It is very common to find films based on a wide variety of source material. From fantasy novels to video games and even myths and legends, the list is endless. However, it is a bit rare to find works of fiction inspired by movies, but it is not unheard of. In fact, when one starts to look into it, quite a few movies come out. Here are some famous films that were later turned into cartoon series:

10 The Real Ghostbusters (1987)


The original concept of Ghostbusters The franchise was created by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in 1984. The plot revolves around a group of eccentric parapsychologists who investigate ghosts and other supernatural entities. Since then, the franchise has really grown and had not one, but two animated series: The real ghost hunters (1986-1991) and Extreme Ghostbusters (1997). There are also rumors about the possibility of several upcoming anime, including a Netflix animated series.

9 Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991-1992)

Back to the Future: The Animated Series
France 2
Channel 4

to go on a date, Back to the future It is considered one of the most popular science fiction films of all time. Although the movie franchise ended after the first three films, the adventures of Marty and Doc did not. Following Doc, Marty, and his dog, Einstein, as they go through a series of ‘what-if’ scenarios and alternate timelines. Unfortunately, Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox did not return to voice the animated version of their characters. However, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F. Wilson reprized their roles. in the animated series.

8 Beetlejuice (1989-1991)

  • Nelvana Limited
    Geffen Film Company
    Warner Bros. Television
    Tim Burton Company

The horrors of Tim Burton’s fantasy horror film Beetlejuice The movie is not over. Not only Beetlejuice Returning to the screens as a children’s cartoon, but it lasted for four seasons. She even launched her own line of toys. The animated series follows the lives of Lydia Dietz, a goth girl, and her undead friend Beetlejuice. Together, the two explore the underworld inhabited by ghosts, ogres, monsters, orcs, zombies, and more. Sure, the horror has been toned down a bit for the animated series, but the series remains true to the source material.

Related: Top 5 Tim Burton Movies Ranked

7 The Karate Kid (1989)

the Karate Kid
Sony Pictures Television

some of the original karate Kid The movies revolve around Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi as the two prepare for various karate tournaments. However, the animated series strays away from the heroic arcs to bring to the screen a bit of adventure/mission. The 13-episode series follows Daniel and Mr. Miyagi as the two work together to find a disappearing miniature shrine with magical powers in Okinawa. Unfortunately, Ralph Macchio does not return as Daniel, but Pat Morita reprises his role as Mr. Miyagi.

6 The Mummy (2001-2003)

Universal Cartoon Studios
Somers Corporation
Raw Studios
Sunwoo Entertainment
USA Studios

Based on the 1999 movie of the same name, mummy It is an action-adventure animated series. The series has also been rebooted and retitled The Mummy: Secrets of Medjei For the second and final season. loosely based mummy And The return of the mummyO’Connell is being hunted by the undead High Priest Imhotep, all the while trying to knock Mancle Osiris off the wrists of Alex, Rick O’Connell’s 14-year-old son.

5 Dumb and Dumber (1995-1996)

Dumb and dumber
Hanna Barbera comics
New Line TV

Dumb and dumber It wasn’t the only Jim Carrey movie to be adapted into an animated series. Based on the 1994 movie of the same name, Dumb and dumber It follows the adventures of Lloyd and Harry after the two retrieve their truck in the shape of a dog, now referred to as “Otto”. In addition, the animated series features a new character named Kitty, a female beaver, who is smarter than both men combined.

Related: The Karate Kid franchise could continue to grow after Cobra Kai ends

4 Jumanji (1996-1999)


Based on the 1995 movie (which was in turn based on a 1981 children’s book of the same name), Jumanji An animated TV series that follows the adventures of Judy and Peter Shepherd as the two discover a new world through a board game called Jumanji. The two brothers are drawn into the game and need to use the clues given to them during the game to get back home. Through their adventures in the woods, the two also befriend Alan Parrish.

3 Robocop (1988-1999)

Marvel Productions
Orion Pictures Corporation

Based on the 1987 science fiction film by Paul Verhoeven, Robocop is an animated series that aired as part of the Marvel Action Universe programming block. Those who have seen the movie will remember it for its unfiltered depiction of violence and gore. However, the animated series has gone through quite a number of changes to make it look more kid-friendly. RoboCop: The Animated Series The total number of episodes was 12 episodes, while the second season, RoboCop: Alpha Commandhad 40 episodes before the series was cancelled.

2 The Mask: Animated Series (1995-1997)

The Mask: Animated Series
  • Dark Horse Entertainment
    Roman movie
    Sunbu Entertainment
    New Line TV

maybe, the mask It is one of the craziest Jim Carrey movies. It follows insecure bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss, who uses an ancient mask to gain superpowers. The mask could be mischievous and a little high-handed at times, but it revealed itself at the same time; Underneath it all, The Mask is a heroic, kind-hearted person.

1 Men in Black: The Series (1997-2001)

men in black
  • Adelaide Productions
    Amblin Entertainment
    Columbia TriStar Television

Based on the movie of the same name, men in black It is set in an alternate timeline to that of the 1997 films. The series follows the adventures of Agents K and J as the two are assigned to deal with aliens orbiting New York City. While it’s a bit disappointing that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones won’t return to the animated series, Keith Diamond and Ed Oros do an amazing job portraying Agent K and J, making for an unforgettable TV show.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *