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  1. 1.) The same cast made The Moo Family Holiday Hoe-Down (1992). The same Director, same Producers, same Production (Calico Entertainment), same Musicians, same Art Director… It even has close to have the same voiceactors. But Neil Ross wasn't in it and Brian Cummings was in it. 2.) In Super Bubsy version, they mention "What could possibly go wrong?" phrase 10 times (Bubsy says 8 times, Arnold says 2 times) but in TV version, they cut some of them and they mention 8 times (Bubsy says 6 times, Arnold says 2 times). Not much of a difference, but yea. Even the title is called that. 3.) Bubsy has 8 quotes in this: "What could possibly go wrong?" "(I'm a hero; you gotta be a hero,) for crying out loud!" "I was just testing ya!" "I think I saw Elvis!" "And if that's a crime, then book me!" "I think of something that really blows my hair back." "IIIII like it!" "(Hey turkey! Surronder ; hend over that helmet) before I force to humble you!" 4.) Three of his quotes are from Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind: "What could possibly go wrong?" (He also says that in level 1) "I think I saw Elvis!" (He also says that in level 5: Hey, I thought I saw Elvis back there!) "I think of something that really blows my hair back." (He also says that in level 4: Hey whatever blows your hair back!) And some of the quotes are used later: "IIIII like it!" (He also says that on Bubsy 2 and on Bubsy: the Woolies Strikes Back) "What could possibly go wrong?" (He also says that on Bubsy: the Woolies Strikes Back) 5.) In Bubsy 3D, one of Bubsy's quotes mentions Arnold: "This would've killed Arnold!" (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXGCb38zVNQ, time: 2:55) 6.) Rob Paulsen, the voiceactor of Bubsy, also voiceacted him for Bubsy 2 (1994) and for Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales (1994). 7.) The cast is interesting. Like, did you know, that the writer was Ray De Laurentis, who was a writer for the Fairly Odd Parents (2009-2017) and T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-2015). Did you know that it was animated by Sei Young animation, who also animated for Super Mario Bros. Super Show! And did you know, that the voiceactors of it are also voices of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, An American Tail... Here's more information about its cast: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16780-2-the-production-and-cast/ 8.) One of the clips that they used is very popular. A footage of Frank Richards (who stops cannonball by his stomach) was also used in many cartoons like "The Chip (Part 1)" of Freakazoid!, the episode "Fairly Oddbaby" of Fairly OddParents. It was also used in the documentary called "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_"Cannonball"_Richards) 9.) At the end, when you see a supehero flying in the sky is actually a scene from a movie called Invaders from Space (1965). (Source: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16792-10-footages-origins/) 10.) Even tho' Bubsy Pilot failed, there still some products of it. There is even press kit character model sheets of Ally, Virgil, Oblivia and Buzz! But they are really really rare. (Source: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16788-9-products/) 11.) There was a contest called Bubsy's Watch'n Win Contest. The grand prize was going to Hollywood for 3 days and spending 250$! (For more info: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/)
  2. This has some mistakes on scenes. 1.) Animation errors Yea, every cartoon has some animation errors,even the best ones. And this one has a lot of them. But some of them are not noticeable, so it's not important, but some of them are big. Some of them are coloured wrong: Arnold's blue hands Bubsy's orange feet Teresa's new shirt! Nephews' grey mouth Buzz's purple head Sometimes it changes the colour on Teresa's and Oblivia's eyelids: Some of them are questionable: What's up with her scarf? That's not how it supposed to lay on her shoulders.. Where's its semi-trailer behind the truck? See what I mean? There are two scenes, where they switched characters: Is that Bubsy Jr. over here? (There is supposed to be Terry, instead of Bubsy Jr.) Eeem, what? How's Terry behind the roller coaster? He's on the roller coaster next to Teresa, remember? (There is supposed to be Bubsy, instead of Terry.) There's even one scene, where they used the wrong background: Uuum, how are they outside? Aren't they supposed to be in Buzz's kitchen? 2.) Non-logical scenes There are two scenes, that don't make any sense: So, look at the first picture: So Terry is on the left side, Teresa is on the right side. Arnold throws them away, because he saw the truck on TV and then he hides. But then in the next scene, when they walk back to Arnold,they're switched. How? In this scene, two giant nephews walk, then Terry accidentally steps on Bubsy and Arnold. Both. Terry says: "Eeew, I think I stepped on something squishy." But then Teresa says: "Me too." How? How did she felt that? Terry squashed them both. So again, how did she felt that?
