Jul 30, 2008

Wiwille is not mature

Today I came across a news item that made me all giddy. Warner Bros has decided to make a movie based on one of my all time favorite cartoon characters Marvin the Martian. True when I find out that Hollywood is going to remake a beloved cartoon character from my childhood I cringe a little, but this my friends is something that gets me all giddy. Similar to the reaction I felt when I learned they'd be making a G.I. Joe movie I want to enter the theatre feeling like a kid again, but sadly it'll probably end up sucking as hard as the Flintstones film.

I grew up in a time when senseless cartoon violence was still very funny and wouldn't result in some angry phone call from some parent trying to protect their precious little one from animated brawling. Ahh the good ole days where Tom got the frying pan to the face, Elmer got shot up numerous times with his own shotgun, and Porky would get punted by a crazy duck on a regular basis. Such good times before everything became all nice and fuzzy.

I used to do a great impression of Marvin the Martian when I was young. Really hooked in the ladies with that one. What I lacked in good looks and charm I made up for in cartoon voices.

"The only time a wife listens to her husband is when he's asleep." - Chuck Jones

8 comments:

whatigotsofar said...

I never got Marvin the Martian. I thought he was a good one-off character as an antagonist to Duck Dodgers, but that's it. Marvin didn't work well against Bugs. The only thing that saved those Bugs vs. Marvin cartoons were the Instant Martians. And dammit, I loves me some Instant Martians.
And speaking of Instant Martians. Why aren't those more popular?

Princess Kitten said...

Where is the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom. Yes, I used to do an imitation of Marvin as well.

Claire said...

"I used to do a great impression of Marvin the Martian when I was young. Really hooked in the ladies with that one. What I lacked in good looks and charm I made up for in cartoon voices."

Aha. Nice angle ;)

Cxx

Miss Ash said...

Loved the youtube clip!! As for Marvin I don't recall him being a super memorable character...speaking of which do you remember the episode with the giant monster and bugs bunny. He put dynamite on the monsters head and was in some weird castle and woke up in the river?

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Ooooo! I loved Marvin the Martian! Now I am giddy about this, too!

I miss those good old Saturday morning cartoons full of senseless, innocent violence. Ah, the good ol' days!

(visiting from Scott's blog, btw.)

whatigotsofar said...

Miss Ash - I'm pretty sure that episode is called "Water Water Every Hare." One of my favourites.

Miss Ash said...

Thanks WIGSF I'm going to try and find it.

JLee said...

Those old cartoons are the best. Everyone thinks violence is funny. Just look at "America's Funniest Home Videos"!