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Merrick again...

A trailer for the cartoon series has now hit the net.  This is the most animated Larry King's been in quite some time!   Here's an embed...


Original article follows...




Merrick here...

Keeping updates short and sweet while I battle severe internet connectivity issues.  Upgraded to Time Warner "Extreme" - which is supposed to make my Internet go faster than the "Turbo" I already had - and it has dragged me to a complete, unworkable standstill. 


Last week we learned that Arnold Schwarzenegger would parlay his "Governator" nickname/mythos into a franchise via a Stan Lee-shepherded comic book and an animated TV series (details HERE).

Schwarzenegger has now revealed that plans to exploit said character don't stop at comics and cartoons - looks like we'll be getting a movie as well. 

“First will come (The Governator) comic books, then a (cartoon) TV series and after that we will develop the games and then a movie,” Schwarzenegger told a packed room of international journalists at global TV market MipTV in Cannes. “Maybe then we'll be back in Cannes for that.”'


Schwarzenegger also confirmed he is returning to live action features, saying he will soon be “getting back in front of the camera.”

More at Hollywood Reporter, HERE

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  • April 4, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    He's planning a movie before the cartoon even premieres

    by Bobo_Vision

    It might be mildly amusing but I wouldn't pay 12 bucks to watch it in a theater.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    As long as he doesn't get back BEHIND the camera

    by tolomey

    Cos his 1 effort and directing a movie (albeit a TV movie) suncked donkey balls!

  • April 4, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry Arnold.. This whole idea seems a bit hokey to me.

    by EastcoastAvenger

  • April 4, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    he's getting a bit long in the tooth for all this nonsense.

    by alan_poon

  • April 4, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    King Conan would have been all I wanted from him

    by alan_poon

  • April 4, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    THE GOVERNATOR = the death of fun.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by jason2304

    Im pretty much the biggest Schwarzenegger fan on the planet. (other than ABking) But even I think this is lame...All the projects on the table for him to choose, and he picks THIS? Sly's makeing hard core action flicks and 250 mil grossing blockbuster's....and Arnold's doing fucking comic book's...If used the right way Arnold can headline action flicks that make bank again...But I feel this, sadly is not the way to do it. Then again, the guy has done pretty much anything he has set his mind to do. Much of it being a success.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Can't be serious?

    by Judge Briggs

    this is a fucking stupid idea! give us a fucking proper Terminator movie set in the Cameron envisioned future. THAT IS WHAT WE WANT!

  • Ged Do Da Choppah!

  • April 4, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Sure its not an April Fools Joke?

    by bralli

    Seems like it could be.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    And the world sighs...

    by Lucky13

  • April 4, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Trailer here

    by chuffsterUK I'm a huge fan of Arnie....but this looks like a pile of shit!

  • April 4, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    This is the first new project you announce?! Have you lost your mind?! You are smarter than this.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Worse than the Mr. T cartoon


    Much worse!

  • April 4, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Holy mother of god, that trailer makes me want to rip eyes out...

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • April 4, 2011, noon CST

    What's up with the Pulp Fiction music? Is this 1999?


    I have a feeling this may be an April Fools joke. Especially with the Larry King reporter in the cartoon.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    If this isn't a joke, Choppah and Ahnold need to have a serious talk


    Ged Do Da Choppah!

  • April 4, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I'd rather watch Arnold and Larry King have violent gay sex...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...than be forced to sit through a feature-length live action version of this "story."

  • April 4, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    McG, sorry for all those awful things I've said about you...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    This has replaced "Terminator: Salvation" as the most despicable thing Arnold has ever been associated with.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    be serious Arnold is hitting 70, this is the best you may get

    by SantosLHalper

    and I'm fine with it. An older Conan adventure, the guy they based the Terminator 800's on, Jingle All the Way TOO with Hayden Christianson all could be great too. But a True Liesy, semi campy, gadgetfull spy action adventure show an POSSIBLY A MOVIE (HE SAYS POSSIBLY LEADING TO ONE DAY in the magazine) mixed with Terminator sounds awesome. It's only really all about the stupid one liners and his bigger than life personality on screen. As long as he gives off new lines for the telephone pranksters and causes chaos and destruction we'll all be fine. Besides this he wants to do a drama about him and a kid so i'm just happy for any new Arnold action films before he gets too old.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Holy fuck, I just watched that embed. Dear god help me... This isnt just the death of fun. This is fun getting getting beaten, ass raped, and then being hung drawn and quartered while fun's kids merriment and jolity watch on through tear stained eyes.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    This hurt my head...

