The Smurfs got a CG reboot at the beginning of the decade with a rather disappointing feature film. As opposed to the original series' hand drawn style, the movie mixed computer effects and live action-footage to create a whole different look for everyone's favorite blue miniature colony. It was a bold move to mess with such a beloved and iconic franchise - do you think they pulled it off?
Original: Looney Tunes (1930 - 1969)
Remake: Loonatics Unleashed (2005 - 2007)
Despite Looney Tunes being a timeless show, Warner Bros. decided to drag their flagship franchise into the 21st century, reimagining their iconic characters' appearances with a futuristic and almost Star Trek-esque influence.
Their new jumpsuits make them look more like superheroes, rather than the anthropomorphic guys and gals of the original classic.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Original: Alvin and the Chipmunks (1958 - 1972)
Remake: Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
ALVINNN!!! These cheeky chipmunks got got their day in the sun again in 2007 with a full feature remake, complete with a brand new look. I can just imagine the studio executive in a design meeting saying 'They look good, but they need more attitude.' Attitude they got - or at least a businessman's understanding of it - with skater-style hoodies thrown over them and a downturned baseball cap for Alvin himself. Apparently it tested well with a 'hip' audience.