Dreamworks and Hasbro

5 Hasbro Movies We DON’T Want To See From DreamWorks Animation

Candy Land

Hollywood has actually been trying to bring Candy Land board game to the big screen for a few years now. Universal was originally developing a live action movie through their deal with Hasbro (the same one that spawned Battleship) and the pitch was to do a Lord of the Rings style adventure set in a candy world. A couple years back the rights jumped to Happy Madison and Columbia Pictures with Adam Sandler attached to star with Kevin Lima (Enchanted) directing “a fantastical, live-action family adventure film with a larger than life part for Adam.” Now Candy Land is tied up in litigation which will probably stall the Sander version. That opens up the possibility for a computer animated story set inside the Candy Land world.

Furby

Furby

These electronic robotic toys were released in 1998 and were the huge Christmas toy of that year. Honestly, I could see a Furby live action-computer animated hybrid movie for kids (imagine a modern day G rated version of Gremlins) but I don’t want to see the computer animated world of the Furbys.

Play-Doh

Play-Doh

Could a computer animated or stop motion animated Play-Doh film work? Yes, the LEGO movie was awesome, but Play-Doh doesn’t have Phil Lord and Chris Miller. And without genius of that level behind the film, whats the point other than a cash grab?

The Grape Escape

The Grape Escape

Another Parker Brothers board game from the early 1990’s which involved maneuvering Play-Doh Grape Goop figures through several plastic obstacles that could destroy the grapes and lose the game. I can imagine a computer animated movie version of this with Grapes trying to escape a vineyard which is attempting to turn them into wine. Do we need this movie? No.

Kre-O

Kre-O is basically Hasbro’s version of LEGO, created in 2011 as a way to legally copy the highly successful block building toy brand.  Kre-O are only like LEGO in that they are stackable toy bricks used to create things, but the charm and enjoyment seems to be missing from these creations in my opinion. With the huge success of The LEGO Movie, I could imagine that Hasbro would love to do the same thing with their Kre-O brand — but please don’t.

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