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Family Circus movie (facepalm)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Ignatz

    Ignatz Member

    Whule we're still talking about comic strip movies I've always thought Zippy the Pinhead would make a good road movie.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's because it was on UPN. Of course, I don't think any of the major networks would have given it the time of day. It was far superior to the comic strip, actually. They really got to make jokes about corporate corruption at the hands of idiot CEO's. Something we could all use right now.
  3. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Semi-circle in regular release, full-circle in 3D IMAX.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't think the creator granted them so much as a TV special. He seems to be one of those hands off cartoonists. And it's probably for the best. Trying to copy that style of humor would end in failure.

    What I'd like is a CGI US Acres movie, DTV or something... and get as much of the main cast as possible back. They'd need to find a replacement for Howard Morris, though. I'd probably say Tom Kenny would do a decent job for Wade.
  5. ProboSowa

    ProboSowa Member

    Next thing you know there'll be movies based off of television idents. :rolleyes:
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Didn't Nostalgia Critic say that's basically what Space Jam was?
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  7. Princeton

    Princeton Active Member

    There was also an animated series based on Baby Blues which aired on Comedy Central; I'm surpised CC didn't think to pick up the Dilbert series, which was superior to the BB series (though in terms of the actual strips, I prefer Baby Blues).
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Baby Blues lasted shorter because it was originally a WB show. Those do worse.

    At least with Dilbert, you can watch them on hulu. I swear that show was much deeper in corporate satire than the comic ever could be.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I forgot about that Baby Blues animated series... I was disappointed though that they made it adult though, I thought that was kind of un-necessary.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That was the big boom (and subsequent bust) of adult animated sitcoms when Baby Blues popped up. This was when Family Guy (when it was GOOD) just popped up, along with The P.J.'s, Futurama, and a whole bunch of ones that didn't even last a season.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Still, I mean, was it really necessary? I mean in the comic itself, just about the only "adult" thing I can remember happening was Wanda breastfeeding Wren.
  12. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    I love this example. Addams Family Reunion wasn't terrible, but I hated how Gomez and Morticia lolok amused when Fester's dog attacks Cousin Itt. They're odd, but they love their family.
  13. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    Look on the bright side. This is one of those rare occasions where the film adaptation can't possibly suck worse than the source material.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Seriously, why does everyone in the world hate Family Circus? Is it because it's a religious comic or something?
  15. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    It's not funny. It's basically cute overload. Read enough of them and you'll end up with diabetes.
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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Not ALL comics HAVE to be funny... there's some good comics out there that take a different approach, both Heralde and Newsie can attest to that with Doonesbury, I've read my share of some pretty good webcomics that take a more serious/heavy route as opposed to humor.

    As for Family Circus, I don't necessarily agree about the cuteness overload, however, I do enjoy the homey, simplistic feel it has to it... almost like the Andy Griffith of comic strips.
  17. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    I realize there are more serious comics out there. I have no problem with those. I don't even have a problem with cute normally and can even enjoy cute things from time to time. Family Circus is a bit much for me. It's cool if you like it though. The world would be a pretty boring place if we were all the same. After all I like Marmaduke. Pretty much everyone hates that too.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's basically precocious children saying precocious things for the sake of being precocious. Not to mention the "old person understanding of technology" jokes they always throw it.

    I will say I get the Garfield hatedom, considering the comic is so digitally produced (in terms of writing AND art) these days, and the fact that Mark Evanier wrote for the character better anyway (that's why he's still writing the cartoon shows and the comic book). But other than that, Garfield had some great stuff under his belt. Other than those 2 lousy live action movies, that is. Family Circus only had 2 overly diabetic specials (I saw one when I was younger and I wasn't too impressed), and that's about it. Every single comic they have is, as I said, precociousness to the millionth power. Sigh... of only ONE of the kids was like Mandy from Billy and Mandy.
  19. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    No matter how bad the Garfield comic gets we'll always have Garfield and Friends.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Garfield suffers from being around QUITE a bit.

    That's why newspaper strips are a dying art. The ones that have been around are exhausted, the newer ones are hit and miss ranging from very good, to "haven't we seen this already?" to "Someone gets PAID for that? Scratch that... Someone MADE that?"

    Family Circus is old person who loves grandchildren humor. It sells to that audience. But for anyone else, it's like that crummy e-mail that your parents send you that they swear is funny, but clogs up your inbox. It's that the comic.

    That said, the fact that Mother Goose and Grimm is so under-appreciated gets me down. All that ever had was a one season cartoon series. It lasted 2 seasons, but the only thing new about the second season was the theme song.


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