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BANANA SPLITS WRITERS JED ELINOFF AND SCOTT THOMAS - VIDEO

BANANA SPLITS WRITERS JED ELINOFF AND SCOTT THOMAS - VIDEO

One Banana. Two Banana, Three Banana, Gore!  Fleagle, Drooper, Bingo, and Snorky, the beloved children’s television hosts from Hannna Barbera’s 1968 saturday morning variety show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour are back to bring you some , gore filled, nightmare fuel in The Banana Splits Movie. SyFy, with Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Home entertainment, offers us the tale of animatronic musicians from a children’s show who take extreme measures to make sure that the show goes on forever, no matter what the body count. Last month, while on assignment from Bleeding Cool at San Diego Comic Con 2019, the writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas sit down to spill the blood, I mean beans, with me.. 

(Children’s TV) It’s a business run by adults,    so sometimes you wish robots would murder them.

(Children’s TV) It’s a business run by adults,

so sometimes you wish robots would murder them.


Jed Elinoff (Malibu Rescue, Raven’s Home) and Scott Thomas (Kill Creek, Randy Cunninham: 9th Grade Ninja) have been working in children's television for quite a while now, which makes them the perfect guys to take an old Warner Brother’s property and really try to twist it. Scott tells us the inspiration for taking children's show and turning it into a horror film came from SyFy and Blue Ribbon Content.

“They called us up and said ‘We want to do a Banana Splits horror movie.’  and that's all they said. We, really immediately knew what that was. When you watch these shows there is something inherently creepy about someone in a full costume. You don’t see their face, dancing around doing crazy things, manic things. If you replace the theme music from Banana Splits with the Halloween music, it would be scary.”

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With a career in children's television I had to wonder how much of the story is the boys protecting their sickest dreams onto the screen, Jed tells me:

“...We worked a ton in kids TV, like 4 shows in kids TV. So in a lot of ways this was much more like a catharsis on all the people we've ever worked with. Any time we had pent up, anything, we put into this.”   

Scott finishes the thought,

“Let's have some fun here, let's take this world where we’ve had some ups and downs, and let the Killer Banana Splits run wild.” 


Jed and Scott tell us so much more in the Video below, but again- SPOILERY. The duo share How movies like Westworld and Childs Play influenced the project, their reactions to hearing their written words in the Splits voices, how much they were censored by the execs, and Scott promises that “Love it or hate it, people are going to talk about the banana splits again.” You know what we say here at the Nerd- Just push play.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Banana Splits: Behind the Horror

DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Banana Splits: Behind the Horror

  • Terror on Set

  • Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre

The Banana Splits Movie is available now Digitally and on Blu Ray and DVD 8/27

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