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List of Classic Cartoons that should be made into movies (and a few that shouldnt)
December 14, 2006
Hey Everyone,

With Hollywood desperate for ideas, and completely willing to capitalize on nostalgia, I thought it might be a good idea to make a list of cartoons that would make for interesting, and in some cases, very relevant movies for our time. I'm eager to hear your response.

10. "Gummi Bears"

I know, I know. You were thinking Carebears? Uh-uh. If I'm going to the movies I don't want to see a bunch of hippy ursines with flowers and hearts on their belly's "hugging it out". I want to see some hardcore substance abusing Bears who bounce their enemies to death. That's a movie.

9. "G.I. Joe"

Actually, it's pretty unlikely this isn't being made into a movie, but just in case "GOOOO, JOE!" With the war on and everything, this might not be the greatest time for a gung ho-blow up the bad guy-America Rocks-movie but then again, if it were done as a sort of Jarhead meets James Bond, I could see it being a blockbuster.

8. "Ducktales" or "Darkwing Duck"

Of course in CG, not live action. Can you imagine a bunch of ducks dressed in clothes with their mouths moving like the movie "Babe"? Not a pretty sight. Anyway, I just don't think there are enough animorphic ducks around anymore and Disney has yet to successfully transfer a known 2D icon (like Mickey Mouse) to the 3D format. I believe a Duckberg movie could be brilliant if done right.

The one problem might be is that in today's pedophilophobic world a middle-aged Bazillionaire swimming around half naked with his half naked nephews might be considered a bit too risque.

7. "Teddy Ruxpin"

Ok, so this is the second bear cartoon I've added but it's a bit of a cheat because I see Teddy Ruxpin as the SCARIEST HORROR MONSTER KNOWN TO MANKIND.

Take Chucky and give him fangs and teeth and a giant talking worm as his partner in crime. We're onto you, Teddy Rasputin.

6. "Captain Planet and the Planeteers"

Perfect timing. Let Al Gore play Captain Planet already. I mean did anyone see his audition tape "An Inconvenient Truth"? Cast Halle Berry as Gaia and the rest as unknowns. C'mon, Hollywood!

5. "Thundercats"

Never were felines more sexy... um, i mean... uh...

4. "Dexter's Laboratory"

Simply put, this is still one of the greatest Cartoons ever made.

3. "Ren and Stimpy"

I think the picture actually speaks for itself.

2. "Captain N the Game Master" and/or "The Legend of Zelda"

Everyone says they should make a Zelda movie but Captain N was awesome. It's unlikely they would make a Captain N game but if it were tied in with Smash Bros. or something like that, I can see it happening. As for Zelda, it's only a matter of time.

Time. HA!

Zelda! Time?

Get it?

I hate you guys.
1. "Pinky and The Brain"

The most ingenius idea for a cartoon ever would make one helluva movie. It's been talked about a long time but really, Hollywood, MAKE THIS MOVIE!!!

Honorable mentions:

"Eek The Cat", "Rocko's Modern Life", "The Popples", "The Carebears", "Two Stupid Dogs", "Secret Squirrel", "The Smurfs"

Top 5 that should never be made into either a full-length/CGI/live action movie.

And wouldn't you know it, a lot of the ones I would have listed have already shamefully made it to the screen (I'm looking at you Fat Albert and Doug's First Movie) but of course there are others.

5. Hammerman (starring MC Hammer)

If they make this movie I'll shoot myself.

4. The Bratz

Making sluts out of little girls everywhere.

3. Woody The Woodpecker

I can still hear him laughing... MAKE IT STOP!

2. Top Cat


Definitely not a high concept idea.

1. My Little Pony

Because if i see a trailer for this I will go Godfather on every equine in a 10 mile radius.

Thanks everyone. Add your thoughts!
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