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Western Animation / Bubsy

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"Ah Bubsy, Oh! Worse than a Truck!!"
Arnold when Bubsy made his introduction after waking Arnold up.

Bubsy is an Animated Adaptation of what is arguably the most well known Sonic-knockoff of all time.

As expected, the series (had it ever gotten past the pilot stage) would have been managed and created by DiC, well-known for their numerous cartoon adaptations of popular video games in the 80's and 90's (the pilot itself was animated by Calico Entertainment, of Denver the Last Dinosaur).

It mostly uses the same characters as the game, with a few new ones to take the roles of the villains. The pilot revolves around Virgil Reality inventing a virtual reality helmet that allows one to imagine anything into life. The possibilities about this are never explored.

The pilot was never picked up, but it remains an... interesting cartoon nonetheless. It is available on the PC port of Super Bubsy, a deluxe version of the first Bubsy game. Interestingly, the characters would appear a few times in the games, notably in Paws on Fire.

Compare Battletoads, another cartoon pilot based on a video game that never got picked up.