Two new movies based on classic kids' shows have been announced this week.
A 90s kid’s typical Saturday morning is coming to the big screen next year. With Paramount and Nickelodeon teaming up on a feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, two more flicks based off childhood favorites have been announced.
TMNT is coming soon and two other reboots are right on its heels.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Ferrell and Anchorman director Adam McKay are currently working on a new Flintstones animated movie. The script has been handed off to The Campaign scribe Chris Henchy. The original Flinstones series ran between 1960 and 1966 – yes, it really is that old. Most recently, the series was rebooted in two live action films in the 90s. . Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane unsuccessfully attempted to launch a TV series reboot two years ago.
In another bout of nostalgia news, The Wrap reports that 90s sensation The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers will also make a return, courtesy of Lionsgate. The original Power Rangers show hit the small screen back in 1993, but since then, the empire has grown to include comic books, video games and even a 1995 feature film starring the original TV cast and captured the imaginations of millions of kids (and by now, just as many nerdy adults).
Watch the TMNT trailer below.
"Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level," Power Rangers creator Haim Saban said in a statement. "They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from The Hunger Games to Twilight and Divergent. In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we're confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own."
Whether our favorite kids shows really need reboots is a question for another day. For now, it might be time for a Power Rangers marathon – you know, to prepare.
They're coming. The cartoon reboots are coming.