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Yep, we're getting a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade movie

03.10.2011

And in today's "But WHY?" announcements (in case a 3D reboot of DOOM isn't enough), how about a movie based on a holiday parade?

It's true -- the Thanksgiving morning event famous for lip-syncing pop stars and giant inflated versions of familiar characters drifting through Manhattan will potentially be a movie.

Heat Vision says that producers Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers of IAM Entertainment grabbed the rights to develop a film about the department store’s annual parade in New York. "We’re aiming to make a four-quadrant, family-friendly film somewhere in that NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, ELF sweet spot," Glassgold said.

The producers are currently looking for writers to come up with a viable concept, which may involve the floats coming to life, naturally. And while it would be awesome if they went all Stay-Puft and started stomping on the gathered citizens, that's probably not what we're gonna get...

Extra Tidbit: So at some point in the future, TBS will have a 24-hour Thanksgiving Day marathon of the MACY'S PARADE MOVIE? Where's a Red Ryder BB gun when you need one?
Source: Heat Vision

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4:38PM on 03/10/2011
Thumbs up only if the movie is changed into a raunchy R-rated comedy about the seedy under belly of the over-sized balloon industry.
Thumbs up only if the movie is changed into a raunchy R-rated comedy about the seedy under belly of the over-sized balloon industry.
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2:27PM on 03/10/2011
I love Elf and like the Night at the Museum movies, so this could be interesting.
I love Elf and like the Night at the Museum movies, so this could be interesting.
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1:05PM on 03/10/2011
I can't wait for the movie about postage stamps, it better be R rated though.
I can't wait for the movie about postage stamps, it better be R rated though.
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12:26PM on 03/10/2011
Yeah, I really don't see this coming together if they plan on having these balloons come to life. They're already going to pay out the ass for licenses to have these characters appear but to have them talk and interact just seems like a complicated mess with multiple licensing departments and various actors. You really can't have Buzz Lightyear talk without the voice of Tim Allen. If they plan on doing an adventure story that simply REVOLVES around the parade, I could see that happening a
Yeah, I really don't see this coming together if they plan on having these balloons come to life. They're already going to pay out the ass for licenses to have these characters appear but to have them talk and interact just seems like a complicated mess with multiple licensing departments and various actors. You really can't have Buzz Lightyear talk without the voice of Tim Allen. If they plan on doing an adventure story that simply REVOLVES around the parade, I could see that happening a bit more. Still a shameless cash grab, though.
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11:25AM on 03/10/2011
The "family" market is so easy to exploit it makes me sick.
The "family" market is so easy to exploit it makes me sick.
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8:03AM on 03/10/2011
"We’re aiming to make a four-quadrant, family-friendly film somewhere in that NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, ELF sweet spot,"

Compelling narrative not on their wish list then.
"We’re aiming to make a four-quadrant, family-friendly film somewhere in that NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, ELF sweet spot,"

Compelling narrative not on their wish list then.
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3:55AM on 03/10/2011
No to the flick-but a GO! for the gig itself. I was there in 1999-got soaked,but gr8 time.
No to the flick-but a GO! for the gig itself. I was there in 1999-got soaked,but gr8 time.
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2:23AM on 03/10/2011

I'm in a screenwriting class at film school

And there are just so many cool and original ideas being written this semester. So why does shit like this get made?
And there are just so many cool and original ideas being written this semester. So why does shit like this get made?
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2:19AM on 03/10/2011
"My kids would love this! Because they're stupid enough to enjoy crap like this!"
"My kids would love this! Because they're stupid enough to enjoy crap like this!"
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2:12AM on 03/10/2011
Don't see any reason to spend money to go out and see this when I can just wait once a year to watch it for free on TV.
Don't see any reason to spend money to go out and see this when I can just wait once a year to watch it for free on TV.
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1:29AM on 03/10/2011

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1:27AM on 03/10/2011
Face meet palm. Palm meet face. The way things are looking you two will be seeing a lot of each other.
Face meet palm. Palm meet face. The way things are looking you two will be seeing a lot of each other.
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12:34AM on 03/10/2011
Right. But At the Mountains of Madness is a bad idea. Wow.
Right. But At the Mountains of Madness is a bad idea. Wow.
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12:23AM on 03/10/2011
I'd come up with some snappy comment about how dumb this is, but it just isn't worth it.
I'd come up with some snappy comment about how dumb this is, but it just isn't worth it.
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12:15AM on 03/10/2011
More like... HELL No.
More like... HELL No.
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12:11AM on 03/10/2011
No.
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