  3. Bubsy Pilot used 9 old footages, that we're borrowed from Archive Film and even from NASA. They we're used: 1.) When Terry and Teresa ask Bubsy "Why do you wanna test it (Virtual reality helmet), uncle Bubsy?" Then Bubsy explains why: "Because I am brave.." Then it shows the footage of a brave man, who stops cannonball by his stomach. This is Frank Richards (1887-1969), who was an American carnival and vaudeville performer and mostly known for stopping cannonballs with his stomach (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bxd1EsVhI8) (more info about him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_"Cannonball"_Richards) "Because I crave adventure..." Then it shows a footage of a caveman fighting with some sort of monster. We are not sure where this came from. So no source found for this one yet. "Because, I need to go, where no bobcat has ever gone before.." Then it shows a footage an astronaut jumping on the moon. This is of course from NASA. More specifically, the First Moon Lading from 1969 (Neil Armstrong) (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwZb2mqId0A) 2.) When Bubsy says "Let's be heroes and save the day!" to Arnold. Then he grabs by Arnold's tail, pulls him and explains, how are they doing to save the day: "Let's take a bull by the horn.." Then it shows a footage of a man riding on a bull, then he falls down and bull beats him. No source to be found for this one yet. "Let's beat the odds..." Then it shows a footage of two men boxing underwater. This footage was recorded in Silver Spring, Florida. Boxing underwater was some sort of tourist attraction in Silver Spring, Florida in the 1950s. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X65ZSgWedqM) "Let's throw the course into the wind!" Then it shows a footage of a man in some sort of test. This man was in the G-force experiment in wind tunnel (level 9 of 10), that was tested by US military. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q01WLM6RwSY) 3.) At the end, when Bubsy tells to Arnold, how to save the day: "You gotta live on the edge.." Then it shows a footage of a man standing on one hand on a roof. No source to be found for this one yet. "You gotta go for the gusto..." Then it shows a footage of a man ice-skating with a rocket on his back. It was a test on Rocket Ice Skater invention. But it didn't work and he fell down. (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCTRjK69Vq8) "You gotta be a hero for crying out loud!" And for the final footage to show, it shows a superhero flying in the sky. It's a scene from the movie called: Invaders from Space (1965). It's a movie, that was edited for American audience of the 1957 Japanese short series called Super Giant. (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSNenmvNmZU, time: 1:02:15) (more info about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invaders_from_Space) So they are some of the footage found, but not all of them. Six of them are found, but three of them are still missing.
  4. Today I finally finished Bubsy Pilot Wiki page! Please check it out! It has a lot of interesting facts. From History to Products.
  5. Even when the Pilot failed, there still some products of it. However, they are really really rare. So they are only one picture of every product. A picture of Bubsy standing on 2 TVs while holding what appears to be a Bubsy Oscar (Picture found by Xindictive) Bubsy press kit character model sheets: Ally Cassandra, Virgil, Oblivia, Buzz (The screenshot came from Ebay, by Xindictive) A shirt that says »Bubsy's Back!« (It has an intresting story: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/) (Pictures by DoctorClu) A badge that says »Bubsy's Watch'n Win contest« (Found by DoctorClu on Ebay) An artwork for the flyer (Bubsy's Watch'n Win contest) According to JennyN, Arnold plush exist. He knows that, because his dad worked there. But there's no picture. (Source: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/9872-cruizin-vgmm-january-2013/)
  6. At one time, when they we're selling Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind for Sega Genesis, they also included this interesting postcard from Bubsy. He wrote about the contest called "Watch'n Win" and if you won, you would got a big prize. We never knew a lot of information about this contest other than from the postcard, which it just mentions it. That is, until in 2016, when someone uploaded a scanned flyer for it. Which is amazing, but we don't know, where did this person got it. (https://fdocuments.in/document/bubsy-watchn-win-contest-1993.html) Backstory In 1993, Accolade teamed up with Software Etc. (the gaming shop that doesn't excist today) and made a contest called »Bubsy's Watch'n Win Contest« Contest The contest was to watch the Bubsy cartoon on TV and wrote your 3 favorite cartoon characters on the Entry Form. Then you cut the Entry Form from the flyer and sent it to the address, that was written bellow. Prizes According to the flyer, the prizes we're really interesting: News? Well, we don't know, how many people joined, we don't even know, who won the grand prize. Accolade never said any news about it or any updates. So really, we have no idea about this one. Well, that's because of this rule: In short, they didn't check on entries until January 31st 1994! One year later after the contest! Also they worked on Bubsy 2 and then on Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales, so they eventually forgot about this contest. Which is a shame, because that would be an amazing contest, if they remembered, that this existed. Especially for the Grand prize, where your family could go on Hollywood for 3 days! But sadly, it never happened. There's also an interesting Fact: So the First prizes we're T-shirts, that said »Bubsy's Back!« Well, what if I told you, that they included those free shirts as a bonus for Bubsy 2? Let me explain: When they released Bubsy 2, they also put a stamp, that said "Free T-Shirt with this game, while stocks last!" They did this for some short time and they didn't do this again. This is what person got, when they bought it with "Free T-shirt" And it's the same shirt! They we're really rare to get it, so there are only two pictures taken from some person, that just had that T-shirt at JagFest. (https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/11395-cruizin-jagudome-october-2014/) (https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/11765-cruizin-ebay-february-2015-bubsy-2-promotion-found/)
