Laughably Awful Trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Animated TV Series THE GOVERNATOR; 3D Movie Set for 2013

     April 4, 2011


This trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recently-announced animated TV series The Governator doesn’t look like a real thing.  It feels like a TV Funhouse bit and at any second someone is going to crack a joke about how this is trying to ape every major action franchise from the last two decades and failing miserably at it.

The premise is that Schwarzenegger, now retired from failing as California’s governor, is taking up a life of high-tech crime fighting and defending the state from Transformers.  None of it makes any sense, especially the part where Schwarzenegger keeps a bunch of kids locked up in his private vault.  Oh, and then there’s the Black Eyed Peas music.  This looks like a train wreck of epic proportions and I can’t wait to not look away.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer and to learn how Schwarzenegger wants to turn The Governator into a 3D feature film.

Here’s the trailer.  Prepare for cringing/hearty laughs:

In addition to a TV series that’s scheduled to premiere in late 2012, Deadline reports that The Governator is also set to launch a comic book series and Internet programming before the TV series premieres.  There’s also a 3D feature film set to be released in early 2013.

It’s like no one had the balls to go up to Schwarzenegger and say “You haven’t been missed and this is a terrible idea.”  If this were made tongue-in-cheek, then I could respect it and I could applaud Schwarzenegger for parodying the idea of him carrying on as an action hero.  Instead, it seems like he’s crafting the ultimate vanity project and thinks that he’s enough of a star to launch an original franchise.


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  • Peter Poop

    F*cking SUCKS!!!

  • J.R.

    Looks like a 90′s cartoon!!….. like COPS or INHUMANOIDS, something like that, i didn’t envision Arnold’s return like this…. Sucks!

  • tarek

    I think Arnie must sue them to have associated his name to this joke.

  • Jesse

    Hard to read the tone from this but the Larry King cameo and an uncensored BEP track lead me to believe this will be tongue-in-cheek not some crap cartoon designed for tweens. For now I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt.

    • jamais

      Same here. I think it’s a wink-wink project, but nowadays with all superhero films trying to ground everything in reality everyone gets a bit too serious to properly read the tone.

  • junierizzle

    It’s a kid’s cartoon. It reminds me of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-ish. So I wouldn’t say it sucked. Kid’s cartoons in general aren’t amazing.

  • Your mom

    There’s no way this is going to be real. The only thing that looks worse than this is that 50Cent movie.

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  • dogg

    Sadly, this is THE BEST THING my governor has done in a decade.

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  • DontComeBackThisWay

    Definitely looks like Biker Mice from Mars. I wanted Schwarzy boy back, but not like this…not like this…

  • rbevanx

    Who has made the biggest tit of themselves so far this year…Arnie or Sheen?…Arnie or Sheen?…WINNING or GOVERNATOR?

    It’s a tough call.

  • Pgitt
    Yet another prudent decision by a Republican. Is it me, or is this Last Action Hero: The Animated Series?

  • James

    this looks so awesome I can’t believe it

  • essdoug

    what would robots want with money?

  • Terry

    I had to check the trailer on youtube. 2 minutes and 30 seconds of complete bullshit! What trash.
    And that Black Eyed Peas music. Yuck. Horrible to the nth degree.

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  • Blaze Master

    So it seems Im the only one to like this too bad I think you guys are overracting I doubt he takes the idea seriously unlike you guys do this is a cartoon so of course it makes sense for him to fight TRANSFORMERS I mean what the heck should he do there regular POLITICS thought I dunno if the 3D action movie is a good idea but if he gets a good writer for it than it can be wothwhille Its worth to mention THIS IS A CARTOON just because he’s using himself dosen’t mean its a autobiography , well true its a bit overworked Idea he could had make something original but than again its THE TERMINATOR giant robots super criminals maybe demons I mean seriously isn’t it the best story for him Im for one looking forward to this show even thought its a bit FAMILLIAR I still wanna see it cause its him doing his stuff XDDDD

    by the way answer this question ok

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