The Lego Movie may have turned out great, but that doesn’t mean that every kid’s toy should have its own film. According to Deadline, Envision Media Arts and PEZ Candy have made an agreement to create an animated feature film about PEZ dispensers and the candy they dispense. While no director has been confirmed, Envision has already nabbed Cameron Fay (Brother In Laws) to write the script. This comes after the news of Sony making a film about emojis, confirming that the trend of making everything into a movie is going strong.
PEZ dispensers and candies were created in 1927 in Austria, but became a huge hit in the 50s when the company started making the dispensers into actual characters (such as Mickey Mouse) to appeal to kids. This, of course, then spawned dispensers with Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters to take over the world (or America, at least).
With the type of success that PEZ has had, it makes sense that Hollywood wants to get in on that sweet candy money as well. And with the huge success of The Lego Movie, it shouldn’t be a surprise that studios are looking for the next big thing. Let’s just hope that, like The Lego Movie, it has the right amount of heart and humor.