Envision Media Arts is making an animated movie based on PEZ. That’s right, the candy that is only a few steps above the chalky gum they used to package in Baseball cards. *(Piece of personal advise, never, ever, take a bet and eat the gum out of a pack of Topps Baseball cards from 1975. I can still taste it 15 years later.) People go crazy for the dispensers though and that might be the only reason an animated movie might work.ollection-of-Pez-dispensers-and-merchandise

The PEZ Dispenser collectors are nuts for the things. There is some serious money out there for the rare dispensers, thousands of dollars.

Cameron Fay is writing the screenplay. Don’t worry, I haven’t heard of him either and a quick IMDB search doesn’t really shine any light on his talents. EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson had this to say:

Pez candy is beloved by children and adults alike. With Cameron Fay we’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many.

Yes, they will make a movie out of anything. It shouldn’t surprise any of us, but somehow one still has to say, “Huh?!?” when hearing about this PEZ movie.

Via: Variety

Category: Film