Audrey Geisel recants, approves 'Horton Hears A Who'

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  1. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    I thought after the disaster that was "The Cat In The Hat", Audrey Geisel was done with Hollywood adapting her late husband's childrens' books.

    I was wrong.

    Fox's CGI animation studio, Blue Sky, has won a bidding war to produce 'Horton Hears A Who', beating out Dreamworks and Sony. Blue Sky will debut the film following 'Ice Age 2' in late 2007 or early 2008.

    Yahoo! News (Reuters/Hollywood Reporter)
     
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    Well, at least this one won't be live action. Maybe a lesson HAS been learned...
     
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    Maybe Mrs. G is giving Hollywood one last chance. Perhaps a CGI movie could actually do a Dr. Seuss story justice.

    Hmm, the folks who did Ice Age adapting Horton Hears a Who... I wonder if Ray Romano would be interested in performing as a modern day Manny?
     
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    Too bad Pixar won't be doing this. I thought Boundin' played like a modern Seuss story.
     
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    I don't know something about this sounds "off" to me. CGI seems the wrong medium for a Seuss. It should be hand-drawn. But oh, I forgot audiences don't like hand-drawn films anymore.
     
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    Dr. Seuss was meant for animation. This is why Bob Clampett's "Horton Hatches the Egg" and Chuck Jones' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" are considered classics today.

    This seems to be promising.
     
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    Maybe Mrs. G shouldn't be in charge of her husband's creations.
     
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    Well, Cat in the Hat captured the lockerroom humor Seuss is renowned for. It also understood the sub-text of the Cat being a New York Jew.

    And unlike that silly cartoon, Grinch, with its blockbuster styling, tremendous marketing campaign, and merchandising efforts, truly demonstrated the pro-materialism theme Seuss was targeting.

    The lesson is that Hollywood really understands the soul of Seuss. Mrs. G. is doing it for the children.
     

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