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CG "Rats Of Nimh" Goes Alvin And The Chipmunks

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Now that G-Force has made millions, more rodents are scurrying into the action-movie spotlight. That's right: Hollywood is remaking The Rats of Nimh as a CGI extravaganza. Mrs. Frisby is about to have an aneurism.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Director Neil Burger (The Illusionist) is in talks to write the screenplay, and former Walden exec Cary Granat is on board to produce."

But it gets so much worse:

It's likely the new "NIMH" would combine live-action and animation in the manner of "Alvin & the Chipmunks" and other kiddie hybrids.

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So get ready for a CG rat story that will obliterate an animated classic. Granted, the original went quite astray from the original book — but it was still, at its heart, a great animated fantasy tale that still holds up today, and I don't think really needs a remake with realistic rats. What about Brian Jacques' Martin the Warrior, that still deserves a bigger Hollywood retelling with proper funding. Don't be afraid to take a risk, movie makers.


[The Hollywood Reporter]

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I remember being very excited when the movie first came out and then...Hey, the rats are wearing clothes! And what's with all the glowy magic stuff?! Aw, whatta gyp. THIS AIN'T THE BOOK I LOVED!!

But I got over it and enjoyed Don Bluth's animation, the Flynn/Rathbone style fencing and that scaaaarrry owl. Went back to check the original book, and you know what? Not one word of the text had been changed! No foolin'.