Indy spinoffs

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Posted by McQuail from on August 09, 2001 at 14:06:50:

Remember how many Rip Offs there were back when Indiana Jones first came out? Tales of the Gold MOnkey, King Solomon's Mines, etc.

It always seemed strange to me that Indy was never spun off into a Saturday morning cartoon. It seems like at that time it would have been an obvious and not-too-unusual idea. I mean afetr all, there were Ewoks and Droids cartoons, so Lucasfilms didn't have anything against using their properties in such a fashion. Superman was a cartoon in the late eighties, featuring John Williams music, Even The Fonz and Laverne and Shirley had their own cartoons. And, of course, Back to the Future was a series, essentially doing to Doc and Marty what Lucas liked to do with Young Indy, that is, to say, exploring real time periods. Wouldn't it have seemed like a pretty easy idea to get off the ground? Only one main character, a certain style, and not a lot of continuity to deal with, just the concept and character name.

Was this ever even considered? And why not do it now? Maybe to drum up support for that long rumored Indy 4?

Somebody, please respond!


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