Monday, August 1, 2016

Duck Season

On the 30th anniversary of the release of Howard the Duck, Rob Dean considers some of the fallout from Marvel’s first motion picture adaptation:

“The film was not a success. But it endures thanks to many video rentals, misspent youths, and those who love to seek out various flops of all kind. Also, the film would have a large inpact on Hollywood, albeit in a roundabout way and not for many years. Due to its failings at the box office, [George] Lucas was forced to sell of his nascent computer animation studio he had created to Steve Jobs, which would later become Pixar Studios (and, like Lucasfilm years later, would eventually be sold to Disney as well).”

(Image: the star of the film, Universal Pictures)

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