If it worked for that other fat orange cat, why wouldn’t it work for Heathcliff.  Variety is reporting that Magic Lantern Entertainment and Fitzroy Media are joining forces to bring the feline’s antics to the big screen.

The two companies have pacted to develop a range of properties, from direct-to-DVD toons to a potential live-action theatrical feature, around the flabby tabby, updating the popular comicstrip character for the 21st century.

As long as they don’t go for the CGI cat with Bill Murray’s voice, everything might go okay.  I mean, it can’t be any worse than this…

via Variety

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6 Comments

  1. Hitman Sam
    June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    … Why?

    I mean, I liked Heathcliff as a kid (he had a Saturday Morning Cartoon, or am I delusional again?), but…

  2. crood
    June 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    Heathcliff, Heathcliff no one should… terrorize their neighborhood.

    I believe it was weekday afternoon syndication.

  3. hermit
    June 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    i’m all for putting comics to the big screen, but this and bazokka joe is not necessary.

  4. Night Marshal
    June 1, 2009 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    even the reboots are getting lamer and lamer

  5. DMC
    June 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    And here I thought the world forgot about Heathcliff.

    But I don’t think there’s much of a fanbase to bring him back. Sure that shouldn’t stop them but with today’s crowd (and tech) it won’t be long before everyone writes him off as Garfield wannabe before the first movie commercial hits T.V.

  6. Allen Jones
    June 1, 2009 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    I loved Heathcliff when I was a kid. That said, like Garfield, I probably won’t watch this one.

    Watching the clip you posted got me wondering, those two cats that got on the bathtub, how in the world did they get that thing to move like a car???

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