    by bubcus

    didn't think Arnie could crush my eyeballs and brain through a cartoon. My being an animator/storyboard artist, I look at the shots in here and can take a pretty good guess as to what went on in the production meetings. I know I would have wanted to cry and jump out the window. Sorry, Arnie, this is not how I wanted to see you do a comeback and this cartoon looks dumb.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    In that 3 minute trailer....Arnold has maybe 10 seconds of dialogue

    by Bobo_Vision

    Arnold expects adults to watch a kids cartoon just to get a few minutes of him doing ADR work. Not going to be very successful. Kids could care less about him, and adults won't have the patience for this.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    AARGH! I just refreshed the page and the embed started again - all by itself. Whatever you do. Don't. Click. Refresh.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    It cannot be unwatched...

    by WriteForTheEdit


  • April 4, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    make movies not shitty cartoons ARNOLD!!!

    by ilovemichealbay

    Come on man, make a proper comeback action movie, an original one, no sequels, no reboots and no shitty propaganda cartoon for kids. Work with James Cameron again, come on man

  • April 4, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    April Fools right?

    by jemagee

    I mean this is a late april fools joke. It just has to be right? This is god awful. Stan Lee needs to be stopped for the sake of his own legacy (if he even has one left). Horrible movies on syfy, a stupid 'superhumans' show on cable. Stop it Stan, you aren't PT Barnum. Schwarzenegger was ALWAYS a terrible actor, best used when he is as inanimate (robotic one might say) as possible.


  • April 4, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by _Venkman


  • You have GOT to be kidding me. Not only was it crappy-looking... it was dumb and it more boring than watching someone mow their lawn. At least there is some semblance of objective, some rationale behind mowing a lawn. But this -- ! W - O - W

  • Quick someone access the Source Code find out who is ultimately responsible of this abomination and stop them.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Please be a joke

    by Beezbo

    I need to go home and watch The Terminator, Total Recall and Commando just to get the taste of this awful idea out of my mouth!

  • April 4, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    For a minute there I thought he had taken possession of GL's ring

    by Astronut

    If the goal was to create an incredibly stupid cartoon (and I use that term lightly) and project the appearance of inadequacy, then they succeeded in a huge way. WTF is -- Stan Lee/Arnold/Anyone associated with this -- WTF are they thinking???!!!!???!!!!

  • April 4, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    What were you guys expecting? TERMINATOR 4? He's too old now!

    by 3D-Man

    KING CONAN is a cool idea, though.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Choppah, BTW, saw "Valhalla Rising" this weekend. Astounding.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    And to your enticing description of it, I'd only add "...while Joseph Campbell jerks off and ejaculates blood all over a work print of 'The Road Warrior.' "

  • April 4, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    This may herald the End Times!!!


  • April 4, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Can you get a disease from a trailer?

    by kafka07

    'Cause I think I just did. Trailer-malaise.

  • I need to take a shower.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    So bad...

    by Unscripted

    ...I couldn't finish watching it. What in the HELL is Ahnold thinking?

  • April 4, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Arnolds made some iffy choices before

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    but this takes the cake. I'm a massive fan of Arnold and defended him many times in talkbacks, but jesus, this is fucking dire. I bet even ABking is disappointed with this, even if he doesnt admit it.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I like the 90's-style animation

    by 3D-Man

  • April 4, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by Astronut

    Yeah, you did. You and cobra with his "worse than the death of fun" statement, which I found hilarious btw. Sadly, your warning came too late as I had already clicked on to witness the awful animated bile before scrolling the board. (sigh)

  • April 4, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    awful animated bile. there. I said it.

    by Astronut

    That is probably the best I can do to describe what I just witnessed.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    parody or propaganda?

    by Stalkeye

    as if we want to see a republican animated superhero series..actually if anything, they (neo cons) should be potrayed as super villians. fucking lame ass animation that's reminiscent of DIC's C.O.P.S.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Please Don't Be A Botched April Fool's Gag

    by Flummage


  • April 4, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Turning "Misirlou" into a Rap Song..... IS EVIL!

    by Partyslammer

    Seriously, butchering Dick Dale's tune like that was the steaming turd capping that 3 minute pukefest. That was no April Fool's joke... that was Chernobyl all over again.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I was going to describe my reaction to this trailer

    by STLost

    but my buddy Cobra--Kai sums it up beautifully: Apr 04, 2011 12:05:54 PM CDT no subject by cobra--kai Holy fuck, I just watched that embed. Dear god help me... This isnt just the death of fun. This is fun getting getting beaten, ass raped, and then being hung drawn and quartered while fun's kids merriment and jolity watch on through tear stained eyes.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Actually it was not that bad

    by ZackyBoy

    Unoriginal...but what can you do?

  • April 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    zackboy, did we watch the same abortion posted above?


