Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Pop quiz: Children's books coming to a multiplex near you

One of these live-action feature films, based on popular kids' books, is fake. Which?:

--Where's Waldo?, based on the completely plotless picture books about a guy in a striped shirt who might be hiding from the law or an ex-wife or something. It's not really clear. Whatever, people are looking for him in crowds.

--Walter, the Farting Dog, based on the picture-book series about a flatulent family pet. Disney's Jonas Brothers are attached to this project, to be helmed by the Farrelly Brothers (gross-out kings behind the distinctly R-rated There's Something About Mary).

--Everybody Poops, based on the how-to manual for children, with illustrations of animals and people pooping. Will Ferrell is attached to this project; director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are) has expressed interest, but has not yet signed.


God Is My Codependent said...

I clicked on the link for Everybody Poops. According to Amazon, customers who bought this item also bought

Where's the Poop?
It Hurts When I Poop!: A Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty
A Potty for Me!: A Lift-the-Flap Instruction Manual
Once Upon a Potty--Boy
Once Upon a Potty--Girl

Did customers really buy all of them? Doesn't buying 6 poop books seem a little, uh, anal retentive?

Jim Donahue said...

Oh, and REM has agreed to do the theme song:

Well, everybody poops sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody poops sometimes
And everybody poops sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody poops. You are not alone.

That song always chokes me up.