Monster In My Pocket TV Show In The Works For Your Nostalgia Needs – Report

Westbrook’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith Studios, in partnership with Altar Rock Pictures, are set to bring new life to the iconic 1989 Monster In My Pocket toy brand. With more than 200 pocket monsters and collectibles from world myths and legends, producers are planning to produce a live-action series adaptation of the popular toy line. Deadline It was the first time he reported

Founded by former Mattel executives Joe Morrison and John Weems, the brand has been a huge success – though only ’90s kids might remember it – with more than 500 million units sold worldwide since its launch. it. The toys have a long history of jumping from toys to other formats, including a 1992 ABC animated television special, comic books, and a Nintendo game.

Terence Carter and David Burstein of Westbrook Studios are executive producing the project along with Barbara Goldner and Josh Feldman of Altar Rock Pictures. Joe Morrison and Maggie Morrison of Morrison Entertainment Group are also members of the production team.

David Boorstein, VP of Television at Westbrook Studios, said of the project, “The Monster in My Pocket had a huge impact on our culture. We are excited to explore the rich and fascinating lore of these beloved characters.” Currently, the makers are in talks with the writers to revive the toy brand as a series that will resonate with a new generation of viewers.

In related, nostalgia-related news: In 2021, Garbage Pail Kids, the ’80s label trading cards known for their popular Cabbage Patch Kids parody, are reportedly being considered for an animated series revival on Max. Actor Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones, Eastbound & Down) and his production company Rough House Pictures are working with collectibles developer Topps and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s Tornante is planned.

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