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Family Circus: the movie?

I don't know how I let this piece of news slip through my grasp...but apparently we can look forward to Family Circus: The Movie at some point in the future. No, I'm not making that up. Apparently there was a bidding war among studios for the rights to the Bil Keane "classic" comic, and Fox and Walden Media were the winners. Family Circus is not a funny comic strip and as far as I can remember has never been funny. There are two basic concepts...Billy or Jeffy or Dolly does something wrong and when Mom or Dad asks "who did it?" it turns out it was an imaginary individual named "Not Me" or "Ida Know." Unless one of those characters is played by Michael Keaton in his Beetlejuice costume I just can't see it working on the big screen. Of course the other Family Circus standby is one of the kids has to bring his parent something and then runs all around the house and outside and to the neighbors and to the liquor store and there's a dotted line showing the path. (Did I say liquor store?) There are cartoons I would possibly like to see on the big screen...maybe Bizarro or The Far Side, but Family Circus? That I'll only watch if the script was written by Billy, because it's Father's Day and dad needs a break.

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