The Family Circus comic strip tends to be more of a punchline than something people actually admit to reading, but then again, so is Marmaduke, and Fox thought it would be a good idea to make a movie out of that. It should come as no surprise, then, that they're doing the same for Family Circus teaming up with Walden Media to buy the rights to Bil Keane's long-running strip and turn it into a live-action feature. According to Deadline there was actually a bidding war over this thing, and the deal was up in the six figures.

Keane had resisted turning the strip into a movie but years, but producer John Baldecchi gave him the hard sell this time around and talked him in to taking it to studios. It is not up to you to figure out how they'll make a movie out of the blank, sentimental characters who populated the world of Family Circus, because I really can't handle giving it any more thought. Below is a typical Sunday strip, just so you can know what we're up against here.

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