Rumours had been swirling for a while but late last month, Kanye
West stated once again that he is part of the team (the creative director
in fact) that is hoping to create a feature-length Jetsons film.
Can someone please explain why a contemporary pop star is
being allowed near the hallowed animated property that is The Jetsons? Did nobody
learn the lesson from the last time, no? Clearly not; pop star Tiffany was
widely derided for her creative ‘input’ in the 1990 feature film starring
George & co.
What could Kanye contribute anyway? If it is something akin
to what Sean ‘Jay-Z’ Carter is credited for with Baz Luhrman’s The Great
Gatsby, I think I’ll pass. Believe it or not, it is possible to ruin a period
piece set in the future.
Would a Jetsons movie be better if it was played straight,
i.e. as the retro-futuristic perfection that it is? This plays eerily into that
unnerving desire to ‘update’ classic cartoons in order to appear ‘hip’ to the
kids of today. Sadly that is a fallacy that has been proven over and over
Come to think of it, allowing Seth McFarlane to undertake a
Flintsones feature is starting to sound downright appealing…