Sunday, March 08, 2009

Warner Announces Young Watchmen: The Animated Adventures*



The world is a very different place in the year 2085, but teen-agers still have to grow up, and the bad guys still need to be taken down!

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Premiere announced today a way for young viewers to connect with one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time. “Young Watchmen: The Animated Adventures” draws inspiration from the source material to bring a visually engaging experience to life through the timeless medium of children’s animation!

Young Watchmen returns viewers to the world of the critically acclaimed DC Comics and Hugo award-winning graphic novel by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons…100 years later! When not attending classes at Veidt High, OWLBOY, KID RORSCHACH, SPECTRA, JOHNNY COMEDY, and MANHA-TEEN have banded together to protect the world that their ancestors saved! With the help of OZZY, the World’s Smartest Lynx, they learn to work together, cruise the cyber-malls, and hang out at the nearest Gunga Diner…that is, when they’re not battling Alien Invaders, Supervillains, or the evil hordes of M.O.L.O.C.H.! These young descendants of the original Watchmen have vowed to carry on their legacy and protect the world at all costs. Who watches The Young Watchmen? YOU WILL!





*Not really. I totally made this up. But just give them time….

This is a repost. Originally posted July 24, 2008

23 comments:

Jeff Hebert said...

Dude, you totally snookered me, I thought this was legit at first. Well done!

It does remind me of an excellent quote from an Alan Moore interview, though:

So often any film that comes out is going to be a sequel or a remake of a film that's previously existed — and I've said this before, that we will see Johnny Depp playing Cap'n Crunch. It will eventually get down to breakfast cereal mascots!

Young Watchmen is exactly the sort of abomination I think Moore is talking about and, sadly, I wouldn't be surprised to see either Depp as Cap'n Crunch or the Young Watchmen showing up on my teevee.

Shana Jean Hausman said...

...is it bad that I think that would be the coolest thing ever? I would TOTALLY watch it. And I love that picture there.

James said...

Geez, don't scare me like that!

roborange said...

You are brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Nice work on the image dude. Count me as another reader who was totally suckered.

Pere Ubu said...

Pfaw, oh, yeah, mess with us like that! I know who I'm sending the medical bills for my myocardial infarction to, DUUUDE.

;)

Verification word: "odzcdriz", the sound my brain made upon viewing that picture.

Harvey Jerkwater said...

The Simpsons episode with a guest spot by Alan Moore had Milhouse ask Moore to autograph his DVD of "The Watchmen Babies in 'V for Vacation!'"

It's too perfect, doncha see. It will happen. The next big catchphrase for boys from the ages of seven to twelve will be "Hurm." Just you wait.

adg3825 said...

You almost had me, until I realized that was a repaint of Teen Titans. They'll probably release the show to drum up interest in Watchmen 3: This Time, It's Mythical.

Hoosier X said...

Man, I am totally looking forward to the Cap'n Crunch movie! I hear they're trying to get Brendan Fraser to play Jean LaFeet.

Anonymous said...

Will Tim Burton helm the Count Chocula movie, then?

Crackerbob said...

Oh man, I was just about to open a window and write a post ripping on WB.

The sad thing is that this is so totally believable; I wouldn't put it past Warner to do something like this.

Brian Hughes said...

The original art was Teen Titans by ?? and Kid Rorschach started out as the Spectacular Spider-Man version of Eddie Brock by Sean Galloway.

Ken said...

Yeah just wait til Watch-babies is released though. That's gonna really rock.

MetFanMac said...

You had me worried for a moment there... LOL well done!

jenniferofthejungle said...

YOU SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME!!!

Steve Chaput said...

Considering some of the other things I heard this past weekend at SCCC I wouldn't have been surprised.

Good one!

Swinebread said...

give it time is right!

Arkonbey said...

That has to be, hands down, the most fabulous thing I have ever seen.

Stephen said...

man ha-teen lol great name

Comics Creator said...

Hahah! That's a great one. :-) At first I thought, "They wouldn't dare!"

Ostrakos said...

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/485797

Phillyradiogeek said...

In a similar vein:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w

Pastrami said...

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