Bananaman -- Yes, Bananaman -- Getting A Movie


Superhero parody Bananaman, an English comic book character memorable to American audiences for his animated shorts in the '80s (the 40 Bananaman episodes aired in the United States on the Nickelodeon cable network as a companion piece to Dangermouse), is reportedly getting his own feature film. The character, who still appears sporadically in The Beano and the recently-cancelled Dandy comics, is a play on characters like Marvelman and Captain Marvel; he's a child who grows to an adult and gains super powers after eating a banana. Little in the way of details is yet known, although the film has an official website and a studio has also got it on the production slate.