Read the title of this post again. Read it a few times more, and really think about it. Let it sink into your brain, and then see if you can keep from gouging out your eyeball with the nearest spoon. I know Neopets are all the rage in the mighty land of the internet, where quirky games with easy interface and multiplayer functionality reign supreme...and honestly, I'm cool with that. Neopets is just the sort of psuedo-game, pseudo-social interaction time waster that the internet is perfect for. I read comic books, after all...who am I to criticize how other people spend their spare time?
What baffles me, though, is the thought that we have to forcably remove something from it's approriate medium (a medium in which is does very well) and jam it into another medium where it only sort of fits, just because we think it can rake in some cash off a built-in audience. In that spirit, Warner Bros. Pictures and the pen of Rob Lieber bring you Neopets: The Movie, a CG animated romp directed by John A. Davis which will undoubtably chronicle the adventures of some cute little animal-monster thingies having mishaps around Neopia.
On the other hand, what do I care? It is a movie for kids, right? And I'm not a kid, so why do I care what they watch? Maybe it is because I grew up with the Muppets (and their Fraggle kin), so I remember what quality children's entertainment once was. Or maybe at a ripe old 23 years, I'm just an aging fuddy-duddy who doesn't get the new stuff because darn it, it's just not like it used to be in the old days. Thoughts?