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Bone Issue 1

Numerous attempts have been made to make a film based on the Bone comics, but all failed to come into fruition.

Paramount Pictures And Nickelodeon Movies[]

In the late 1990s, an attempt was made by Nickelodeon Movies, Jeff Smith said in a 2003 interview that Nickelodeon had insisted on having the Bone cousins be voiced by child actors and stated that the film's soundtrack should have pop songs that had tones similar to ones by N'Sync.

Warner Bros And Warner Animation Group[]

In March 2008, Warner Bros. Pictures bought the film rights in 2008, which was confirmed on March 13, to adapt the Bone saga into a film series. Further information was given on July 2011, citing that "two scripts have already been written and rejected while a third is currently in the works and will most likely yield three separate computer-animated 3-D films". In January 2012, Patrick Sean Smith, the creator of TV series Greek, was hired to write the adaptation, and P.J. Hogan was hired to direct the feature, which was to be produced by Lin Pictures & Animal Logic. In November 2016, Mark Osborne was hired to direct the animated film for Warner Animation Group. Osborne, along with Adam Kilne, was set to write the film, as the first in a planned trilogy.

Why They Were Cancelled[]

  1. Jeff Smith did not like what Nickelodeon was doing with the movie. He felt that the child actors for the Bone cousins were miscast and adding in pop songs would not fit the tone nor narrative of Bone.
  2. There were problems on regarding the voices for Fone Bone and his cousins.
  3. The director was not impressed on how exactly Warner Bros. designed the characters.

Results[]

  • The film adaptations were forever cancelled.
  • In October 2019, the Bone adaptation from Warner Bros. was picked up by Netflix and reworked into an animated series. However, in April 2022, production on the series was also canceled due to a restructuring of Netflix Animation. As of February 2023, Jeff Smith is attempting to approach other animation studios to continue working on the series.
  • Bone remains as a book series with no movie nor TV show at all.
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