Definitely look for the mag article, you'd be amazed at shows mentioned including the long rumored Metamorpho one, a Perez era Teen Titans (without Robin), Batman in outer space and even a heroic Dracula. The issue with the animation projects is #5 and you can order it here if you can't find it locally. http://www.twomorrows.com/backissue/
And if you have an interest in never done projects there are a couple of books called "The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made and "The Greatest Science Fiction Movies Never Made" both are interesting reads.
(This post was edited by da_bunnyman on Jan 6, 2005, 9:25 AM)
There was an animated series about stick figure kids called Stickin' Around, created by Robin Steele (creator of the Stick Figure Theatre segments on Liquid Television) and Brianne Leary which premiered on FOX in 1997 for about 10 minutes. Then the reruns(although horribly edited) where shown on Fox Family for about 5 minutes! I'm pretty sure that myself and my twin brother were the only two people on planet Earth who watched that show!
Another very short lived and low rated (and deservedly so) series that was on Fox Family wasn't a cartoon, though it might have been an improvement if it had been, was a show called I Was a Sixth Grade Alien. It only ran for about two months and was THE WORST SHOW ON TV!!! They seemed to have a budget of about $5.00! The alien boy wore a obviously fake blue wig, purple makeup and a spacesuit that looked like a Glad trash bag with a hole in the top! The sets were obviously fake! His spaceship and the buildings were clearly made of plastic and paper mache. The acting was horrible! The writing (assuming that these people even knew what a writer was) was non-exisistant! And the alien had the lamest powers in history!
Even the producer's parents didn't watch that show...but back to the animation.
I also remember a show from my childhood. A Saturday Morning cartoon entilted These Are The Days, which ran from 1974 to 1976. It's kind of fuzzy, but as I recall it was about the Day family who lived in olden times or something like that. It's been at least two decades and I still can't find anyone else who remembers that show! I don't know about least watched, but that's pretty darn obscure!
I picked up a VHS of stickin from the bargan bin. I believe 6th grade alien used cheap stuff to make fun of Ed Wood like prod. I also recall these are the days, CN aired some eps. when they started & needed some shows to fill in air time. Days had a great voice cast & the animation/artwork was high end for HB; This was done during the Ruby/Spears years. I believe they used the same team that did the film Charlotte's web.
"... when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit." "Because in this business reality can be *pretty* hard to come by." - the Tick
Does anyone remember MTV's Downtown? I saw every episode except the last. I beleieve they used dialog of real people on the streets.
Downtown first aired in August of 1999, and was cancelled in November of the same year. It lasted a total of 13 episodes.The series was created by Chris Pryonski. One element of the show lives on however: one of the Downtowners, Goat, can be seen on CN's Megas XLR.
This has been sticking around in my mind for a long time. Another pair of Canadian cartoons that never went anywhere:
1) NBC Valentine Greeting (National Film Board of Canada, 1940!) This may have been the very first made-for-TV cartoon. A play on the theme of hearts. Two hearts cavort, change shape, shoot arrows at one another, give birth, and finally become one heart bearing the message "Will you be our Valentine?" An intentionally silent film, which the legendary Norman McLaren drew directly on 35mm film stock. Set to a piece of "stock" music, this clip was a greeting message for broadcast by NBC television on Valentine's Day, 1940. (The New York station would have been the experimental and historic W2XBS.)
2) The Super Popular Show (Super Popular Studios, 2004) If there ever was a TV show that belied its title, this was it! Two brothers, Brunswick and Soup, are asked by their insane tycoon uncle, Mantis Cornchunder, to create a television show. Made in Peterborough, Ontario, this TV series had limited exposure despite its boastful title. It aired on local station CHEX-TV, as well as on the city's Cogeco Cable service. The show was made of live-action sketches within a cartoon storyline. It featured such Canadian icons as Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Happy Gilmore) and Rex Murphy (CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup). Six episodes were produced in association with Cogeco 10, but only four aired. These four are available on DVD, if you really want them.