The popular Canadian 80s’ cartoon The Raccoons could be on its way back to television after 30 years according to series creator Kevin Gillis.
In a briefing with Canadian media, Gillis has “…been thinking about it for the last four or five years…” and has pitched the idea of returning the animated show with Canadian broadcasters. Gillis has even given thought to having another country handle co-production.
Gillis is now considering how best to restart the show. “If I take Raccoons into a brand new relaunch, do I do the obvious and age it up? Is it Raccoons 10 years later?” he ponders.
Although The Raccoons is based around the daily life of the audacious Bert Raccoon, his adventures are not alone as they include his close friends Ralph and Melissa, the son of the wealthy and villanous aardvark Cyril Sneer, Cedric, and the sheepdogs Schaeffer and Broo.
The Raccoons made their appearance in 1980 in the televised special The Christmas Raccoons, with Raccoons on Ice in 1981, The Raccoons & the Lost Star in 1983, and The Raccoons Let’s Dance in 1984. The actual series began its televised broadcast in 1985 on the CBC.
Source: Global News