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Bren Dala
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I'm a little embarrassed that I've been here for so long and haven't figured this out yet. But I've been getting quite a few lately and I have to know....what the heck are "llama badges" and how do I use them?

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Sky-Jolteon 8 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Um, I have a question...

Say a different company decided to pick up where Sly 3 left off instead of Sanzaru. Would there be any that fit the bill to you?
If I could choose a company to pick up the Sly franchise, it would be either Naughty Dog or WayForward.

Naughty Dog would be my number one choice because...
1) all their games have solid gameplay mechanics
2) They have experience doing 3D games starring anthro characters
3) They've proven to be MASTERFUL when it comes to writing female characters. Seriously, The Last of Us helped restore my faith in video games as a girl-friendly medium after Sly 4 ripped it away from me. And for that, I will love them forever

As for WayForward...they are FABULOUS when it comes to "cartoony" games and adapting other peoples' franchises (see: Adventure Time). But they're in second place on this list because they've only done 2D games thus far and I don't know how they would fare when adapting an open world game like Sly Cooper
Laxfarm Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving! :)
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Laxfarm Mar 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving :)!
Hey there! Thought maybe you'd like to know CN's making another Scooby-Doo show... Little is known at this point other than it is described as a comedic adventure about the gang during their last summer after high school. The official description is below.

"Be Cool Scooby-Doo! is an all-new 22-minute animated comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation. The Scooby gang is back with a modern comedic twist on the beloved classic. With high school over and one last summer to live it up, the gang hits the road in the Mystery Machine, chasing fun and adventure. But monsters and mayhem keep getting in the way."

It doesn't seem to be following MI by my guessing; I'm interested. Although this pic of Scooby leaves me a little unsure...…
I didn't know about that! Thanks for the heads up!

I like that it's being described as a comedy and is apparently using a more cartoony design. That gives me hope that it wont be another melodramatic, angsty slog that tries (and fails) to implement a dramatic, ongoing storyline like the-show-that-shall-not-be-named.

The idea of the show centering on their last summer of high school sounds promising. But I'll save my excitement until AFTER I hear some names of the creative people attached to the project.

As for the design....
You're right about Scooby looking odd. But hopefully that design will look better in animation than it does in stills.
Personally, I'm eager to see what the kids will look like. As much as I dig their classic looks; it would be nice to see someone tackle a new art style with some different/modernized clothing. After all, Pup Named Scooby Doo succeeded because that creative team wasn't afraid to make radical changes in order to make the comedy work.

Look at it this way: It can't possibly be worse than Mystery Incorporated! Even if the show turns out to be lame; I'll be happy with it as long as it stays FAR AWAY from melodramatic romantic sub-plots!!
Sorry for the very late reply.

Anyways, I agree. I don't think I'd be interested if the show was to take cues from, say, Teen Titans Go!, like some people are thinking from the design... but I'd rather that over MI.

Also concerning that show, I know someone once said, "Scooby's own creators, Joe Ruby & Ken Spears, have been on record stating that they felt head writer-producer Mitch Watson's vision was closer to their own original vision when they first developed Scooby 45 years ago." ...Yeah, I don't know if that's legit as I don't know the true source for that claim. I'd be really disappointed if that were the case. I know you've stated that having met them before, they didn't like it. I can only hope they didn't just have a change of heart over time. =P

Don't worry about it. I can be slow with replies, too.

Call me crazy, but I actually like Teen Titans Go. I thought the original Teen Titans cartoon was alright; but sometimes it got a little too up it's own butt regarding the pretentious references to random anime. So I'm digging a version of the show that just opts to be stupid/silly instead of awkwardly balancing slapstick and melodrama. But I guess I'm in the minority there. :P

So, yeah, I would LOVE to see a Scooby show in the vein of Teen Titans Go (provided the writers are adept at comedy and actually respect the source material). After the dreary slog that was MI, a dopey comedy series is just what the franchise needs.


Also concerning that show, I know someone once said, "Scooby's own creators, Joe Ruby & Ken Spears, have been on record stating that they felt head writer-producer Mitch Watson's vision was closer to their own original vision when they first developed Scooby 45 years ago."


I’d love to know who that “someone” is.

Anyway, it’s true that Ruby and Spears originally wanted the show to be “darker” (they said so during the panel). However, you have to consider that statement in the context of how insanely strict TV censorship was in the 60s. Back then, just showing a character dangling from a high cliff or wielding a sharp weapon on a kid’s show was a no-no. So they weren’t fighting for the right to show Daphne in lingerie or kill off characters left and right. They just wanted to be able to use the word “die” and show villains wielding weapons once in a while.


Also, I only specifically heard one of them say they “hate” MI when a fan asked about it (I can’t remember if it was Ruby or Spears). So, while it’s possible that one of them might not loathe MI, I know for a fact that at least one of them does!

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PUFFINSTUDIOS Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice gallery!
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