Our beloved Buffy creator Joss Whedon accomplished a ton of awesome with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he does have one big regret concerning the hit show – that there was no cartoon. At a Q and A panel, Whedon said not getting the Buffy animated series off the ground is his biggest regret regarding the popular TV franchise. They did get a promo of the cartoon (see below) but that’s as far as they got.
“We got to do almost everything we wanted to do,” Whedon said at a Director’s Guild event. “The only thing we didn’t get to do is an animated version, which was a delight for us because the writers themselves were working on it.”
According to Whedon, the writers produced seven scripts with the idea “what could we not do [on the regular series]” in mind.
“They were really fun to write,” Whedon said. “We could not sell the show. We could not sell an animated ‘Buffy,’ which I still find incomprehensible.”
The animated series had most of the main cast reprising their roles and was set during the first three seasons of the series.
Whedon’s been sharing all kinds of Buffy thoughts lately, even 10 years after the series ended. During a Reddit AMA, he revealed which character was the hardest to kill – Joyce Summers, Buffy’s mom.
Check out the promo for the Buffy animated series below.
I LOVE IT! What do you think? It’s definitely the same cartoon style we have seen before, like in Batman, which is awesome. It also has the same humor the main show had. I dig it (but I still prefer the live-action). It would have been nice though to have both the cartoon and the main show. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.