James Bond in animation?

TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
edited January 24 in Bond 26 & Beyond Posts: 969
First of all, I would like to apologize to all of you if this has already been discussed in another thread.
For decades, we've seen 007 in live-action movies, played by real-life actors, and as for the books, his appearance has been, for the most part, consistent with Fleming's description of him, but what if James Bond stepped into the world of animation? The closest we have had to it was the television series James Bond Jr., which we all know how it ended.
But, what if we gave it a chance? Do you think it would be a good idea? Would it be a success or a failure?

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    Maybe Higson's Young Bond series might work as an animation, but otherwise I'm not sure what it'd add to the franchise in general. If some talented individual did some sort of animation on Youtube which adapted scenes from the Fleming novels or something (hopefully they'd be of high quality/the books would fully be in public domain at this point) that'd be quite cool to see. But otherwise it's more a no from me at the moment.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    007HallY wrote: »
    Maybe Higson's Young Bond series might work as an animation, but otherwise I'm not sure what it'd add to the franchise in general. If some talented individual did some sort of animation on Youtube which adapted scenes from the Fleming novels or something (hopefully they'd be of high quality/the books would fully be in public domain at this point) that'd be quite cool to see. But otherwise it's more a no from me at the moment.

    Well, literary Bond already is in the public domain on Canada, the main issue when it comes to someone else adapting Bond is the fact that EON legally owns the rights to each one of the trademarks of the franchise (The theme, the logo, the gunbarrel, etc.), if there ever is another Bond franchise other than EON's, it would probably end in a Never Say Never Again sort of situation.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Actually, I don't know James Bond Jr ended - I haven't finished watching it yet, but intend to. It was a low-quality cartoon aimed at kids, not the spawn of Satan, and many who saw it back then have fond memories of it. It did its job. That show gets unfairly treated by those who never experienced it as a kid and like to jump on the trend bandwagon rather than form their own level-headed opinion. IMO.

    Moving forward, I'd like to see a dark noirish Bond cartoon, perhaps more detective based, but I'll welcome anything new to the franchise if it doesn't interfere with getting new films out regularly!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited January 24 Posts: 14,794
    I guess it’s the sort of thing Amazon might be able to get Eon to do for TV, and you could explore different versions of Bond for that I guess. But also I’m not sure animation has a big an audience as live action, and I don’t know if that crosses over into Bond’s general audience appeal. For Star Wars and Marvel it works as you have these geeky fanbases, but I’m not sure 007 quite has the same.
    It’s an interesting idea though: never say never. And like I say, the Amazon deal makes this more likely now than ever before.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Actually, I don't know James Bond Jr ended - I haven't finished watching it yet, but intend to. It was a low-quality cartoon aimed at kids, not the spawn of Satan, and many who saw it back then have fond memories of it. It did its job. That show gets unfairly treated by those who never experienced it as a kid and like to jump on the trend bandwagon rather than form their own level-headed opinion. IMO.

    I never said it was the spawn of Satan, nor i treated it unfairly, i just refered to the fact that it passed without pain or glory.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it’s the sort of thing Amazon might be able to get Eon to do for TV, and you could explore different versions of Bond for that I guess. But also I’m not sure animation has a big an audience as live action, and I don’t know if that crosses over into Bond’s general audience appeal. For Star Wars and Marvel it works as you have these geeky fanbases, but I’m not sure 007 quite has the same.
    It’s an interesting idea though: never say never. And like I say, the Amazon deal makes this more likely now than ever before.

    Well, Project OO7 is confirmed to be a completely original story with its own version of Bond. Then again, animation and videogames are two completely different things.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Takao Saito popularized assassin Golgo 13 after adapting several Ian Fleming Bond novels in manga style.

    So it would be interesting to see those in animated form.

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  • I actually own all four of the Satio adaptations. They’re insanely bizarre to look at, even without going through the painstaking process of translating them.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited January 26 Posts: 14,794
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it’s the sort of thing Amazon might be able to get Eon to do for TV, and you could explore different versions of Bond for that I guess. But also I’m not sure animation has a big an audience as live action, and I don’t know if that crosses over into Bond’s general audience appeal. For Star Wars and Marvel it works as you have these geeky fanbases, but I’m not sure 007 quite has the same.
    It’s an interesting idea though: never say never. And like I say, the Amazon deal makes this more likely now than ever before.

    Well, Project OO7 is confirmed to be a completely original story with its own version of Bond.

    Yes, that is a very good point.
    It's quite interesting that EON don't really do any sort of side projects with Bond - apart from videogames, which they've long done. You'd think that IFP could have licensed spinoff novels starring Craig's Bond or something, or comic books with him, but it's never happened (apart from the novelisations of the Brosnan movies). I wonder why videogames are okay but TV has been phrased as a never-never for them.
  • mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess it’s the sort of thing Amazon might be able to get Eon to do for TV, and you could explore different versions of Bond for that I guess. But also I’m not sure animation has a big an audience as live action, and I don’t know if that crosses over into Bond’s general audience appeal. For Star Wars and Marvel it works as you have these geeky fanbases, but I’m not sure 007 quite has the same.
    It’s an interesting idea though: never say never. And like I say, the Amazon deal makes this more likely now than ever before.

    Well, Project OO7 is confirmed to be a completely original story with its own version of Bond.

    Yes, that is a very good point.
    It's quite interesting that EON don't really do any sort of side projects with Bond - apart from videogames, which they've long done. You'd think that IFP could have licensed spinoff novels starring Craig's Bond or something, or comic books with him, but it's never happened (apart from the novelisations of the Brosnan movies). I wonder why videogames are okay but TV has been phrased as a never-never for them.

    Don’t forget the video games were dormant for a while too until this new Project 007 game was announced. I simply think it’s down to EON being very protective of the brand, and don’t wish to do anything that could jeopardize it in their eyes. That’s a reason why so many video game developers who pitched their ideas of a Bond game to EON have been turned down in the last 10 or so years.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I guess claymation is off the table. Too bad.


  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Go!Tekken_Wiki posted this dreamy concept. Using Agent 327.


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    Directed by Guy Richard
    Screenplay by Guy Richard, Tessa Selier, Jackie Sanderman
    Based on James Bond by Ian Fleming

    Starring
    Michael Caine
    Lea Seydoux
    Lisa-Dorah Sonnet
    Ben Whislaw
    Naomie Harris
    Mike Nawrocki
    Jack Dylan Grazer
    Emma Berman
    Josh Gad
    Tony Hale
    Alec Baldwin
    Music by Dan Romer (score)
    Pharrell Williams (songs)
    Cinematography by Sanne De Beer (lighting)
    Rinske Hermus (camera)
    Edited by Mandy van Zuylen
    Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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    Goanimate Animation
    Distributed by Warner Bros Pictures (North America and Asia)
    20th Century Studios (International)

    Release Date
    November 15, 2024 (United Kingdom)
    November 22, 2024 (United States)
    Running Time 105 minutes
    Country United Kingdom, The Netherlands, United States
    Budget $115 million (€110 million)

    James Bond 007: An Italian Mission to Live it and Die is 2024 upcoming computer-animated spy comedy film and the 27th film to the James Bond film series, it will be directed by Guy Richard, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions and Goanimate Animation and distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, the production will be started in December 2021 and will take nearly 4 years until September 2024, Michael Caine will do the role of James Bond, along with the new voice actors including Mike Nawrocki, Emma Berman, Josh Gad, Jack Dylan Grazer, Tony Hale and Alec Baldwin, and with Ben Whislaw reprising the role of James Bond's Quartermaster named Q, Léa Seydoux and Lisa-Dorah Sonnet as the roles of Madeleine Swann and his daughter Mathilde, and with Naomie Harris returning to voice the role of Eve Moneypenny, with the etismated production budget of $115 million, James Bond 007: An Italian Mission to Live it and Die is first very-expensive animated film of James Bond movie series that is ever made and the third Goanimate Animation film to feature the computer-animated on-screen logo with the squirrel mascot Scrat, since the fifth Andrew Orozco movie and Cartoons: King's Games: The Movie.

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  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Great about Agent 327 it is Dutch creation. I own one comic book from Agent 327. Dossier Acht: Dossier Nachtwacht.

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    I must think about Inspector Gadget a little bit who's Dr Claw always remember to Blofeld and have a cat too.

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