Sometimes we get so hooked on a game that it's hard to put down the controller. Wouldn't it be great if the story would just keep going; new adventures with your favorite characters that you could enjoy watching with a greasy slice of pizza in one hand and two-liter bottle of Coke in the other? I've found ten game series that would be gold as cartoons. Heck, let's make them all happen and have ten more hours a week of time well wasted.
These aren't really in any ranked order, as I think each one deserves the number one spot, but go ahead and give them your own rank if you like.
Most people aren't aware that Rayman had a four-episode cartoon series back at the turn of the millennium. It was originally in French, and then localized in English, but didn't matter much since it tanked so quickly. The successful reboot of Rayman: Origins has breathed new life into the series, with plenty of wacky storylines that could be mined for another animated attempt.
Of course, the feud between Rayman's gang and the Land of the Livid Dead would be a recurring theme. Globox could keep getting into "situations" that would require Rayman to come to the rescue, while our hero tries to hook up with Betilla the Nymph in a juicy relationship twist.
The art style was one of the best parts of Rayman Origins, and keeping that design in a TV series would certainly make Rayman stand out in the crowd.
Animal Crossing just screams PBS Kids, doesn't it?
The child-friendly town is full of all the quirkiness you'd need for seasons of lighthearted humor. We'd love to see weekly antics from the Cap'n, Tom Nook hounding residents for a purchase, and Tortimer doing his best to keep the peace. With hundreds of potential residents of various species, each with different personalities, education and morals could easily be integrated into the plot. Animalese would have to give way to voice acting, but I still think Animal Crossing could retain its charm and lure in a consistent audience.
Okay, so I'll have to admit that there's not much of a story to follow in the LittleBigPlanet universe, but then again, this could also become a social revolution in modern cartooning. Think about it, instead of just watching a cartoon episode that some pencil pushers whipped up, what if the LittleBigPlanet animated series was like a remote reality program? You play the game like you always do, and upload your levels to the media site. Create your own Sackboy stories and have them judged. Obviously, a team at Media Molecule or Sony would still have to put them together, but if there's enough decent content from the throng of fans, I'm sure combinations of different pieces from the community could be edited and pieced together into twenty-two-minute segments. Maybe even keep it web-based if it wouldn't fly on Cable.
This may sound way out in left field, but how cool would it be to have your creative work on LittleBigPlanet showcased in an authentic cartoon show?