Let's all take a moment and give a cheer for the good old days of children's programming, shall we? Back to when kid's shows had more drug references than a Cheech and Chongskit, and Stevie Wonder was jamming on Sesame Street. So I guess it was only a matter of time before Hollywood started to cash in on the nostalgia -- and in an interview with the Brothers Krofft about the upcoming feature film remake of Land of the Lost, IESB scored a tidbit about their next feature film. According to the Kroffts, H.R. Pufnstuf is lined up for a feature film adaptation -- the Kroffts didn't mention any names, but Marty told IESB that, "he was days from finalizing with a particular studio."

H.R. Pufnstuf premiered in 1969, and ran for seventeen episodes until finally going off the air in 1972. The story centered on a young boy named Jimmy who stumbled upon a magical 'Living Island' where everything was alive. Pufnstuf was the mayor of the island and protected Jimmy and his 'magic flute' from the big bad Witchiepoo. If you aren't familiar with the show, take a quick look at a clip and tell me what exactly Sid and Marty Krofft were 'puffin' on to come up with this -- no matter what they might say to the contrary.

Talk of a feature film first appeared back in 2002, when Columbia Pictures and Nickelodeon toyed with the idea of bringing Pufnstuf to a new generation of kids, but the project fell apart soon afterward. Maybe now that CGI is par for the course for any kid's flick, it might make some of those Living Island inhabitants a little easier on the production budget.


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