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Old March 9 2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

In light of the recent Transformers movies, as well as the G.I. Joe movie, I was wondering what other 80s cartoons would make good, or at least halfway-decent live-action movies. Here would be my pick.

Thundercats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qd_IsxgAf8

MASK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0BzBFWt8V8

Centurions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keNpZG4xxgA

Ulysses 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8

I've heard rumours about a live-action Thundercats movie though. I'm not sure about the veracity of these claims however.
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Old March 9 2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Re: What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

Spiral Zone for sure! It is bleak and depressing but it has roots in reality with the threat of terrorism and war.

It could easily work in today's world.
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Old March 9 2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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Re: What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

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I've heard rumours about a live-action Thundercats movie though. I'm not sure about the veracity of these claims however.
I think it's one of those things that have been in pre-production forever. It might get made eventually, but who knows? I would personally love to see it.

Wasn't there supposed to be a new He-Man being made as well?
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Old March 9 2010, 10:44 PM   #4
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Spiral Zone for sure! It is bleak and depressing but it has roots in reality with the threat of terrorism and war.

It could easily work in today's world.
Very few people know about it, mostly because the show wasn't shown as much on most stations-that's the hurdle in making a movie.
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Old March 9 2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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Re: What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

Star Blazers would be awesome if done right. Not sure how the new japanese movie will be be, but i want a big budget hollywood version!
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Old March 10 2010, 12:15 AM   #6
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Robotech, Starcom, Dino Saucers, M.A.S.K
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Old March 10 2010, 12:20 AM   #7
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Re: What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

You say that as though there have been ANY decent live action movies of 80s cartoons.
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Old March 10 2010, 12:36 AM   #8
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Thundarr the Barbarian

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Old March 10 2010, 12:40 AM   #9
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Re: What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

Well Robotech was actually the Japanese anime Macross which then had two other Japanese animes (not related except that they all used mecha) pushed together. That being said Toby Maguire is producing a Robotech movie so it's in the works.

I think Mysterious Cities of Gold could be a great series of family movies.
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Old March 10 2010, 12:48 AM   #10
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Possibilities:

He-Man: A script has been floating for a few years with a concept at one point of being one part Conan/one part LOTR/one part HPotter.

Captain Planet: This would play well globally most likely but if parodoy hero flicks like Sky High and My Super Ex-Girlfriend can get made this could be at least as half way decent as those.

Jem: Need some girl power glam and nobody rocked it harder. Hey if Zoolander can be a cult hit then Jem has a chance.

Silverhawks: This one has some serious 80's themes that would have to be overlooked but it is a space themed show and that would give it some uniqueness.

Sectaurs: Plays out like Conan meets Dr.Moreau's love child with Starship Troopers with some added lessons on genetic tampering.

Voltron: Hey, Transformers has already laid the ground work for this one. A script has been floated for a few years. Maybe we'll get it when TF takes a break at the box office.
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Old March 10 2010, 01:09 AM   #11
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Captain Planet: This would play well globally most likely but if parodoy hero flicks like Sky High and My Super Ex-Girlfriend can get made this could be at least as half way decent as those.
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Old March 10 2010, 01:15 AM   #12
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Old March 10 2010, 01:17 AM   #13
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Put me down for Voltron, He-Man, and JEM (Gotta show the girls a little love. My sister was ballistic for this show).
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Old March 10 2010, 01:37 AM   #14
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Re: What other 80s Cartoons would make decent live action movies?

I never watched the old Thundercats cartoon, but this ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb50G...eature=related ) sure makes a movie look pretty kickass!

I've enjoyed the movie versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that they've made so far. I'm hoping that they eventually do a sequel to the 2007 CGI movie.

I'm not sure if this is '80s or early '90s but the recent wave of fantasy movies makes me interested in some kind of film adaptation of Gummi Bears.
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Old March 10 2010, 01:40 AM   #15
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That's what I was going to say. He's like He-Man, but in a post-apocalyptic future... with a light-saber. How can that lose?
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