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RUMOR: Crash Bandicoot cartoon cancelled after a year in development

Crash and burn

After years of not getting much love from Activision, Crash Bandicoot has been making a comeback. The N. Sane Trilogy brought back fans by the millions, and Crash Bandicoot 4 advanced the franchise. Rumor has it a cartoon was going to take things another step, but apparently it's been squashed.

You can see the supposed test footage for the cartoon above, which was apparently a project between Amazon and Activision. Why was the plug pulled on this cartoon after a year of work? We heard there were some disputes about the direction of the script, and apparently they were big enough to stop the project in its tracks.

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bakfug
Tue Jan 12 21 08:29pm
Rating: 3

People are way too quick to say a game flopped. Yeah, it didn't sell near what the N. Sane Trilogy has, but I'm not sure why anyone expected it to. While they made a lot of poor decisions like releasing a handful of weeks before new consoles, not launching on the current best selling platform, and barely having any advertising, by all accounts it still is selling more or less on track with CTR while being priced anywhere from 50 to near 100% more depending where you live, making it a bigger success than that. Not just that, the price is a point contention for most, as $60 is rather steep when most probably bought N. Sane Trilogy for significantly less, and I fully expect decent legs when the price lowers. Not everything needs to continuously break sales records to not be a "flop".

Didn't even know this was a thing... I wonder what's happened to the Sly Cooper animation

Crash 4 flopped, so I'm not sure I'd call it a comeback.

bakfug
Tue Jan 12 21 08:29pm
Rating: 3

People are way too quick to say a game flopped. Yeah, it didn't sell near what the N. Sane Trilogy has, but I'm not sure why anyone expected it to. While they made a lot of poor decisions like releasing a handful of weeks before new consoles, not launching on the current best selling platform, and barely having any advertising, by all accounts it still is selling more or less on track with CTR while being priced anywhere from 50 to near 100% more depending where you live, making it a bigger success than that. Not just that, the price is a point contention for most, as $60 is rather steep when most probably bought N. Sane Trilogy for significantly less, and I fully expect decent legs when the price lowers. Not everything needs to continuously break sales records to not be a "flop".

Thank god it got canned. It feels like the cartoons of today that are creatively bankrupt.

You kidding me? It looks great for test footage. Had a ton of potential.

For one thing, Cortex's mustache is gone. Then Crash acts all goofy like those rapid giddly cartoons that you see today.

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