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What are some cartoons they should have made but didn't?

 
 
Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2011 08:08 pm
I can think of two. Pigs in Space was a segment on the old Muppet Show:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii225/sweetieburkle/pigs_in_space.jpg

That could have worked in animated form, and they could have stretched it out into a half-hour series.

Short Circuit was a film series about a robot who thought he was alive:

http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2008/04/johnny5isalive.jpg

A series based on these films would have been animation gold.

What about you? What other cartoons should they have made but didn't?
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2011 10:45 pm
They should have had an A-Team cartoon series. I bet B.A. Baracus and Murdock would be the most popular characters in it.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 02:41 am
I can think of another - they should have made a Woodsy the Owl series:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Woodsy-Owl-original.jpg/150px-Woodsy-Owl-original.jpg

Perhaps people would have paid a lot more attention to environmentalism in the '80s. It wasn't until the '90s environmentalism was big. They had Captain Planet:

http://epguides.com/CaptainPlanet/cast.jpg

Later for Captain Planet.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 02:49 am
@JGoldman10,
Woodsy the owl looks like a pervert. I don't want him anywhere near my kids.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 02:58 am
@izzythepush,
I grew up in the '80s and early '90s - Woodsy the Owl was a mascot for the National Forest Council. They had Woodsy PSA all over TV.

Woodsy the Owl was a cutesy character -you're either daft or insane.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 03:00 am
They had environmentalism in the '80s - as far as know, they only promotions for it I can recall were Woodsy the Owl PSAs, Smokey the Bear PSA, some PSAs witha crying Native American and some little red cartoon cardinal that encouraged kids to plant trees.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 03:03 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Woodsy the Owl was a cutesy character -you're either daft or insane.



I'm insane? His arms are spread wide like the mummy, his eyes are blank and soulless.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 05:15 am
They should have made a Steve Urkel cartoon- a cartoon spin-off of Family Matters:

http://images.wikia.com/familymatters/images/2/20/Urkel.jpg

A cartoon spin-off of Perfect Strangers:

http://www.cornonthejob.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/perfect-strangers.jpg
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 05:53 am
@JGoldman10,
Under technicalities, Family Matters and the Urkel character were spinoffs from Perfect Strangers.

Harriet Winslow worked in the same place as Larry Appleton when he was working at The Chronicle. She then got her own show with the handsome Reginald VelJohnson (who might be gay) and the Urkel character came into being. By the end of the series run, Urkel had become something of a cartoon as had most of the cast and story lines (thanks to poor writing at that point), so technically, there's a Perfect Strangers cartoon spinoff and Urkel is a cartoon character.


But do you really want to go to that series? Look at the problems.
Reginald VelJohnson would be against all your beliefs.
1)he's been said to be a homosexual
2)he is said to have attended high school with porn star Ron Jeremy.

Then again, George Tenet also went to the same school (Benjamin Cardozo), there could be an interesting story where Urkel in his Urkel cape is trapped on an island with Carl Winslow and porn actor Ron Jeremy and the Skipper (no Ginger or Mary Anne or Gilligan) and the Harlem Globetrotters (who had their own animated-cartoon series). As the skies turn ominous and the waves churn the small island they are on seems destined for ruin.

Nearby on a similar island which is cloaked by a Romulan cloaking device, George Tenet and his staff are planning how to unleash a swarm of tickler mosquitoes on an unsuspecting underground nation. Drac Cheney is visiting to have his hologramming abilities restored. A flare shoots into the air and an image of Urkel appears. Tenet and his crew of men and women know there's danger and leap into their invisible magic manatee ship and head to the island where they rescue the stranded men. They return to the mainland and all is well as the credits roll.

Next week, Urkel and his nerds take on Lebanese bureaucrats.




You think there should be a series, then make it happen.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 07:00 am
IF you want to talk about cartoons based on video games, they could have done a series based on Dig-Dug:

http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124210380.png
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 07:40 am
@JGoldman10,
This is a great cartoon.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 08:21 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

They should have made a Steve Urkel cartoon- a cartoon spin-off of Family Matters:

http://images.wikia.com/familymatters/images/2/20/Urkel.jpg

A cartoon spin-off of Perfect Strangers:

http://www.cornonthejob.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/perfect-strangers.jpg


Balki should have had his own cartoon spin-off.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 11:37 pm
I can think of another one:

Sport Goofy. I recall the classic Disney cartoons in which Goofy would demonstrate how to play various sports to often disastrous, comedic results. That could have worked as a cartoon series:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofy#The_How_to..._series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_Goofy_in_Soccermania
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110424055209/disney/images/2/2e/Sport_Goofy.jpg
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 12:34 am
Personally, I think JGoldman10 would make a hilarious cartoon series character. The would-be cartoonist who spends all of his time theorizing about cartooning, doing something he claims is "research" , instead of drawing cartoons. How boffo can one get? Over the top smash hit guaranteed.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 02:18 am
I don't know how many people remember the '80s series, Too Close For Comfort:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_Close_for_Comfort_(TV_series)

But Ted Knight's character on that show was a cartoonist and he had a comic strip called Cosmic Cow - they could have made a Cosmic Cow spin-off:

http://timstvshowcase.com/tooclose5.jpg
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jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 02:14 pm
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
What are some cartoons they should have made but didn't?


We're still waiting for you to make yours.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 02:23 pm
Give a hoot,
Don't pollute.
Let your outdoor manners show.

Let's help stop pollution in
the North, South, East and
West.


That's the Woodsy Owl Song.

Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 02:24 pm
@chai2,
only YOU can prevent forest fires...
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 02:27 pm
@Rockhead,
Oh sure, put it all on me.

Like I don't have enough to do.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 02:29 pm
@chai2,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R-FZsysQNw&feature=related
 

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