Heathcliff

Heathcliff
[adrotate banner=”1″]With one fat orange comic strip cat appearing periodically at the box office, it was only a matter of time before the other one appeared. The Heathcliff film has meowed back to life when Waterman Entertainment scooped up the rights. Yes, the Waterman Entertainment that gave us Alvin and the Chipmunk, Casper, Stuart Little, the upcoming Mr. Ed film, the upcoming Brave Little Toaster remake, and anything else they can get their grubby hands on. Like all those properties, Heathcliff will be a live action/CGI hybrid (though this is following the Garfield flicks’ styles, so it was expected!) They’re also looking into a TV series.

I loved the Heathcliff cartoons growing up (the version I remember best was the Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats version) and the Heathcliff books that had collections of the strips. I still have most of them, packed next to the Peanuts and Family Circus books. Wait a minute, is Hollywood raiding my childhood reading shelf??? Oh, crap, now expect movies of Beetle Baily, Pavlov the dog, a Muppets comic strip, Mad magazine, Bloom County, Hagar the Horrible, and Marvin the baby! And that’s not even counting my shelves and shelves of non-comic strip books. Sorry that I have inflicted this on America, America.
Heathcliff

via Deadline