  • April 4, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    This can't be real. This is an April's fool joke out of control.

    by David Cloverfield

    At least I hope so. I try to stay optimistic about everything, but this is an animated strain of HIV.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Baaaahhhhaaaahhaaaa!!! Soh fuhneee! Vut did jew tink uh daht?!

    by UltraTron

    Huuh?! Daht vuz mah yungist dartuurz ideah. Sheezso clevahh donchoo tink?

  • April 4, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    with all the CGI and wires in movies these days

    by Wookie_1995

    you would think the first thing he does is get a PROPER Terminator movie...sigh

  • April 4, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST words

    by Billy_D_Williams


  • April 4, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    April Fools Joke

    by bralli

    Now that I watched that trailer. It's OBVIOUSLY an April Fools joke. No way that is real.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Stan Leelot his fucking marbels a long time ago

    by Jaster

    That's why we have shit like this. I mean, this COMPLETELY fucking ridiculous. It's like a bad joke....only it's really happening. Well it will definitely bomb HARD so it won't be around very long.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    One can only hope that this is some silly April Fools prank.

    by Stalkeye

    What a way for Ahhnuld to shittank what's left of his career.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Same problem as Robocop and Batman....

    by v3d

    One shot to the face and it's all over.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Sofa King

    by fanboy71

    We Todd Did.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Please be a horrible sad joke.

    by btc909

    I know Arnie is a pathetic do nothing sad sack of crap but wow, the lame a$$ Terminator references, amazingly stupid.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I doubt his box office appeal is that great now

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    It's been pointed out in other talkbacks, but audiences don't seem to care for muscle-bound strongmen as action heroes in movies these days. You have esteemed actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, Adrien Brody and Liam Neeson all playing plausible action heroes in respected movies. And you know who has been the busiest and most bankable action movie star over the last 10+ years? Nicholas Cage. Fuck, we even have teenage girls (Hit Girl, Hanna) showing up on movie screens kicking ass. So where does an icon (relic?) from 80's blockbuster movies fit in today's movie market? There's a reason why Dwayne Johnson doesn't do action movies but inane family flicks.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Why are the Go-Bots attacking San Francisco?

    by dailysportspages

    He's Batman and Iron Man all rolled into one.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by Charger

    That was aweful! And hilarious

  • April 4, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Wow...He's such a twat.

    by blackflowerX

  • April 4, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    It's funny the first alert is San Francisco....

    by v3d

    Will the owner of those robots be a liberal Democrat? And notice how he takes them out with a giant letter "L". That'll show 'em Arnie.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by Charger

  • April 4, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    every star has about ten good years in them...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    after that they just kind of hang around, a pale shade of their former glory. arnold hit big around 84...his last great film was True Lies in 94...ten years. some stars are still able to do good work, but its nothing like their golden years.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    this is some sort of joke.........

    by Lacloake


  • April 4, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Really Stan Lee?!

    by Charger

    I just saw up there that Stan Lee is partly responsible for... whatever this is. Really Stan?! REALLY?!

  • April 4, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Arnold fighting smart car robots...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Surprised he didn't defeat them by teaming up with a Saudi Prince and driving over them in a hummer.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I'll give the idea a 8.5, the execution a 3.2

    by deelzbub

    Seriously, if you had millions to spend, and one of the first things you do after governing California was financing a superhero cartoon about yourself.... props to Arnold for that bit of greatness. Too bad the cartoon looks like it was done in a day and a half.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Man, Stripperella is suddenly looking like gold.

    by Chewtoy

    Seriously, that was embarrassing.

  • and snakes and spiders from the ether worlds devour all children in range.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    This is like an extremely unfunny TV Funhouse segment


  • ...looks terrible. The only way he has a chance of making a successful comeback is to ditch the light, humourous roles and stick to something gritty, the ageing warrior, something akin to what Eastwood did. The rumoured 'With Wings As Eagles' with Arnold playing a veteran Nazi sounds more fitting.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    The Tales From the Crypt episode Arnie directed was pretty good

    by D.Vader

    From what my kid memory tells me.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Comic & Series Real, But That's A Fake Trailer

    by FreeBeer

  • April 4, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    It parodies itself before you even have the chance...

    by Lobanhaki2

  • April 4, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Who are all those kids he's hanging out with?

    by _Venkman

    Seems a little Neverland ranchy

  • April 4, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I remember a cartoon starring Bo Jackson, Gretzky, and Jordan

    by Bass Ackwards

    as superheroes. Just saying, cartoons are often very, very stupid.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Welcome back to the movies Arnold

    by Shaner Jedi

    but please stay out of politics for the rest of your life!

