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    Would a Samurai Jack movie be possible or impossible?



    I never really thought it would be possible for a theatrical big screen cinematic Samurai Jack movie to get made, would it?

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    Maybe with a kickstarter

    Just look at Veronica Mars

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    I know it's been a month since I first started this thread...

    We all know that Frozen (2013) is currently the biggest moneymaker in the history of the animation medium (and one of the biggest moneymakers in cinematic history) and we all know that before Frozen, first The Lion King (1994), then Finding Nemo (2003), then Shrek 2 (2004) and then Toy Story 3 (2010) previously held that title.

    And we all know that there might be a Samurai Jack feature film reportedly in the works in the future presumably under Genndy Tartakovsky’s direction and to be presumably produced by Fred Seibert’s Frederator Studio, but...



    In my opinion, if a Samurai Jack feature film (presumably to be produced under Genndy Tartakovsky’s direction) would ever finally get made and hopefully reach the big screen of movie theaters, if so then, it will be my hope, dream, and wish, then, that the big screen Samurai Jack feature film could, would, and might unwittingly and unexpectedly do the unthinkable, which is to possibly surpass Disney’s Frozen (2013) and The Lion King (1994), DreamWorks’ Shrek 2 (2004), and even Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (2010) and Finding Nemo (2003) to hopefully become possibly the all-time biggest, highest-grossing, and/or most successful animated movie in cinema history (and hopefully one of the biggest, highest grossing and/or most successful movies of all time, animated or live action) in the future, and to the point of inspiring Disney and other animation companies to start trying to do something similar, and that will be my hope and dream and wish for the Samurai Jack feature film!

    Or would it?

    Well, we shall see about that!

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    I think that it is a very possible outcome that a feature film will be made and I hope it does. Recently I've rediscovered the show and its just brought back a lot of memories and made me realize why I love this show. Word on the street is that its in pre production with a budget of 20 million. Beating frozen or any of those other animated movies is totally unrealistic though. Jack just doesn't have nearly as big of a fan base to tackle that. Here's hoping this gets made.

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    Samurai Jack is a great cartoon. I would be very pleased if I could see it in the cinema. On the other hand, I am concerned about it, because I am not sure that they can take the soul of this cartoon and make from it a full movie. What I mean is that it is not going to be easy.

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    Can someone tell me how the #uck, they are wasting time for a movie like this?
    I wanna see jack kill gay aku.
    And put back jack back as a kid in the past without aku.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalBear View Post
    Can someone tell me how the #uck, they are wasting time for a movie like this?
    I wanna see jack kill gay aku.
    And put back jack back as a kid in the past without aku.
    I would assume seeing as the show is now a decade old that the movie would be the conclusion of the show. Meaning that Jack will fight Aku once and for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master20011 View Post
    I would assume seeing as the show is now a decade old that the movie would be the conclusion of the show. Meaning that Jack will fight Aku once and for all.
    Aku just only run away again.

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    I will admit, a Samurai Jack finale movie will finally give we fans some much-needed closure (as in whether Jack will really find his way back to the past and give Aku the curbstomp to end them all - keep in mind that his sword is his father's righteous energy made steel: in other words, 'no way that shape-shifting coward Aku's gonna get away this time')!

    Still, there's the matter of who will provide Aku's voice now that Mako is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomJedi240 View Post
    I will admit, a Samurai Jack finale movie will finally give we fans some much-needed closure (as in whether Jack will really find his way back to the past and give Aku the curbstomp to end them all - keep in mind that his sword is his father's righteous energy made steel: in other words, 'no way that shape-shifting coward Aku's gonna get away this time')!

    Still, there's the matter of who will provide Aku's voice now that Mako is dead.
    The last video was promisse a new movie...

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    A few years? When? 2050?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomJedi240 View Post
    I will admit, a Samurai Jack finale movie will finally give we fans some much-needed closure (as in whether Jack will really find his way back to the past and give Aku the curbstomp to end them all - keep in mind that his sword is his father's righteous energy made steel: in other words, 'no way that shape-shifting coward Aku's gonna get away this time')!

