6 Other Cartoon Reboot Ideas Like “Velma”
The most talked about new show this week has been Velma on HBOMax, for good, though mostly for ill. A lot of people hate this show, at least on the corners of the internet I spend time on. They vehemently hate it. But I like it just fine. I love cartoons, and was going to give this one a watch regardless, and I liked the first two episodes. They’re fine.
There have been a couple dozen different Scooby Doo reboots over the decades. Velma is the ninth one since I’ve been alive, and I’m just counting cartoon shows. So if some creators want to go in a different direction with this one, I have zero problem with that. Yet people are up in arms at hating this show. Why? Personally, I think the fact that it’s produced by a noted woman of color, and changed the focus to be about a woman of color, are probably big factors in why it’s getting so much vitriol.
I’ve never been one to shy away from the zeitgeist! And I think Velma could be the start of a whole wave of new, female-led reboots of classic shows! So join me after the jump for six classic cartoons that could be rebooted with a new main character!Read the rest of this entry
6 Surprise Siblings of Popular Characters
Siblings; can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em. Or something like that. I have two younger siblings, and they’re pretty cool. But this isn’t an article about them. You know who else has siblings? Pop culture characters! And you know what’s even more fun? When those siblings randomly show up out of the blue and are sometimes never heard from again!
Like Enola Holmes, the hit new Netflix movie about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister.
I watched Enola Holmes this past weekend and rather enjoyed it. But did you know that she is not canon to the actual Sherlock Holmes stories? Enola Homes is a creation of American author Nancy Springer, who wrote a series of young adult novels about the character between 2006 and 2010. So, surprise! Sherlock Holmes has a younger sister! Kind of!
Turns out, this happens every once and a while in pop culture and I’ve tracked down a couple other random, surprise siblings! Join me after the jump and be in awe!Read the rest of this entry
So They’re Making a Scooby Doo Cartoon Movie
There have been approximately one million Scooby Doo cartoon reboots and relaunches over the years. And now for the first time ever, they’re making a cartoon movie for the big screen. Here comes Scoob!
What an odd trailer. Looks like an awkward origin movie, crossed with an alien abduction story? I don’t know. It just looks so weird. I was a big fan of A Pup Named Scooby Doo when I was a kid, but seeing Scooby as a puppy in that trailer was kinda creepy!
Anyway, it comes out on May 15, for better or worse.
The Flintstones by Amanda Conner
DC Comics has announced a huge new wave of Hanna-Barbera comics coming out later this year. But unlike the regular, old licensed comics that I’m always surprised are still being sold, DC is reimagining these classic comics with new, potentially interesting twists. There’s Scooby Apocalypse, which is self explanatory, and Wacky Race Land, which looks like it’s going to put the Wacky Races into a Mad Max-style wasteland. Entertainment Weekly has all the details.
Honestly, these sound just insane enough to maybe be interesting. Mostly, though, I wanted to show off this awesome picture of the Flintstones by one of my favorite comic book artists, Amanda Conner.
It’s just so…totally Conner. It’s gorgeous. I’m not about to read a comic about the Flintstones, but that picture was too great not to share.
This whole idea is kind of neat, but also kind of insane. Who buys Scooby Doo comics? I know that DC makes Scooby Doo comics, but who buys them? Are they the same type of people who will now buy a Scooby Doo reimagining set in the Apocalypse? Or is DC banking on some kind of super nostalgia to drive new readers to Scooby Doo comics?
I have no idea, but I applaud creativity nonetheless.