Why Is This Happening

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Sometimes the past needs to be left in the past.

Out of all the animated cartoons from yesteryear that didn't need a revival, Tom and Jerry is up there. But even if you'd like to humbly disagree about the merits of the cat and mouse duo, surely we can all agree on one thing: Tom and Jerry sure as hell don't belong in Willy Wonka's chocolate emporium.

That's right: there's an animated remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Except it's starring Tom and Jerry. And all the Oompaloomps have been replaced with mice.

That alone warrants an orbital strike on the executives who greenlit this nightmare. The only saving grace in the full trailer below is that Charlie is at least acknowledged at the start and the end of proceedings.

Just ... why. Leave Willy Wonka alone.


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    Out of all the animated cartoons from yesteryear that didn't need a revival, Tom and Jerry is up there. But even if you'd like to humbly disagree about the merits of the cat and mouse duo, surely we can all agree on one thing: Tom and Jerry sure as hell don't belong in Willy Wonka's chocolate emporium.

    KILL IT WITH FIRE!

    After that johnny Depp abortion this is just ten shades of wrong.

    There is only one adaptation of the book that is worthy. In fact I think it's better than the book. Gene wilder was a genius.

    "All new original movie" that uses the same character likeness, costume/set design and quotes from the original film adaption.

    "... how'd you like my factory, Charlie?" - Bonus creep round

    I'm more shocked that there is a whole series of these. Parents got it tough these days!

    Last edited 19/04/17 10:24 am

    I started wondering what the Dahls were thinking, then I noticed this... thing is using the Wilder version title.

    Still, ergh. How and/or why are Tom and Jerry still a thing?

    There's a complete lack of imagination these days. My kid years back discovered the Animaniacs, and still loves them to this day. There's still nothing on TV quite to the level of sophistication those little bastards showed!

      (edited too fast, sorry).

      Last edited 19/04/17 12:15 pm

      My kid years back discovered the Animaniacs, and still loves them to this day.

      Lemme enrich them further for you.

      [Somehow arrives at Weresmurf's house and leaves a package with various cartoons from Tom and Jerry, Count Duckula, The Jetsons, DuckTales, Batman: The Animated Series, Rodger Ramjet, Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Mickey Mouse (nothing after 1990), Scooby-Doo and a title list so long it crashes the Kotaku database.]

        Oh we have allllllllll of that. Plus, you left out TALESPIN!!!!!!! and Gargoyles, Batman Animated Series, Superman Animated...

          [Delivers another box containing classics from (the late) Yoram Gross, including Blinky Bill (not that new sh*t!)]

          Not to get too far off topic, but the cartoons I listed; did you find them locally?

          At one point, JB Hifi had the Hanna-Barberra collection (whole box sets, not the unbundled crap) but it didn't last long.

          Just above everything I've listed above I had to import over America and enjoy in god awful NTSC! GAAA!

            Had a whole bunch of dvd's from years back that I bought at different times from various places. Other than that, I think a mix of bought and downloaded?

      It's also a show worth revisiting when they're older, too; for all the stuff that sails over kids' heads the first time.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xmAC9Qu908

        Oh I STILL rewatch it occasionally, rediscovering some reeeeeeally dirty stuff. "And you... fingerprints!" *grabs Prince* "I don't think so..."

        Reminds me of a line from Rodger Ramjet.

        Yankie: "Hey! I think that sounds like Dee! Follow that scream!"

        Cab Driver: "Sorry, I don't drive to the park."

    A scooby-doo adaption would have been a better choice for that particular title I think

    something tells me you are not the demographic for the film. not everything is for cynical adults who over think things. I personally would I would rather see a Teen Titans version of Willy Wonka before a Tom and Jerry one. Gosh now that would be a great idea. Grin.

    Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has always struck me as the gateway drug to teen slasher flicks. You have a group of kids with distinct personality archetypes slowly getting picked off one by one in varied and disturbing ways until only one remains. The only difference is no one dies and Willy Wonka isn't "killed", only to be resurrected ad inifinitum in sequels (Just remakes).

    Someone totally needs to do a "Jason and the Meat Factory" parody now where Jason Vorhees is just an eccentirc guy in a mask taking kids on a tour around an abbatoir.

      Considering how they each fail because of a 'sin', with personalised punishments, and Charlie has to outsmart the others, I'm thinking Pinhead and the Puzzle-box Factory. Especially if they get Doug Bradley back for the voice.

      "Welcome... the Cenba-Lenbas and I have such sights to show you..."

    Looks like someone's got some movie licenses that they need to use before they expire.

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