  7. While the Bubsy Pilot was airing (On November 28th 1993, at 7:00 am), there was one commercial, that aired called "Answer & Win" It was FOX 53's kids club gaming show. There's not much information about it other than from this commercial. Info Only 14 year olds or under could join this contest. They we're seen every weekday morning at 8:15 am. To join this contest, they needed to dial the phone number and they'll ask you some question. If the kid answered right, they won for the big prize and some money. The prizes The big prizes on this day we're the board game called IT FROM THE PIT and the video game Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind for Sega Genesis. By the look of this scene, they we're only two copies of it. Two kids might got that game from this show. It would be interesting, if we knew, who got it, but we don't know. It's an interesting contest from the 90s and it's one of the most rarest medias.
  8. In 1997, Accolade released a new game called "Super Bubsy." It's a remake of Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind. It was released on Windows 95. The most interesting part of this game is collecting TVs. If you get 20 TVs, you will get to see the whole Bubsy Pilot. A youtuber named geekzila uploaded the whole Bubsy Pilot in 2012. He got that from Super Bubsy. It makes sense, since finding it was hard at that time. It wasn't released in any VHS, nor in DVDs. And the only one who had Bubsy Pilot was on the Super Bubsy game. And besides, not a single person had recorded from TV, when it aired. That is until in 2017, when a youtuber named areyoustilllistening uploaded a video called "Bubsy Pilot - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (With Original Commercials)" This version is really different and it was recorded from TV. How's this true? Well in this video, the logo of FOX53 shows up, so it looks like it was recorded from TV: What's really interesting is that, the Super Bubsy version is longer than the TV version. It's 24 minutes long and the TV version is 21 minutes long. Anyway, let's see closer in both versions. In the Super Bubsy version, sounds do not match with scenes perfectly. Well, sometimes they match fine, but a lot times they don't match perfectly. We are not sure how this happened, but on the TV version, sounds match with scenes better. Like I said before, the TV version has a lot differences with the Super Bubsy version. They cut a lot of scenes, sometimes even changed the music. They even changed the line and voice on the parts, when they go "After these messages!" Here's the compilation: So yea, there's a lot of difference between the TV version and the Super Bubsy version. Now, here's a theory. The Super Bubsy version was supposed to be aired on TV, but they cut some of the parts out, because they thought, that it was too long, probably too much time taken for the commercial time, so they made it shorter. We are not sure, why they changed the part, when they go "After these messages!" but it kinda makes sense.
  9. After Bubsy Pilot failed, they used Bubsy characters in the new games. Bubsy 2 (1994) In this game, they used Arnold Armadillo, Terry and Teresa, Virgil, Buzz and Sid. However they didn't use Ally nor Oblivia. Where we're they used? Let's check every character. Let's start with Arnold. He isn't playable in the main game. However, he has his own minigame. His minigame is, he is stuck in the truck and he needs to get out of there. But you don't control him, instead you're controlling fans in the truck. You can get 1 live shirt and get the score from the time, if you go safely. If you want to get out safely, you have to push the button before you go, then it opens and you can get out safely. But if you don't do it, then you can only get out from the big bikes. When you do it, he gets squashed and you don't get the score from a time. This is referenced, that Arnold is scared of trucks. He's also in a comic. Terry and Teresa are also in the comic. However, they're also playable characters in the main game. But they're only playable, if you chose the 2 player option. Not only you can choose the 2 player option, you can also choose between "2 player friends" and "2 player feisty." "2 player friends" will the second player help you out by throwing bananas at the enemies, while "2 player feisty" will the second player annoy you and throw you bananas, so that you get slipped. Virgil is not in the game, he is only in the comic. Buzz and Sid are the enemies in this game (of course). They appear in every level. Buzz flies while he has Sid on his claws. When he sees you, he drops Sid (like a bomb, a diving bomb, if you will). This is referenced from the scene, when Buzz drops Sid from the sky to get the virtual reality helmet. But they don't appear in the comic. Bubsy: Paws on fire! (2019) And then they we're never used again until in 2019, when they brought them again, except Buzz and Sid and still no Ally nor Oblivia. The game was called »Bubsy: Paws on Fire!« Bubsy, Virgil and a new character named Woolie are the only playable characters. Terry and Teresa are just in the cut scenes and you can see them, when you go on a shop. Arnold has his own minigame again. This time, he's in the tunnel and you need to collect 150 green rubies. No truck reference this time. They also used some references, like Virgil is wearing the virtual reality helmet.
