Jurassic Park Animated Series

There was a time when the next logical step for successful live-action movies was to have them turned into animated series. Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dumb and Dumber, Jumanji, Men in Black,The Karate Kid and plenty more all became animated series. But there was one movie that never made it to television in the form of an animated series, though there were a couple attempts, and it’s one that probably could have made for some great Saturday morning cartoon programming.

Jurassic Park is a modern classic, and the Steven Spielberg film almost brought dinosaurs to the small screen in the form of an animated series. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the existence of this show since some concept art surfaced last August. But now some new details about the abandoned creation of the show have surfaced, revealing this would have been unlike any other animated series adaptation of a movie we had ever seen.

Here’s the video detailing the development of the Jurassic Park animated series from Chris Cross Media:

Universal wanted to be ambitious with this animated series and not just turn out something that was made for kids. The idea was to create a state of the art primetime, animated Jurassic Park series that incorporated a little bit of computer generated imagery, which was a big deal at the time.

But this is all stuff we already learned about last year. If you want to know more about a second attempt to get a Jurassic Park animated series off the ground (and you can tolerate the somewhat annoying voiceover guy), start around the 4:40 mark to learn about Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect, which may or may not have influenced the story for Jurassic World.

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