Tag Archives: Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis Returns To Hollywood For Honey I Shrunk the Kids Reboot, Shrunk

Rick Moranis is officially making his return to Hollywood for a reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

The Ghostbusters, The Flintstones, Spaceballs and Parenthood star has closed a deal for Shrunk, which is the next installment in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. Shrunk will premier on the big screen and not on the Disney+ streaming service.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was released in 1989 and focused on the Szalinski family after Moranis’ character accidentally shrinks his son, daughter and their next-door neighbor’s kids. Having been thrown out with the trash, the kids have to traverse the dangers of their own back yard in their effort to get home and returned to their normal size.

That film was followed by Honey, I Blew Up the Kid which was released in 1992 and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves which came out in 1997. This was the last year that Rick Moranis was featured in film when he took a break from acting. As a huge fan of his work, I am thrilled to see him return.

Tagged , , ,

Rick Moranis To Guest Star On The Goldbergs As Dark Helmet

Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters, Honey I shrunk the Kids) will reprise his role of Dark Helmet in an upcoming Season 5 episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs. He’ll reprise the Darth Vader parody from Mel Brooks’ 1986 Star Wars satire Spaceballs in a voice-only role, which series creator Adam F. Goldberg spent weeks trying to secure.

“I truly think Rick Moranis gave the most underrated and brilliant comedic performance in any ‘80s movie as Dark Helmet,” Goldberg said in a statement. “I’ve been a lifelong fan of his work and became obsessed with having him reprise the role on my show. As an added bonus, maybe this even gets ‘Spaceballs’ back in the conversation, and I can get my dream of helping make a sequel!”  

Launched in 2013 and based on Goldberg’s childhood, The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal, AJ Michalka and Sam Lerner, with narration by Patton Oswalt.

Moranis will reprise the role in Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) dreams as he “encounters Dark Helmet storming his bedroom to battle with the Schwartz.” The episode is set to air tomorrow night in the May 9 episode at 8pm ET/PT.

Tagged , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: