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With Transformers 2, GI:JOE on the way just thought this would be interesting to see what people thought of this possible list of upcoming cartoons that might get turned into live action films....Throw so names up yourself if u have any and feedback is always welcomed.
11- TEKNOMAN / TEKKAMAN (Personally pick.thats why number 11)
http://ca.geocities.com/arnabisthebest/cartoons/teknoman3.jpg Many have no idea who or what this show is even about, But for fans of such shows as the new Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and any anime fan this is worth a look. A good deep story that centers around the end of the world after a Alien Force attacks it and the only hope of the Human race living is one of them.
A Family that was captured and turned into killing warriors of this invading force and now this lone solider known as Blade (or D-boy) must face off against his own family who are still under the control of this evil Alien force. Sounds simple but really for a cartoon this is truly one amazing show, So check it out if u get the chance.
10: THE SMURFS
It now looks like we will get getting a Smurfs film and god help us all. HOW ON EARTH can you bring to life a group of small blue goody goody shithead characters to the big Screen? Impossible. The story is beyond stupid, Some poor old bastard has nothing better to do with his life but attack small helpless blue bastard who are lead by a man who looks a awful lot like George Lucas......Werid.
Only reason this makes my list is to see how the hell it will be done, If Dragon Ball can look like such a piece of shit just wait till we get The Smurfs.
9: DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH
I don't care who you are or what you are but when you hear the theme from Defenders of the Earth YOU DAMN WELL LISTEN! Without a doubt a corny mash together group of heroes such as The Phantom, Lothar, Flash Gordon and Mandrake the Magician along with the daughter of the Phantom, Son of Lothar, Son of Flash Gordon and some small little punk ass no one liked called Kshin.
The Basic story was strange as our heroes joined forces (a short of Justice League or The Avengers but not as good) to stop Ming the Merciless, You know the green prick from Flash Gordon. Overall the show was only short lived with only 65 episodes but What a 65 episode it was. Every time that theme kicked in you knew that you were in for a ride with the power of 10 tigers.
Now tell me that isn't the best cartoon Intro ever !!!!! well maybe not.
8: Earthworm Jim
Ok yes I know this was a popular video game and still is BUT it was also a kick ass Cartoon and damn could this be a strange and bad ass film, IF done right that is. Earthworm Jim was a run and gun platform video game starring an earthworm named Jim in a robotic suit who battles evil, Strange enough oh it gets more crazy.
The storyline involves many colorful characters. Jim himself was at first an ordinary Earth earthworm who did very earthworm-like things such as flee from crows and eat dirt. One day, in the space above Earth, the evil Psy-Crow had cornered a rebel spaceship pilot who had stolen an "Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit" built by Professor Monkey-For-A-Head. Ok this is getting very strange but it will makes sense so read on, Please
The suit had been commissioned by the evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt so that she could further conquer the galaxy. In the ensuing space fight, the suit was dropped to Earth, and fell on Jim. By a stroke of luck, Jim managed to land within the collar of the suit, and it ended up mutating him into the large and intelligent (at least by earthworm standards) superhero he is today.
Ok it might not make any sense at all but thats why its so damn COOL! Jim Carey as Earthworm Jim in a all out insane film could just work, Couldn't it?
7: Sailor Moon (Sorry guys I have to add one for the ladies)
Now I am not even going to go into this much because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL THIS SHOW IS ABOUT! All i know is they dress like you true to life schoolgirl sluts and have some kind of powers. So in short this is what I can understand the show is about.
The story revolves around the reincarnated defenders of a kingdom that once spanned the solar system, and the evil forces that they battle. The major characters—called Sailor Senshi (literally "Sailor Soldiers"; frequently called "Sailor Scouts" in the North American version)—are teenage girls who can transform into heroines named for the moon and planets (Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, etc). The use of "Sailor" comes from a style of girls' school uniform popular in Japan, the sērā fuku (sailor outfit), after which the Senshi's uniforms are modeled. The elements of fantasy in the series are heavily symbolic and often based on mythology.......Ok and Earthworm Jim sounded crazy, Not so much now
I had to add this to the list as there are SO MANY damn fans of this show and it would be a crime against the women not to add it but truly would any guy pay to see this? Ok any guy who wants to pay to see this BUT not for just seeing a bunch of chicks in schoolgirl gear...........I didn't think so
Damn now we are talking SILVERHAWKS! If you are a child of the 80's and not heard of Silverhawks WELL I PITY YOU SUCKER! Silverhawks was great, Simple as that but to explain more here is a short background story.
