|Posted by Anna H. on April 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM|
How's it going my gumdrops? I don't have any Easter specials to share, unless this qualifies:
Mallrats Jay & Silent Bob Attack The Easter Bunny (1995)
Please forgive me Lord, for I have sinned just before you arise from the grave and fight the Easter Bunny on your day. I hope you don't swear vengeance on me.
Meanwhile, this Cartoon Sunday, I present to you Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice [Cartoon] (1989)
In case you haven't already heard, nearly 3 decades later, Tim Burton is working on a sequel for the movie, Beetlejuice.
Beetlejuice [Movie] (1988 )
He has been trying to make the sequel, since 1990. However, Tim Burton's plans have always been backburned. He created 22 films, since 1990. When Burton did not assign his screenwriters to write for different movies, there were other screenwriters, who rejected his idea of making a Beetlejuice sequel called, Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian.
Kevin Smith has a valid point. Regardless if Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian would've been made 2 decades ago, it would've sucked ass. It is not that I hate watching all of Tim Burton's films because I don't. The man has produced some brilliant films, over the years. At the same time, Burton has this tendency to turn something classic into a laughingstock.
Take the original 1966 Gothic Soap Opera Dark Shadows, for example. Not every show or novel is meant to be a Comedy. Tim Burton should learn when to leave something alone by NOT ruining it with tomfoolery.
Luckily, Beetlejuice was never meant to be a Drama. The movie and the cartoon both had their moments in history.
Why create a sequel almost 30 years later? Is he that desperate for cash?
Apply those same questions to every
single reboot/remake, that has been released throughout this last decade. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder
may be excited to reprise their roles as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz,
but I don't think they want their characters and acting careers to be absolute jokes. Winona really doesn't need and want
anymore public humiliation. Wasn't her shoplifting scandal enough?
Since we are on the topic of Beetlejuice, the cartoon was somewhat different from the original Beetlejuice movie. Some characters were removed and some character roles were reassigned. Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis played The Maitlands, in the movie yet were non-existent in the cartoon.
Originally, The Maitlands were Lydia Deetz's dead friends, who pranked her father and step-mother's friends. Even though The Maitlands and several other characters from the movie were removed, they were replaced by additional characters in the cartoon.
All the while, Beetlejuice became Lydia's dead prankster friend and his character was softened in the cartoon. In the movie, Beetlejuice was her perverted and antagonistic groom. Also, Lydia Deetz went from originally having more of a pessimistic, Emo Goth personality to being more optimistic.
On the other hand, Lydia's parents went from originally being aware of Beetlejuice's existence in the film to being oblivious to him, in the cartoon. At least Burton kept Beetlejuice
as being a scamming, shapeshifting, Poltergeist,
Lydia as a kooky Goth photographer with a fascination for all things
"strange and unusual," and kept her father and step-mother's characteristics
I was nearly 6 years old, when Beetlejuice released in the theaters, and I was 7 years old, when the cartoon originally aired on ABC. Beetlejuice falls under the genres of Dark Humor, Slapstick, and Horror/Fantasy Adventure.
I honestly believe, that watching Beetlejuice overall, triggered my "inner Goth" at an early age. Just like I dressed as Pizzazz from Jem and the Holograms for Halloween, I dressed as Lydia Deetz for Halloween as well.
BTW: I still have my talking Beetlejuice doll, that my mother bought for my 7th Christmas in 1989.
Mike Mozart's Talking Beetlejuice Doll Review (2011)
It's like my life just flashed before my eyes. With all that I've said,
this Cartoon Sunday, I present Beetlejuice's pilot episode, "Critters
This concludes today's Cartoon Sunday. I'll leave you all with the dinner scene from the movie, Beetlejuice. In this scene, The Maitlands possess Lydia's parents and her step-mother's friends.
Beetlejuice Dinner Scene (1988 )
Categories: Cartoon Sunday