Popular 1980s television show ALF is making a comeback in the form of a movie. This could show my age, but ALF was one of my favourite television shows growing up. I used to love ALF, he was a bit like the recently released Ted in many ways. It will be interesting to see if ALF turns into a kids movie or more of an adults type movie?
I remember in one episode, ALF wore a zipper to a dress up party. He was always making wisecracks at Willie Tanner's expense and was always a friend to Brian Tanner. He always loved trying to eat Lucky the cat. There have been some other television shows with vaguely similar scenarios like American Dad with Roger the secret alien living in the house. For some reason there is something unique about housing an alien as a pet. I hope this movie is done well. I wonder if ALF will be done using a puppeteer, small actor or all computer generated?
Hide your cats, furry extraterrestrial ALF is set to make a return.
Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to the 1980s sitcom and will bring the lovable Alien Life Form (known as ALF) to the big screen in a hybrid CG/live action feature, Hollywood Reporter posted today.
On the helm will be The Smurfs producer Jordan Kerner together with the show's original creators Tom Patchett and puppeteer Paul Fusco.
ALF, whose actual name is Gordon Shumway, made his first appearance on TV screens in 1986. The furry alien creature followed an amateur radio signal after his home planet Melmac was destroyed and ended up crashing down at the suburban home of the Tanner family. As he had nowhere to go, the family took him in and had to consequently hide him from government forces.
The show aired four seasons and 102 episodes from 1986-90. Fusco voiced the title character on the show and is expected to reprise his role for the movie. Unlike in the TV series, where ALF was portrayed by a puppet, the alien will be animated in the movie - similar to the big screen adaptation of Garfield.