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It's done! Hollywood has conclusively ran out of ideas!


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*Universal Acquires Rights to Make 'Barbie' Movie*

 

 

by Dawn Taylor

Sep 23rd 2009

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The casting call will be very specific: "Seeking young blonde woman, 6' tall, measurements 39-19-33. Must wear high heels and be able to drive sports car. Math skills not necessary."

 

 

Variety reports that Universal, emerging triumphant after months of negotiations, has wrangled the rights to make a live-action Barbie movie. Mattel has a long history of holding a very tight rein on the image of their premier money-earner, so you can bet that there's enough clauses and caveats attached to keep a dozen lawyers in custom suits.

 

 

"Barbie is the most famous doll in history, a unique cultural icon in the world of brands," Universal Pictures chairman Marc Shmuger told Variety, and Mattel claims the doll has a staggering 99 percent brand awareness. The audience for a Barbie movie is as established as that of, well, the enormously successful Disney princesses. As Mattel licenses the rights from Disney to make the princess dolls and accessories, it can't have escaped their notice that there's big bucks to be earned by tying products to movies that little girls love.

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> {quote:title=CelluloidKid wrote:}{quote}

> "Seeking young blonde woman, 6' tall, measurements 39-19-33. Must wear high heels and be able to drive sports car. Math skills not necessary."

 

You know, the last time I wrote an ad like that, I got in big trouble.

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CelluloidJid wrote:

<< It's done! Hollywood has conclusively ran out of ideas! >>

 

DUH, you think !?

 

Maybe if Hollywood wait a few years until this poor girl turns 18, they will have a Barbie "ready made".

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1032029/Mummys-little-Lolita-The-11-year-old-girl-beauty-treatments-cost-300-month-make-look-like-Barbie.html

 

By the way, who will play Ken, Matt Damon?

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Actually, I'm surprised that somebody didn't make a Barbie movie a long time ago. If it's good (or even if it isn't) every little girl in the world will want to see it, not to mention the merchandising. It should be a gold mine for Universal and Mattel. $$$$$$

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This is just what Hollywood has been needing. A beautiful woman with unbelievably large and perky breasts, impossibly small waist, and most curvaceous legs. Hollywood has never shown anything like that!

 

The story better be simple without a lot of emotion, though. Barbie has one expression.

 

They have a whole Freaking store devoted to her at the Mall of America.

 

Edited by: casablancalover on Sep 27, 2009 10:47 PM

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