Bionic policeman Commander Stargazer recruited the SilverHawks, heroes who are "partly metal, partly real OH YEAH," to fight the evil Mon*Star, an escaped alien mob boss who transforms into an enormous armor-plated creature with the aid of Limbo’s Moonstar. Ok strange but trust me its' cool
Joining Mon*Star in his villainy is an intergalactic mob: the snakelike Yessman, the blade-armed Buzz-Saw (No not the one from The Runningman) the "bull"-headed Mumbo-Jumbo, weather controller Windhammer, shapeshifter Mo-Lec-U-Lar, robotic card shark Pokerface, weapons-heavy Hardware, and "the musical madness of" Melodia (uses a "keytar" that fires musical notes) A good group of villains and names i might add.
Quicksilver (formerly Jonathan Quick) leads the SilverHawks, with his metal bird companion TallyHawk at his side. Twins Emily and Will Hart became Steelheart and Steelwill, the Silverhawks’ technician and strongman respectively. Country-singing Col. Bluegrass played a sonic guitar and piloted the team’s ship, the Maraj (pronounced "mirage" on the series, but given that spelling on the Kenner toy). Rounding out the group is a youngster “from the planet of the mimes,” named Copper Kidd (usually called "Kidd" for short), a mathematical genius who spoke in whistles and computerized tones.
Now if that isn't a mix for a great film I don't know what is, Action, Aliens, Metal, Space battles and another bad ass intro. SILVERHAWKS if you have not seen it owe it to yourself and check it out.
Ok in the words of Bon Jovi WERE HALF WAY THERE OHhhhhhhhhh living on a prayer!
Ok i will say it here and now I KNOW NOTHING about Voltron, So please kill me now where I stand. Growing up it never really got to me but I know there is a HUGE following of this show till this very day, SO thats why it had to make at least my top 5.
Featuring a team of five young pilots commanding five robot lions, which could be combined to form Voltron. In this undefined future era, the Voltron Force was in charge of protecting the planet Arus (ruled by Princess Allura) from the evil King Zarkon (from planet Doom), his son Lotor, and the witch Haggar, who would create huge Robeasts to terrorize the people of Arus. Despite being the first of the two robots to appear on American television, the "GoLion" version of Voltron was regarded as "Voltron III" within the toyline because, within the original planned "three-Voltron" continuity, Arus was the furthest setting from Earth's side of the universe ("Voltron I" being intended for the Near Universe, and "Voltron II" for the Middle Universe)
I DID NOT TYPE THAT as i said I have no idea about Voltron SO THANK Youuuuuuuuuuuu Wikipedia and yes i will owe it to myself and check it out and must say from what I understand it would make a good film.
4:Ren N Stimpy
If anyone wants to create the most insane, crazy, out of this world movie then this is the one to try and make. No need to explain much about this as I am sure MANY out there know of this classic cartoon and both Ren and Stimpy.
As for a story now that would be the hard part because there really was no story in this cartoon just insane crazy shit that took place and thats what made it so fun so doing a movie would be next to impossible to do BUT saying that could you just see them blowing the shit out of each other on the big screen. Ohhhhh Joy
3: DragonBall Z OH YES THIS IS ON THE LIST AND WHY i'll tell you why
Now this picture above is Dragonball Z now i DARE YOU I DOUBLE DARE YOU MUTHAR FUCKAR TO WATCH THE DRAONBALL TRAILER. It looks GODAWFUL! Why it when Americans get their hands on something from Japan they fuck it up? Now that's no insult its just the truth.
