Buffy Animated – Legends of Fandom

As Buffy celebrates her 20th Anniversary ERod takes the time to talk about the Animated show that never was.

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  1. Honestly the idea of turning Buffy into an animated show is not really a good idea. It would have alienated the adult demographic for being lighter and softer and it would have alienated children for being too mature and adult.
    So yeah, I’m not sad to hear this animated adaptation failed to lift off.
    Even if it was broadcasted, it probably would have lasted only one season as Fox tends to only promote The Simpsons and Family Guy.

    • The Real Silverstar

      Yeah, when it comes to animated shows, Fox is only interested in lame to mediocre sitcoms about dysfunctional families relying on the same set of tired jokes and pop-culture references which they can pump out for years and years on end, long after they’ve ceased being funny. Whenever Fox does get a decent animated show idea for prime time like Futurama, they treat it like a red-headed stepchild. We don’t want shows that are cool, innovative, fun or feature any kind of variety; we’ve got another umptee-seven Simpsons clones and assembly line Seth MacFarlane comedies to grind out!

      But yeah, I don’t think a Buffy cartoon would’ve worked. It’s too hard-edged for kids and too teenybopper fluff for adults.

      • Cinnamon Scudworth

        You know the problem? Every time Fox has put out an animated comedy that ISN’T about a dysfunctional family, it’s been a terrible one. Sit Down Shut Up, Bordertown, Allen Gregory. Of course they keep failing; they keep hiring the wrong people!

        The one exception was Golan the Insatiable, but Fox deliberately buried the six episodes they made. Quite a shame.

    • Hmm, I’m getting some dislikes there, well sorry Buffy fans but that’s my opinion. Besides this animated series never happened anyway, so its no use crying over non-existent spilled milk.

  2. Michelle Trachtenberg was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Huh… you learn something new every day. Also, it looks like they were going to expand their horizons with dragons and other creatures. I could get behind that despite never seeing the original show.

  3. Cinnamon Scudworth

    I can’t watch this video until I have time, but some plot synposes were published for possible episodes of the series, accompanied by some quips Buffy could make in them.

    Not sure if this is mentioned in the video but one cartoon would have opened with Buffy playing volleyball; she serves with her Slayer strength and causes an accident; then she says “Oops! Call me Dairy Queen, because here comes a soft serve.”

    Yeeeah, this show was no loss if it would have had lines like that.

  4. It was gonna be a disaster train. I imagine fans plucking the hair out of producers and screaming: “What have you turned our beloved show into?”

  5. Fox is notorious for cancelling stuff. Screw them. Also, I read that the reason Buffy ended was because Sarah Michelle Gellar wanted to quit, and had for awhile. Apparently, none of the other cast members knew the show was ending until they saw Sarah and Joss talking about it on TV. So it only ended because Sarah wanted out and chose not to include the others in this decision. Seems like a slap in the face to me and makes me lose respect for her. I’ll probably catch a lot of crap for saying so, but oh well.

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