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    Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    Disney abides by 'Dude' pitch

    Walt Becker to produce 'Family' comedy

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    By Michael Fleming
    Variety
    April 10, 2008

    Disney has preemptively acquired "Family Dude," a comedy pitch that will be written by Steven Gary Banks and Claudia Graziosi.

    Walt Becker will produce through his Walt Becker Prods. shingle.

    "Family Dude" follows an uptight, successful finance exec who convinces his neighbor -- a single mother of three kids -- to join him on a dude ranch in Montana and pretend they are his family so he can close a big business deal.
    The scribes are best known for the Ice Cube starrer "Are We There Yet?"

    ICM repped both the scribes and Becker, who last directed "Wild Hogs" and is in post-production on "Old Dogs" for Disney, which stars John Travolta, Robin Williams, Bernie Mac, Kelly Preston, Matt Dillon and Seth Green.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    Sounds like another movie I can totally ignore. Blech

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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    Family Dude's title is too similar to Family Guy.

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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    ^

    I agree. Sounds like a Family Guy ripoff, when its really a ripoff of an entirely unrelated overused family film concept.
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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    One rule to remember when pitching: "Be handsome!"

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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    Quote Originally Posted by Koutesu View Post
    Family Dude's title is too similar to Family Guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by animagusurreal View Post
    ^

    I agree. Sounds like a Family Guy ripoff, when its really a ripoff of an entirely unrelated overused family film concept.
    Just wanted to say, that I thought the same exact thing when I saw the title.

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    Doesn't sound very interesting too.

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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    Quote Originally Posted by Koutesu View Post
    Family Dude's title is too similar to Family Guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by animagusurreal View Post
    ^

    I agree. Sounds like a Family Guy ripoff, when its really a ripoff of an entirely unrelated overused family film concept.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hayley B View Post
    Just wanted to say, that I thought the same exact thing when I saw the title.

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    Doesn't sound very interesting too.

    I thought the same thing ... and yeah, doesn't sound very interesting.

    We just saw a preview for this new movie with "McDreamy" called Made of Honor or something.

    I'm like, haven't we seen this exact movie before? It was called My Best Friends Wedding.


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    Re: Disney buys 'Family Dude'

    i think that was intended unfortunately.

    and it plays up the whole "dude ranch" and "family" themes

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