I Want A Sea-Monkey Now

Last week I saw this exciting news online:

Empire Pictures has signed a deal with Transcience Corp. to develop an animated film and possible franchise from the infamous children's toy line "The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys," reports Variety. Under the deal, Empire acquired entertainment rights to the line, which has been on the market for 45 years and sold in more than 50 countries.

Full item here

Someone commented: Oh great, a movie about brine shrimp.

I read a lot of comics books as a kid and let me tell you, I wanted those sea-monkeys. Remember those ads with the sea-monkey family and their happy faces? I really thought that’s what you were getting. They still advertise like that. How many kids are crushed when their sea-monkey’s hatch and they’re just brine shrimp, well “amazing new hybrids [that] live longer than any “natural” variety of brine shrimp.”? Notice how few photos of actual sea-monkeys are on the website. Other troubling news: on the trouble-shooting page it says if you’re having trouble seeing them, look more closely “Sea-Monkeys are as tiny as a pinpoint sized “dot” of white.” Having fun yet kids? Be sure to click on the video. Love that groovin soundtrack.

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