  • April 4, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Any new Schwarzenegger is good Schwarzenegger

    by Raggles Wimpole

    I will see anything that Arnold does simply because I can never get enough of his voice. His 'Conan the Barbarian' commentary is probably the greatest, most insanely entertaining thing ever.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Is that a Black Eyed Peas song?

    by BizarroJerry

    It's making me question the existence of God and consider if being deaf is that terrible a thing.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    First time I have ever been embarassed to be a

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Schwarzenegger fan. I mean, I even saw Collateral Damage twice on the big screen, and I thought that was his nadir...

  • April 4, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Silver Shamrock reference.... ROFLMAO

    by Astronut

    Also funny: "I watched that video and got a tumor."

  • April 4, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    I'd rather be in a japanese porn movie

    by robertdee

    than watch that shit again.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Just bring back James Bond Jr.

    by Andrew Coleman

    Instead of giving us all cancer with this cartoon.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    That might have been the stupidest thing I've ever seen

    by estacado1

    Is this a joke?

  • April 4, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Stan Lee just took a dump in my mouth.

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    This. Was. Brutal. How this even came to be boggles the mind.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    politics and kids cartoons dont mix.

    by vulturess

    bad idea. fuck you arnold.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I bet he only does like 5 lines per ep.

    by alienindisguise

    I was really hoping this was part of some April Fool's ruse. All I can say is the suckage is overwhelming.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    What the fuck...

    by Marat

    Is this serious?

  • April 4, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Perspective, people...This is for KIDS...not adults.

    by Cheif Brody's crappy animation...for KIDS. No worse than most the Saturday morning cartoons that kids mindlessly watch every day. It takes Ahnuld an hour to record 8 episodes worth of dialoge, sitting comfortably in a sound booth without breaking a sweat. He's gettin well paid...and he's 63 years old. Not a bad gig. <p> He'll be doing "grown up" stuff again soon enough, people. He has many scripts that have piled up on his desk while he's been in office. He's in no hurry to jump back into "real" work so soon after leaving a tough job running a fuckin' STATE. <p> Most people are long retired at 63. Cut Conan some slack, you impatient fuck nuts!

  • April 4, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Arnolds totally lost touch with his fan base

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Most are probably 20 - 40 yr old men, they want to see brutal action films not this shit. I cant see this crap winning him a new generation of fans.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    exactly cheif brody

    by Cureguy

    He's just getting back into the game people. You are foolish to underestimate him.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Great April Fools Prank.....wha? Huh? Real?

    by Bob


  • April 4, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "This is for KIDS..."

    by buggerbugger

    To be more precise, this is for kids you hate.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Now that he's not Governor anymore...

    by JMskywaslker

    I can see why California has such a high deficit...look at the property destruction he causes in his battles! No wonder he was losing in the polls, did you see the way he just ripped that letter off of that building!? That poor business owner had to file an insurance claim and cause their rates to sky rocket or even be dropped! He should go by the name of The Terminator...oh, wait...

  • April 4, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    chief brody is right, but.....

    by qjinx

    this is some of the cheesiest shit ive seen, and im not an AICN talkback hater...i usually defend any kind of art always....Ive given Ghost Rider props for certain aspects fer chrissakes This cartoon would be bad ass if this trailer was just a front and the cartoon turned out to be ultra dark, gritty, graphic, and vulgar. keep the light IQ dropping dialogue and goofiness with the scenes with the kids, but when govenator fights you, he fucks you up in ways that make the coroner throw up on the crime scene. just two completely contradicting approaches in the same cartoon. it would blow peoples minds And I live in California, and that, was actually pretty accurate depiction of a normal day on a San Francisco street. BAnk robbery by transforming robot turns downtown into a warzone during battle with Arnold fact

  • April 4, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    For kids?

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    Most kids today don't even know or care who Arnold is. The action heroes of days before appeal to the 30-60 demographics. This reminds me when studios fail to realize who their demographics are, be it A0Team, Dukes of Hazard or G.I Joe. They produce films that completely alienate the very fans who actually cared about it in the first place. What real Arnie fan wants to watch this? What normal person does?

  • April 4, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Awesome re-imagining of the HERO/ENTREPRENEUR concept

    by Bradford Richardson

    Awesome re-imagining of the HERO/ENTREPRENEUR concept. I especially like that it's geared toward kids!

