Author Topic: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?  (Read 5025 times)

Degeneration X The Owl

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:47:54 PM »
One of my biggest questions about the show is..  Did any major motion picture company ever offer Fred a chance to make a feature film either based on the entire premise or the Neighborhood Of Make Believe?

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 05:48:12 PM »
I wonder that too. If not, I think it would be interesting to see.
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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 09:01:24 AM »
I had always thought that the operas, beautifully (and I stress beautifully/artistically) animated, would be lovely properties for film......

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 03:58:11 PM »
I had always thought that the operas, beautifully (and I stress beautifully/artistically) animated, would be lovely properties for film......

Exactly what I was thinking.  So basically from your standpoint, bka, no offers were ever made?

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 11:59:52 PM »
no offers were made, an endeavor (or two or three) in which the operas went onstage was nipped in the bud, and it was not a priority for FCI - nor I think did they have the connections & clout in the Show Biz world to pitch them. The perception that beside "Brave" for example, the operas would be dated is like the idea that MRN is "old hat" - to be trotted out with "reruns" italicized, and condescension for the gentle days of yore from the perspective of the Brave New Hard World of "now". 

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »
I have an idea for a Mister Rogers Movie. On The Three Stooges, we see the life of the Stooges after they made their shorts, and before they made their comeback. So why not do a movie about Mister Rogers life after 1976 and before Starting School.
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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 07:12:21 AM »
If there was to be a movie about MRN,who would you like to see cast as the real neighbors and the NOMB would be either CGI, motion capture or animated?!?

The Neighbors:
Fred Rogers
Mr. McFeely
Joe Negri
Chef Brockett
Betty Aberlin
Charles Aber
Audry Roth
(Should some of the neighbors from the 1968-75 era be present also?)

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 05:13:53 PM »
I think the NOMB would be the way it usually is. That's part of what made it so special.
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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 07:30:23 PM »
MRN is one of those shows that, in my view, just wouldn't work for a movie as it is. Mr. Rogers' real-world was about learning, and the NOMB plots were too basic to sustain a full length film.

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2012, 06:27:06 AM »
To MrRogers143 and JAO93,

Maybe you're right! And if there was going to be a movie about Fred Rogers and his work it should be done more of a documentary style feature clips,behind the scenes home movies,cast interviews and still pics.
A&E did a Biography of Fred sometime after his death!

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 05:23:40 PM »
Honestly, I don't think an MRN movie would be possible without Fred.

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Re: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: THE MOVIE?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 08:14:48 PM »
^I agree. I don't think it would work as a movie in any case, but s. pecially not without the Man himself.