  10. It aired on November 28th 1993 on Thanksgiving on the Channel FOX 53. According to this footage from Bubsy Pilot (with original commercials), the next cartoons we're Garfield (at 7:30 am), Merry Melodies (at 8:00 am), The Pink Panther (at 8:30 am) and Xuxa (at 9:00 am). The Pilot is 21 minutes long and has 5 mins of commercials, so it's believable, that it aired at 7:00 am. Like I said before, the Pilot is 21 minutes long and had 12 commercials while it was airing. List of commercials: 1. Bubblin shower (Mattel) 2. Original Bugles, corn snacks (General Mills, Inc.) 3. Granola Bars (Nature Valley) 4. 36 Hour Marathon sale! (Value City Furniture) 5. Tyrannosaurus Rocks (Mattel) 6. Bumble Ball (ERTL) 7. Quintex Cellular 8. Western School of Health & Business 9. Barbie: Paint 'N Dazzle Car (Mattel) 10. Answer & Win (FOX 53) 11. Thanksgiving Safety (Edgar Snyder & Associates) 12. Paws with a chase The reactions weren't really good. The Pilot wasn't a big success, so it failed. On the Bubsy Fanblog, Michael Berlyn said, that Accolade developers we're cringing while they watched it. Even though, they were involved in the production of it. (https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_(TV_Pilot)) Some people say, that he hated the pilot, but according to Sega-16's interview with Michael Berlyn, when they asked him, what did he thought of it, he said this: "…//I thought it was extremely clever — it did a nice job of playing on Bubsy’s name, and the characters were all “Bubsy-like.” While the art direction was not what Bubsy was all about, it was at least interesting. Bubsy‘s original art direction was an interpretation of the Fleischer cartoons of the 1920s and 30s. The rounded, bouncing, alive cars and objects was what I wanted, and after a lot of work, was accomplished. The TV pilot had a more southwest, angled feel, and that was okay since the sponser was Taco Bell (if I recall correctly). The attitude and wisecracks were Bubsy, though." (https://www.sega-16.com/2006/08/interview-mike-berlyn/) Some years later, when the internet started to exist, a lot of people talked and they're still talking about it. They said and they're still saying, that it sucks, it's annoying, has lame jokes, looks awful… While it has a lot of negatives, they're still some positives: 1. The theme song and music are catchy & pretty good. 2. The animation is great, even tho' it has some animation errors, it still looks great. 3. The character designs and his world are interesting. 4. They did a great job on backgrounds. 5. Arnold himself is a bit funny at times with his goofy voices. 6. Sid himself is kinda funny at some point, even if he is stereotypical character like in many cartoons with hungry and moronic henchmen. As the author of this documentary, I don't think that it's a classic, or the best. But I also don't think that it's the worst cartoon. There still cartoons worse than this one. In my opinion, it's a good pilot and maybe it could be better, if Michael Berlyn was involved in it. But he wasn't and unfortunately, it failed.
