Jetsons: The Movie to Finally release on DVD

Jetsons the MovieI saw this movie in theatres, back in 1990, at the age of 9. I immediately was a fan of the Jetsons from that point on. Growing up, this has become something of a guilty pleasure, but it’s definitely classic.

Featuring 80s pop star Tiffany in the role of Judy Jetson, my hope is that, now that a DVD is being released, the soundtrack will be re-issued. It’s got some classic songs, including a Jetsons Rap.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announced for Wii

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Video GameUbisoft has announced a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for Wii, to be released later this year. The creative team developing it is called Game Arts, who had a hand in preliminary development on Super Smash Brothers Brawl. That is great news, as far as the Ninja Turtles are concerned. Smash Brothers is one of the greatest games ever released on any console, period, and to have this team on the Turtles property speaks volumes for the game.

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Bubble Bobble Wii coming to WiiWare

Bubble Bobble WiiThe first video game that I ever had was Bubble Bobble for the NES. It was and is a very addictive game with a couple of small dragons that attack their enemies by capturing them in bubbles that they spit from their mouths. I just learned about a new game coming soon to WiiWare on Wii.

Four-player Bubble Bobble action. It’s going to contain the 100 old stages from the original NES Bubble Bobble (now available on the Wii Virtual Console), though the graphics have been enhanced. In addition, there will be 100 new stages. That’s 200 total stages, with harder versions of all of them, which I find to be incredibly frightening, as the game seemed almost sadistic at times.

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More Karate Kid Remake News: Jackie Chan as Miyagi? Again, No Thanks!

The Karate Kid RemakeSo, not only are they destroying the classic film The Karate Kid by making a remake of the original.  They’re also ruining the character of Mr. Miyagi with the casting of Jackie Chan in the iconic role. In a move that I am sure the executives believe is the best choice worth celebrating, they’ve picked someone that is not right for the tone that Miyagi set.

For those of you that don’t know, Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith is in the leading role of Daniel Larusso.  However, the name will likely be changed as Larusso was Italian. The character has also been dropped from high school to middle school, making any amount of story from the original movie nil.  An article at Variety said that it “will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor.”

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Klonoa Remake coming to Wii this year

KlonoaI had never heard of Klonoa before this late last year. When I did hear about it, I wasn’t all that interested in it. But since reading about the game-play mechanics, consider me interested in giving it a shot. This game came out in 1997 on the Sony PlayStation (no wonder I missed it!) and features 2 1/2 dimensional game-play.

Old games being remade for the Wii have tended to be games that were released on other, non-Nintendo, consoles. They also have a tendency to be great games that the developer believes can find a new audience, and perhaps to breathe new life into a property.
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