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  • Disney to make Underdog...

    Never fear, Underdog is here (in live action - :shutter

    Originally posted by Daily Variety
    Sunday, June 19
    'Underdog' on the way
    Disney putting classic TV toon on bigscreen

    By DAVID S. COHEN

    Disney needn't fear; "Underdog" is here.

    The Mouse House and Spyglass Entertainment are putting the final touches on a deal to bring the classic TV cartoon to the bigscreen as a live-action feature.

    Disney has high hopes for the property as a possible franchise for its Walt Disney Pictures label.

    Spyglass' Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman are producers on the pic, along with Jay Polstein ("Frida"), who brought them the project.

    Spyglass optioned the property from rights holder Classic Media three years ago with a preemptive bid of mid-six figures against north of $2 million (Daily Variety, June 12, 2002).

    "Anything where you have a dog in that superhero context, that's appealing on a global basis," Barber said. "Those films do very well, and there's no better brand than Disney for this kind of movie."
    I asked DQ to put this up in news already...

    But OK... I want to know what you guys think about an Underdog Movie...
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    Didn't they learn from Rocky and Bullwinkle? (I know it wasn't a Disney film...)

    Disney is getting dumber and dumber...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Soulquarian
      Didn't they learn from Rocky and Bullwinkle? (I know it wasn't a Disney film...)

      Disney is getting dumber and dumber...
      There is a film out on DVD... "Boris and Natasha" that was better than Rocky and Bullwinkle, filmed much earlier in the late 80's, and had a much lower budget...

      The key was they didn't try and recreate Bullwinkle and Rocky as a moose and squirel... Rather they where code names...

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      Having said that, Underdog? A francise film? The series only lasted ONE season as a cartoon... Which is why you only saw the valentine ephisode on reruns...

      I would rather they do Peabody and Sherman as real live action people... That is a premise I could get into, and a better Francise film/tv series if done right...
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      • #4
        *Shutters* (In Comicbook Guy voice from Simpsons) Worst idea ever! Not only have we had to suffer Rocky and Bullwinkle but a live action Scooby Doo and recently Garfield...can we please leave or 2d heros in the 2d world...unless they are Batman!






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        • #5
          Originally posted by ah schucks
          *Shutters* (In Comicbook Guy voice from Simpsons) Worst idea ever! Not only have we had to suffer Rocky and Bullwinkle but a live action Scooby Doo and recently Garfield...can we please leave or 2d heros in the 2d world...unless they are Batman!
          I have to agree. I like my cartoons as cartoons. That said, I do adore Underdog. But I think I'll pass on this movie.
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          • #6
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            • #7
              "Simon says... Dry up!"
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Soulquarian
                Didn't they learn from Rocky and Bullwinkle? (I know it wasn't a Disney film...)

                Disney is getting dumber and dumber...
                My avatar is now justified.
                J.B. Opie

                "Doubt is the rust of a feeble mind. The only way to seize the future is to grasp the present. Let's Go!"

                -Chairman Clench, Alien Encounter

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                • #9
                  I am a HUGE Jay Ward fan! I collect anythihng ang everything that has to do with his cartoons! Espiaclly Rocky & Bullwinkle! So THe geek that I am will probably love it!

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