Can't Leave Well Enough Alone, Studio Commissions Reanimation of "The Grinch"

They did it with Judge Dredd, Flash Dance, Total Recall, Karate Kid, and Red Dawn. Now they're taking our childhood classics and re-animating them. The lastest to get a makeover will be Dr. Suess's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

This is not the Jim Cary version, oh no, they're going to "re-animate" the cartoon this time. The same guy that brought you the movies "Horton Hears a Hoo" and "The Lorax" is now redoing the Grinch. My heart just shrunk three sizes.

The Lorax was recently added to Netflix instant view so we gave it a taste. If it wasn't so heavy handed it would have been merely bad. It was close to awful.

So what will the angle be? There has to be some kind of message brought to a contemporary audience because our kids need educating. Corporate greed? Isn't that always the low hanging fruit.

Who will replace Boris Karloff? Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Steve Carrell? No thanks.

Posted on February 8, 2013 .