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Sometimes the best material for a kids film comes from what we grew up watching on television. We will once again get a taste of that this weekend when our favorite tiny blue creatures return in "The Smurfs 2." The little mushroom-housed characters began as a Belgain comic in 1958, made their television debut in 1981, and had a monster hit when they hit the big screen in 2011 for "The Smurfs."

At this point, nearly every old school cartoon has become a movie. However, there are a handful of animated shows that haven't had their shot on the big screen yet. From Nickelodeon to Cartoon network, take a trip down nostalgia lane with us as we imagine what cartoon favorites would look like if they went the same route the Smurfs did.

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