  • April 4, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by Extr3m1st

    I mean it is a comic book, it won't exactly take up too much of his time doing some voice over work. But the whole Terminator referencing is just old hat and lame. If I hear him say the words I'm or I'll in the same sentence as be back 1 more time I think I am going to throw up. </p> I would bet real money his next movie is also going to be a poorly chosen project that no Arnie fan will be interested in. How cool would it have been if he decided to get back with Cameron and became a hero or villain in the next Pandora movie? Or if they did a 2nd True Lies movie. Arnie is not hitting 70, he is only 63 and is working out and getting in good shape again. His body in shape again will put most 40 year olds to shame if he trains the way he used to even during Terminator 3. No reason why he can't do what Stallone is doing these days. BTW Stallone is older then Arnold.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    So the Governator bike

    by Skraggo

    can make it from Brentwood to Frisco in a couple of minutes? Must be all the kooky electricity shooting around the wheels.....

  • April 4, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Black Eyed Peas

    by Skraggo

    Kindly get off my lawn.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    What da FUCK did I do wrong?

    by Ray_Tango

    You have visions of Arnold coming back as an aging Eastwood/Captain Kirk style hero, and instead you get a Mr T cartoon... Jesus. I thought Arnold was smarter than this. How about Eastwood resurrects Arnold's career with a slightly more amped up Gran Torino style film? I'd go see that. Or just give Verhoeven a call for fucks sake.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Arnold & Larry gay sex

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I think that's already on youtube, but I'm not certain.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Who will give a crap about this?

    by donkingkong

    I mean c'mon who their target audience? Tweenage boys from 1989 thawing from a boot of cryogenically suspended animation. Speaking of the animation... One word - horrible.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    This looks so over-the-top awesome

    by D.Vader

    I mean, Arnie even has a team of kids in his basement dungeon just waiting for a chance to help him fight crime? And he literally fights some Transformers. I'm THERE.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Ha ha April fools.... ahh, right???

    by bcom77

    Tell me this is some expensive, elaborate and slightly belated April Fools joke. Please?!

  • April 4, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Captain Planet for 2011, with animation from the 90s

    by MaulVader

    Cheap animation - check Responsible (i.e. sucky) writing - check Children of various races - check Arnold has great business sense but zero artistic sense. This will be in line with the 6th Days and End of Days and all of those things. In other words: IT WILL BOMB EPICALLY!!!

  • April 4, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Release date: December 21, 2012

    by Mel

    So this is what the fucking Mayans predicted.

  • April 4, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    I was hearing that the movie title was called:

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    The Governator vs. The Octodog With Rob Schnider voicing Octodog. The movie will make $$$.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    God-Awful Animation

    by Autodidact

    Wow another animation from the North American School of Shitty Clone Animators.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    "I Even Saw Collteral Damage Twice on the Big Screen"

    by Autodidact

    Seriously? Why in the fuck would you do that?

  • April 4, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    romanticized delusions

    by scott evans

    It's hilarious how talkbackers are fantasizing about how Arnold could come back like Stallone or pull an Eastwood or reconnect with Cameron. Stallone is a triple threat. He writes, acts and directs (sometimes pretty well...other times, not so much, but still). Arnold has never been much more than a body. He's got a little bit of screen charisma and was a shrewd businessman. That's about it. Throw some dialogue at him that wasn't cliched or pun-fillled and this dude was dead in the water. He couldn't even pull off that bullshit Stallone wrote for him in that lame Expendables flick everybody gushes over. And Eastwood? C'mon, really? Eastwood's been in the business for over 45 years. He's an award winning actor/writer/director. He's not just an image. He's actually got talent and skills. Arnold's problem is that he built his image solely on his physique. He's a one-note performer. The only thing he's ever really been good at is selling us his one-man army schtick. That guarantees him a shortened shelf life. And Cameron is so far beyond Arnie now it's almost laughable.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Getting trashed everywhere on the net

    by Extr3m1st

    Usually this site leads the way with the rolling hate filled diatribe but every forum I went to today was killing this crap. </p> This guy can do for his career what Clint did if he used his brain. Stop with the comedy crap, he should be kicking ass in tight story's with good directors. He doesn't even need to be in Mr Universe shape. </p> What do I think he will do? Sign on for some more crap movies by unknown or garbage directors and then just fade away instead of getting back to what he does best. He is still young enough to be a spy/action hero type actor. He would be awesome in Pandora 2. Something like that to get his name back to being huge.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    by CT1

    Wow.. like.. wow. lmao WOW. I'm speechless, this is really real? Like, NUMEROUS people had a hand in creating this? This was actually planned out and is set to really exist like this? If this is real, it reeks of Arnold surrounding himself with celebrity awestruck production teams, to just let him run rampant, I mean this is NOT the work of a NORMAL human being, ok? This is crazy ass Arnold Schwarzenegger let loose to completely pander to his own ego and narcissism. Why even air it, just keep it and watch it by yourself in your mansion to the only audience you care about. Oh hey great, love how the Governator there revs the left handlebar grip on his cool motorcycle there, classy work. Oh, and the linked article is almost as unreal as the clip. "Naturally, there will also be recurring supervillains — including an evil organization called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short). For Schwarzenegger, the cartoon is obviously the next best thing to being President. “I love the idea of a control center below my house with a path so that boats and submarines can go right into the ocean,” he tells EW. “In the cartoon, my house is much closer to the beach than where we live, but, you know, it’s a cartoon.”

