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What video game, web/comic, or anything you enjoy in a non-moving media would you like to see as a cartoon/ anime adaptation?
I want to see The Wuvable Oaf anime! And, a full on Scott Pilgrim VS series anime.
I suspect most of my answers would be books... but I kind of need to stop and think about it. I'll get back to you.
Narnia. Well, I know Narnia's had some animation done to it, but very specifically The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The book was kind of an episodic format in the first place - jumping around between different islands and mini-adventures on each one - with only the overall arc of the quest for the missing lords connecting it. The recent film tried to force a more cohesive narrative with mixed success, but a miniseries would honestly fit the story's format better than a single live-action film. And I feel like the subject matter - a sea-voyage with talking animals and pirates and one-footed dwarf-creatures and mermaids and draconic transformation and sea-serpent and nightmare island and a star-man and his daughter and water that turns people to gold - would be well-suited to animation, versus a "live action" movie which must necessarily either be covered in costumes or in CGI.
Um... Dune? *ducks rotten tomatoes* (Book, not straight from the Lynch! The Lynch movie is its own brand of cheese and surreal and I'm not touching that, it's a sort of weird fun which cannot be replicated.) Don't know if I'd rather see one long film, or break it into a few parts as a short series, give you more of a chance to get to know the characters' personal conflicts and build up understanding of how the Bene Gesserit internal politics work and the Fremen terraforming aspirations and Paul/Chani. But just - weird, epic scifi on a desert planet with giant monsters swimming beneath the surface and loaded politics and conquest and survival and betrayal and secrets sounds like it would be my idea of a fun time, if animated well.
Smith of Wootton Major (a children's fairy-story by Tolkien, unrelated to the Lord of the Rings 'verse) as a single film. Could be whimsical or haunting, depending on how you played it.
The Lay of Luthien (based on Tolkienverse - told in the Silmarillion among other places, but as a single epic romance with a clear story-arc it would be Much Easier to adapt than the Silm as a whole, with its creation mythology and genealogies and centuries of ongoing warfare), as a single film. Dunno if I want the betrayal of Barahir's clan in-depth or as kind of a nightmare-like montage in the beginning. Doriath and the Island of Werwolves are Crucial, do not skim these bits, I'm negotiable on how the actual theft of the Silmaril and the Feanorian drama get handled. Musical score is Key, since Luthien and Felagund both have music-based magic styles.
Maybe a series of scifi or horror shorts connected by author - like the animated equivalent of the old radio drama Bradbury 13? Thinking Asimov or Niven or Clarke as likely candidates based on volume of short-story output, but I'm not married to the idea of the short-list if somebody else had a good candidate in mind.
Think that's about it atm, although visits to the library are likely to come up with others. :p
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Yes, good job!
That's also quite and reasoning you have!