JETSONS: THE MOVIE (1990 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.9|5.0 Stars ìì

Jetsons: The Movie—one of the worst cartoon to film makeovers made—kills itself with preachy animal messages. All an audience wants to see when a childhood cartoon is remade is a terrific revisit to the past. The Jetsons, originally, was a terrific futuristic cartoon. This movie takes that cartoon, extends it into a longer film format, and ruins it with a preachy, tiring message with no new futuristic 'baubles' to dazzle the eye. The music, which should have supported the film, dominated it. The movie ended as a promotion of the music. An audience may wonder if they went to a concert rather than a movie. For the script writers of this film: We get it that we have to be good to animals. Next time, let’s be good to the audience and give them the Jetsons as it was meant to be and tell the musicians that if they want to be famous, perform on the open stage and stay out of the film industry.

Storyline

George Jetson (voice of George O’Hanlon), who has a great job, a great daughter and son, and a loving wife, gets transferred to a head position of an asteroid’s drilling plant with the assignment to keep production at optimal levels, but finds that there are problems with consistent sabotage. Jetson discovers that the plant is not environmentally friendly to the planet’s animal habitat and works to correct the situation.

Additional Thanks

Fair Work for Director William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Thank you to Executive Producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mr. Spacely (voice of Mel Blanc), Jane Jetson (voice of Penny Singleton), Judy Jetson (voice of Tiffany), Elroy Jetson (voice of Patric Zimmerman), Astro (voice of Don Messick), and Rosie the Robot (voice of Jean Vander Pyl).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. There are better animated features out there like Tarzan, Toy Story, Zootopia, and A Bug’s Life.

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