Do you remember the Banana Splits?
by Curt Sandvig
No well I’m not surprised but this bat shit crazy fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed hosts of the show were Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects). The show ran from 1968 -70 but was in syndication forever and now theres a new twist to them…apparently now they’re murderers…
THE BANANA SPLITS ARE BACK IN AN ALL-NEW HORROR MOVIE FROM
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP’S DIGITAL STUDIO,
BLUE RIBBON CONTENT
THE FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTERS RETURN IN 2019 VIA
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND SYFY
Instagram Pitch: The Banana Splits are back for a new, original horror film from @warnerbrostv digital studio Blue Ribbon Content. Fans can find the spin on the classic characters via @SYFY and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2019.
BURBANK, Calif. (February 19, 2019) — A cult favorite children’s series gets a horror genre twist with the return of The Banana Splits in a new original film which will premiere in 2019 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in advance of its television debut on SYFY.
The Banana Splits will offer a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 with The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth and father Mitch) attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?
The Banana Splits stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers) as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (Street Legal, Schitt’s Creek) as Mitch, and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes) as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper will also appear. The film is written by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16). The Banana Splits is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY.
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