Buffy the Animated Series

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Buffy the Animated Series

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Buffy Summers, the Vampire Slayer, has just arrived in Sunnydale, California. Now she has to figure out how to balance dating, school, a social life, and fighting the forces of evil. Y'know... typical teenage stuff. These are the adventures that happened between the episodes of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 2005, Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly) and Jeph Loeb (writer and producer of Smallville) reported that Buffy the Animated Series was in development at Fox Studios. The basic premise for the show was defined by Jeph Loeb as "Buffy: Year One." These episodes were to go back to the first year that the Slayer arrived in Sunnydale and tell the stories that we did not get to see. The biggest difference between this and the first season of the live action series was to be the inclusion of Dawn Summers, Buffy's younger sister. When Dawn was created in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5, memories were altered so that everyone would remember her being there from the beginning. These stories would have included Dawn in order to reflect these new memories. In early 2006, Joss announced that the project was dead because they were unable to find a network to buy the series.

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Giselle Loren

Giselle Loren

Voice of Buffy Summers

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan

Voice of Willow Rosenberg

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Voice of Xander Harris

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head

Voice of Rupert Giles

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  • This show could be brilliant. Sign the Petition here, http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/slayalive-we-want-buffyanimated

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    Re-Animate Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Target:20th Century Fox, Mutant Enemy, Joss Whedon Sponsored by: SlayAlive (www.slayalive.com)

    Just when we thought we'd seen it all, a clip of the never-produced Buffy: Animated surfaced! A somewhat holy grail for the fans... (look for buffy animated on youtube)



    Act now, and sign our petition! We want to see this series come to life in some way. Whether that be in an on-going series, or for a new direct-to-DVD movie! Buffy is the queen of comebacks, the latest Season 8 comic published by Dark Horse proves this. With the property's large and loyal following, this would surely be a success!moreless
  • A great idea from the mind of atleast one great creator(Joss Whedon). To bad they never gave it a chance.They never gave any spin- off idea but Angel an chnace

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    Buffy the vampire is a classic and house hold name everywhere is appeared. Even to those who never saw it. It was just that good and when it was cancelled it shattered the hearts of millions. I knew about it way before i watch it and saddly i didn't take the time to watch ot until it was in the last season, but iu still bought the Seasons and watched it on FX. Anyway, alto of people thought it would have made many great spin-offs beside Angel. They could have Followed Faith and what it was like for her to be a slayer, and even one of my ideas to Follow Buffy or anyone of the Scoobies in a World-Wide quest to find the new slayers and train them and on the way to collecting the slayers they would have fights from, demons along the rod and Each time the destination would be to Sunnydale where the Nation had deserted and they would train there while protecting their secret and the Hell mouth wher all the demons had been let out from hell, maybe even let the nation know and then they would have to deal with being called freaks and the world would not know how to handle the excistince of demons. The Slayers would either stop the Army or even maybe join them. Maybe even start to Train Male Slayer. Although not by birth when Willow did the spell maybe it went to males who were lined up to take the place if all the others slayer had died and the curse figured it would try the male spicies, then it could be love triangle and biangle(plan couple)., Any way this Animie serirs even toped that. to get to see Bffy in a whole new light, although there would have been no Spike since he came in the second seson and even if he came he would be evil.moreless
  • Buffy and the gang in colours.

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    Wow Joss is an amazing inspirer seriousley.

    Wow and wow again.

    The idea of makin all the loved characters of Buffy the vampire slayer into a cartoon is just great.

    You see Joss has made movies,t.v shows, spi-offs, musicals 'ounce more wit hfeeling'and a silent episode but this just adds to his greatness seriousley.

    There could not be budget cuts and the visuals would be easier to make and knowing Joss Whedon hell come up with something etravegant so I say this is a show worth watching.

    Since the story line and characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are already loved so there is no doubt that the cartoon wil be a great suxcess.moreless
  • Wow what a great idea!

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    O Mi gosh! Who came up with such a great idea! I\'m a huge fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and it would be a great show if the created the spinoff cartoon series! The people who created the show please make it go on air! It looks so good and I want to see it!
  • A spin-off of Buffy would have been as successful as any adaptation of a comic book.

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    What caught my interest in this animated series idea was that it strongly reminded me of adapting comic books to cartoons. Buffy itself was very much like a superhero comic, albeit live action and a television series. And comics are always darker than their cartoon counterparts (X-Men, Justice League Unlimmited, and Teen Titans, for example), but they are ALWAYS a HUGE success, both among fans of the original series, and by a whole new generation of kids who love the fun animation, quirky humor, and semi-dark story-lines.



    A long-time fan of cartoons, I have always adored comic cartoons simply because they don't seem to underestimate the child watching. Buffy's stories, particularly from her high school days, would have translated well in animation, and I'm sure that kids and old fans alike would adore it.



    I don't know what the networks were thinking to throw down such a show. If the WB denied it, I suppose it makes a little sense, considering they dropped the series in its fifth season. I'd be surprised if a kids' show channel denied it, like Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network. This type of show sounds right up their alley.



    But oh well. Unfortunately, the public will never see where this might have led, unless Joss decides he's determined enough to just get it released straight to DVD.moreless
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