50 Awesome Cartoons That Should Be Movies

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 4th 2012, 10:51

      Ah Nostalgia, protecting us from remembering how bad things were. Actually, that Gravedale high sounds like great, if Aardman Animations could get hold of that, it would be awesome. Youtube Don Cheadle as Capt Planet hahaha

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    • GhastlyMrC

      Apr 4th 2012, 11:17

      Couldn't agree with you more for the number 1 spot. Absolutely love Bucky O'Hare. In fact, I shot my own 'mock movie' trailer for a modern Bucky O'Hare film for a competition a couple of months back. It ended up winning which was awesome. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dQl3OD2Z-M&list=UUD9lXtTP_SSdS30XnQUve9w&feature=plcp

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    • matthewpalmer07

      Apr 4th 2012, 11:39

      Pinky.And.The.Brain.

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    • Heisenberg

      Apr 4th 2012, 11:40

      Awesome awesome list, it led me and my missus to remember other great cartoons of our time. But the pessimist in me feels this has just loaded Michael Bay with movie ideas to destroy for the forseeable future lol

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    • gwales

      Apr 4th 2012, 12:03

      @Heisenberg - Every time I came around to the "dream director" field, I thought, "Michael Bay would probably fancy this"

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    • thompson1978

      Apr 4th 2012, 12:22

      This sounds like the worst list of films ever Bucky O Hare is sH*t. Lets hope no one reboots these with the exception of Ulysses 31 I like the idea of that one.

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    • retrorevival

      Apr 4th 2012, 12:31

      I loved Pirates of Dark Water and Bucky O'Hare, absolute favourites - totally should be movies xD

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    • FBJGarcia93

      Apr 4th 2012, 12:32

      I've always seen Aubrey Plaza as Daria. Or is that just me?

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    • LukeSween

      Apr 4th 2012, 12:49

      M.A.S.K would be absolutely awesome. Biker Mice was my favourite as a nipper, but would be s**t if it lost the mice aspect

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    • FBLFerguson

      Apr 4th 2012, 12:53

      What about Freakazoid! that show is ripe for a cinematic adaptation, plus giving Zack Snyder Gargoyles would probably give me the stomach ulcer that kills me

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    • JamieTSB

      Apr 4th 2012, 13:26

      Bananaman gets mentioned without even a word about the Goodies! I bet if a studio got their hands on any of these potentailly great franchises, they would mange to screw each and every one of them up.

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    • FBJRider

      Apr 4th 2012, 14:02

      I'm almost certain most of these will be picked up by Platinum Dunes sooner or later.

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    • DanRose

      Apr 4th 2012, 14:21

      Nice trip down nostalgia lane Wales. I have all the episodes of Mysterious Cities of Gold. Still not go through it all. Epic stuff indeed.

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    • DirtyDiana

      Apr 4th 2012, 14:40

      I would watch nearly all of these. Especially Bucky O'Hare, Captain Planet and The Gummy Bears. Not sure I could handle a feature length version of The Animals of Farthing Wood, though. SO MUCH DEATH.

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    • FBMPulliam

      Apr 4th 2012, 16:23

      I'd add in Duck Dodgers in the 24th 1/2 Century.

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    • MartinMallow

      Apr 4th 2012, 16:23

      POKEMON. Live action Pokemon. Make Ash a teenager, Make team rocket (Rocket Industries) and corrupt corperation using illegal practices to get what they want (masterball, Silph Co products, ect), make the pokemon scary, maybe not the cuddly ones but dammit if nidoking would't make you c**p your pants. the people that enjoyed the original series would LOVE an adult adaptation of this. I can not be the only person who wants this.

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    • FBTNetto

      Apr 4th 2012, 17:17

      In the right hands, some adaptations could be fantastic movie and profitable franchises, like He-Man, Thundercats, Silverhwaks, Captain Planet, Bravestar, Dungeons & Dragons and Ducktales. I would like a movie from "Pole Position". Great cartoon!

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    • LukeSween

      Apr 4th 2012, 17:22

      @MartinMallow I am not too sure about a live action version but a Manga version would be a great movie

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    • MartinMallow

      Apr 4th 2012, 18:20

      @LukeSween The trouble with manga and anime movies is that they are tailored to a very small group of people, not to mention that would just seem like the original pokemon movies.

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    • MrScary

      Apr 4th 2012, 18:36

      Thanks for the excellent flashback through my childhood. Some of them would be difficult to make (Ducktales, Animaniacs) as live action film, but others (Thundercats, Silverhawks) should be a given. A few omissions; Star Blazers, Thundar The Barbarian, The Herculoids.

