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Fox crafting Mr. Men animated feature based on children's book series

02.08.2011
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If it exists, we must make it into a film! That's Hollywood's rallying cry these days, and no piece of intellectual property is safe from a film treatment. The latest casuality of war is now the Mr. Men series of books which you may recognize above from your childhood.

Fox wants to turn the series by Roger Hargreaves into an animated feature with an assuredly A-list roster of voice talent.If you'll recall, each book focused on a character with a dominant personality trait reflected in their name like Mr. Happy, Mr. Greedy, Mr. Nosy, Mr. Messy and so on.

There's no writer or director yet, and I'm not sure if this is going to be an updated CGI version of the books, or if they'll stick with the traditional hand-drawn style. There have been four TV series made based off the characters, so it's possible they'll draw from them as well.

I suppose there are worse ideas to glean a children's movie from, and I'm curious to see who will become attached to his project. As you can see above, that's a lot of roles to fill, and if Fox calls in enough favors, this cast could rival THE MUPPETS.

Extra Tidbit: I'm sure a "Little Miss" sequel has already been greenlighted.
Source: THR

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5:52PM on 02/08/2011
I can't see many plot twists in this one. Surely no one will be surprised when Mr Stabby turns out to be the killer in the final 15 minutes.
I can't see many plot twists in this one. Surely no one will be surprised when Mr Stabby turns out to be the killer in the final 15 minutes.
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3:59PM on 02/08/2011
Mr. Guilty looks oddly disturbing.
Mr. Guilty looks oddly disturbing.
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8:22AM on 02/09/2011
Look closely - I think thats the Mr Man that was inspired by OJ Simpson...
Look closely - I think thats the Mr Man that was inspired by OJ Simpson...
2:16PM on 02/08/2011
Mr. Tickle is clearly a borderline sex offender. And Mr. Fussy is obviously Adolf Hitler, alive and well and living under an assumed, post-ODESSA, identity.
Mr. Tickle is clearly a borderline sex offender. And Mr. Fussy is obviously Adolf Hitler, alive and well and living under an assumed, post-ODESSA, identity.
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1:40PM on 02/08/2011

Thats just STUPID!

if that is what your subject line is going to be...or any derivation thereof...then understand this now....THIS MOVIE ISNT BEING MADE FOR YOU! well, that is, unless you happen to be a 4yr old and you think its a stupid idea.
if that is what your subject line is going to be...or any derivation thereof...then understand this now....THIS MOVIE ISNT BEING MADE FOR YOU! well, that is, unless you happen to be a 4yr old and you think its a stupid idea.
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1:05PM on 02/08/2011
This would be fun to see. Based off all the different Mr. Men characters, the cast could very huge and versatile.
This would be fun to see. Based off all the different Mr. Men characters, the cast could very huge and versatile.
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