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Where's Waldo? On His Way to a Theater Near You, That's Where

Where's Waldo? On His Way to a Theater Near You, That's Where

Remember Where's Waldo? I used to pore over those books for hours — even once I'd find Waldo, I'd examine every minuscule detail of those colorful pages. Now it seems a little silly to have spent that much time on what were basically picture books, but it's really just a testament to how much the Waldo books can delight kids. There was even a waiting list to take them out of my library.

Now Universal Pictures is swooping in on the rights to the beloved character with plans to make Where's Waldo? into a live-action family film. Previously, Paramount and Nickelodeon were putting together a movie version and even had the beginnings of a script which "revolved around Waldo, now 30, ending up traveling through time after accidentally activating a malfunctioning travel machine." Now Universal has the rights, but no details are available yet about the story, writers, actors, or director.

I think it would be fun if he ran into Carmen Sandiego and they had a whirlwind, globe-trotting romance, but that's just me. Did you enjoy these books as a kid?

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Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I def. did the find Waldo pictures and was for a moment obesessed with the Carmen Sandiego Computer Game and Show... holler if you're w. me!!! hahaha I know I can't be alone. This would be interesting for the new generation of today. Way to bring back the good children's novelties that I dearly miss!
weffie weffie 8 years
Loved them, especially Find Waldo Now! (the 3rd one?) And no, she meant "pore" :) here's the rule: tinyurl(dot)com/neosc7
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I lovvvvved Where's Waldo.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Buzz, I think you meant you used to "pour" not "pore" over the books. But yeah, I'd spend a lot of time trying to find that sneaky bastard, lol.
steen steen 8 years
I had all of these books and loved them so much! Even now, I get excited when I see them pop up at Target or wherever. I'll be interested to see how the movie develops!
clara91 clara91 8 years
aaw! I loved these books! They were the cutest! I remember they were pretty expensive and there also was a waiting list to take them out in my school's library! Don't really imagine how they can do a movie about it but I'll probably give it a shot when it comes out...
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Ok, I loved the books as much as the next person but a movie based on it? I frequently I wonder how pitches for this type of movie go.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Where's Waldo was definitely a favorite in our family!
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I LOVED those books! ANd I totally agree that him and Carmen Sandiego should have a party--that wuold be brilliant!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I loved those books and if I am somewhere and there happens to be a where is waldo book you better believe I will pick it up and and look for him.
FrogsOblivious FrogsOblivious 8 years
I never read those books, but a friend of mine says they were cute
pccurmudgeon pccurmudgeon 8 years
I was a little old for the Where's Waldo craze, but I always enjoyed books like that when I was a kid. I think your idea is best--please, Hollywood, pair up Waldo and Carmen Sandiego.
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