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‘Firefly’ cartoon in the works?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:01 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


NYPOST.COM - There’s still hope, Browncoats!

The cast of “Firefly” revealed this weekend that there has been talk of an animated version of the short-lived sci-fi cult classic that went off the air 10 years ago.

The cast reunited this weekend at New York’s Comic Con to preview their Science Channel 10th anniversary special “Browncoats Unite,” which airs Nov. 11.

On the panel, “Firefly” star Nathan Fillion told a room packed with fans, “If we’re dreaming, tell me what you think about this: ‘Firefly’ the animated series.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/firefly_cartoon_in_the_works_
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:20 AM

BYTEMITE


Still think it's the best possible resolution to some of the issues the fandom has been discussing with starting the series up again. And like I also said I think most everything would translate into cartoon, although some characterizations or themes they might have to gloss over to fit the medium better.

Do you think they'd do the pilot episode in the cartoon style as a pilot? I'd love that.

Or some sort of amalgated movie pilot episode maybe? With a flashback of the Shadow/Serenity Valley bombardment and the surrender, then opening River's box with Simon's explanation about rescuing her, then maybe Mal fighting the Operative while the Miranda broadwave plays. Then cut to them doing repairs after the primary buffer panel fell off (again) and a new adventure. That'd be a good way to introduce everything.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:58 AM

WHOZIT


If they animate it I hope they go with "Titan A.E." type of animation, I'm tired of CGI.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:43 PM

BYTEMITE


TECHNICALLY Titan A.E. had CGI. But it worked in context. I agree about the animation style, though, that would be gorgeous and fit the adult sci-fi cartoon niche pretty well. And since that film was made on a pretty tight budget, it would still be cheaper than building sets.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:08 PM

VERASAMUELS


Studio Ghibli type animation!

Devout Keeper of Jayne's Lunchbox

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:01 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Quote:

Originally posted by whozit:
If they animate it I hope they go with "Titan A.E." type of animation, I'm tired of CGI.



I sort of agree although I like the style of THE CLONE WARS.

My vote would be a sort of blend between Iron Giant and AKIRA.

°...Well here I am.°

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:46 AM

MUTT999


Titan A.E had the perfect blend of traditional animation and CGI. I think that style would be great for an animated Firefly series. Plus it came from Fox/20th Century. AND Joss!



Clone Wars or Ghibli style I just can't see for Firefly, though both are superb in their own right.




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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:45 AM

ZEEK


Legend of Korra has great animation IMO. Their world has some similarities to Firefly too. A little more steampunkish I guess but still has a similar feel to me.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:17 AM

AMDOBELL


Quote:

Originally posted by River_Tam:
Honestly, I want the actors, there is nothing more amazing than the real thing, I feel that if they did a cartoon versionnit would ruin the magic they created, with the real cast you can feel the love between them, in cartoons the voices often aren't even done at the same time. If Forefly come back, wait not if, WHEN Firefly comes back I want the real cast!



I want that too, River_Tam, but would still be thrilled with a seriously cool animation/cartoon series. I'm thinking the kind of animation/CGI of Final Fantasy 8. Really, with the original cast doing the voices such a series would allow Joss to play with ideas he never got to realise in the series. By the way I got my "Firefly, A Celebration" book the other day and could have cried it is so beautifully put together. Basically it is volumes 1 and 2 of the Firefly Official Companion along with Serenity but in one gorgeous hardback binding with mock leather and a set of cast photos in the back along with a sample copy of the currency. Very cool and terrific quality.

Ali D :~)
"You can't take the sky from me!"

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:59 AM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by AMDOBELL:
By the way I got my "Firefly, A Celebration" book the other day and could have cried it is so beautifully put together. Basically it is volumes 1 and 2 of the Firefly Official Companion along with Serenity but in one gorgeous hardback binding with mock leather and a set of cast photos in the back along with a sample copy of the currency. Very cool and terrific quality.



Just wanted to correct you on that it doesn't have the Serenity Visual Companion in it, but it does have volume 3 of Firefly: Still Flying.

