3 Things From Your Childhood Making a Major Comeback This Week
We know it’s only Wednesday, but it looks like we have to celebrate some serious throwbacks early this week. Three products of our pop culture upbringing are coming back in big ways — one of them involves Joshua Jackson, another stars a woman who, come to think of it, taught us how to rock out of this world patterns and the third is… well, for lack of a better word: dumb. Take a trip down rebooted TV + movie memory lane with us, won’t you?
1. Joshua Jackson Wants Mighty Ducks 4 to Happen: Looking back on our youth, we don’t remember any of our own winning goals or coach pep talks, but we do recall cheering on Scotty Smalls, believing in Icebox and quacking our hearts out for Charlie Conway and his rag tag teammates. The cast and creators of the Mighty Ducks trilogy sat down with Time to compile an oral history of the franchise and to answer the burning question — is it time for the Ducks to hit the ice once more?!
The series’ shining star Joshua Jackson spilled: “I feel like a fourth film should happen, and if there was space for any of the original kids [to] come back and have a role, I would be surprised that anybody didn’t want to do it. The next generation should have its own version. Not that we need to come back as adults, but I hope my kids grow up and play pickup hockey and I hope that they have their own movies like my generation had those movies. In that way, yeah, of course, I’d be a part of something like that.”
Ahhhh, we so appreciate when someone who was a part of something so important to our tweenage self isn’t too cool for it today. We also appreciate how darn handsome Josh is. Do a Google search and thank us later.
2. Netflix Is Reviving Magic School Bus: All you’ll need for your next binge watching party is a big bowl of Lucky Charms and a scoop or two of your imagination. Netflix is bringing the Magic School Bus back for another spin with Ms. Frizzle behind the wheel and us buffering in the passenger’s seat. Thanks to the online popularity of the original series, the streaming site is reimagining the show for today’s tots to watch on their tablets. Expected to premiere in 2016, The Magic School Bus 360° and will use computer-generated animation. This might not be the last time a new Netflix original taps into a childhood classic — they acquired the rights to a few Scholastic series you thumbed through at the local library and before bed, like Clifford the Big Red Dog and… wait for it… GOOSEBUMPS. Why don’t we just go ahead and order reimagined revivals of those, as well?
3. The Dumb and Dumber To Trailer Is Here: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels brought the first trailer for Dumb and Dumber To with them to The Tonight Show last night — and it just might prove to be the Dumb-est work either of them have done in a long time. We might not be busting into our own Lloyd impression to say “we like it a lot,” but we’re also not saying we’re not going to go see this with our family on Thanksgiving Day. We’ll at least watch it if it’s ever on cable.
Which of the above would you watch tonight if you could?! And what else from your childhood do you want to see get redone?