I also think Adam West should play Bruce Willis's OTL character, with Henry Thomas in Haley Joel Osment's role.
Will The Sixth Sense be more similar to the 1972 TV show or the 1999 movie or some weird combo of the two?Since ET isn't until '82, the Sixth Sense would likely be Henry Thomas's debut role unless there's someone else that was already active that could play that character.
Nope. No twist ending here.With M. Night not directing The Sixth Sense, I doubt they'd be pushing for the twist ending.
Nimoy might be filming Star Trek: The Motion Picture.Actually, is Leonard Nimoy available as the psychologist? He did play one (both human and pod--he managed to be creepy (1)) in the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers...
Ann Jillian could play the boy's mother--she was in her late 20s, and marrying young was still not unheard of in the 1970s (plus, it'd be a different role from Cassie Cranston on It's A Living, which I hope is still a series ITTL). Or, if not Ann Jillian, how about Barrie Youngfellow, her co-star on It's A Living (she was Jan on the show--and lasted for all six seasons, becoming the lead after Jillian left)? She'd be the right age to play Cole's mother, and she looks similar to Toni Collette (who played Cole's mother IOTL)...
(1) He also was a creepy murderer in Columbo, too--the psychiatrist role would certainly be an anti-Spock...
With no CCA ITTL the Batman show (by extension The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) may not become campy which probably results in either Lyle Waggoner getting the role or Adam West not being typecasted.I like the idea, however unlikely, of Adam West using the movie to distance himself from Batman.
I really hope their study comes back in a positive light.Warner Bros. will undergo a feasibility study of returning to the animation business for themselves after recent years of licensing their iconic characters to CMJ, DePatie-Freleng and Avery-Clampett for recent Saturday Morning projects.
The smash success of Bert and Ernie on the small screen could signal the start of a longer-term alliance between Jim Henson and Hanna-Barbera. Both parties have even discussed forming a joint venture for live action films with former Columbia chief Peter Guber, Disney's Ron Miller or Paramount's Michael Eisner rumored to be ideal candidates to run it.
Walt Disney Pictures will debut two new shorts from director Don Bluth. The Small One will play before a reissue of Pinocchio this holiday season. The second short, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, will play in front of Rapunzel, which will be released for Thanksgiving of '79. On the small screen, Disney's Grantray-Lawrence division is developing Casper and the Angels for Fall '79.
Over at 20th Century-Fox, another Disney subsidiary, the anime dubs have helped give anime a foothold on American television. However, the Fox chairman's office has sat vacant since Alan Ladd, Jr. joined Columbia. That might change as Roy E. Disney, Walt, Sr.'s nephew, has recommended Pomona College classmate Frank Wells to fill the vacancy. Roy is currently the CEO of Grantray-Lawrence after Ray Patterson left for Ruby-Spears.
Rumors persist that Pippi Longstocking, slated for 1980, may be the farewell project for longtime Famous Studios exec Walter Lantz. But some say he Walter has one last Woody Woodpecker "cartune" left in him. Famous has also confirmed they've reached a deal with King Features Syndicate on a new Popeye series.
1979 will mark the thirtieth anniversary of Crusader Rabbit, the twentieth of Rocky and Bullwinkle and the tenth of Karen Sympathy. What will Jay Ward Productions do? After spending most of the Seventies focused on TV commercials for clients like Quaker Oats, we'll have to wait and see.
Are the Chipmunks ready for a comeback? CMJ and Bagdasarian Studios seem to think so.
Ruby-Spears' very first project, Fangface, is set to hit airwaves on Saturday Mornings this September.
With Tex Avery's health in decline, Avery-Clampett could be on its way to a corporate takeover.
Nelvana has two feature projects in the works, The Devil and Daniel Mouse, slated for later this year and Rome-O and Julie-8 for 1979.
The seeds for Danjaq/Williams have been sown in Atlanta. Financial backing will be provided by longtime James Bond producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli with United Artists handling distribution. Meanwhile, Richard Williams will continue to operate his London office. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will be produced on an accelerated schedule for a Christmas 1979 release, going head to head with Disney's Rapunzel.
Bringing up the rear
Land Before Time would probably have 1 DVD sequel which is way better than the 13! we got in OTL.So, does that mean that Don Bluth's classic films become Disney staples? In that case, will The Land Before Time have as many sequels as they did ITTL?
Agreed. That also clears the path for Turner-HB with WB likely out of the race.I actually think that WB should acquire Avery-Clampett, plus their library, and revive their interest in animation by letting the new subsidiary have free reign over the cast. I mean, these two guys ruled the roost back in the 40's at the studio, so it seems to go full-circle to have the company outright acquire a smaller studio for the purposes of restarting their cartoon-making days.
I couldn't agree more. Then again, the only reason why we have 14 LBT movies is because Universal doesn't have nearly as many animated movies of their own to make sequels out of compared to Disney.Land Before Time would probably have 1 DVD sequel which is way better than the 13! we got in OTL.
Agreed. That also clears the path for Turner-HB with WB likely out of the race.
If that happens, I would favor it to be Turner buying WB instead of Warner buying Turner to spice things up. The domino effect from that would probably be one of if not the biggest change of the entire thread.Yeah! Plus, if Turner and WB still merge as per IOTL, that leads to even more cartoons to air on Cartoon Network!
Me too. ITTL maybe Turner could make an investment in the NWA and from there bankroll the consolidation process Jim Crockett was attempting throughout the 80's. Possibly, with benefits for all employees so that wrestlers there won't be broke in their old age.I really like this idea.
I would going with Bill Watts' Mid-South West/UFW instead of JMP which became WCW OTL.Me too. ITTL maybe Turner could make an investment in the NWA and from there bankroll the consolidation process Jim Crockett was attempting throughout the 80's. Possibly, with benefits for all employees so that wrestlers there won't be broke in their old age.