P.S.: What is Your Favorite COMIC STRIP Movie?

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Nothing exists in a vacuum entirely by itself. Cinema is no different. Ever since it’s beginnings, theaterical cinema drew on a variety of sources for the plots of it’s films, including plays, current real public issues, history, novels, children’s literature, myths, orginnal screenplays, comicbooks, graphic novels, newspaper/magazine comic strips, and more. In particular, in order to create films and the Saturday morning movie serials of the movie business of the 1930s through the 1950s geared to draw in a younger crowd. Now with this current trend of movies based on superhero comicbooks and graphic novels, that subject is being talked to death everywhich way while the subject movies based on comic strip characters is being left to the way sides while not being entirely forgotten. Well, these are movies that were based on comic strips that appeared in newspapers and in magazines. And to show just how big some of these were as serials and as comics stripes double entities as an serial and a modern updated movie are listed. Which one is your favorite movie?
Discuss the topic here.

P.S. This topic was a learning curve for me too in many points. Like: 1 - learning several characters who I thought would have been comic strip characters first, like Betty Boop, weren’t. They were animated films first then adapted to comic strips. 2 - One character who I was positive that I thought was an animated character was actually a comic strip character first! That was a big one! Popeye the Sailer. 3 - several huge comic strips have yet to make their jump into feature length films: Doonsbury, The Boondocks, Andy Capp, Family Circus, Hagar The Horrible, Curtis, The Wizard Of Id, and more.
The List : https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041231714/
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I just know Rubyfruit76 is gonna choose this!
The Peanuts Movie
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Dgranger: Richie Rich was not based on a comic strip. The character originated in comic books.

I suggest replacing it with Over the Hedge, which was based on the comic strip of the same title.

Another film to consider for the poll would be Skippy (1931), based on the comic strip by Percy Crosby, which is not particularly remembered nowadays, but (at least for the next 24 hours) is the only film based on any kind of comics to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.
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Thanks. I forgot about Skippy. I’ll fill out his information later. Check the list now. I definitely need to shorten it while keeping the same information on it in order to show that how big these strips were as a basis for films.
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gromit82,, you didn’t tell the whole story behind Skippy. It was nominated for three awards: Best Picture, best Director, and Best adaption. It won the best Director, Norman Taurog. Eventhough the strip’s creater, Percy Crosby, hated the final film, and never allowed any more film based on Skippy to be made, he did allow the sequel, Sooky (1931) to be made.
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The Peanuts Movie
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Dgranger: Also, Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown was not the first theatrical film based on Peanuts. It was preceded by A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) and Snoopy Come Home (1972).
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Thank you for the correction. Check the list. I have to make edits to shorten the list. You had allowed my to make two while adding one. I still have to get down to 35.
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Sorry, I still didn’t know I had it on edit.
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Bump
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Flash Gordon (1980)
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dgranger,

Polls can have a maximum of 35 choices. Your list currently has 36.
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I know. I still have to axe one.
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Bye bye mandrake.
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dgranger: I have a correction to suggest to the description of Blondie. It says, "The comic strip was in publication for over 75 years from September 8, 1930 to 2013." Actually, the comic strip is still in publication to this day; it hasn't ended production.
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Okey. Will fix.