Move over Marvel, General Mills wants to make a movie universe around Count Chocula

Also starring Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy.

Image: General Mills

You can hardly blame the cereal giant General Mills for recognizing the potential of a movie universe based around its memorable monster characters. Combine the popularity of the fiercely clever LEGO movies with the dependable box office behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it won't take long before you start to wonder: Is Count Chocula finally ready for his close-up?

In an Instagram post back in October, the cereal company seems to think the Count is ready, and so are his cereal sidekicks Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy. See the post below that calls for Hollywood's best filmmakers to help them make the General Mills Monster Cereals into their own cinematic universe:



Of course, kids who remember Linus the Lionhearted recognize that this notion of cereal mascots as onscreen stars beyond their own commercials is actually nothing new. Linus was the mascot for the discontinued Heart of Oats from Post Cereals, and his commercials were so popular that he got his own TV series. It originally aired from 1964 to 1966, but it remained on air in syndication through 1969. If you loved that cartoon, chances are your the target market for General Mills' unique monster movie project.

What do you think? Would you watch movies connected to these cherished characters or does the Count belong exclusively on the cereal aisle?

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Lantern 18 days ago
I just wish General Mills would bring back Team cereal, which they discontinued in the 90's. That was just about the best cold cereal ever - I used to eat it straight from the box!
Kirsten 19 days ago
Am I the only one who thinks that the General Mills Monster Cereal mascots would be good in a Scooby Doo -type mystery show?
harlow1313 25 days ago
How about a biopic of the great Mr. (George) Whipple? Now that's a story that needs telling.
Are you referring to the American Physician, or the "Please don't squeeze the Charmin," Whipple?
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Barry22 25 days ago
Shoot me now, please.
Pacificsun Barry22 23 days ago
.... and yet we keeping opening up these stories over and over ....
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