  • April 4, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Is it the 90's again?

    by dukeroberts

    That looks wretched.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    His career has really gone down the crappa.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    World famous action hero - then to kids films - then home made shit like this?

  • April 4, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Bad-Animation Land...where aging action heroes go to die.

    by Cinemajerk

    Is that suppose to be Ahnold on the cover of Entertainment weekly or Lorenzo Lamas? Doh!

  • April 4, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST


    by Cinemajerk

    Go Nooooooooooooow! Ruuuuuuuuuuun! Aaaaaaheeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahheeeeeeeeahhhh!

  • April 4, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Seriously guys?! This is amazing Saturday morning stuff!

    by sweeneydave

    This is TOTALLY what I used to watch back in the day! I love that this seems like a throwback to those late 80s 'toons about celebrities. Mr. T had one. I even remember one about super hero athletes with Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, and Wayne Gretsky. They all had wacky gadgets and sports related weapons. Was a lot of fun.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Kohagen! Dah people need aaaaiiir!!!

    by Cinemajerk

    Dah Animators cahnt breath!!! Dats why dee animation looks so crappy! Aaaaaaeeeeeeeaaaaaaheeeeeaaaaaahhh!!!!

  • April 4, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    We now live in an era where what would be a parody 10 years ago...

    by Rebel Scumb just an actual bit of media. Sort of like how when NETWORK came out in the 70s it was an outlandish satire, now it just seems prophetical. Is prophetical a word?

  • April 4, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    You summed it up better than I ever could. And did he have to drag the pulp fiction theme song down the toilet with him??? Why are giant robots robbing an armoured car?? Do they need money? Who are all these trendy teens who apparently live in Arnold's basement running his hi-tech base and watch him get dressed??

  • April 4, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I want to see a 'Hoff' cameo in this!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • April 4, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Centurions! Power Extreme!

    by BarryConvex

    Err...wrong cartoon.

  • April 4, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    This looks worse than Chuck Norris Karate Komandos

    by bloodawn5

    Seriously Arnold looks awful, the animation is horrible, the story is fucking hilarious and the enemies didnt make sense, why the hell the robot exploded with the tire? Was the tire full of Dinamite or something? I know the usual question to all of this is: Its because is Fucking Arnold Schwarzenegger! But this looks terrible!!! Damn just give him a role destroying the shit out of everyone with a baseball bat and everyone will be happy

  • April 4, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Wow I thought Suckerpunch was stupid

    by Phategod100

    This takes the taco!

  • April 4, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Too bad the only thing Arnold has cared about in the last 15 years...

    by Optimus Prime

    has been Arnold. There is not one original idea in this crapfest of a cartoon. 1. A fictional story about Arnold's "real" life. Wasn't that already done years ago in The Last Action Hero? 2. Killer robots attacking humans? I don't know if this is ripping off Transformers or Terminator, either way, both have been done better already. 3. Even his stupid motorcycle looks like a rip off of the bike in The Dark Knight. 4. Using Stan Lee as a way to get attention from comic book fans. Yeah that worked so well with Pamela Anderson's Stripperella didn't it?! 5. The whole "using the secret entrance to the Bat Cave" routine. Just in case ripping off Batman wasn't enough, we can always look at Get Smart. Rather than waste the time and resources making a whole animated series, Arnold. Why don't you just make a public statement that you have pathetically become a sad and lame cartoon character in real life and be done with it.

  • April 4, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • April 4, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Absolutely beyond redemption. And, God, please let Stan die soon.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Why is that bony old fuck so desperate to go out with such a dreadful legacy in his final years!!!!?

  • I am fine with him doing a Governator animation if he also does the following: 1) stars in Expendables 2 2) plays a human military mentor to John Connor, and is then captured by Skynet to be used as a model for some T800 terminators 3) stars in that World War II project, With Wings of Eagles I wouldn't mind seeing Arnold return to fighting the predator if there is ever a sequel to Predators, although I doubt it will happen. Other than that, I wouldn't be surprised to see Arnold appear as a merc or some macho big game hunter sent to Pandora in one of the Avatar sequels.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Someone needs to just greenlight a big budget 3D CONTRA film

    by lv_426

    starring Arnold, Stallone, The Rock, JCVD, Dolph Lundgren, Sigourney, Charlize Theron, and Noomi Rapace as commandoes sent to fight Red Falcon's alien forces.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    This could not look worse.

    by MaliceHighload

    He really should have a little dino buddy in the show.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Environmentally conscious

    by mechas8n

    So the Governator employs child labour in his hidden lair and knows that Smart cars are actually killer robots out to subjugate mankind. Yep, that's a republican cartoon series alright

  • April 4, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Despite An Irritating Rap Track...

    by MakNeil

    about midway through the trailer, it wasn't half-bad. Besides, I don't think that we'll ever see Arnold act as well (or look as young) as his cartoon doppelgänger.