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    • MrScary

      Apr 4th 2012, 18:38

      And didn't they already do a Dungeons & Dragons movie with The Wayans Brothers or at least one of them?

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    • MrScary

      Apr 4th 2012, 18:41

      The Wachowski brothers for Biker Mice from Mars??? Have you already forgotten how they butchered the beloved Speed Racer just a few years ago? Might want to rethink that one.

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    • FBCFielding

      Apr 4th 2012, 18:45

      TINY TOONS SHOULD BE IN THAT LIST!!! IT'S WAY BETTER THAN HALF THE c**p LISTED HERE.

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    • Giles83

      Apr 4th 2012, 20:34

      DINORIDERS! It was amazing back in the 80's and would definitely work as live action / cgi mix. Ah nostalgia, you can't beat it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpuhLkh358Y Dream cast: Questar (Aaron Eckhart) Mind-Zei (Ian McKellan) Yungstar (Liam Hensworth), Krulos (Andy Serkis) Oh and The Legend of Prince Valiant, what a theme song!

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    • rl1984

      Apr 4th 2012, 21:21

      Why has no-one mentioned 'the Hurricanes'?? Classic football based fun with a fantastic theme tune!!

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    • marc96

      Apr 4th 2012, 22:46

      i want to see thunderbirds, stingray or captain scarlett made (the garbage, childish thunderbirds should just get ignored)

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    • JamieTSB

      Apr 5th 2012, 0:34

      One other suggestion for this would be 'Jamie and the magic torch'...the soundtrack is already written!

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    • Lagedor

      Apr 5th 2012, 14:37

      Earthworm jim! Was i the only one who loved that? Live action/animation, i don't care, just get it done, hollyweird!

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    • timbatman

      Apr 5th 2012, 20:39

      I have always thought a live-action Visionaries would make an incredible film! I used to adore that programme! And they only made 13 episodes =(

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    • timbatman

      Apr 5th 2012, 20:40

      And there was a Doug movie made! 'Doug's 1st Movie' came out in 1999!

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    • Aleric

      Apr 5th 2012, 21:39

      What happened to Thundarr the Barbarian, with Arial and Ookla, awesomeness at its best? The post apocalypse is in vogue now and what better to merge the sword and sorcery epics together.

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    • FBBAndersen

      Apr 7th 2012, 19:23

      you forgot "clue club". "clue club solves the crime" " I knew it all the time"

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Apr 8th 2012, 5:36

      Archer would be a delight to see on the big screen. The ridiculousness of the situations combined with the spy movie cliche action would play out quite well. The only real problem would be getting Jon Benjamin to look like Sterling Archer, as no one else seems worthy to fit the role of everyone's favorite "best spy in the world." http://www.videodetective.com/tv/archer-clip-5/201825

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    • aragorn01

      Apr 8th 2012, 14:39

      stupid list...sorry... THE one nostalgic cartoon that should be made a movie out of is...HERCULOIDS.

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    • Toph80

      Apr 8th 2012, 18:05

      Got all the Thundercats on DVD and still as much in love them now as i was back then, a live action film of the series would be A...MA...ZINGand it is long over due, just please don't let the t**t Michael Bay anywhere near it hes going to ruin the Teenage Nutant Nunja Turtle as it is, don't let him ruin anymore childhood memories. As for the Visionaries that would be awesome as well, still like with thundercats sit and watch them now, just don't think there would be the appeal for a Visionaries film as there would be for a thundercats film. Great list though....just please find a way to ban Michael Bay from ever seeing this list PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE

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    • TheDRQ

      Apr 29th 2012, 5:36

      Fun list for sure -- Mostly really enjoyed seeing cartoons I never heard of whether it was because they didn't play in the states or I was just too young / not alive yet. Two big omissions in my opinion: Mighty Max -- The cartoon was about a wise-a*s kid who is "The Chosen One" to wear a magic cap that opens portals to places all over The World as he is guided by his wise talking Owl, Virgil, and protected by his tough as nails sword wielding guadian Norman. Trust me, it was much better than it sounds and even had a great one season story arc. The second omission to me is much more glaring....You left out The Tick!

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    • lalicenciada

      Mar 19th 2014, 18:07

      Singer Jillian Valentin SHOULD TOTALLY play JEM!!!! OMG!! Love it!

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    • lalicenciada

      Mar 19th 2014, 18:12

      And I've got dibs on Cheetara. That is all.

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    • davidbanner

      Jul 3rd 2014, 18:57

      Okay there are four members of the Defenders of the Earth so many people leave poor lothor out. second Ulysses 31 would so kick a*s looking for Voltron since those gawd awful Power Ranger movies.

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