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The Brave Little Toaster gets the Chipmunks treatment:

 1 dmysta 3000, Thu, 13th Sep '12 1:22:46 PM from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
YAY MURDER! :3
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edited 13th Sep '12 1:23:30 PM by dmysta3000

 2 Napoleon De Cheese, Thu, 13th Sep '12 1:37:10 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
Make a Wish
You know, that speech was so completely and utterly the ultimate form of Manufactured Corporate Declaration it's just plain scary.
Haters gonna hate, apologists gonna make apologies up.
 3 pagad, Thu, 13th Sep '12 1:38:48 PM from perfidious Albion Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Sneering Imperialist
No.
Typhoid and swans - it all comes from the same place.
The career of whoever greenlit this is toast. Seriously, it's bread on arrival. Honestly, this thing of adapting beloved children's cartoons is so played out, it's as if they aren't even trying to go against the grain. The whole idea idea is just plain crusty. I guess it's unfair to pass judgement on a film before it's out though, so we'll just have to wheat and see.

I'm sorry.
 
 5 Rotpar, Fri, 14th Sep '12 6:26:32 PM from California Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Always 3:00 AM in the Filth
Good news, since they're adding a fucking Iphone to the cast, he can just call the family up and remind them to come back. Adventure cancelled, movie over, roll credits.
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[up] That just seems unkneaded.
 
 7 cutewithoutthe, Sat, 15th Sep '12 11:15:16 AM Relationship Status: Star-crossed
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Alright, I'm done, Hollywood. Fuck you, fuck your mother, fuck the horse you rode in on, fuck everything; I'm done with you.

 8 Geek Code Red, Sat, 15th Sep '12 2:46:01 PM from City of the Damned Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
what
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But....but we already have Toy Story 3....

 10 Tam H 70, Sat, 15th Sep '12 5:15:10 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
[up]True. If any one company has raped more childhoods than the film branch of the Cult of Jobs, I have yet to hear of it.
 11 0dd 1, Sun, 16th Sep '12 1:17:22 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
This story about a group of household appliances will be updated to include technology that didnĺt exist back in 1987, including the iPhone. The company is in pre-production on the film.
This film will really age well.
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 12 Watchtower, Sun, 16th Sep '12 2:57:23 PM from Beyond Thunderdome Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Me writing fanfics
I stand by with NDC up top. This Waterman guy has somehow managed to personify the Money, Dear Boy Hollywood executive stereotype. To find that someone like this can openly admit to having this mindset without a hint of irony or self-awareness legitimately horrifies me.

Hell, I don't even give a shit about The Brave Little Toaster. I remember liking it, but I really never cared for it. Still, I could just tell from what Waterman thinks the kids "want" that this remake is going to be absolute garbage.
I dunno, maybe having an Iphone as a character is actually a bit of Fridge Brilliance. After all, as soon as Apple releases a new Iphone, people always discard their old one, so maybe this Iphone character is an older model of Iphone who has to deal with the deep-seated rejection and inferiority complex brought on by its inevitable obsolescence, ultimately having to learn to cope with the fact that we all eventually become old and useless. Maybe this film will be an insightful, thought provoking commentary on the nature of consumerism and the "new and improved" culture that permeates the technology world of today. Maybe this film will ultimately make people rethink their purchasing habits while providing a profound moral about loss and acceptance...

...or maybe it's just going to be a lousy cash-in that's just using an Iphone because it's what's cool with the kids these days.
 
 14 Corr Terek, Sun, 16th Sep '12 6:15:45 PM from The Bland Line
The Permanently Confused
The Brave Little Toaster gets the Chipmunks treatment

Because the original clown wasn't scary enough.
 15 Bur, Sun, 16th Sep '12 6:40:27 PM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
 16 Napoleon De Cheese, Sun, 16th Sep '12 8:18:29 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
Make a Wish
I don't know, most of the villains in these 3D-CGI movies fail completely at being scary. Other than Hopper, Tai Lung, and arguably Syndrome, then we have... Gargamel? The completely bland fossas and the Smug Snake lion in the Madagascar movies (Dubois was a fine villain, but not exactly scary)? The super-gorilla from Megamind? Lord Faarquad and Prince Charming? The midget pheasant from Kung Fu Panda 2? A random bear in Over the Hedge? Prospector Pete (I don't think too highly of Sid or Lotso in terms of public intimidation either)?

Animation movies nowadays don't have, for the most part, the freaky scare factor villains like Maleficent, Judge Doom or the T-Rex from the first Littlefoot movie had.
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 17 Watchtower, Sun, 16th Sep '12 8:27:46 PM from Beyond Thunderdome Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Me writing fanfics
[up]Modern kid's films' writers generally don't have the skill/balls needed to actively try to freak their audience out. No sense risking scaring away your money supply, right?

(total guesswork I just did there)

Also, to be fair, some of those villains you listed aren't meant to be scary. I know Pete, Lotso, and the Shrek villains are all meant to be more Manipulative Bastards than anything else.
 18 Corr Terek, Sun, 16th Sep '12 9:34:45 PM from The Bland Line
The Permanently Confused
[up][up]If they keep the original nightmare scene or whatever it was in, they won't have to do anything extra. Just the transition from 2D to 3D will ramp up the nightmare fuel.
 19 0dd 1, Sun, 16th Sep '12 10:11:43 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I dunno, maybe having an Iphone as a character is actually a bit of Fridge Brilliance. After all, as soon as Apple releases a new Iphone, people always discard their old one, so maybe this Iphone character is an older model of Iphone who has to deal with the deep-seated rejection and inferiority complex brought on by its inevitable obsolescence, ultimately having to learn to cope with the fact that we all eventually become old and useless. Maybe this film will be an insightful, thought provoking commentary on the nature of consumerism and the "new and improved" culture that permeates the technology world of today. Maybe this film will ultimately make people rethink their purchasing habits while providing a profound moral about loss and acceptance...
You've just given me inspiration for an amazing short film idea.
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 20 The Bat Pencil, Mon, 17th Sep '12 7:54:22 AM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
I smell a Product Placement bonanza.

I wish it was Pixar doing this.

edited 17th Sep '12 7:55:04 AM by TheBatPencil

And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
Mr. Dr.
The super-gorilla from Megamind?

Actually, Minion's a good guy and more like intentional Ugly Cute.
Who wants to play Video Games!
Well, if we're talking about genuinely intimidating villains in recent animated films, I can name off the top of my head the Other Mother, Rattlesnake Jake and the Green Death. I rather doubt that a film from the creators of Alvin and the Chipmunks is even going to attempt a serious villain, though. It's not exactly part of the formula.

 23 Napoleon De Cheese, Mon, 17th Sep '12 6:38:17 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
Make a Wish
[up][up] I actually meant Titan, in the "Big Brute Bully" sense of the term "Gorilla." Not Minion.
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 24 Pipping Fool, Mon, 17th Sep '12 11:00:30 PM from Sydney, The Vivid City Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
As I said before, it's not the fact that someone is remaking Brave Little Toaster in CG. Under the right hands (ie: Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar (although they kinda did remake BLT, stora) it could be good.

It's the fact that it's fucking Waterman Studios making this that gets me in a jiffy. That guy has made subpar movies at best (The Stuart Little movies) and terrible dreck at worst (Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 & 3).

That, and the fact that the speech from Waterman just reeks of Product Placement meddling and Completely Missing the Point to the nth degree.

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