Western Animation: Revisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series

Revisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series, stylized as Re/Visioned: Tomb Raider, is a ten-part series of short animated episodes based on the Tomb Raider series, which was originally aired on GameTap in 2007. The series consists of varying renditions of Lara Croft, from the hands of noted animation and comic artists, which range from the semi-realistic to downright cartoony. Although enjoying the alternate takes on the character, criticisms from viewers did tend to include that the shift from one to another was somewhat confusing, and that the stories of each episode were a little too simple and non-explanatory. The series was meant to be the first in the Re/Visioned series of cartoons based on game franchises.

Episodes 1-3: Keys to the Kingdom
  • Lara is drawn into a web of religious intrigue and assassins when an archaeologist is murdered just after he claims to have discovered a way to bring the dead back to life.
Episode 4: Revenge of the Aztec Mummy
  • Hijinks ensue when Lara Croft stumbles upon the resurrection of Moctezuma, an Aztec mummy.
    • This short takes on a lighter, self-parodying tone, compared to the previous set.
Episode 5-6: Angel Spit
  • At the request of a professor, Lara is given a sample of a mysterious substance called "Angel Spit", that was retrieved during a 19th-century Antarctic expedition, and is comprised of a mass of stem cells that can be used to cure any disease. She is tasked with finding more where it came from. Things take a squickier turn once she discovers what it really is...
Episode 7: Lara Croft: Legacy
  • Lara searches for an ancient scepter with the ability to turn men into animals, and vice versa. Along the way, she finds herself followed by an aspiring young sidekick who proves to be more trouble than she's worth.
    • This episode was done in a 70's cartoon style, right down to the flickering and static over the image.
Episode 8: Pre-Teen Raider
  • At school, a young 12-year-old Lara shows off the Dagger of Sitaran to her friends, but it is confiscated by the headmistress. At night, Lara breaks into the school to retrieve it, evading the workers and guards in the process.
Episode 9: Raising Thaumopolis
  • Lara searches for the lost, underwater city of Thaumopolis, when she is confronted with a mysterious old man who claims to be her "salvation". Lara is taken to the city, where she meets a rival who is also interested in the city's ancient armory. They are thrust into a series of dream challenges, but only one will survive...
Episode 10: A Complicated Woman''
  • While recovering the ancient Treasure of Perseus, three fortune hunters tell the tale of how each of them killed Lara Croft... or did they?

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Revisioned Tomb Raider Animated Series