Should cancelled cartoons be rebooted ?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by sevenlima, May 17, 2019 at 7:06 PM.

  1. sevenlima

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    Should some cancelled cartoons from the 80's and 90's be rebooted ?
     
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    Why not if there is an audience for it? Every show eventually gets cancelled.
     
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    Did you make this thread before? This seems familiar.
     
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    It depends on what show.
     
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    Depends on the show and if the concept has legs.
    Also depends on if the show can even be used anymore. Like say for example, that network responsible for the show wrote it off as a loss on their taxes and as a result the property can't be used to make money in the US anymore.

    Why no, I'm not still bitter about Megas XLR, not at all...
     
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    I'd say yes, but that was before Reboot got rebooted, and we all know how that went. So... no, I'd rather just stick with the cartoons we've got. Don't need any more bastardized versions of our old cartoons.

    No thank you.
     
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    There are some cartoons that I feel died too early, or were perhaps ahead of their time. Shadow Raiders: War Planets for example would definitely fare better in the current environment than it did in the one it was created in. So I see no reason why they shouldn't get another chance to tell their stories.
     
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    That would be @Tucker Witz, who used to spam create these types of threads.
     
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    Sure. Worked out good for the He-Man & ThunderCats reboots (not ThunderCats Roar). The new DuckTales is awesome. For every bad reboot, there’s been a good one. So why not?
     
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    But could be a unknown cartoons as well ?
     
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    If a cartoon is made, it wouldn't be unknown.
     
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    Yeah, but there's a plenty of unknown cartoons which nobody remember.
     
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    With respect, I doubt t that. Especially in this community, obscure animation is a hobby. Myself included. Even shows that never got made get some exposure. Unless you're talking about some Creepypasta type stuff like Candle Cove or Suicide Mouse. I'd love to hear some examples of what you consider "unknown".
     
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    Shows was cancelled after of first season with 13 episodes.
     
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    No, no. Specific examples. Titles. Which shows?
     
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    To be fair and answer, as long as the core concept is sound, a reboot might not be a bad thing later on. Like say, that "Calamity Jane" series from the 90s.
     
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    Robotix and sky commanders.
     
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    Isn't every show from the 80s and 90s cancelled? In fact every show ends up cancelled. Transformers got cancelled. You don't remake cancelled shows you don't remake any shows.
     
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    Oh yeah, what about the rainbow brite ? is not a reboot ?
     
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    Yea, Rainbow Brite got rebooted to like a three episode series. But, it completely missed the point of Rainbow Brite. Which is that it's about Murky and Lurky trying to retake Rainbow Land from Rainbow Brite, who retook Rainbow Land from them. Basically Murky comes up with some insane plan for world domination, and then messes it up, and blames his taller, dumber friend. It's pretty much Pinky and The Brain. Also, Rainbow Brite is in it... sometimes. Color kids are barely in it though.

    But yea, no, the reboot, and that comic book that tried to turn it into like Sailor Moon or something, completely missed what made these shows great. The awesome villains voiced by talented voice actors. They rebooted Strawberry Shortcake twice, and included very little Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. One of the greatest villains of cartoons ever. He really needs those berries. Just look at him. Just look at how excited he is to bake those pies. And, one of the remakes barely included him, and I don't think the other remake included him at all.

    Some of these shows turn out for the better, like Thundercats, most don't.

    The problem is that these shows are the products of their time. Decades have passed since some of these shows have been out. Rainbow Brite is very much a product of the 80's culture. Much has changed since then. So, people seek to "improve" these with reboots. They mostly just end up being more like someone's fan fiction nostalgia trip, rather then being something legitimately it's own thing, based on the same properties.

    The 2011 Thundercats was based heavily on the same property as the original, but completely redid everything, and created something completely new, using the same characters. That was very well done. While the Roar series, seems to be more of just mocking everything people loved about the show, rather than trying to be something new.

    We've seen a lot of shows from the 80's/90's get rebooted, and not many have been any better than what we already had. Or for that matter, more memorable. Most end up just being far worse.

    Which is why I stand by my earlier statement, on, I'd rather just watch the old ones than have new ones.
     
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