If one needs proof that ’90s nostalgia is a flourishing prospect these days, look no further than this bit of news. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter (via Polygon), ’90s girl group phenomenon the Spice Girls are getting an animated feature length movie from Paramount Animation. So far, all five Spice Girls — Melanie Brown (Scary), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Geri Halliwell (Ginger), and Victoria Beckham (Posh) — are on board. Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith will write the film’s script. No word yet on if this is a sequel or re-imagining of the Spice Girls’ original big screen outing, 1998’s camptastic Spice World.
The girl group was a huge thing for a hot minute back in the ’90s. Their debut single “ Wannabe” was a massive hit song all over the world. And even if you wanted to escape Spice mania, you couldn’t. Their whole “girl power” slogan and Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress became icons of late ’90s popular culture. Like a comet streaking across the sky however, the Spice Girls’ reign was brief. They released three albums in three years, then called it quits. Each girl went on to their own solo fame, although some more famous than others. The ladies even recently announced a reunion tour for 2019.
It makes sense for the Spice Girls to make an animated comeback, when you think about. The little girls who grew up idolizing them back in the day are all grown up now; many have little girls of their own. When choosing which animated movie to take little Suzy to on a lazy Sunday, parents just might pick a Spice Girls movie over the latest adventure from the Minions. If only because Scary, Baby, Ginger, Sporty, and Posh might be a fun nostalgia trip for them too.
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