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Old October 12 2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

So basically we will get our first movie about the Acme Corporation and the things it makes:

Warner Bros. is moving forward with Acme (working title), a new Looney Tunes spin-off centered around the Acme Corporation, the fictional weapons supplier whose name was often seen in the original shorts. The film, which has been in development since 2010, will not star any of the recognized Looney Tunes characters.
Initially planned as a live-action film, Hollywood Reporter now says that Acme will be a live-action/animation hybrid, in the style of earlier films like Space Jam and Looney Tunes: Back in Action, though the animation would obviously be CGI.
Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

Pdersonally, I'm all for it, and I loved Looney Tunes: Back In Action.
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Old October 12 2014, 10:09 PM   #2
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"Why is it our stuff never works right? You ought to see the class action lawsuit this Coyote started!"
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Old October 12 2014, 10:17 PM   #3
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

^'It's just the way that stupid coyote uses our stuff, that's the reason why he's suing!'
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Old October 12 2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

I don't know about this. IMHO, Acme almost works better as a background joke, rather than having it explained in detail. I am intrigued as to what they could possibly do with this, though.

When I was a kid and I saw all this Acme stuff, I thought it was an adjective, rather than an actual company name!
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Old October 12 2014, 11:44 PM   #5
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^'It's just the way that stupid coyote uses our stuff, that's the reason why he's suing!'
He's the kind of moron who would spill hot McDonald's coffee on himself and sue because its hot.
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Old October 13 2014, 12:05 AM   #6
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

Maybe the movie will be a prequel origin story leading up to Marvin Acme's murder in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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Old October 13 2014, 05:20 AM   #7
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

publiusr wrote: View Post
"Why is it our stuff never works right? You ought to see the class action lawsuit this Coyote started!"


It would be one REALLY long list, given all of the products that have failed over the years when he tried to use them.


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I don't know about this. IMHO, Acme almost works better as a background joke, rather than having it explained in detail. I am intrigued as to what they could possibly do with this, though.

When I was a kid and I saw all this Acme stuff, I thought it was an adjective, rather than an actual company name!
I agree on that one. It could go either way tbh. If they over do it, that wouldn't be good. If they under do it, it wouldn't be good. They'd have to find a middle ground in terms of the story.
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Old October 13 2014, 11:38 AM   #8
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

Green Shirt wrote: View Post
Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
^'It's just the way that stupid coyote uses our stuff, that's the reason why he's suing!'
He's the kind of moron who would spill hot McDonald's coffee on himself and sue because its hot.
Perhaps. Fortunately, though, the real person was not a moron: Linky
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Old October 13 2014, 11:46 AM   #9
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

Disappointed that it won't feature Looney Tunes characters. At least have Wile E. Coyote as their #1 customer!
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Old October 13 2014, 12:26 PM   #10
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George Steinbrenner wrote: View Post
Green Shirt wrote: View Post
Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
^'It's just the way that stupid coyote uses our stuff, that's the reason why he's suing!'
He's the kind of moron who would spill hot McDonald's coffee on himself and sue because its hot.
Perhaps. Fortunately, though, the real person was not a moron: Linky
No, not a moron. Just stupid - like the coyote.
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Old October 13 2014, 06:13 PM   #11
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George Steinbrenner wrote: View Post
Green Shirt wrote: View Post
Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
^'It's just the way that stupid coyote uses our stuff, that's the reason why he's suing!'
He's the kind of moron who would spill hot McDonald's coffee on himself and sue because its hot.
Perhaps. Fortunately, though, the real person was not a moron: Linky
Ha, thank you. I was about to post that.

Green Shirt's reaction is fairly typical, and I guess I can't fault people too much because of the face of it it is rather silly to sue over hot coffee, but when you look into it McDonald's was in the wrong.


As to the topic at hand, I think this movie could be good; the concept of Acme Corporation is a potential gold mine. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Old October 13 2014, 07:30 PM   #12
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"Why is it our stuff never works right? You ought to see the class action lawsuit this Coyote started!"


It would be one REALLY long list, given all of the products that have failed over the years when he tried to use them.


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I don't know about this. IMHO, Acme almost works better as a background joke, rather than having it explained in detail. I am intrigued as to what they could possibly do with this, though.

When I was a kid and I saw all this Acme stuff, I thought it was an adjective, rather than an actual company name!
I agree on that one. It could go either way tbh. If they over do it, that wouldn't be good. If they under do it, it wouldn't be good. They'd have to find a middle ground in terms of the story.
They kinda have a clean slate to work with though, since we really don't know anything about ACME, just that their quality is....questionable.
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Old October 13 2014, 11:01 PM   #13
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Re: Warner Bros. Moves Forward with ‘Acme’ Feature

Acme products are like the ED-209.
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Old October 14 2014, 01:26 AM   #14
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Green Shirt's reaction is fairly typical, and I guess I can't fault people too much because of the face of it it is rather silly to sue over hot coffee, but when you look into it McDonald's was in the wrong.
Yeah... it may sound silly reduced to a sound bite, but the fact is that the poor woman suffered third-degree burns, a serious and incredibly agonizing injury, and was partially disabled for two years and permanently disfigured. Whether it was the fault of her own carelessness or McDonald's (and the jury found it was 80% the restaurant's fault), she suffered horrendously, and that's nothing to joke about or trivialize.
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Old October 14 2014, 02:54 AM   #15
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McD's was not at fault just because the coffee was hot; it was because the coffee was WAY TOO FUCKING HOT. It was much, much hotter than necessary for peaceful drinking purposes. Just *drinking* the coffee (let alone spilling it) could permanently burn or kill you. That's what the whole brouhaha was about.
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