Brave Little Toaster Remake Will Be A CGI/Live-Action Hybrid With An iPhone

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-09-13 13:55:44discussion comments
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They did it to Scooby-Doo. They did it to Garfield. They did it to Alvin and the Chipmunks. They did it to Yogi Bear. They did it to The Smurfs. And now they're doing it to The Brave Little Toaster. Waterman Entertainment has purchased the rights to the kids movie and they're now planning to create a new CGI/live-action hybrid movie based on the property.

The Wrap says that while old movie, made back in 1987, centered around household objects like a toaster, a vacuum cleaner, a lamp and a blanket, the new version will contain more modern pieces of technology, such as an iPhone (no joke). The story, which was originally based on the children's book by Thomas M. Disch, is about a group of household appliances that travel a long distance to try and get back to their owner. Steve Waterman, who founded the company, has worked on a number of CGI/live-action hybrid movies, serving as an executive producer on the aforementioned Alvin and the Chipmunk movies and as a co-producer on both Stuart Little films.

Believe it or not, The Brave Little Toaster was actually a movie that had a significant impact on the history of Pixar. Not only was the original written by Joe Ranft, who went on to write Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Cars, a young John Lasseter, the founder of Pixar, tried to convince executives at Disney to make a film with traditionally animated characters featured on CGI backgrounds. Lasseter's idea was rejected for being too expensive and a few minutes after the meeting he was called down by an animation administrator who told him he had been fired. Honestly, I think Lasseter came out on the other side of things just fine.
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