Spaceballs cartoon coming to the tube

By Colin Mahan

Sep 21, 2006

Dark Helmet lives.

The villain of the 1987 Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs may be primed for a return as MGM and Brooksfilms Limited, in association with G4 and Berliner Film Companie, prepare an animated series based on the film. SCTV vet Rick Moranis played the character in the movie.

The pilot is being written by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, a longtime Brooks collaborater who worked on the Spaceballs movie and who will oversee writing for the series. Meehan has also worked with Brooks on the smash musical version of Brooks' film The Producers.

Spaceballs starred Bill Pullman, John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Moranis, and Brooks in a story that parodied many sci-fi films, chief among them Star Wars. The film grossed $38 million domestically.

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  • JDVermin Oct 08, 2007

    Finally, there is a chance of Spaceballs Merchandising! Spaceballs The T-Shirt and such. im too tired to remember the whole bit. Anyways, im hopeful for this series. I think that most of the cast isnt doing anything right now

  • plumber-man Aug 29, 2007

    I love that movie, and can't wait for the show! Only, no one says anything about when it comes out, which is my only problem.

  • SimonAitken Dec 12, 2006

    YES!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!

  • KOFplayer Nov 13, 2006

    Jhon Goodmen would be an excellent Barf, he would probably do good, but he is no Jhon Candy.

    See yaz bye.

  • tigerblood_1983 Sep 22, 2006

    Interesting... but I really wanted to see a sequel to SPACEBALLS. I guess that since Candy is no longer with us, its just impossible, huh?

  • FullMetalLuffy Sep 22, 2006

    all i can say is: thank you god and by god i mean mel brooks

  • Minarvia Sep 21, 2006

    This is pretty cool, because I would love to see more of this movie brought to the screen. This might be a decent series if it done right.

  • darquesyde Sep 21, 2006

    Haven't they been talking about this for some time now? I recall about two years ago something was in the works and then it went away.

    But G4? I'd much rather watch Spaceballs before Blade: The Series :)

  • Murpheus007 Sep 21, 2006

    A fine, fine movie. What a shame they are going to ruin it like this. Just like the real Star Wars, people just can't leave well enough alone.

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