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The Deep Rich Mythology Of Tonka Trucks Will Finally Be Explored In An Animated Movie Produced By Happy Madison

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 11, 2012 3:27 PM
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Just because Universal bellyflopped hard with "Battleship," that isn't stopping Sony from continuing to develop their relationship with Hasbro, and with "Candy Land" and "Risk" still actual movies that are active development (we wish we were fucking kidding), the studio and toymaker are adding one more toy to the lineup of Things To Be Turned Into Movies.

The bright yellow Tonka Truck that littered the backyards of so many children will now be turned into an animated movie. Bleh. If somehow you don't know what it is, Tonka Trucks were just that, reasonable replicas of construction equipment that basically every little boy had at one time or another. If you're slightly older, you might recall the awesome all-steel versions of the earliest iterations that were durable (though prone to rust), though nowadays they've been replaced by plastic versions. Boo-urns.

The movie will be housed to Sony Pictures Animation and co-produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison shingle. Suprised? Don't be, as they are also behind "Candy Land" with Sandler set to co-write that one for some reason. So whatever, another childhood memory turned multi-tiered corporate money maker. Let's just fast-forward to the part where they start getting celebrity voices for the lead Tonka. Patrick Warburton anybody? [Deadline]

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  • geha714 | June 12, 2012 11:22 AMReply


  • loudrockmusic | June 12, 2012 12:06 AMReply

    That headline gave me a good laff.

  • Michael Chase Walker | June 11, 2012 3:45 PMReply

    Gosh, y'mean the creator of Jack and Jill and That's My Boy is bringing his special storytelling gifts to animation? I'm verklempt!

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