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Columbia & Happy Madison Look to Adapt 'Bad Toys II' Animated Short

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July 25, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Bad Toys II

Happy Madison, the production banner started by Adam Sandler and his producing partner Jack Giarraputo are already working on an adaptation of the animated short Pixels for the big screen, but it looks like they've found inspiration in another online short film for another project. Heat Vision reports Columbia and Happy Madison are teaming up again for a big screen adaptation of the French animated short Bad Toys II from Daniel Brunet and Nicolas Douste. It's basically a parody of Michael Bay's explosive sequel starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but also exactly how imaginative kids play with their toys. See the short below!

Here's Daniel Brunet and Nicolas Douste's animated short Bad Toys II from Vimeo:

As you can see, the short itself is akin to what would happen if Pixar let Michael Bay direct Andy's playtime sessions with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the whole gang. It's not clear if the film will take cues from the combination of comic book panels, live-action playtime footage and computer animation for the feature film version, but the story is said to focus on a grown man reconnecting with his youthful imagination through his son's toys, and his play turns into an homage to big-budget action films. I like the route Happy Madison is taking lately, especially since it doesn't sound like Sandler or any of his unfunny friends are involved at this point (though that could change down the road). Maybe Sandler is getting smart with his projects now?

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