TV Animated Cartoon Series Adaptations (Live-Action)

by dean11mck | created - 26 Aug 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

These live-action feature films, straight-to-DVDs and TV movies are based on the TV animated cartoon series from the 1960s to present.

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1. Boris and Natasha (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 88 min | Action, Comedy

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, John Calvin

Votes: 709

2. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 70,896 | Gross: $130.51M

3. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 66,331 | Gross: $105.26M

4. Mr. Magoo (1997)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

18 Metascore

The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund

Votes: 13,568 | Gross: $21.38M

5. Inspector Gadget (1999)

PG | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 42,554 | Gross: $97.40M

6. Dudley Do-Right (1999)

PG | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

44 Metascore

Inept Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right chases after villian Snidely Whiplash and woos girlfriend Nell Fenwick.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Eric Idle

Votes: 9,270 | Gross: $9.69M

7. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

27 Metascore

In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 19,716 | Gross: $35.27M

8. The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio.

Director: Des McAnuff | Stars: Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Piper Perabo, Jason Alexander

Votes: 18,497 | Gross: $26.00M

9. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 89,469 | Gross: $153.29M

10. Inspector Gadget 2 (2003 Video)

G | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Inspector Gadget returns in this sequel to his 1999 hit; a glitched Gadget once again has to fight his arch nemesis, Claw, with the aid of a female Gadget: G2.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, Tony Martin, Caitlin Wachs

Votes: 5,222

11. George of the Jungle 2 (2003 Video)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

George, now a father, goes to Las Vegas, where he has to help out his brother.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Christopher Showerman, Julie Benz, Angus T. Jones, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 5,763

12. Thunderbirds (2004)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

When The Hood finds and invades International Rescue's secret base and traps most of the Tracy family, only young Alan Tracy and his friends can save the day.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Bill Paxton, Anthony Edwards, Ben Kingsley, Brady Corbet

Votes: 12,576 | Gross: $6.77M

13. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 44,055 | Gross: $84.22M

14. Fat Albert (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Omarion, Marques Houston

Votes: 10,659 | Gross: $48.12M

15. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

36 Metascore

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

Votes: 119,996 | Gross: $25.86M

16. Underdog (2007)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Lee, Amy Adams, Jim Belushi

Votes: 18,492 | Gross: $43.75M

17. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

Three musical chipmunks are discovered by an aspiring songwriter and wants to become famous by using their amazing singing abilities.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, David Cross

Votes: 70,581 | Gross: $217.33M

18. Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Ben Tennyson returns home from summer vacation only to discover that a rapidly aging alien criminal named, Eon, is planning to use an ancient alien artifact to destroy Bellwood.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Graham Phillips, Christien Anholt, Haley Ramm, Beth Littleford

Votes: 2,644

19. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The story of how Mystery Inc. was formed.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Kate Melton, Hayley Kiyoko, Robbie Amell, Nick Palatas

Votes: 5,036

20. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

41 Metascore

The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long

Votes: 40,028 | Gross: $219.61M

21. Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

Against his grandfather's orders, Ben Tennyson teams up with the daughter of an old enemy in order to prevent an alien infestation of earth.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Ryan Kelley, Alyssa Diaz, Nathan Keyes, Galadriel Stineman

Votes: 2,911

22. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 139,210 | Gross: $131.56M

23. Yogi Bear (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

35 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh

Votes: 19,193 | Gross: $100.25M

24. Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010 TV Movie)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

School is out and the familiar Scooby gang are looking to enjoy a long vacation. However, sightings of a Lake Monster cause them to band together once again to solve yet another mystery.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Robbie Amell, Hayley Kiyoko, Kate Melton, Nick Palatas

Votes: 3,491

25. The Smurfs (2011)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

30 Metascore

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 78,560 | Gross: $142.61M

26. A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Timmy turns 23 and his godparents are fighting to keep him, while Crocker is still up to his nefarious schemes.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Drake Bell, Daniella Monet, Daran Norris, Randy Jackson

Votes: 2,842

27. Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Horrid Henry finds himself doing things he never ever thought he'd do, and then some.

Director: Nick Moore | Stars: Theo Stevenson, Richard E. Grant, Parminder Nagra, Mathew Horne

Votes: 2,087

28. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

24 Metascore

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Jason Lee

Votes: 28,740 | Gross: $133.11M

29. A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012 TV Movie)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Timmy Turner been going overboard with his wish granting, and now that Christmas is just around the corner, there's almost nothing left for Santa to do! Now it's up to Timmy to save ... See full summary »

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Drake Bell, Daniella Monet, David Lewis, Daran Norris

Votes: 664

30. The Smurfs 2 (2013)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

34 Metascore

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been abducted by Gargamel, since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation, creatures called "The Naughties", into real Smurfs.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria

Votes: 34,809 | Gross: $71.02M

31. Jem and the Holograms (2015)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

42 Metascore

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko

Votes: 6,813 | Gross: $2.18M

32. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

33 Metascore

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney

Votes: 14,911 | Gross: $85.89M

33. A Fairly Odd Summer (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

In the third live action movie based on The Fairly Oddparents series, Timmy Turner and his friends head to Hawaii!

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Tara Strong, Ali Liebert, Teryl Rothery, Scott Baio

Votes: 349

34. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family

63 Metascore

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria

Votes: 5,441 | Gross: $54.89M



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