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#1 Posted on 8.8.12 2309.03
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Nothing sells quite like nostalgia.

'ALF' Movie Lands at Sony Animation With 'Smurfs' Producer (Exclusive)


    Sony Pictures Animation has closed a deal to acquire rights to the classic 1980s sitcom ALF and will develop the property into a hybrid CG/live action feature.

    Jordan Kerner, who produced SPA’s adaptation of 1980s Saturday morning cartoon staple The Smurfs and helped turn it into a hybrid blockbuster franchise, will produce the project with show creators Tom Patchett, a veteran of 1970s comedies, and puppeteer Paul Fusco.


As bad as The Smurfs movie was, I can totally understand why it did so well. Small, cute creatures sell. Worked for Alvin and the Chipmunks, right? ALF is neither small, nor cute.

I just hope they can restrain themselves and keep ALF from actually eating cats on-screen.

This has trainwreck written all over it...so why am I looking forward to it? What is so damn appealing about ALF?
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#2 Posted on 8.8.12 2323.16
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#3 Posted on 9.8.12 0547.03
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    Originally posted by It's False

    This has trainwreck written all over it...so why am I looking forward to it? What is so damn appealing about ALF?


Is it because ALF was a staple in America in the 80's? Remember the ALF hand puppets from McDonalds?
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#4 Posted on 9.8.12 0656.08
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    Originally posted by LennyAaronRoxx
      Originally posted by It's False

      This has trainwreck written all over it...so why am I looking forward to it? What is so damn appealing about ALF?


    Is it because ALF was a staple in America in the 80's? Remember the ALF hand puppets from McDonalds?


Actually Burger King.

I was a huge ALF fan in elementary school and have been watching the reruns on The Hub from time to time. I wouldn't say they "hold up" so much as I have a soft spot for a show I watched a bazillion times as a kid.
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#5 Posted on 9.8.12 0853.10
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    Originally posted by It's False
    ...
    As bad as The Smurfs movie was, I can totally understand why it did so well. Small, cute creatures sell. Worked for Alvin and the Chipmunks, right? ALF is neither small, nor cute.

    ...
    This has trainwreck written all over it...so why am I looking forward to it? What is so damn appealing about ALF?


The Muppets aren't *all* cute, but they've done fairly well with the recent movies, too. I feel like ALF was my introduction to the wonderful world of sarcasm, so if they keep that aspect of the character, it could be more of a draw than the Smurfs were, at least.
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#6 Posted on 9.8.12 0909.42
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CGI Alf. CGI Garfield.

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