Pez dispensers. (Photo: Tyler) Pez dispensers. (Photo: Tyler)
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Hollywood is Developing Pez Dispensers, The Animated Feature

Pez dispensers. (Photo: Tyler)
Pez dispensers. (Photo: Tyler)

What hath The LEGO Movie wrought.

In the post-LEGO Movie stampede to turn plastic waste into animated entertainment, Envision Media Arts has partnered with Pez Candy to create an animated feature based on its candy — and presumably the spring-loaded flip-top toys through which the candies are dispensed.

“We’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many,” said EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson. EMA, an indie film production company based in Los Angeles, has no track record of producing animated features. The script will be written by Cameron Fay, whose first feature film writing credit will be on Paramount’s upcoming Brother in Laws, followed by a Three Stooges feature.

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Of course, optioning a brand and writing a script is very different from raising the tens of millions necessary to produce an animated feature. In other words, this project still has a long way to go yet. Here’s the trailer for the last animated feature made about packaged food items:

  • James STanley

    No. For the love of god no… It’s official. I didn’t think Hollywood would stoop this low, but when one company announces a Emoji film, what did we expect? What’s next, Selfies: The motion picture??

    • Henry Cohn

      Probably.

    • Guest

      They’d never do a Selfie movie. No merchandise to sell.

  • no

    is this a joke?

  • Rae

    I will not be satisfied until we are gifted the masterpiece of a Connect Four film.

  • Jan Rune Blom

    The next big thing: Marbles the Movie…… ? :v

  • Steven Bowser

    I don’t think PEZ is able to touch our hearts as much as LEGO. And even LEGO was a stretch.

  • Googamp32

    Congratulations, Hollywood! You are now at the point where a “Wacky Delly” film trilogy would seem like a breath of fresh air.

  • J.S

    But the real question is, why?

  • jam

    These must be the dark ages of film man!!!!

  • GS

    Nice to see someone find some lasting value in an Xtranormal animation.

  • n0ireclipse

    oh my word I think I ate one of those when i was a kid…

  • jhalpernkitcat

    If the movie is just centered around Mike Mozart playing around with Pez dispensers, that would be the only way I would see it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHWvpmjLsJs

    • rockmonster

      He needs to come back to YT.

      • jhalpernkitcat

        Yes, I miss him. He’s hilarious.

  • andyg

    What’s next? A Silly Putty movie?

    • James STanley

      How about a Playdoh movie?

      • Both of those could actually be interesting if the right person got on board. Think about it: characters who can morph into whatever they want. Pretty cool.

      • Martin Cohen

        Not PlayDough – Silly Putty!

  • Matthew Koh

    Well, why don’t you just go and organize a mass revolutionary protest in front of Hollywood to stop those type of projects?

    • Mermaid Warrior

      Overthrow Hollywood? I’m down with that. Where’s the sign up sheet?

  • rockmonster

    I don’t understand.

  • Mermaid Warrior

    It’s always been common for movie execs to try and cash in on the latest popular thing, without realizing what really made it popular in the first place. But yeah, I agree that movies have been in a slump lately. At least TV, including Netflix originals, is getting better.

  • ScamScum

    Please Inside Out, win Best Picture so that these companies can be convinced to actually try making a good animated film!

  • Andrew Alderson

    Or how about this: WE ARE MAKING KNOCKOFF TO THE LEGO MOVE TO CASH IN ON A POPULAR MOVIE JUST LIKE IN THE 90s WHERE ANIMATED FILMS HAS TO MAKE THEIR OWN DISNEY MUSICALS AND MOST OF THOSE FILMS FAILED! SO WE MUST MAKE OUR OWN LEGO MOVIE JUST TO FOLLOW THEIR BANDWAGON!

    Yeah see me: Not working, cancel this garbage. You are not making a film just to make a rip-off of the lego movie (so as the emoji movie, it also must be canceled)

  • doconnor

    FoodFight! is currently the number 6 worst movie on IMDb making it worse then Manos: The Hands of Fate. A remarkable achievement.

  • ea

    Coming up next… Kinder Surprise: The Movie

  • ShouldBeWorkin’

    When you were kids, did anyone actually play with PEZ? With the options they have today do kids play with PEZ? Lego is literally years of fun to play with.

  • BurntToShreds

    There is one thing I would like to know: Will this film actually be released in theaters, or will is this be a direct-to-video thing? Usually, animated features like these are destined for the bargain bin at Wal-Mart; I suspect this would be the same.

    So yeah, the odds of this thing actually reaching theaters are, in my opinion, are close to none.

    • starss

      Remember, we though The LEGO Movie sounded like something you’d find in the bargain bin.

  • Ben Vanneste

    I’m somehow going to like this movie upon its release much like the Lego Movie

  • mechasus

    I always wondered why we make movies… https://youtu.be/QP1af7ilYpM

  • James STanley

    It would probably be stop-motion. That’s the only way I could see motion work with what are essentially solid photos.

  • James STanley

    Relax. I checked your link. Says here it was canned not long ago.

  • Viva le revolution!

  • Martin Cohen

    Probably funnier than the movie.