As Dreamers Do: American Magic Redux


Released on January 18, 1980

Universal Pictures (US)
Columbia Pictures (International)

Ivan Reitman
John Milius

John Landis

Music by
John Williams

Screenplay by
Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale​
So due to one of the only two films that had the Akroyd Belushi tea up was covered is blues brothers next @OldNavy1988
Could TTL kill off Richard Pryor to spare Belushi?
Please have surrive and have him go on to star in a american remake of red dwarf.. There was an piolot for an americna red dwarf but it rejected because the produet was unpleased with the actor playing dave lister. The prucer said the only guy he felt that could play an american dave lister was john belushi.
Who will direct Superman II. Will they keep Richard Donner or go with Norman Jewison, Francis Ford Coppola, or George Lucas.
Is there a big update for tonight?
I stated earlier that I want Warner Bros. or Grand Diamond to import Doctor Who to the US, and I think it should run on SBC. That should be the next update.
Is there a big update for tonight?
I stated earlier that I want Warner Bros. or Grand Diamond to import Doctor Who to the US, and I think it should run on SBC. That should be the next update.
How about a american Doctor Who with Dennis Hooper as the Hartnell doctor
@OldNavy1988, I want a release schedule for 1980-1989.

NOTE: These are subject to change.

The Empire Strikes Back (Buena Vista)
Xanadu (Buena Vista)
Moonraker (United Artists)
Airplane! (Paramount)
The Blues Brothers (Universal)
Heaven's Gate (MGM)
The Snow Queen (Buena Vista)
The Shining (Warner Bros.)
Friday the 13th (TBD)
Caddyshack (TBD)
Fame (MGM)
Flash Gordon (TBD)
Popeye: The Sailor (TBD)
Stir Crazy (TBD)
Coal Miner's Daughter (TBD)
Urban Cowboy (TBD)
American Gigolo (TBD)

History of the World: Part I (Buena Vista)
Time Bandits (Buena Vista; Fox or Hyperion)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (TBD)
The Thief and the Cobbler (United Artists)
The Fox and the Hound (Buena Vista)
Captain America (Buena Vista)
The Great Muppet Caper (Henson; Touchstone?)
Clash of the Titans (TBD)
The Evil Dead (TBD)
The Howling (TBD)
An American Werewolf in London (TBD)
For Your Eyes Only (United Artists)
Escape from New York (TBD)
Stripes (TBD)
Chariots of Fire (Warner Bros.)
Nice Dreams (TBD)
Caveman (TBD)
The Devil and Max Devlin (TBD)

ET: The Extra Terrestrial (TBD)
Airplane 2: The Sequel (Paramount)
The Secret of NIMH (Buena Vista)
The Dark Crystal (Henson; Touchstone?)
Heidi's Song (Hanna-Barbera; Touchstone?)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (RKO-Desilu)
Diner (TBD)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (TBD)
TRON (Buena Vista)
Slumber Party Massacre (TBD)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (TBD)
Blade Runner (TBD)
First Blood (TBD)
Annie (TBD)
Tootsie (TBD)
Gandhi (TBD)
The Last Unicorn (TBD)
48 Hrs. (TBD)
An Officer and a Gentleman (TBD)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Buena Vista)
Musicana (Buena Vista)
Return [or Revenge] of the Jedi (Buena Vista)
Rock and Rule (Nelvana)
Trading Places (TBD)
The Right Stuff (TBD)
Christine (TBD)
Scarface (TBD)
Sleepaway Camp (TBD)
Risky Business (TBD)
Mr. Mom (TBD)
Valley Girl (TBD)
Strange Brew (MGM)
Cujo (TBD)
National Lampoon's Vacation (TBD)
Never Cry Wolf (TBD)
Something Wicked this Way Comes (TBD)
Trenchcoat (TBD)

Nightmare on Elm Street (New Line)
The Terminator (Hemdale)
Ghostbusters (TBD)
Splash (TBD)
Nineteen Eighty Four (Buena Vista)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (Henson; Touchstone?)
Top Secret (TBD)
2010: The Year We Make Contact (MGM)
Sixteen Candles (TBD)
The Karate Kid (TBD)
Gremlins (TBD)
Hardbodies (TBD)
Police Academy (TBD)
Bachelor Party (TBD)
The Toxic Avenger (Troma)
Red Dawn (TBD)
Footloose (TBD)
Romancing the Stone (TBD)
Cloak and Dagger (TBD)
Amadeus (TBD)

