Cartoons The Best Live Action Fan Adaptations of Cartoons  

Crystal Brackett
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Sometimes hearing about a live action remake of a favorite cartoon can be very... alarming. But these awesome fan reboots and remakes of classic cartoons really take the cake when it comes to the best of the best. From gritty trailers of kids' cartoons to full length movies and webseries of anime and comic books, this list of awesome cartoon fan adaptations will change that alarm to delight. 

Some of these remakes and reboots are quirky and overly dramatic spin-offs and some are a lot darker, but no matter what the dramatic representation of these cartoons are, these fans went all out to make something really cool and bring their versions of these shows/movies/comics to life! Check out the best times fans made adaptations as good as the original below.

Time to grab the popcorn and put on the superhero cape, because this list is about to take things to another dimension. The 3rd dimension.

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Adventure Time: The Movie

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The world is coming to an end... again. Just like always, it's up to Finn and Jake (with the help of Princess Bubblegum and Ice King) to save Ooo. Because "Homies help homies. Always."

This reboot of Adventure Time not only hits all the dark spots, like the Mushroom Bombs, but it's also super colorful and feels just like the cartoon. Oh, and all of the teaser shots of loveable side characters like BMO, Lemongrab, and Marceline are freakin' awesome.

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The Akira Project - Live Action Trailer

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The Akira Project's trailer is a short, live action adaptation of the 1988 sci-fi anime Akira that includes all the cyberpunk essentials - Kaneda's jacket, Neo-Tokyo, kids who can blow things up with their mind, and, of course, Kaneda's super sweet bike.

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FAN-O-RAMA - A Futurama Fan Film

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An epic trailer that paints a bright and bubbly sci-fi world for Futurama fans. Complete with the usual Planet Express daily business, cartoony hairstyles, classic sassy Bender quotes, and Hypnotode.

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Pokémon Apokélypse: Live Action Trailer HD

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Tons of shots of the original Pokemon AND those sweet Team Rocket outfits. They nailed Pokemon street fashion and real life Team Rocket trouble-making.

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