Editorial: Characters Or Teams I’d Like To See Get Animated Series

Editorial: Characters Or Teams I’d Like To See Get Animated Series

Just some characters or teams I would like to see get animated series.

So with all the talk about upcoming movies for certain characters and teams, I figure I would make my first article and switch it up a bit and talk about animated shows I'd like to see happen.

For me personally as much as I love the movies, I feel TV shows especially animated shows give you the audience a much broader look into the characters and plus you have more time to get to know them. With a movie you only have about 2 hours or so tell the story and even when well executed, there are still bits and pieces missing that a series can really expound up on.

So these are just some characters I had in mind that I think could really work in the animated form.


So with the failed pilot of the proposed live action Wonder-Woman that was planned out of the question, I figure why not take a stab at a Wonder-Woman TAS? Bruce Timm and company gave us Batman TAS, Superman TAS and now Green Lantern TAS I think it's time they start giving some attention to their flagship female character.

I would keep it tradtional 2d animation none of the this CGI stuff and have go on for a number seasons, you can introduce new villains and have her wear multiple costumes throughout the show. I think this would help with getting both female superheores out to the forefront but also female character centered shows in general.

2. Nightwing TAS

Now there was proposed Nightwing animated show that never saw the light of day. Below are some Nightwing animated series designs by Legend of Korra artist Ki Hyun Ryu. I would have watched the hell out of this cartoon if it actually had been made. Nightwing is a very popular fan favorite, some love Dick Grayson's characer more than they love Bruc Wayne me being one of them. If there is one Bat family member who can hold his or her own series is Nightwing.

3. The Outsiders

Nightwings Outsiders I think would be a great follow up to the current Young Justice that is on now. Or they could start with the original team and extend it either way I would be happy.

4. JSA

So we've had The Justice League animated series, I'd say follow it up with JSA animated show.

5. Shadowpact or Justice League Dark

I've always wanted to see a Supernatural based team show. Either Shadowpact or the current Justice League Dark would be fine with me.

6. Birds Of Prey

Yes we had that godawful live action show about this team, but I think again doing it in animation would be a heck of a lot better.

7. Doom Patrol

Now I realize this would be hard to sell seeing as it's a very obsure team. But If done right it could bring a new variety to animated superhero shows.

8. Green Arrow TAS

Green Arrow is a character who's fame has risen in the past few years or so. He's appeared in a lot of media concerning DC characters including Jusitce League TAS, Smallville and now he's even getting his very own TV show on the CW simply called Arrow. Arrow looks promising in some areas, but again I think an animated show about Oliver Queen would be much more beneficial.
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dezdigi - 8/5/2012, 11:17 AM
Green Arrow-Yes
Nightwing's Outsiders-Yes

The rest-a big resounding NO.

I don't believe these would work well. Personally, I don't see a big enough fanbase.
I would love to see Nightwing the most, however. It could be tied into the Bat-Universe, have Bats show up every now and then. Also, Wonderwoman TAS may be a good way to stoke interest for a feature film.
jbird18 - 8/5/2012, 12:02 PM
I would really like to see a Nightwing and JSA cartoon series. That would be kool.
kong - 8/5/2012, 12:27 PM
I agree with dezdigi.
kong - 8/5/2012, 12:28 PM
I'd give JSA a chance though
BarnaclePete - 8/5/2012, 1:25 PM
Anyone of these could work. When making a cartoon it doesn't matter if the characters have a built in fanbase or not. There's lots of cartoons that are original and have no ther source material. They work, so why wouldn't these? It would just have to be a well made and marketed show. For kids a lot of times cartoons is their first exposure to comic characters. They couldn't care less if it's someone they heard of before. If it looks cool and appeals to them they'll watch it. Personally I'd love to see a JSA show. Luckily we have Young Justice to see a lot of characters from the DC Universe.
DrDoom - 8/5/2012, 2:32 PM
I find the lack of Marvel on this list disturbing. I'd like to see a Defenders show in the same universe as Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
jarel93 - 8/5/2012, 3:25 PM
They should do a live-action JSA show.
Minotauro - 8/5/2012, 5:57 PM
@AcidicHeart & Yoss - Marvels animation department is awful. So it shouldn't be surprising to you about the topic of Animation, that DC is brought up first.
xcrementus - 8/6/2012, 7:09 AM
Future Foundation, Enigma Force, GUARDIANS OF THE FREAKIN GALAXY!!
And yeh, Defenders totally. Why does the idea of Dr Strange rock so much more than actual Dr Strange?!?! haha
dezdigi - 8/6/2012, 7:35 AM
Hey, DC animation rocks. Get over it!
But, respectfully, I would like to see the Defenders.
Most of all, a new Silver Surfer series would be the shiz! Think of all the cool supporting characters you could bring in!
What about a Ghostrider series? Morbius as a supporting character (is he a villian again or still an anti-hero?).
DrDoom - 8/6/2012, 9:53 AM

You're right! Marvel only has awful kiddie shows!

I guess X-Men, Spectacular Spider-Man and Avengers: EMH didn't happen then, but Batman: Brave and the Bold, Legions of Super Heroes and Teen Titans didn't happen either.
dezdigi - 8/6/2012, 12:45 PM
Pour out a little liquor for W & XM and A:EMH!
jjk2814 - 8/6/2012, 5:31 PM
I'm gonna send some love Doom Patrol's way!
Action - 8/7/2012, 7:36 PM
Wonder woman disparately needs a cartoon for the new generation. WW has not had her own cartoon yet.

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