I didn’t really mind when they gave the creepy, CGI/live-action treatment to Garfield, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Yogi Bear, or especially Marmaduke, because let’s face it, Marmaduke was always lame (AND I DON’T CARE WHO I PISS OFF BY SAYING IT!). But one of my few loves in this world is old Mel Blanc cartoons. They were 30 years old when I first saw them, and I feel like they still translate, especially the ones about “the Japs” (whatever those are!). But then, I guess I wouldn’t be a blogger if I wasn’t whining about someone crapping on my over-idealized childhood.
Warner Bros has hired Elf scribe David Berenbaum to write Bugs Bunny, a live action/CG feature film designed to revive one of the studio’s most iconic intellectual properties. While the rabbit was toned down in later Looney Tunes incarnations, the 1940 Tex Avery creation was the centerpiece for smart, topical, sophisticated and sometimes subversive cartoon shorts, marked by the vocal versatility of Mel Blanc, who also voiced Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and others. Berenbaum’s repped by WME. [Deadline]
Jeff Foxworthy as Yosemite Sam or GTFO. At the same time, I did enjoy Elf. If they could make this a movie about Will Ferrell in a bunny costume instead of a creepy CGI rabbit, I might be onboard. But let’s face it, it’s probably going to be more poop eating and implied anal rape. Kids love that, according to Hollywood.