Monday, August 4, 2008

Buffy Toon Rises from the Dead

A four-minute teaser of the never aired Buffy the Vampire Slayer animated series has appeared out of nowhere online. And tease is right ... this looked like it would have been Buff-tastic.

You can read all about the aborted show's history here, but safe to say that all those networks that turned it down were clueless about the appeal of Buffy and her Scooby gang in toon, Batman: The Animated Series-style form. Since this clip has surfaced, fans have already created a Facebook tribute page to it, rallying for a rebirth of the project.

If the series were reborn, it wouldn't be the first time for the Buffster; fans will recall she did die twice on the show, not to mention the remarkable transformation of the property from movie bomb to cult TV classic. When all is said and done, resurrection is just another walk in the cemetery for our favorite cheerleader-turned-super heroine.

And for a further taste of "Buffy the Cartoon Slayer", check out Electric Tiki's "Tooned Up" series of character statues over at Sideshow Collectibles.

Character designs by Eric Wight.

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