The Smurfs (1981 - 1989)
The Smurfs (2011)
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?
Looney Tunes (1930 - 1969)
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
Alvin and the Chipmunks (1958 - 1972)
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.
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