I didnt even remember this movie until I saw the headline this morning but it seems that my nostalgia bone is geting an excessive workout this week with the announcement of a live action remake of The Brave Little Toaster. For those who don’t know what this movie is and its significance just think “Finding Nemo” and “Toy Story” all rolled together but in the 80’s and with hand drawn animation. Actually that sums it up almost a little too well and seems a bit peculiar in hindsight but makes sense when you realize that the person behind the film, Joe Ranft, eventually took a position at Pixar and CO-WROTE Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Cars with John Lasseter and Lasseter contributed to this movie way back when. Check out the trailer:
The Wrap reports that Waterman Entertainment has acquired the rights to Brave Little Toaster; as company co-head Tucker Waterman explains it, the brand is a well-recognized property that adheres to “specific elements we deem suitable to create CGI/live-action hybrid films with potential for licensing and merchandising.” Waterman also cites the multiple platform potential as motivation for acquiring the Brave Little Toaster franchise…
…the project has entered pre-production, with plans to modernize the story using new technology (i.e. iPhones) – not to mention, taking advantage of the improvements in CGI to go beyond “what was technologically possible when Lasseter pitched the project” back in the 1980s.
I’m particularly giddy about this one and I would to hope that this might be the one. You know what I mean about “the one”, right? “The ONE” movie franchise that I can tether to with my kid. Follow it along, see where it goes and look forward to seeing it with him.
I’m excited, are you?
Via: Screen Rant