Monday, September 17, 2012

Hybridism

SPA has a new project.

... Sony is going to make a hybrid live-action/CG animated film based on Manimal. Think The Smurfs, with a guy who changes into animals to fight crime. ...

If you were on an extended vacation, you missed Manimal, since it only lasted for a handful of episodes on broadcast television.

I don't think basing your movie on a failed television show is a problem. If the set-up gives you a springboard to a rock-'em, sock-'em story, it doesn't really matter. Compelling tales come in many shapes and sizes, from many places. (Titanic did pretty well, even though most people knew how the plot ends. Gone With the Wind made a bit of money at a time when "Civil War pictures" were considered box office cyanide. So maybe Sony's new picture will be pure gold.)

2 comments:

An animator and his view said...

Shoot with "Manimal" getting a shot at the big screen maybe they can bring "AutoMan" back as well. Anyone remember that show?

Diablo said...

some things should be left in the past...

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