The Spirit: The Animated Series

True. It wouldn't take altering the character... more like continuing the evolution that Cooke had him going through. Ebony really isn't that jarring of a character, unless a particular audience member is hyper sensitive. Simply advancing the characterization is all that would be needed.

I'm just glad something Spirit related is possibly happening that is actually exciting people, unlike the wasted opportunity that is hitting theaters on December 25th.

The potential for this animated series is limitless, and Timm is truly one person who should be able to grasp the joy in Eisner's Spirit stories.
 
True. It wouldn't take altering the character... more like continuing the evolution that Cooke had him going through. Ebony really isn't that jarring of a character, unless a particular audience member is hyper sensitive. Simply advancing the characterization is all that would be needed.

I'm just glad something Spirit related is possibly happening that is actually exciting people, unlike the wasted opportunity that is hitting theaters on December 25th.

The potential for this animated series is limitless, and Timm is truly one person who should be able to grasp the joy in Eisner's Spirit stories.


Yeah, agreed. There's nobody else on Earth better suited to this project than Timm. It's gonna be really weird if this show doesnt turn out to be great...
 
Burton's Batman films did well, did the Batman animated series owe something to Burton's films that kept it further from the comics? A Batman with black body armor? A Batman with guns and no oath against killing? An Alexander Knox? A Red Triangle gang? A Max Shreck? A Jack Nicholson Joker? Or a secretary Catwoman in black vinyl with metaphorical 9 lives? No. The animated series was in fact closer to the comics, not further.
Bruce Timm: We had a love/hate thing with the Tim Burton movies. Obviously our show wouldn't have gotten made if it hadn't been for the success of the first movie. There are some interesting parallels, somewhat, in the design of the movie, and what we did, but I made it clear when we first got the gig that that I didn't want to make the TV show just a spin-off of the movie. I didn't want the show to look just like the movie. I didn't want to use their Batman design, I didn't want to use much of anything they did. I want the show to be unique. We wanted to bring this film noir/pulp/Citizen Kane/Fleischer Superman feel to it. There was something about setting it in that old-timey, moody world which seemed to be just a no-brainer. We knew we were doing something that was ultra-stylized and at the same time really respectful of the comics.

Batman is a character that has a recognizability factor above and beyond the Burton films. Miller's Spirit film is the introduction of "The Spirit" to the general public- most folks will think he is Miller's character. It's a totally different ballgame.
 
Batman is a character that has a recognizability factor above and beyond the Burton films. Miller's Spirit film is the introduction of "The Spirit" to the general public- most folks will think he is Miller's character. It's a totally different ballgame.

While Frank Miller's The Spirit film is the introduction of The Spirit to the general public, this series will show those folks that he is not Miller's character, they will see that that's the movie version, not the only version.
 
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"this series will show those folks that he is not Miller's character"


Thank heavens! You're finally delivering good news! :oldrazz:
 
people who believe that an old property (such as the Spirit) that sees the light of day in mainstream, is the 1st incarnation of said property = IDIOTS...

the Shadow wasn't a brand new property when Alec Baldwin played him, hell he's OLDER THAN BATMAN & SUPERMAN by like 7 years
 
people who believe that an old property (such as the Spirit) that sees the light of day in mainstream, is the 1st incarnation of said property = IDIOTS...

the Shadow wasn't a brand new property when Alec Baldwin played him, hell he's OLDER THAN BATMAN & SUPERMAN by like 7 years

Newsflash! The Alec Baldwin Shadow film wasn't the first introduction of the character into the mainstream.
 
SPEAKING IN TERMS OF MAINSTREAM,
yes... it was!

the radio shows were too old to be considered popular by 90's standards & comicbooks! Well you kindof hafta be a comicbook geek to pay attention to such things.

The Spirit is just as popular now as the Shadow was in 1994.
 
SPEAKING IN TERMS OF MAINSTREAM,
yes... it was!

the radio shows were too old to be considered popular by 90's standards & comicbooks! Well you kindof hafta be a comicbook geek to pay attention to such things.

The Spirit is just as popular now as the Shadow was in 1994.