    Still, there's the matter of who will provide Aku's voice now that Mako is dead.
    I think the obvious choice is the guy who replaced him in his projects when he died: Greg Baldwin. He studied under him for years apparently to learn his technique. I gotta say though that I didn't even notice a difference with general iroh in Avatar after Baldwin replaced Mako in the third season.

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    We all know it took three films (2001-3) by New Zealand film director Peter Jackson to do justice to J.R.R. Tolkien’s three-volume masterwork The Lord of the Rings (1954-5).

    But consider this:



    If a theatrical big screen animated Samurai Jack feature film project—which is one of Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory creator (and Hotel Transylvania director) Genndy Tartakovsky’s most-cherished yet long-thwarted dreams—would ever be fulfilled someday, would it take either one theatrical big screen (and/or mostly hand drawn) animated feature film that will end the show and satisfy the legions of preexisting Samurai Jack/Genndy Tartakovsky fans or perhaps a series of theatrical big screen (and/or mostly hand drawn) animated feature films (probably three, four, six, seven, nine, or possibly twelve films or less) to do justice to Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack TV cartoons (and IDW’s comic books based on said cartoons) and not just to end the Samurai Jack TV show and satisfy just the legions of preexisting Samurai Jack/Genndy Tartakovsky fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbox129 View Post
    We all know it took three films (2001-3) by New Zealand film director Peter Jackson to do justice to J.R.R. Tolkien’s three-volume masterwork The Lord of the Rings (1954-5).

    But consider this:



    If a theatrical big screen animated Samurai Jack feature film project—which is one of Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory creator (and Hotel Transylvania director) Genndy Tartakovsky’s most-cherished yet long-thwarted dreams—would ever be fulfilled someday, would it take either one theatrical big screen (and/or mostly hand drawn) animated feature film that will end the show and satisfy the legions of preexisting Samurai Jack/Genndy Tartakovsky fans or perhaps a series of theatrical big screen (and/or mostly hand drawn) animated feature films (probably three, four, six, seven, nine, or possibly twelve films or less) to do justice to Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack TV cartoons (and IDW’s comic books based on said cartoons) and not just to end the Samurai Jack TV show and satisfy just the legions of preexisting Samurai Jack/Genndy Tartakovsky fans?
    While I'm all for seeing more of Samurai Jack, I know too much of a good thing is often a bad thing. Three films for Samurai Jack would be overkill just like it is for the Hobbit. The other thing is that Samurai Jack is not a big enough IP for any studio to warrant that many movies, I mean heck Genndy still hasn't said with certainty which company will produce it though he has mentioned Sony lately. Legions of fans might be stretching it as well seeing as we are talking about a decade old cartoon that has been out of the public eye for sometime. I'm excited at the prospect of a feature film that would have Aku finally vanquished by Jack but any further than that is just wishful thinking. I love Jack, I grew up with him and rewatched all the episodes this past year which rekindled that love and I hope Genndy will the get the chance to give Samurai Jack and his fans a true ending. I would be interested in a blu-ray release of the seasons if possible but I doubt the Cartoon Network will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master20011 View Post
    While I'm all for seeing more of Samurai Jack, I know too much of a good thing is often a bad thing. Three films for Samurai Jack would be overkill just like it is for the Hobbit. The other thing is that Samurai Jack is not a big enough IP for any studio to warrant that many movies, I mean heck Genndy still hasn't said with certainty which company will produce it though he has mentioned Sony lately. Legions of fans might be stretching it as well seeing as we are talking about a decade old cartoon that has been out of the public eye for sometime. I'm excited at the prospect of a feature film that would have Aku finally vanquished by Jack but any further than that is just wishful thinking. I love Jack, I grew up with him and rewatched all the episodes this past year which rekindled that love and I hope Genndy will the get the chance to give Samurai Jack and his fans a true ending. I would be interested in a blu-ray release of the seasons if possible but I doubt the Cartoon Network will do that.
    So does that really mean that a Samurai Jack movie will be the kind of animated movie that studios run miles and miles away from, especially in these days of superheroes and CGI and remakes and sequels and reboots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbox129 View Post
    So does that really mean that a Samurai Jack movie will be the kind of animated movie that studios run miles and miles away from, especially in these days of superheroes and CGI and remakes and sequels and reboots?
    I'd hope not but these days Samurai Jack will be quite different from the norm as you suggest.

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