LOL: ‘Jason and Friends’ Imagines the ‘Friday the 13th’ Saturday Morning Cartoon We Never Knew We Needed
Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
There was a time when tons of movies from the 1980s and 1990s were given their own animated series. Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Ghostbusters, Dumb & Dumber, Police Academy, RoboCop, The Mask, and many more all got their own shows. But there’s one staple film franchise that never got its due diligence as a cartoon: Friday the 13th.
Artist Mike Chiechi, AKA Frank’s Kid, has created the opening credits sequence for a Saturday morning cartoon adaptation of Friday the 13th called Jason and Friends. Taking a cue from the likes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, Josie and the Pussycats, and many other cartoons featuring an ensemble of characters, this series finds Jason on a series of adventures with the Camp Crystal counselors he can’t seem to stop killing. There’s also an adorable dog with a hockey mask and the floating severed head of Jason’s mother. It’s for kids! Read More »