But the Shadow had an older generation that knew of the character from the radio shows. But I get your point. SOmetimes I'm just so nerdy I forget details like that !!! :)
 
yeah no prob... i was just speaking in terms of younger generations of fans
 
Oh my goodness... I would love to see a Spitit series, and by Timm and Cooke... couldn't ask for a better team to make it. This would be AMAZING! But a series of questions arise
like :Will it be DC ( I hope it will be one of the DCU animated films like death of superman, newfrontier, gotham knight, wonder woman, judas contract, etc.)
Will they use Ebony White (hopefully, but if not...how about sammy)
Will he be like movie spirit or the good, comic spirit

Wow I would love to see this! Lets hope it does.
 
Oh my goodness... I would love to see a Spitit series, and by Timm and Cooke... couldn't ask for a better team to make it. This would be AMAZING! But a series of questions arise
like :Will it be DC ( I hope it will be one of the DCU animated films like death of superman, newfrontier, gotham knight, wonder woman, judas contract, etc.)
Will they use Ebony White (hopefully, but if not...how about sammy)
Will he be like movie spirit or the good, comic spirit

Wow I would love to see this! Lets hope it does.

They might but I kind of hope not. I've never liked kid sidekicks in my superhero stories. Maybe the Spirit can start out alone and Ebony will be added later on.
 
They might but I kind of hope not. I've never liked kid sidekicks in my superhero stories. Maybe the Spirit can start out alone and Ebony will be added later on.

That's what they did with Robin in Batman: The Animated Series. Batman started out alone in the first few episodes, and Robin was added later (the "Christmas with the Joker" episode), and there were still many episodes without Robin after his introduction into the series.
 
a SPIRIT TAS i'd give it a shot
 
you guys do know this means that they said if the film was successful, that means people would have to go and see the movie before the cartoon isn't even green lit, I'm not complaining I was actually planning on seeing the movie anyway, I think it looks cool. I loved the Batman:TAS when I was a kid so hearing that Bruce Timm is involved gives me all types of hope for a Spirit cartoon.
 
That's what they did with Robin in Batman: The Animated Series. Batman started out alone in the first few episodes, and Robin was added later (the "Christmas with the Joker" episode), and there were still many episodes without Robin after his introduction into the series.

BTAS was exactly what I had in mind. That's a good way to handle a sidekick.

you guys do know this means that they said if the film was successful, that means people would have to go and see the movie before the cartoon isn't even green lit, I'm not complaining I was actually planning on seeing the movie anyway, I think it looks cool. I loved the Batman:TAS when I was a kid so hearing that Bruce Timm is involved gives me all types of hope for a Spirit cartoon.

I think everyone knows that the creation of the cartoon depends on the success of the film. A lot of people are complaining about the the movie but I suspect most will see it anyway.
 
they complain because FM is doing the Spirit his way & they think he's borrowing from Sin City....

EVERYONE'S F******** BACKWARDS....

look @ the source material!

Sin City is too much like the Spirit... NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND...

Frank Miller has admited that miost comic work he's done has stolen from or been inspired by The Spirit


EleKtra was even taken from San Saref...
Matt Murdock's assassin g/f is a spirit ripoff...

I am TIRED of people saying The Spirit is too much like Sin City...

So the movies are shot the same way, so WHAT!

they aren't the same character
 
Umm...thats the point exactly. They aren't the same character so why the heck did FM make them like that. :)
 
they complain because FM is doing the Spirit his way & they think he's borrowing from Sin City....

EVERYONE'S F******** BACKWARDS....

look @ the source material!

Sin City is too much like the Spirit... NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND...

Frank Miller has admited that miost comic work he's done has stolen from or been inspired by The Spirit


EleKtra was even taken from San Saref...
Matt Murdock's assassin g/f is a spirit ripoff...

I am TIRED of people saying The Spirit is too much like Sin City...

So the movies are shot the same way, so WHAT!

they aren't the same character

The movie still looks and sounds like crap.
 
Man, if a animated The Spirit series come, I'll be happy. Even more happier if Bruce Timm & Darwyn Cooke is involved. Even more happier x 2 if it's more faithful to the comics then the movie.
 
The Animated Series sounds really good, more if you put Bruce Timm on it... Hope it will happend to see if they´ll bring some experiments with the images like some pannels in the Eisner comics...
 

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