The Animated ‘Buffy’ That Almost Was…

Hey, this apparently just showed up on YouTube (it’s Saturday, August 2 as I type this), a 3 and a half minute test film for the proposed animated series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That’s more than I thought had happened. Perhaps it was ahead of its time in conception — clearly, it’s not a cartoon to rest comfortably near Danny Phantom or Jake Long: American Dragon.

But with the ascendance of Adult Swim, somebody somewhere should have found a place for this. At least we still have Season 8 in comics…for historical context, you can go to this interview we did with Jeph Loeb several years ago, when this was being put together…

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.