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Space Family 'The Jetsons' is Getting Animated for the Big Screen

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January 23, 2015
Source: Deadline

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After being stuck in development hell for some time, there's finally a big screen adaptation of The Jetsons in the works, but it won't be live-action as was originally the plan. Instead, the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon will be getting an animated feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures, and the studio has just hired Matt Lieberman, who has scripted a lot of films that are in development at various studios. Since this is an animated adaptation of the cartoon, we're guessing that the plans for a live-action version that somehow involved Kanye West. Honestly, we're a little bummed that we'll probably never get to see that version.

Anyway, Lieberman has been all around Hollywood with projects like a spec script called 12/24 that is a found footage Santa Claus movie and also an adaptation of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disney, along with the remake of Short Circuit that seems stuck in development. However, Deadline says what really got The Jetsons moving is Lieberman's work on the new animated adaptation of Scooby-Doo that's also in the works at Warner Bros. Considering all the previous live-action adaptations that brought Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones to the big screen, I'm surprised that it took this long for The Jetsons to happen in any form.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

The Jetsons had an animated feature in 1990. It was George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc's last performances in film.

txJM on Jan 23, 2015

2

Live action bad. Boris know.

Boris Badenov on Jan 23, 2015

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I hope they will use talented voice actors instead of celebrity voices, because that can really make or break this movie.

HarryFiddleSticks on Jan 24, 2015

5

I remember watching The Jetsons as a young boy. It was one of those rare cartoon series that I enjoyed watching other than The Flintstones, The Wacky Races, Superman, and Warner Bros Looney Tunes.

Mike Zarquon on Jan 24, 2015

6

Where is my Jetson's movie with Steve Carell?

toonfed on Jan 27, 2015

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