  • Kids don't care, but you know, I think it's interesting they didn't get an edited version of the song. Twitter: @TylerScruggs

  • April 4, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    THIS was on the EW cover and Not Liz Taylor?!?

    by TDH1138

    What the FUCK is this world coming to where THIS PILE OF SHIT is on the cover of EW and not a picture of an icon like Elizabeth Taylor. Unreal.

  • April 4, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Schwarzeneggar = The New Lucas?

    by ZackyBoy

  • April 4, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    HaHa,,, Robert Smigels back at work on TV Funhouse!????

    by TRON

  • April 4, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    This cartoon cost the animation studio 300 million dollars!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 4, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Stan Lee needs another Ditko or Kirby.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Stupid idea, crappy designs, bad animation, holy fuck who chose the music in the beginning?! I promised myself to not be a "hater" on these talkbacks, but it's early in the morning and that was total shit... sorry...

  • April 4, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    i beleive that this will be as good as super president

    by john

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa fuck you ahnold

  • April 5, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Remember “Capitol Critters?"

    by frank

    What was the deal with that? Am I right, people?

  • April 5, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    My god that sucked

    by ironburl

    Boring as hell, captain planet without a message, with freking Black Eyed Peas on top. A shit sandwich. Makes Last Action Hero look like Terminator.

  • April 5, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Garbage! with a capital G!

    by Orionsangels

  • April 5, 2011, 1:18 a.m. CST

    This FILTHY cartoon truly is the DARK SIDE of the FORCE. FACT!

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 5, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    I bet it's still better than Junior

    by Mel

  • April 5, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST

    This is a joke, right?

    by Ironhelix

    This shit looks like Captain Fucking Planet.

  • April 5, 2011, 2:05 a.m. CST

    It's for KIDS...

    by PorkChopXpress

    ...I mean, c'mon. Let's not run Arnold down for producing a dumb cartoon for kids, there are a crapton of them out there and a lot of them are bound to be a whole lot worse than this ends up being. The guy is 70 years old, but he's still got one of the most recognizable voices in Hollywood...this is a way for him to capitalize on that. In my opinion, he should be working with Jim Cameron to create a digital version of himself that Cameron can then use, with facial motion capture and performances by Arnold, to put 1980's Arnold back on screen again!

  • April 5, 2011, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Tonights Episode: The Governator vs. The Smart Car

    by btc909

  • April 5, 2011, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Everything in this project is done NOT RIGHT

    by theplant

    This is the kind of concept 8 years old fans would come up with in their garage. They added the hype with Stan Lee, Larry King and all the guest, hockey animation, shit black eyed peas song -- BIG SUCKAGE IN PERSPECTIVE

  • April 5, 2011, 5:08 a.m. CST

    And Jack Kirby is laughing in his Grave.

    by Stalkeye

    Stan Lee is moreso a hack than a genius.And regardless of his contributions to marvel, he wouldn't be nowhere as successful without kirby's input. Fuck This Bullshit.

  • April 5, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST

    That gives shit a bad name.

    by Simon Butler

  • April 5, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Umm, Why Does He Have A Bunch Of Children Living In His Basement?

    by NeonFrisbee


  • April 5, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    This looks like a parody from a Boondocks episode

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    If only Huey was here to put this shit in its proper context.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Ran into him last week

    by Mastidon

    Strange but true. Ran into Arnie at 1 am sitting in the lobby of Claridges Hotel here in London. Did a total double-take. What the hell he was doing here I do not know.... Talked to him for 5 minute and congratulated him on his new gig.

  • April 5, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Hope the Writing is Better than the Trailer

    by BeyondStatic

    because, based on the trailer, this is good for 6-8 year old boys. Outside of that, the market is zero!

  • April 5, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Oh, fuck, there's gonna be toys, too

    by trekguy1966

    My kids will want them, too. Damn.

  • April 5, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    This is like a parody OF a parody it's so bad.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I bet he was even pissed that the title "Hey, Arnold" was taken. Come on, man. You're better than this.

  • April 5, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    And then dementia set in...

    by KillaKane

    I mean wtf?? Does he still think it's '85? Is this only project he could get greenlit?

