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Animated Buffy Still Possible?

Buffy Animated on its way still?Back in 2002 when “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was nearing the end of its run on TV, creator Joss Whedon and Jeff Loeb began work on an animated series that would expand the Buffyverse and take place sometime during the show’s first or second season. They had all the actors in place to do the voices, tons of story ideas, an unlimited world where they could do anything without the constraints of figuring out how something was going to be created practically … but nothing ever happened.

Eventually the show was picked up for airing on Fox Kids, but after the Disney buyout it went back into its state of hibernation. Today, however, MTV’s Movie Blog discovered that a three-minute version of the pilot has showed up on YouTube (check it out below), an online petition has started to give the show a chance, and Whedon and Loeb are more than happy to see it through if it does happen.

”The best Buffy stories are ones of resurrection,” Joeb told the site. “Everything still exists — the designs, the scripts. It’s such a ‘no-duh’ project, so why the hell not? All you need is to draw it. Eight years ago, there was no fascination with ‘Family Guy’ or ‘Robot Chicken,’ but there’s an audience now that could drive to it. You can’t stand in the way of pop culture.”

Hopefully this is only the first of many updates on “Buffy the Animated Series”. Keep it here to find out!

Johnny Butane

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  • Agonistes

    Love it

  • Terminal

    I’m glad they staged a petition because as we all know, petitions always work. However, the animation is great, I’m just not interested in a PG version of “Buffy.” Then again I was never interested in “Buffy” period.

    • The Woman In Black

      Did you give it a shot after the first season? I had a hard time with it myself until it really got going in Season 2 and beyond, and then I couldn’t stop. We tore through both the Buffy and Angel DVD’s in record time.

      • Terminal

        I stopped after she went to college.

        Then I gave it another chance on UPN.

        Then again watching the whole run on FX here in the states.

        As for Angel, it was better.

        I saw most of the run.

        So, it’s definitely been on and off. Time and again I try it and it just sucks the life from me.

        It’s not all really bad, as I enjoy Spike, Faith, and some of the episodes are good, but about 80 percent of it really stinks.

        Whedon is definitely wonderful at crafting story and arcs, but his dialogue is often smug and irritating. Not to mention his fans, present company excluded.