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The World's Most Important Film Property Is Now Available Again!!!

Published at: Jan. 30, 2001, 11:57 p.m. CST by staff

Well folks, Harry here ecstatic that a film property has managed to escape the hands of being developed into what could have very well been a sub-par animated endeavor... and could now very well be made into the transforming epic that we have all dreamed for this property. Gilbert Shelton's FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS is now a free property... meaning it has no manacles to one studio or production house or another. The person on this planet meant to hold this project's hand through development and into frutation is THE DUDE, Jeff Dowd. Jeff... go get it! Genius is waiting to be discovered!

Greetings,

It's gonna be a much longer wait for the Freak brothers animated movie to come out. According to Kathe Todd over at Rip Off Press (RipOffPress.Com) the deal with Film Roman has fallen through. And now, they are back to square one. Drag. This news came to me via email.

Later,

The Midnight Toker

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  • Jan. 31, 2001, 12:04 a.m. CST

    yes!!

    by phatjacck

    hehe

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 12:12 a.m. CST

    My collection

    by CYBERSTAIN

    I have a small collection of the original comic books which are funny as hell.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 12:18 a.m. CST

    How long before someone options the Scottish version?

    by *veers*

    Appearing in Electric Soup, Rocky MacBlaw deserves his own cartoon.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 1:13 a.m. CST

    I thought Harry's Life Story was the most important unfilmed pro

    by Regis Travolta

    Shows what I know.

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Can anybody please tell me who drew the original comics of the s

    by Ambrose Chappell

    Oh, and Regis Travolta is a suckup! Everyone knows that the most important unfilmed property is Moriarty's Life Story, duh!

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Gilbert Shelton was the writer/creator of the Freak Brothers

    by Darth TJ Mackey

    http://www.ripoffpress.com...and remember Freewheelin' Franklin's adage that "dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope"...

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 1:20 p.m. CST

    No, "Grass Roots" would make the best adaptation

    by RobertWebnik

    Who needs a epic??? "GRASS ROOTS" would be the perfect FFFB story for adaptation - that's the one that climaxes with an entire town's populace getting stoned on fermented mushrooms and dancing naked around a huge bonfire. That would be the most INCREDIBLE climax I'd like to see!

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Casting

    by RobertWebnik

    Howard Stern as Phineas, Cheech Marin as Freewheelin Franklin, John Belushi as Fat Freddy - oops, he's dead. Jim Candy as Fatt Freddy - oops, he's dead too. Chris Farley - oops.... Maybe if Tom Hanks GAINED weight for a role?

  • Jan. 31, 2001, 2:38 p.m. CST

    dude!

    by WillardEisenbaum

    boy I hope this picture gets made! Since it's a cartoon they cab cram it chock-full of peripheral shit -- by which I mean FF's cat (FF Skitty) and the cockroach armies -- always the funniest part of the comix. Throw in a cameo by Wonder Wart Hog and I'm totally sold dude.