Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable characters on the planet, but Disney has been reluctant to use him in any new animated movies, mostly out of fear that the movie will fail and end up hurting the brand.
But AICN has just learned that the studio is actually considering making a new Mickey movie, called "The Stooge," which will be an animated remake of the 1952 musical comedy, which starred Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
The remake will be a musical buddy comedy, starring Mickey in the Dean Martin role, and Roger Rabbit in the Jerry Lewis role. The film will incorporate five specific location from Disneyland and will introduce the Toon Train, an exciting way to travel through Toontown. The new movie will also include animated versions of such people as Orson Welles.
Disney and Pixar are currently evaluating all the material and are already talking to writers and directors. Stay tuned.
BadChadB33writes: on February 20th, 2013 at 8:33:41 AM
Cinema- that's awesome.
Kurskijwrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 10:23:51 AM
@cinema - lol
But I miss original shorts and it bugged me why did they stop making them?
Sure, it's expensive, but Disney is practically a country of its own - they have money to spare and these are prestige thing, their origins.
Put one of them in front of every Buena Vista release than make a DVD/Blu-Ray compilation in the vein of Disney Treasures series.
Same with WB classic characters.
Rocksteddywrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 5:58:40 PM
PIXAR IS MAKING REMAKES NOW?
f*cking hell. Is nothing sacred?
minkowskiwrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 6:47:12 PM
I told everyone this would happen when I heard the news Disney was buying Pixar. A lot of people didn't believe me.
Wonder what John Lasseter thinks about how his company has become a corporate whore and not the one-off cinematic CG think talk it was once upon a time.
minkowskiwrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 6:47:35 PM
Rocksteddywrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 7:58:15 PM
I actually never liked Pixar. Found Finding Nemo overrated, liked Toy Story 1, absolutely hated The Incredibles, REALLY enjoyed Ratatouille, DESPISED Cars, Monsters Inc had a few cute scenes here and there, and I found Wall-E to be a very, very awful propaganda piece 'o sh*t.
Rocksteddywrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 7:58:36 PM
minkowskiwrites: on February 20th, 2013 at 8:14:06 PM
Not many people like(d) Cars, including me, so I can understand that one.