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Flip Your Own Damn Lid

Fans of cheesy, incoherent, trippy 1970’s Saturday morning live-action schlock, rejoice: DreamWorks Animation is making an animated “Lidsville” movie.

No, really, they are. It’s actually happening.

“Lidsville,” some of you on the older end of the Nerdist spectrum might recall, was a Sid and Marty Krofft creation, about a world populated by talking hats and Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick and Charles Nelson Reilly as Horatio J. HooDoo. I am not making this up, although I wish I was.

They aren’t sure whether it’ll all be animated or a combination of live action and animation, but they do know it’ll be 3D. They haven’t cast it yet, either, although I would nominate the proprietor of this site, an experienced animation voice hand, as one of the hats. I can hear him as a sporty fedora or possibly one of those giant foam ten-gallon jobs.

And if this leads to “The Bugaloos: The Movie,” it needs to be stopped right now.


  1. Peter says:

    Wow – I haven’t heard that song since I was 4 or 5. Groovy!

  2. Adam says:

    This reminds me of many rants that I have heard from Adam Carolla on his podcast about how horrendously bad all the Sid and Marty Croft stuff was and is. Hearing this news just reinforces Adam’s opinion that much more.

  3. Clif says:

    that is all

  4. Laur says:


  5. Why Lidsville? They should have started out with HR like mentioned above or even sigmund. I don’t even remember Lidsville but I do remember the others.

  6. GuanoLad says:

    Clearly Dreamworks have given up emulating Pixar. I would’ve thought HR Pufnstuf would work better as a fun adventure film rather than talking hat people.

  7. adAnt says:

    It is with these words that finally signals the end of civilization.

    There’s not enough ‘shrooms or LSD in the world that would make this thing watchable.