Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: The Moviemercial

“Instead of releasing toys and games tied to a movie, some studios are starting with the product and figuring out the film later.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Haunted Mansion,’ both based on Disney rides, were the first wave of merchandise-themed pictures. The next, based on toys, is on the way. Movie versions of Hot Wheels, G.I. Joe, Bionicle toys, Super Soaker squirt guns and My Little Pony are all being developed.” NY Times I refuse to take my children to anything in this genre. [The challenge is explaining it to them…]