And I agree it is a absolutely gorgeous.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 6:38 AM

MUTT999






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Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:17 PM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Naked animated FF gals...woohoo!!!!!

Cuz Joss likes him some nekkid starlets wit his cheese.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:26 AM

QUANDOM


Everyone's ten years older.
Anime might be the best medium for continuing the story, but that art form has not done well in the US for movies, even for Mononoke and Beebop.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012 7:02 PM

WISHIMAY


I would still give it a go, as would many. Ten years of sittin' on our hands....
Hell, I'd probably go for a good shadow puppet theater show by now

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:59 AM

RIPWASH


Animated is certainly the way to go, but let's face it. If it weren't for Sean Maher's comment, it would boil down to people freaking out over something Nathan Fillion says in passing or as humorous aside to himself (much like his "I'd buy 'Firefly' and release it on the internet" statement). And even WITH Maher's statement, it really is just a "I know this guy" statement. And unless that 'guy' has got any further with Joss about it (and Joss would have to fall for the idea HARD) or has some pull in the industry (which I doubt), then this will come to naught. As much as I'd like to say otherwise, mind you :)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 6:16 PM

JONESY64


I'd be happy to see the group together. It's a shame they killed Book and Wash in the movie but maybe we could see some flashbacks.

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Monday, December 10, 2012 4:10 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


You know with Joss now under contract with Disney and Disney's partnership with Pixar; a Firefly cartoon is a really sound idea. Pixar need to move in a new direction anyway; an animation with a little more grit to it, as Firefly would require, would be an interesting route for Pixar.

A more adult themed narrative would be a natural progression for them. It would also provide a sound platform for their directors to launch their feature careers from...





°...Well here I am.°

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Monday, December 10, 2012 5:19 AM

BYTEMITE


>_> Joss signed an exclusivity contract with Disney to work on their Marvel properties?

Well... That would explain why Zack's doing the Firefly comics now.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:24 AM

YELLOWJACKET


The Firefly phenomenon is a perpetual motion machine fueled by hope and rumors.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:57 AM

BYTEMITE


This is true.

I could do with more meaty sustenance for the fuel, but she's still chugging along.

At least there's always fanfic.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 6:25 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by River_Tam:
Quote:

Originally posted by JONESY64:
I'd be happy to see the group together. It's a shame they killed Book and Wash in the movie but maybe we could see some flashbacks.


I don't think ANY brown coat would mind bringing them back even though it wouldn't follow the time line



I think you're wrong. I think it would cheapen Serenity if they were brought back. Their deaths mean something if they're permanent. I think they should remain dead. I'm confident Joss can come up with new characters that will be just as interesting.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 12:01 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Quote:

Originally posted by River_Tam:
Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
Quote:

Originally posted by River_Tam:
Quote:

Originally posted by JONESY64:
I'd be happy to see the group together. It's a shame they killed Book and Wash in the movie but maybe we could see some flashbacks.


I don't think ANY brown coat would mind bringing them back even though it wouldn't follow the time line



I think you're wrong. I think it would cheapen Serenity if they were brought back. Their deaths mean something if they're permanent. I think they should remain dead. I'm confident Joss can come up with new characters that will be just as interesting.



Yea, their deaths meant that they couldn't commit to another movie at the time, universal wanted them all available should a second movie be made. Joss could always go with the original script and refilm Serenity, then continue.



Sorry to contradict you River_Tam but I really wouldn't want them brought back. The severity of what has happened in SERENITY still sends ripples out to fans. Some like, some do not like; but all are moved or affected by it and that sort of feels like the point.
I agree with Zeek on this.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 12:18 PM

WISHIMAY


I third that...

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Friday, January 4, 2013 1:08 PM

YELLOWJACKET


Wash's death, while tragic, fell upon the single greatest moment of his life. He brought Serenity down under conditions that would have overpowered any other pilot and saved the lives of everyone on board. To re-write him, would take away something of that.

That said, the animated series could predate the film.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:09 AM

FILLYGIRL

Operative: "Its worse than you know..." Mal: "It usually is."


Has anyone heard anything else about this? Sometimes in Hollywood, silence is a clue. (Dreaming I know...)

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