Joining the ranks of Yogi Bear, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and The Smurfs, Woody Woodpecker is being made into a CGI film. If the above movies are any indication, it will be ruined before a single word of the script is written or a digital frame is rendered.
Along with films about Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Pepe Le Pew, and Hong Kong Phooey, Woody Woodpecker is just another in the incoming wave of CGI necrophilia. These film are attempting to resurrect classic animated stars via CGI in an effort to clear $150 million in global ticket sales.
Illumination Entertainment, who previously produced Despicable Me and The Lorax, are the culprits this time, hiring Blades Of Glory co-writers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky to write the film, which again, will be terrible. How do I know it will be terrible? Because the following films exist: Yogi Bear, The Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
So let’s all look forward to watching a computer generated bird peck against trees for two hours because, honestly that literally couldn’t be any worse than The Squeakquel.
What do you think of the Woody Woodpecker film?
Source: The AV Club