Dragonball should be more of a Sin City style of over the top characters rather then small ass punks who look Nothing like Japan Cartoon. That is why it makes the list, I am already hoping for a remake and this is even before the movie comes out and we all know it will suck DON'T SAY OTHERWISE IT WILL IT WILLLLLLL! Keeping in mind I am not even a big fan i am just so amazed how bad this looks.
Personally if it keeps going like this I can't wait to see what they do with Akria and Ninja Scroll, Let me hang myself right now.
Ok Thundercats if you are a cartoon fan and have never heard of Thundercats you are either a moron or a child who has grown up during the era and shit ass cartoons but hey if you are a moron or a child growing up in a shit era of Cartoons let me explain the thundercats.
IT F**KING ROCKS simple as that. ThunderCats follows the adventures of heroes, cat-like humanoid aliens from the planet of Thundera. The series pilot pays homage to the origin of Superman OHhh ok it copies Superman but who cares, as the dying Thundera meets its end, forcing the ThunderCats to flee their homeworld. The fleet is attacked by the Thundercats enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr, who destroy all the starships in the "ThunderFleet," except for the flagship containing the young Lord of the Thundercats, Lion-O, his protectors, and the mystical Eye of Thundera, the source of the ThunderCats's power, embedded in the hilt of the legendary Sword of Omens. Though the Mutants damage the flagship, the power of the Eye drives them back, and Lion-O's elderly guardian, Jaga, pilots the ship to the safety of the world of "Third Earth." Unfortunately, he dies in the process; there were insufficient cryo-stasis pods aboard the ship, and the journey to Third Earth takes several decades even with advanced interstellar spacecraft.
When the ThunderCats awake from their suspended animation on Third Earth, Lion-O discovers that his suspension capsule has failed to inhibit his aging, Strange I know he should have died but come on its a cartoon. He is now a child in the body of a man (creppy I guess). The ThunderCats and the friendly natives of Third Earth construct the "Cat's Lair," their new home and headquarters, but before long, the Mutants have tracked them down to Third Earth. The intrusion of these two alien races upon the world does not go unnoticed, however - the demonic, mummified sorcerer, Mumm-Ra, recruits the Mutants to aid him in his campaign to acquire the Eye of Thundera and destroy the ThunderCats so that his evil might continue to hold sway over Third Earth.
So that about explains it besides naming all the people in the show BUT here I go. Jaga the Obiwan Kenobi of the group, Tygra with his bolas Whip which can help him disappear, Other then that he does not do much else but helps when he is needed. Panthro the black tough guy (hey its true we all know it and as racist as it is the fact is that it's totally true) Panthro was the man, A tough mean ass mother who took shit from NO ONE! he had his nunchaku's and could fix almost anything, Truly he was the man. Cheetara The only female, Gee bet she had fun on those late nights and hell we all know she was super fast.....In more then one way i bet, Wink wink and then of course we had WilyKat and WilyKit......No one liked WilyKat and WilyKit.
OH and yeah the most important one of them all Snarf, Talk about Jar jar binks. Every kid on the planet in the 80's wanted to kicked the shit out of him but overall he tried to guide Lion-o down the right paths but really Snarf just fuck off!
OK HERE IT IS and u can guess with all the 80's cartoons there is one let to be named
1: HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
There is no need at all to explain HE-MAN but I know people are already saying It had a movie and it sucked Well yes it had a movie and it was not the best of films BUT why, Lack of budget and movie effects stopped it from being all it could be.
The Story being brought to Earth was just bad But it had nothing to work with and with no Battlecat, Orko, Snake Mountain what chance did it ever have. Plus lacking all the classic heroes besides He-man, man at arms and teela we missed out on Stratos, Zodak, Battlecat, Orko, Man-E-Faces, Ram-Man. Buzz-Off, Mekaneck and Fisto.
Plus what about the villains, We got Skeletor of course, Evil-Lyn and beastman but that was it! what about Tri-Klops, Trap-Jaw, Panthor, Whiplash, Kobra Khan and Two-Bad. There is talk and talk about a film for many years now and it will one day happen, Word has it the director of Kung fu Panda has the rights and the scares the hell out of me.
Either way i want a live action bad ass HE-MAN film in the near future, Hopefully it will also be done right. I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!!!