Back to the Future (TBD)
Young Sherlock Holmes (TBD)
The Black Cauldron (Buena Vista)
To Live and Die in LA (United Artists)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (TBD)
The Care Bears Movie (TBD)
The Goonies (TBD)
Clue (TBD)
The Breakfast Club (TBD)
Weird Science (TBD)
Brewster's Millions (TBD)
Teen Wolf (TBD)

Basil of Baker Street (Buena Vista)
Xenomorph II (Grand Diamond)
An American Tail (Universal; Famous Studios)
Robocop (Hemdale)
Labyrinth (Henson; Touchstone?)
Stand by Me (TBD)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (TBD)
Crocodile Dundee (TBD)
Top Gun (TBD)
Little Shop of Horrors (TBD)
Big Trouble in Little China (TBD)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (TBD)
Short Circuit (TBD)
Back to School (TBD)
The Golden Child (TBD)
Critters (New Line)
The Adventures of the American Rabbit (TBD)

The Brave Little Toaster (Buena Vista; Grantray-Lawrence)
Oliver and Company (Buena Vista)
Predator (Grand Diamond?)
Raising Arizona (Buena Vista?)
Lethal Weapon (Warner Bros?)
Good Morning Vietnam (TBD)
Dirty Dancing (TBD)
The Princess Bride (TBD)
Hellraiser (TBD)
The Witches of Eastwick (TBD)
The Lost Boys (TBD)
Spaceballs (TBD)
Three Men and a Baby (TBD)
Throw Momma from the Train (TBD)
The Chipmunk Adventure (TBD)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Buena Vista; Amblin/Richard Williams)
The Land Before Time (Buena Vista)
Big (Buena Vista)
Die Hard (Buena Vista?)
Dangerous Liaisons (TBD)
Beetlejuice (TBD)
Bull Durham (TBD)
Willow (TBD)
Heathers (TBD)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TBD)
Rain Man (TBD)
License to Drive (TBD)
The Naked Gun (TBD)
Midnight Run (TBD)
Coming to America (TBD)
Earth Girls are Easy (TBD)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (TBD)
Twins (TBD)
Child's Play (TBD)

Batman (Columbia)
The Burbs (TBD)
Field of Dreams (TBD)
Do the Right Thing (Universal)
Parenthood (TBD)
The Abyss (TBD)
Weekend at Bernies (TBD)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (TBD)
When Harry Met Sally (TBD)
Glory (TBD)
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (Buena Vista)
Troop Beverly Hills (TBD)
The Wizard (TBD)
Uncle Buck (TBD)
Major League (TBD)
Look Who's Talking (TBD)
Turner and Hooch (TBD)
The Little Mermaid (Buena Vista)
Dead Poets Society (TBD)

Studios as of 1980
Buena Vista (Disney)

- Walt Disney Pictures (family tentpole)
- 20th Century-Fox (mature tentpole and anime)
- Hyperion Pictures (arthouse)
United Artists (Turner)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Helmsley)
Warner Bros. (Warner Communications)
Touchstone (Hanna-Barbera and Henson)
Universal (MCA)
Paramount (Gulf+Western)
Grand Diamond (Corman)
Republic (EMI)
Columbia (CBS)

- TriStar will launch around '82 like IOTL, but I'll need two partners to join Columbia for this venture.
AVCO Embassy (AVCO)
New Line Cinema
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The Pink Slip
"I was really looking forward to working on The Thief and the Cobbler. It was Richard's passion project that he had been working on since '64. Basically, that picture really began development when I was six years old. When The Thief finally resumed production, I was still hurt by the way Leslie Alston handled the situation between me and John Lasseter. When I first heard UA was bringing in Jeffrey Katzenberg to replace Alston, I initially thought the new bloke would be more understanding. But alas, it wasn't meant to be. Two days before I was supposed to animate my first scene for The Thief, Jeffrey and Cubby Broccoli sat me down and told me they were letting me go. I was told that I had become a liability to UA after I punched Lasseter."

"And just like that, I was sacked."

"I tried to sue for wrongful termination, but my case went nowhere. Elaine, the woman whom I was trying to protect from Lasseter refused to testify, for fear he or someone else at UA would retaliate against her. Thus, the Fulton County court sided with UA, which was complete bollocks."

"I spent maybe the next few days drowning my devastation with alcohol. A week went by before I realized I needed to make a choice. Either roll the dice and try to find another animation job in Hollywood, or move back to Britain with my tail between my legs. I chose the former."

- Daniel Abbott; From his book Sex, Drugs and Disney Animation.