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Sony Pictures Animation and Happy Madison bring Tonka trucks to the big screen

06.11.2012

Which toy has been tapped next to do a film on? Tonka trucks! Every little boy (or girl) has asked for these things for a Christmas or two, especially the dump truck. Nothing is cooler than digging up your parents backyard and burying G.I. Joes or Barbie parts.

Sony Pictures Animation and Happy Madison have joined forces with Hasbro to bring us a film for the kiddos about Tonka trucks. I bet you can guess who will be in the voice cast. A press release announced the project, but doesn't give much in the way of plot or details.

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 11, 2012 - TONKA, the Hasbro brand that for 65 years has stood for its line of toy trucks for children, will bring its TONKA toughness to the big screen in a fully animated motion picture to be produced by Sony Pictures Animation, Hasbro and Happy Madison Productions. The announcement was made today by Bob Osher, president, Sony Pictures Digital Productions, Michelle Raimo-Kouyate, president of Production for Sony Pictures Animation and Brian Goldner, president and CEO of Hasbro. The film will also be produced and developed by Goldner and Hasbro’s senior vice president and managing director of motion pictures, Bennett Schneir and will be written by Fred Wolf.

The new TONKA project strengthens the growing ties between Sony Pictures and Hasbro, following the announcements that Sony Pictures is developing motion pictures based on Hasbro’s RISK and CANDY LAND brands. CANDY LAND is also a Happy Madison project.

Commenting on the announcement, Osher said, “In its 65 years, TONKA has become more than a toy or a brand – TONKA trucks are a rite of passage for kids all around the world. Time spent with these toys creates memories that last a lifetime as kids are inspired to play using the boundaries of their imagination. We look forward to creating a family friendly motion picture that brings the TONKA experience to life.”

Raimo-Kouyate added, “Fred and our friends at Happy Madison and Hasbro have a truly inventive take on what it means to be ‘TONKA tough’ that will translate the multi-generational appeal of this world-renowned brand into a fun animated adventure for the whole family.”

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4:17PM on 06/12/2012
Cars 2 was bad enough. We don't need Cars 3
Cars 2 was bad enough. We don't need Cars 3
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4:04AM on 06/12/2012
i guess Hollywood didnt learn anything from Battleshit's demise at the box office, unless its to cut the budget of these turds and still churn them out.
i guess Hollywood didnt learn anything from Battleshit's demise at the box office, unless its to cut the budget of these turds and still churn them out.
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1:43AM on 06/12/2012
The film should be about Tonka dump trucks who gain sentience and bury Hollywood executives and Happy Madison founder Adam Sandler in a large pile of dirt.
The film should be about Tonka dump trucks who gain sentience and bury Hollywood executives and Happy Madison founder Adam Sandler in a large pile of dirt.
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12:29AM on 06/12/2012
Dear Hollywood-

Stop making movies out of toys and games. No one wants to see that shit.

Sincerely,
The entire world
Dear Hollywood-

Stop making movies out of toys and games. No one wants to see that shit.

Sincerely,
The entire world
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9:14PM on 06/11/2012

???

??? guess this wasn't a joke. I read it on comingsoon.net, damn it!~~

I have no words expect WOW, this is going to be stupid what are they going to talk to each other like thomas the tank, surprise that wasn't made into a legit movie yet??? Prob will be now
??? guess this wasn't a joke. I read it on comingsoon.net, damn it!~~

I have no words expect WOW, this is going to be stupid what are they going to talk to each other like thomas the tank, surprise that wasn't made into a legit movie yet??? Prob will be now
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9:14PM on 06/11/2012

This sums up this project for me...

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7:37PM on 06/11/2012
So nobody learned anything from Battleship bombing?
So nobody learned anything from Battleship bombing?
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6:10PM on 06/11/2012
Is it April 1?
Is it April 1?
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5:53PM on 06/11/2012

All I have to say is...

FINALLY!!!!!
FINALLY!!!!!
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9:15PM on 06/11/2012
LMFAOOO
LMFAOOO
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5:29PM on 06/11/2012

Ahahaha

Ahahahahahaha AHHAHA Ahahahah hahah hoohoohahaha
Ahahahahahaha AHHAHA Ahahahah hahah hoohoohahaha
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5:19PM on 06/11/2012
We're inching closer to Hungry, Hungry HIppos....
We're inching closer to Hungry, Hungry HIppos....
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5:09PM on 06/11/2012
*Facepalm*
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