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Marvin Goes Hollywood

07.30.2008

With fellows like Nemo, Shrek and Wall-E redefining our collective animation ethos, we seem to have forgotten about the brave men and women who started it all. I can’t remember the last time I heard the names Yogi Bear, or Foghorn Leghorn or Smurfette uttered among the social elite. We have become so preoccupied with Kung Fu Pandas that we seem to have forgotten the legends that paved the way.

Leave it to the folks at Warner Bros. to remind us. It seems as though they are developing a film based on “Marvin The Martian”, truly one of the original gangsters. The man with the empty face and wide eyes, whose desire to blow up the world made him a perfect foil for one Bugs Bunny, will be featured in a feature, one that blends live action with animation no less. With studios constantly excavating the world of vintage television (STARSKY AND HUTCH, GET SMART) it’s about time they wise up and reintroduce the trailblazers of animated comedy. Marvin is the man and Fudd, well you’re next, buddy.
Extra Tidbit: Can anyone believe no one's made a CGI Looney Tunes yet?
Source: Variety

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2:52AM on 07/31/2008
Hit 'em high, hit 'em high, hit 'em high, hit 'em high...

hit 'em low, hit 'em low, hit 'em low, hit 'em low...
Hit 'em high, hit 'em high, hit 'em high, hit 'em high...

hit 'em low, hit 'em low, hit 'em low, hit 'em low...
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11:53AM on 07/30/2008
Space Jam was close...
Space Jam was close...
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11:29AM on 07/30/2008
um, i can't say a lot about this because of the 'looney tunes back in action' movie... but there was space jam...yeah i said it.

i just don't know if a lot of people are interested anymore.
um, i can't say a lot about this because of the 'looney tunes back in action' movie... but there was space jam...yeah i said it.

i just don't know if a lot of people are interested anymore.
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10:08AM on 07/30/2008

nice

I guess warners didnt get the message when they released the last live action crap-fest (that was also looney toons based) starring none other than ham extraordinaire, brendan fraser...

....and hessen roots, I couldnt agree with you more, mixing live action with animation is like financially backing uwe boll -- you're just asking for failure.

At very least they should just make a cgi movie and forget the live action nonsense.
I guess warners didnt get the message when they released the last live action crap-fest (that was also looney toons based) starring none other than ham extraordinaire, brendan fraser...

....and hessen roots, I couldnt agree with you more, mixing live action with animation is like financially backing uwe boll -- you're just asking for failure.

At very least they should just make a cgi movie and forget the live action nonsense.
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8:59AM on 07/30/2008

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Why can't we just get Looney Tunes shorts again? Make some new shorts and put em' before movies. The mixed-live action feature has been tried and failed enough.

It worked in Roger Rabbit and sort of worked in Cool World but they were both original(more or less), not attempting to renew a classic.
Why can't we just get Looney Tunes shorts again? Make some new shorts and put em' before movies. The mixed-live action feature has been tried and failed enough.

It worked in Roger Rabbit and sort of worked in Cool World but they were both original(more or less), not attempting to renew a classic.
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8:44AM on 07/30/2008

Groundhog Day

"pretty sure a lesson was learned after Looney Tunes Back in Action"
You'd have thought the lesson would have been driven home after Space Jam? When's Warner Bros going to wake up to the fact that their animated characters longevity is due to their original creators genuinely anarchic and innovative approach to animation? They're not just 'wacky catch-phrase' vehicles.
"pretty sure a lesson was learned after Looney Tunes Back in Action"
You'd have thought the lesson would have been driven home after Space Jam? When's Warner Bros going to wake up to the fact that their animated characters longevity is due to their original creators genuinely anarchic and innovative approach to animation? They're not just 'wacky catch-phrase' vehicles.
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7:35AM on 07/30/2008

EXCELLENT!!!!!

Sounds good to me! Love Looney Tunes!!
Can't wait to hear him say:

"The Illudium Q36 explosive space modulator".
Sounds good to me! Love Looney Tunes!!
Can't wait to hear him say:

"The Illudium Q36 explosive space modulator".
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6:54AM on 07/30/2008

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pretty sure a lesson was learned after Looney Tunes Back in Action
pretty sure a lesson was learned after Looney Tunes Back in Action
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