Earlier this week, we announced that there were plans to adapt the Hasbro properties Monopoly, Action Man and Hungry Hungry Hippos into features. This is further evidence that anything and everything could be targeted for a reboot some point in the future. Perhaps we’ll see Gargoyles, The Pirates of Dark Water, Jonny Quest or Centurions adapted before long. But today, we’re going to step away from vintage animated properties and look at a great live-action series from the early 90s. Hit the jump for awful waffles, “Ug” Lee and Camp Anawanna. Hollywood! Adapt this: Salute Your Shorts!
In 1995, Babe was nominated for an Academy award against Sense and Sensibility, Il Postino, Braveheart and Apollo 13. It lost to Braveheart, of course, but at the time, the academy had been dabbling with supporting children’s entertainment by nominating films like Beauty and the Beast for best picture – in all cases those nominations were the wins. Now there’s a category for animated pictures, and likely we’ll never see Pixar win a best picture trophy. But watching Babe again, it’s hard not to call it a classic. And it’s hard not to call it a masterpiece, kid’s film or no. Babe was robbed, and our review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump.