In 1985, Paramount Pictures tried filming a live-action adaptation of America's favorite space age family with Gary Nardino as the executive producer. But, was cancelled.
- Chevy Chase as George Jetson (rumored)
Why It Was Cancelled
- Paramount 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.
- A majority of co-stars chose not to star in the film despite it having Chevy Chase in it.
After plans for a live-action Jetsons were cancelled in the late 1980s, Universal Studios picked up the project and released an animated film called Jetsons: The Movie theatrically in 1990. Unfortunately, the film didn't do well at the box office. However, the film 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.