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    Is it possible to make a action cartoon about the Wild West

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    Once you actually thing about it making a cartoon about the Wild Whamans, Demons, Steampunk, Chinese zombies, Outlaws or Clets. The cartoon has to PG or Y 7 but do you think a western cartoon can be on air especially if it contains guns and est wood be a very intersting cartoon with lores and depth, I mean think about it Mothmen, UFOs, Ghosts, or psychological horror and racism. Not only that but you also have elements of other cultures to so the show can S

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    I don't know, but I would like to see one! I bet even my dad would watch. My old man's not into cartoons, but he loves westerns.

    Considering the time period westerns take place in, I wonder how the racism would be handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatordragon View Post
    I don't know, but I would like to see one! I bet even my dad would watch. My old man's not into cartoons, but he loves westerns.

    Considering the time period westerns take place in, I wonder how the racism would be handled.
    This I'd like to see without the shoe getting slapped with a more mature rating and shown during late hours of the day.

    I can see the show either ignoring racism altogether or simply make all the characters white to avoid any possibility of it although if aliens are involved then the theme can be used better still aince then it'll literally be racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPRailroad8794 View Post
    This I'd like to see without the shoe getting slapped with a more mature rating and shown during late hours of the day.

    I can see the show either ignoring racism altogether or simply make all the characters white to avoid any possibility of it although if aliens are involved then the theme can be used better still aince then it'll literally be racism.

    Honestly I hope they would take the fantastic world approch similer to Avatar or One Piece

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    An action cartoon can be set anywhere its' creator wants.

    The challenge is securing it an audience, ad sponsorship and network support.
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    Bravestarr, Saber Rider, & Galaxy Rangers

    There's been 3 great cartoons about the wild, wild (space) west all from the '80s.



    Bravestarr- Filmation's Indians as cowboys on an alien world. It handled all manner of serious issues including drug addiction, death, murder, and racism.



    Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs- World Events Productions dub became more westernized when they changed the music and added episodes. The Star Sheriffs spent their time fighting the alien Outriders from the Vapor Zone in their giant transforming robot Ramrod (voiced by Peter Cullen doing his best John Wayne impression and clearly having a ball).



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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieB21:-) View Post
    Bravestarr- Filmation's Indians as cowboys on an alien world. It handled all manner of serious issues including drug addiction, death, murder, and racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatordragon View Post
    I don't know, but I would like to see one! I bet even my dad would watch. My old man's not into cartoons, but he loves westerns.

    Considering the time period westerns take place in, I wonder how the racism would be handled.
    The racism would be ignored, it's the use of firearms that would be more of a concern in today's PC world.

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    If said Wild West series were to have a separate fantasy setting a la One Piece or Avatar, then it wouldn't need to be historically accurate, in which case racism would be a non-issue. As for the use of firearms, a solution to that would be to use fantasy weapons which don't exist in the real world, a la Trigun.
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    I'm surprise nobody mention Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldstar Neo View Post
    If said Wild West series were to have a separate fantasy setting a la One Piece or Avatar, then it wouldn't need to be historically accurate, in which case racism would be a non-issue. As for the use of firearms, a solution to that would be to use fantasy weapons which don't exist in the real world, a la Trigun.
    in other words laser weapons, they might as well add cars and spaceships too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowBeast View Post
    in other words laser weapons, they might as well add cars and spaceships too.

    Spaceships maybe, but not cars. I think that robot horses would be better.
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    How about Lucky Luke? There's been three different series based on this european comic character (okay technically two, the third is a spinoff featuring the Dalton brothers), several animated movies and even two live-action adaptations. It's pretty unknown in the US unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldstar Neo View Post
    Spaceships maybe, but not cars. I think that robot horses would be better.
    I'd like to see a classic western cartoon without the sci-fi and modern stuff like cars and computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowBeast View Post

    I'd like to see a classic western cartoon without the sci-fi and modern stuff like cars and computers.
    I agree. Set it in a historical western setting with a twist of fantasy, aome hand to hand combat, gunplay, and we're good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_of_doom View Post
    I'm surprise nobody mention Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa :P
    I was about to mention that and Bravestarr, but then I saw others already did:



    I think traditional westerns just don't play as well with the young kids right now. And the adolescents for that matter.

    After Disney took a $200 million wash on The Lone Ranger, and then also John Carter which had some western elements, I wouldn't expect any animated westerns for quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVileOne View Post
    I think traditional westerns just don't play as well with the young kids right now. And the adolescents for that matter.

    After Disney took a $200 million wash on The Lone Ranger, and then also John Carter which had some western elements, I wouldn't expect any animated westerns for quite some time.
    Well, aside from Disney Junior's Sheriff Callie’s Wild West.


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    Given a large number of real-life cowboys during the Old West were African-American, including Black characters in the series wouldn't be out of place. As for racism, I assume either it'd be ignored, downplayed, or handled appropriately (as in some modern/recent-ish westerns... Fox's "Brisco County Jr." in the early 90s for one).

    Still, doesn't seem likely to see a Western (comedic or dramatic) anytime soon. Despite literally every other form of fiction before the 70s being cowboy-related (or so it feels), Westerns have fallen off in popularity since then. More likely to see "a special Western episode" of some typical modern TV cartoon instead (such as that SpongeBob episode set in the old west).
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