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Title: How The Grinch Stole Christmas....again
Post by: Henry88 on February 08, 2013, 12:06:52 PM
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While Universal already turned Dr. Seuss’ holiday staple How The Grinch Stole Christmas into a live-action Jim Carrey movie in 2000, there’s an all-new generation of children who has not had its execrable sensibilities pandered to, so Universal is remaking it again. The studio is reprising its partnership with Illumination Entertainment, producers of recent Seuss updates Horton Hears A Who and The Lorax, taking the Grinch home to their workshop to create a new one outfitted with computer-animated floofloovers and, presumably, 3-D tartookas, so that Universal can sell more whohoopers and devise new brand-integrated gardookas.
 
While a writer has not been named to expand on this speck of an idea left in Universal’s house, the crumb too small for even a mouse has fallen to director Pete Candeland, an animator known for his work on several early Gorillaz videos and for enduring years of jokes about his Molasses Swamp. “The three words that best describe this project are as follows, and I quote: ‘Stink,’ ‘stank,’ ‘likely to gross over $300 million at the global box office considering the built-in holiday movie audience,’” a press statement read.


http://www.avclub.com/articles/universal-gets-the-wonderful-awful-idea-to-remake,92277/
Title: Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas....again
Post by: Darth Geek on February 08, 2013, 03:34:02 PM
Ugh. I think their best bet is to make an anthology movie of Seuss adaptations, so they don't have to keep expanding these stories.
Title: Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas....again
Post by: RoninFox on February 09, 2013, 12:22:08 AM
Ugh. I think their best bet is to make an anthology movie of Seuss adaptations, so they don't have to keep expanding these stories.

Yeah, the worst part of watching all of them has been the massive amounts of padding, and the horrible miscalculations of tone.  We didn't really need flashbacks of the Grinch in Elementary School to understand that he didn't like the Whos.  Chuck Jones expanding the story with a couple minutes of sledding hijinx was fantastic, catapulting characters into gratuitous Who-boobs...no thank you.
Title: Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas....again
Post by: The Lurker on March 08, 2018, 08:42:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/vjnqABgxfO0
Title: Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas....again
Post by: Pak-Man on March 08, 2018, 09:28:43 AM
Well my son loves How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I won't show him the Jim Carey version, but this at least looks like one that wouldn't be hell to sit through.
Title: Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas....again
Post by: NRRork on March 10, 2018, 06:02:21 PM
Ruining it once wasn't enough?

We're gonna have to suffer another Cat in the Hat movie soon, too, aren't we? Well, not ME personally, I just won't watch it, but woe be to anyone who has small children.