The last time we had Sid and Marty Krofft‘s classic work adapted to big screen, we had that 1999 atrocious Land Of The Lost movie starring Will Ferrell. So I’m not quite excited about the following info either…
Via comingsoon.net.. DreamWorks Animation will be developing a big screen version of LIDSVILLE, based on Sid & Marty Krofft‘s 1970′s television series
I grew up watching Land of The Lost re-runs but I’m not familiar with LIDSVILLE.
Brothers Krofft are attached to the project as exec-producers and the plan is to make a 3D animated movie.
Here’s Wikipedia‘s bit about the old show..
“The show involved a teenage boy named Mark (Butch Patrick) who fell into the hat of Merlo the Magician (Charles Nelson Reilly) and arrived in Lidsville, a land of living hats. The hats on the show are depicted as having the same characteristics as the humans who would normally wear them. For example, a cowboy hat would act and speak like a cowboy. The characters’ houses were also hat-shaped.
The villain of the show was a magician named Horatio J. HooDoo (also played by Charles Nelson Reilly in a magician’s costume and make-up). Among other notable characters were Raunchy Rabbit (Sharon Baird in mascot, but voiced by Walker Edmiston), Weenie the Genie (Billie Hayes who also reprised her H.R. Pufnstuf role, Witchiepoo, in one episode), and Rah-Rah the football helmet (portrayed by Jerry Maren, voiced by Lennie Weinrib).”