I think this is awesome or awful... Still in "awe" of this news
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1:38PM on 04/04/2011

Why so sad?

Him doing some voicework in these doesn't mean he's not gonna be makin other movies.

I'm down with it!
Him doing some voicework in these doesn't mean he's not gonna be makin other movies.

I'm down with it!
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1:07PM on 04/04/2011

only cool if...

done in a way similiar to Archer. has to be humorous or fo rvery little kids.
done in a way similiar to Archer. has to be humorous or fo rvery little kids.
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12:52PM on 04/04/2011
This has about as much chance of succeeding as North Korea invading America.
This has about as much chance of succeeding as North Korea invading America.
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12:36PM on 04/04/2011
bad idea.
bad idea.
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12:23PM on 04/04/2011
How depressing. Instead of doing The Expendables II, a sequel or half sequel/half reimagining of one of his earlier (and great) action films or even just doing something new and interesting, he does this... :S
How depressing. Instead of doing The Expendables II, a sequel or half sequel/half reimagining of one of his earlier (and great) action films or even just doing something new and interesting, he does this... :S
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