And with that statement, countless childhoods are dead. If you thought that Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks, or The Smurfs were nausea inducing, you may have another thing coming. Word around town is that Waterman Entertainment is looking to remake the 1987 children's classic The Brave Little Toaster in the same style as the aforementioned CGI/live-action films. What's worse is that they're actually *gulp* updating the appliances. Ignorance of these plans is simply unacceptable.
Reportedly, there may be some cuts or redesigns for the beloved toaster, blanket, lamp, vacuum, and radio. I'm not certain who, but there are talks of an iPhone joining or replacing a team member. The original film, for those that don't know, was based on a children's book by Thomas M. Disch and is about a ragtag gang of household appliances traveling across the nation to reunite with their master.
Waterman Entertainment now owns the rights, and the companies founder Steve Waterman is looking to utilize his experience as producer for Alivin and the Chipmunks. The charmingly hand drawn character many people fell in love with will now be replaced by sleek and shiny computer generated sprites that hopefully will not be voiced by Bill Murray.
Without the major character changes, I could actually see myself enjoying this. Maybe I'm thinking about it in the wrong way, but shouldn't a remake preserve the original? I understand wanting to modernize the film as to attract the kids of today, but if Toy Story 3 is any indication, nostalgia sells well. Now begins the speculation on who will play the master, which will now be a live action role. My gut says Jim Parsons but my heart says Rick Moranis. Always bet on Moranis.