In the mid-1980s, Paramount, Universal and Warner Brothers were all interested in making a live-action adaptation of America's favorite space age family.
Why It Was CancelledEdit
- Paramount, Universal and Warner Brothers all agreed that the idea for a live-action Jetsons movie wouldn't work.
- The special effects budget would be too expensive.
- The set ideas would be complex to design and manufacture.
- The budget for making the props would have to be raised.
- Casting choices would be hard.
- Fans (who had no idea about the film idea) of the original show didn't want or ask for a live-action adaptation of The Jetsons.
After plans for a live-action Jetsons were cancelled, Universal Studios released an animated film called Jetsons: The Movie theatrically in 1990 and was entirely animated. Unfortunately, the film didn't do well at the box office. However, the movie did better on VHS, DVD, laserdisc and television broadcasts. The film did have a majority of the original cast members from the show. Only two cast members from the show died before it was released theatrically, George O'Hanlon as the original voice of George Jetson and Mel Blanc as the original voice of Mr. Spacely.