Converting animated shows into live action just doesn’t work. It’s spoiled Scooby-Doo, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Garfield, Dragon Ball Z, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Transformers. If the formentioned movies aren’t proof enough that the Hollywood machine is out rape your child hood (or in my case, adult life) with a razor bladed cock monster then take a gander at the above image. What the fuck is it? What your eyes are adjusting to is a disturbing photo of Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines in makeup for Nickelodeon‘s new live-action movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow up Timmy Turner.
Even if you’re not a fan Fairly Odd Parents to cast Cheryl and Jason as Cosmo and Wanda makes absolutely no sense and completely changes the personality of the show. The only kind of children’s movie this film will make is one that will insult their intelligence as well as the adults who take them to it. Though quirky and outlandish there was actually some charm to the sense of humor in the cartoon and the style of animation can by no means be replicated in a live-action fashion. This looks like an epic misfire and a waste of time for everyone involved.
“In the movie, an older Timmy is still in the fifth grade and living at home, but all that changes when he begins to have feelings for Tootie (Victorious’ Daniella Monet), a nerdy girl who has grown into a beautiful woman and returned to town. Timmy must make a choice between his godparents or growing up and being in love. ….
Yeah because that sounds like an episode of Fairly Odd Parents doesn’t it?
Thank you, Nickelodeon. Thank you for farting in the face of this wonderful series and then leaving it out for the maggots to feast one. Really, you deserve a fucking round of applause.
*sigh, The film is a straight-to-television production likely to air on Nickelodeon sometime in 2011.