FlashShorts Toy Movies By Jerry Beck | 06/27/2009 11:20 am | 31 Share Tweet Email Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Email 31 Where Dan Meth sees Hollywood updates of classic toy and cartoon properties going. He’s not far off: (Thanks, Sterling Sheehy) We welcome thoughtful comments on articles, but please read our community guidelines before participating. All comments are moderated and will not immediately appear on the site; your patience is appreciated. Benmation HaHa!! Excellent..more please! Will Finn Very funny clip. According to yesterday’s NPR morning news, the next big movie trend is not toys, but old, established board games. The reasoning given and I am paraphrasing but not joking: “The less specific the branded source material is, the better”, where execs are concerned. Maybe “Husker Du?” could be a musical, with music by Husker Du. Tim G :) Great Clip…….really clever hehe Gary Pearson Funny. Also, I’d go see David Cronenberg’s take on the Cabbage Patch dolls. Tom D. around 35 seconds in, during the cabbage patch scene, john lithgow’s thumbs are on the wrong side of his hands. Richard If my memory serves me right, a movie about “The Smurfs” was used in a “Saturday Night Live” (I believe from a 1999 or 2000 episode with Garth Brooks). Actually, it sounds like they used Will Ferrell’s dialogue in this clip. And, yes, I would like to see that Koosh movie. Suzanne Dargie Let me just wipe the tears from my eyes….It’s so true! I see those movies in the works as we speak. Felicia Spano Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Michael F. The Teddy Ruxpin one is dead-on Wes Anderson. Killskerry Will Finn: Its true I heard that they are remaking the old Clue movie and a live action Candyland film is in the works. The Teddy Ruxpin Wes Anderson movie was my favorite and its kinda ironic since hes making that Fantastic Mr. Fox film. 808 Just wondering what’s taking Thundercats so long to become a Micheal Bay catastrophe – – er film Jason That was a freaking riot!!!!!! Emily That’s great. I especially liked the Playdough trailer clip. doug holverson Oh great! Candyland, The Motion Picture! Billy Batz they forgot to re design the characters like hollywood does. Katella Gate Alf was the funniest cause I did not see it coming. vzk Smurfs and Alf weren’t originally toy properties. Inkan1969 I was expecting the Smurfs movie to be directed by Mel Gibson instead. Brass Glass Meh…. Is it just me or could this drawing and animation be better? I don’t wanna be a stinker, but I never got why this dude’s stuff took off? Seems like the themes here and the execution are pretty weak… I also noticed the thumbs. Maybe I am a jerk and should just think and say this is awesome, but it ain’t so :( Elmer That’s just brilliant :-p Zach Cole Saw this just the other day. Yes, Michael F, The Wes Anderson Teddy Ruxpin is spot on, and I was cracking up. The timing for when Wes Anderson’s name comes up is perfect! Some Guy Will Finn’s comment made me laugh more than anything else I’ve seen on the internet in a while! If only there was a Vietnam War board game called “Fugazi,” I’d fucking watch that! Anthony Strand I’d see that Wes Anderson/Teddy Ruxpin movie. Emmett Goodman Actually, David Lynch and David Cronenberg could do great things here. And as for the Smurfs, you’d think Peter Jackson would add more smurfettes. TsimoneTseTse Slinky Tim Burton music by D Elfman Easy Bake Oven Cheech & Chong Sea Monkeys (never materialized) re: “Is it just me or could this drawing and animation be better?….” No, it is not you, but your request to review Rocky & Bullwinkle has been denied. s.w.a.c. I keep wondering if any other Sid & Marty Krofft properties will become films after Land of the Lost…I eagerly await a gritty, noir-ish Lidsville starring Robert DeNiro as Hoodoo. St. McDuck Brilliant. That just made my morning. Not an Animator Damn. I’m not a big t-shirt fan but put those Care Bears on a shirt and I’ll buy it-in fact, I think I’m just going to make my own :) Lindsay Hah! I loved the Ruxpin clip – and I haven’t even SEEN any Wes Anderson films! ;D The Lynch Koosh Ball was hilarious too for its starkness and the super-short appearance of the title card. ^_^ Sad to say, I just might pay to see a Care Bear vs. My Little Pony movie – if only for the novelty of seeing them tear each other apart. :> Eliza Jappinen That was so great! I am going to laugh about that for a long long time as each of them come true. Mike They actually are planning a Smurfs movie Previous PostTrippy Spongebob MTV IDs from Pepper Melon Next PostSave Taz!