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Abandoned "Stretch Armstrong" Film Animatic

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 14th 2013 08:38AM

For much of the last five years, attempts were made to turn Hasbro's "Stretch Armstrong" toy into a feature. The toy, a 13-inch, blond-haired muscled figure whose limbs could be stretched to nearly four feet, was launched by Kenner in the '70s.

Disney had a go at a film adaptation with Jackie Chan in 1998, Universal tried one with Taylor Lautner in 2008, neither of which got off the ground. Relativity was the last to have a go, with Breck Eisner linked to direct, but they officially gave up on the project last month.

Now, a storyboard animatic from the abandoned project, created by storyboard artist Collin Grant and animator James Rothwell, has popped up online.

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