It's not really remake mania...it's the wholesale strip mining of our childhoods. I really believe that the studios think that they are more likely to draw in the adults, who are taking the children to the movies, with this desperate ploy. If only they realized that if they made the cartoons multilayered, like the cartoons of our youth, they could accomplish that. It's common sense, when you were a child you loved Looney Tunes, Rocky & Bulwinkle etc. with a child's eyes, yet as an adult those cartoons had whole new meaning. Are writers not smart enough anymore to acheive that balance? No, studios dumb down these things because putting a familiar face on a pile of **** is easier than taking a chance at making something special. And, if you are a parent, and you give them money...you are rewarding them. I know it's hard to say no to your kids...but try it sometime, they just might thank you for it later.