  11. Everyone on the internet are still saying the fact, that he hates Bubsy. Which is not true. If they said it as a theory, I would probably understand, but they actually say it as a fact, without even asking him. Which again, not true. A youtuber named DrewTheRedPoochyena uploaded a video, where he was at a book signing event for Rob Paulsen's newest release "Voice Lessons" during a Q&A session. At the end, he asked him, if he hates Bubsy. He said this: Rob Paulsen: "I don't hate Bubsy…//..I have nothing against Bubsy…//The reason I wansn't involved is not because I don't want to. They hired somebody else. I got nothing against Bubsy." DrewTheRedPoochyena: "So at the very least, not worse than Coconut Fred, right?" Rob Paulsen: "No." Here's the video to prove it: If you still need prove, here's the actual tweet from Rob Paulsen: https://twitter.com/yakkopinky/status/1257402898645790722
  12. We don't know, when the production started, but what we know is who was involved in it. Here's the list of important people and what they're known for. The Director was Tom Burton, who was also a Producer. According to his IMDB page, he is also known for making Visual effects on Source Code (2011), Traitor (2008), Stoker (2013) and Blade Runner (1982). He was also a Director of Denver, the last dinosaur (1988-1989). (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0123746/) Besides Tom Burton, the other Producer was Claudia Zeitlin Burton, who is also known Producer for Widget, the World Watcher (1990-1991), Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988-1989) and Mr.Bogus (1991-1993). (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1206521/) The Writer was Ray De Laurentis. Now this guy is one the most interesting cast in this, because he is also known Writter for The Fairly OddParents (2009-2017), T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-2015) and Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! (2005-2006). (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0209589/) The Storyboard artists we're Tom Bernardo, Tom Knowles and Ken Laramay. Tom Bernardo (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2038997/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2) and Ken Laramay (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2143041/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0) we're also in the Art departpment for Kim Possible (2002-2007). What's more interesting is that Tom Bernardo was also in the Animation department for Anastasia (1997) and a storyboard artist for Lion Guard (2016-2019). Tom Knowles was also a Storyboard artist for Animaniacs (1998) (which he worked for 1 episode) and Frekazoid! (1995-1996). (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0461563/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1) Camera and optical effects we're made by Drew Redford, who is also known for making visual effects on Shoot 'Em Up (2007), Warrior (2011), War (2007) and Punisher: War zone (2008). What's really interesting is that he was also a Visual effect artist for Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014). (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1915994/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2) It was animated by Sei Young Animation. It was an animation studio based in South Korea, known for animating The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Legend of Zelda, and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. Not to mention, they also animated some animes. (https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0147939) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei_Young_Animation) The Music was made by California Star Productions, who also made music for The Moo Family Holiday Hoe-Down (1992). (https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0275616) The Footages we're used from Archive Film and from NASA. (If you want to know, where are clips from, here's the list of their origins: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16792-10-footages-origins/) It was produced by Calico Entertainment and Imagination Factory Inc. Calico Entertainment is known for producing Denver, the last Dinosaur, Widget the Wolrd Watcher, Mr.Bogus, The New Adventures of Zorro… (https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0141172) It was sponsored by Taco Bell. Voiceactor list: Bubsy - Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, The Adventures of Jimmy…) Arnold, Virgil - Pat Fraley (Krang, Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman, Smurf..) Terry, Oblivia - Tress MacNeille (Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures…) Teresa, Ally - B.J. Ward (Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island…) Buzz - Neil Ross (The Transformers: The Movie , An American Tail…) Sid - Jim Cummings (Winny the Pooh, Lion King, Tarzan…) All of the credits:
  13. In 1993, Accolade made a game called Bubsy In Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind. It was created by Michael Berlyn, who is known for text adventure games and of course for his Bubsy games. Tho' he only worked on the first Bubsy game and then three years later on Bubsy 3D. It was released on SNES and on Sega Genesis. After it was published, a lot people loved this game. They said, that it has great music, great animation, all and all, it was a sucess for Accolade and for Michael Berlyn. Sega-16: Were you surprised at Bubsy’s initial success? Mike Berlyn: Yes, and no. I was hopeful, and we had a put a lot of work into it. The marketing push and advertising commitments were massive, and I had never before been associated with a product that had such financial support. As far as the product’s success, I did the best I could and crossed my fingers. I was more surprised at learning what a real marketing effort was: the money, the manpower, and the thought that went into it. (https://www.sega-16.com/2006/08/interview-mike-berlyn/) If you don't believe it, here's some screenshots of reviews for this game: FUN FACT: It was also released in Japan and it was called "Yamaneko Bubsy no Daibouken" or "The Adventures of Bubsy the Mountain Cat" All the level passwords formed the first 114 digits of PI. While the sucess was happening, lots of commercials came from it. According to this video, it got 5 commercials, one was even aired while the pilot was airing! Maybe they're more of these, but they're lost and til' this day, they're only 5 of them found. There's also a Spanish commercial for it. It also got a lot of merchandise such as posters, two special books, T-shirts, pins… What's interesting is the Bubsy plush. But only employees of Accolade got this plush. Because of a huge success, Accolade decided to make a TV show out of him. At that time, Michael Berlyn left the company, so he wasn't included in this Pilot. How do we know this? Because he wasn't credited.
  14. Here's my remake or should I say restoration of Bubsy in Claws Encounters Of The Furred Kind, Official Trailer from 1993. Here's the original trailer: I hope you like my remake of it. It was a lot of work to do, a lot of redraws, making new footage, editing and a lot research. It was a fun work but also a hard one. Anyway, I hope you like it.
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