Friday, May 27, 2011

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Funky Cops (2001)

Funky Cops made its American debut on Fox, imported by 4Kids Entertainment for the network's Saturday morning FoxBox block, in 2003, but originally premiered in France in 2001. Unfortunately, the series, which was set in disco-era San Francisco, was given a quick hook due to poor ratings. Well, it wasn't the only cartoon paying homage to 70's crime dramas at the time (Disney's Fillmore!, over on ABC, was formatted in the style of Quinn Martin's classic dramas), but apparently the exaggerated character designs, coupled with the late-70's setting, might've been a turnoff.

Currently, Kabillion holds the rights, and an episode is available On Demand (check with your cable operator). You can't really tell this was done on a computer, but it was. The idea was to cross "Pulp Fiction" (but without the language and violence) with Starsky & Hutch, but it just didn't work.

Here's the intro:

Rating: D.

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