DreamWorks Animation will adapt the 1970s Sid & Marty Krofft TV series Lidsville into a feature film. The show was about “a young rebellious kid falls into an alternate reality world of living hats and talking caps.” The hats would behave like the kind of person who would wear them, so a cowboy hat would act like a cowboy. And while “lid” is slang for “hat”, it was also 1970s slang for an ounce of marijuana [Thanks, Wikipedia!].
Director Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens) is a lifelong fan of the Kroffts’ work and brought the project to the studio. Sid & Marty Krofft will serve as executive producers on the film. Hit the jump for the full press release.
Many of you have no idea who Sid and Marty Krofft are. But to millions of people, Sid and Marty Krofft are geniuses. That’s because these two brothers are the men responsible for a number of classic 70′s shows that still get watched to this day. Perhaps you’ve heard of a few of their shows….
- H.R. Pufnstuf
- Land of the Lost
- Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
- The Bugaloos
- Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
- The Lost Saucer
- The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
Anyway, their first big Hollywood movie gets released this Friday and it’s “Land of the Lost”. So to help promote the film, I recently got to sit down with the two brothers to discuss why it took so long for the show to hit the big screen. Of course we also discussed what else they might have coming up and they tell some great stories. The interview is after the jump so take a look: