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How Hollywood keeps turning our retro cartoons into live action blockbusters

3 November 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With the news that Paramount Pictures are already planning the fifth instalment of Transformers, it once again shows how those retro cartoons of the 1980s are turning into a good source of inspiration for the Hollywood movie studios.

Hollywood has had a history of turning animated TV hits into live action movies with the likes of The Flintstones, Josie and the Pussycats and even Scooby Doo attempting to give these 1960s shows a new lease of life.

But by revisiting the cartoons of the 1980s with movies such as the Inspector Gadget and Dennis the Menace films, they show how quick the entertainment industry is to revamp relatively recent pop culture for millennial audiences.

It was 2007’s Transformers movie that showed how serious Hollywood were about these 1980s cartoons. With a massive budget, plenty of special effects, and solid performances from Megan Fox and Shia Labeouf, the Transformers movies may »

- The Hollywood News

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