  • The real question is what is his agent doing. Certainly not his job protecting his client from abortions like this.

  • April 5, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Could have done without the crap music.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Scrap this P.O.S. and let's get to work on the real deal!

  • April 5, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    So fucking bad.

    by Obnoxious_Username

    I could not finish that trailer.

  • April 5, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    doctor_strangepork, good call.

    by Stalkeye

    It's almost reminiscent to that Catcher Freeman episode (Boondocks) in which a black sellout superhero has become a self parody. This is beyond silly, and both Lee and Ahhhnulld is desperate for notoriety and ca$h..of course.

  • April 5, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Don't like it personally, but a pretty smart career move catering to kids

    by StevenScorsese

    Most kids probably don't know who Arnold is (or know him only as a governor), so he introduces himself to the next generation via this cartoon. Granted it has little appeal to adults and looks like a cheap ass cartoon from the 80s, but that's not the point. Now he's expanded his future fan base to extend his movie career as long as he wants. It's commercially crass and uninspired, but a smart business move. More little butts in the seat when he gets back to making real movies.

  • April 5, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by JoeBoozio

    AGREED. This is the most ridiculous thing ever, and I'm absolutely okay with that. And people, it IS for kids. Stan Lee has made some pretty shitty things lately, and I, for one, would rather see something this over the top than that godawful thing he did about the skateboarding superhero. He had some bird name.

  • April 5, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Child sex slaves in the basement

    by kafka07

    the scene with that slave kid fondling the hologram of Arnold's body is disturbing.

  • April 5, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Is that a Harvey Milk reference?

    by kafka07

    what is that saying exactly? And why do evil robots have to transform from smart-cars? There's definitely politics in this trailer.

  • April 5, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    tallboy and joeboozio, your out of your gords!


    This is Mac and Me level terrible.

  • April 5, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    This is Arnold's Freddy Got Fingered

    by kafka07

    What a narcissistic steaming pile of maggot-infested shit. Anyone who would defend this trailer is insane. Fuck you Arnold!

  • April 5, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    For kids!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    How can people still use this excuse to justify total shit. Total shit is total shit no matter what the target demographic.

  • April 5, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I think I just cried blood......

    by MACenstine

  • April 5, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • ... a few children in his basement? You'd think he would have made better contacts in the mercenary I.T. industry during his career.

  • April 5, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    WTH is the Governor when California state needs a rescue???

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    Ahnuld is a RINO. A colossal failure when it comes to governing the state with stupid policies and short sighted, regressive laws signed by him. <p>According to Sacramento Bee interview in 2009, he denies that there is a problem with illegal immigration overtaking the state. He defended illegal aliens by spinning to state what if he got injured in a foreign country that needs treatment at a hospital, we all should be "compassionate," ad nauseam. <p> No wonder Ahnuld sucked as a governor. Moonbeam Jerry Brown should be an ideal villain as a Rainbow Unicorn Man, maybe he might be a lot more effective as a governor slashing and burning budget expenditures. <p>This cartoon has all the making of a cult classic following Star Trek 70's series mated with Robocop 90's cartoon series. Pure kitsch. Maybe Jim Cameron should thrown in the hat to write and direct episodes under a pseudonym, doing a favor for his Austrian Oak buddy.

  • Dazshish goot! Mein Fuhrer! Goh! Gettoow duh choppaahh!!!

  • April 5, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    this is obviously an April Fool's Joke, right? I hope.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • April 5, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    God... so lame.

    by Mennen

  • April 6, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Angry Video Game Nerd was right:

    by Chief Joseph

    All parodies of The Matrix need to stop, like yesterday. He did a little compilation of all the movies that do that little bullet-time bullet dodge crap. It wasn't funny then, it wasn't funny having a cartoon Arnold do it now. And the Governator schtick is also past its expiration date. MAYBE kids will like this, but I really don't think so.

  • April 6, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Hmmm, uploaded April 1, but...

    by Chief Joseph

    ...this looked liked too much $$$$ spent to be a joke; it was real animation (albeit crappy outsourced animation) and not that el-cheapo Flash garbage. It's either the world's best practical joke, or... You know how The Phantom Menace is the byproduct of one out-of-touch old guy constantly being told he's a genius by an army of sycophantic yes-men? This show is the product of TWO out-of-touch old guys constantly being told they're geniuses by an army of sycophantic yes-men.

  • April 6, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    oh dear...

    by 1st and only

  • April 6, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    This is shitshitshit

    by pearlanddean

    You've got to be kidding, I mean what the hell is Arnold thinking? Just retire gracefully and get some work done on that scrawny turkey neck you've grown.