this could be big


i think if they turned this masterpeice christmas cartoon movie into a motion picture with some big names & a good director they could turn this into something magical it could be big.. it's such a unique christmas story & the whole time i was watching it i was amagining it turned into a movie i was wondering who would play the parts who would be the young blonde santa to the old man.. people make such garbage movies now-a-days & they dont bother to turn wonderful cartoon things like these into movies this was so exciting in a cartoon it would be 10 times more exciting in a real "human" movie. anyone else agree ? who would you cast.

reply

that's a great idea! it's such a good story and would do well i think in a live action version on the big screen.

reply

Why does it need to be remade? Isn't it fine the way it is? Can any actor, director or studio honestly add to the magic it already possesses? Looking at the history of recent remakes, by and large, I'd say remakes are a waste of time and effort. Let's leave this one alone and enjoy it as it is.

reply

Hate to break it to you all, but there has already been a horrible full length remake of this done in 2000. Here's the imdb url: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267675/

reply

we mean a human version w/ big names & a great director.. & not many people know of this movie a remake might be a good thing & make this known the way it should be known.. its has such a good plot & good parts i could totally see put on the big screen.

reply

hell yah they should make this story into a movie. its great material to work with, it has cool looking fantasy characters and a great storyline. of course i can see tim burton pulling it off but im sure somebody else could do just as good, like wolfgang peterson or somebody (he did neverending story). hope it happens so i can have another rad christmas movie to watch, besides gremlins and die hard.

reply

I don't know who'd play Claus or any of the other characters, but my first choice for the Great Ak would be Patrick Stewart ( ST:NG, X-Men). Second choice, if it wouldn't redundant, Ian McKellen ( LOTR).

reply

I haven't seen this in years! I had it taped off of TV from the 80s, but it has disappeared. I do love the book, though, written by the lovely L. Frank Baum who wrote The Wizard of Oz. If you can't see the movie, I suggest giving the book a try.

"For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake."
~Alfred Hitchcock

reply

What I'd really like to see is a seperate film about the life of Great Ak

He was a cool old immortal guy...it'd be neat to see something a bit more involved with him...

reply

I own a first edition copy of the book from 1903. The wording is so old fashioned (in a good way). Great book. I too have a vhs copy I made myself back in the 80's, complete with commercials (Fay's! Not your Average Christmas store!) I realize no one will get that if they weren't in an area where a Fay's Drug Store was.

reply