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The LONE RANGER 1 by DaveBullock The LONE RANGER 1 by DaveBullock
One of my earliest psd pieces.
Several years ago WB animation briefly flirted with a toon of The Lone Ranger. Anybody remember the live action tv pilot where the ranger had a black hat and a red shirt? I shit you not. It was a attempt to make it like a Smallville type.
This sounds so fucking ridiculous it has to be true.
Well old Ranger Reid was finished.
Before the show aired I heard this was a possibility for series development, so I put this together and stuck it under a few noses at the studio. This was not solicited by WB.
Anybody ever see the old toon show from the 60's?
It's pretty sweet.
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MissJenniferLynn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013

I'd love to see an LR animated series--preferably one that would be similar in tone and continuity to the old radio/TV series, but add its own wrinkles.

 

For a while there, I even had a voice for the Ranger all picked out...the actor John M. Jackson, who used to play Admiral Chegwidden on JAG. He has a deep voice that's the perfect blend of sternness and compassion, and even sounds just a touch like Clayton Moore.

 

The only thing I wouldn't want to see them do is to Batman up the character. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like Batman as much as the next person, but not every hero needs to be grim and gritty.

 

Oh, and I did see bits and pieces of that...thing...they showed on the WB. Words fail me. Even The Legend Of The Lone Ranger, for all its bad reputation, had more respect for the mythology! (Which is also more than I can say for the recent one, as much as I adore Armie Hammer.)

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bronxboy53 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice design!
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SciFiFan2013 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I really liked the Moore look, and this is quite nice too.
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TBolt66 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
cool, still enjoy the Clayton Moore show.
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DaveBullock Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thanks man.
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Lightspeed042 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty nice! I've never actually seen the TV series, but if there were to be a show that had this type of look, I'd definitely be interested!
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invademyprivacy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
So rad! I've been wanting to be the lone ranger at halloween for years now!
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a-archer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
awesome man, love the retro stuff. i'm gettin all the adventure house pulps on amazon now too, from the 30's and 40's, totally worth checkin out.
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WillCaligan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
I remember the old cartoon. I thought it was pretty good. Nice design.
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kross29 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol yes, i do remember that pilot. it starred Chad Micheal Murray as the Ranger if i remember correctly.

but yeah the old show was amazing
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DaveBullock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I saw a clip of the pilot on YouTube last night, it's still horrible.
Who doesn't like a cute squaw girl though.
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kross29 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol true
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Dang, i would love to see a LR cartoon from you!
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drewerd Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
I remeber the Tarzan/Lone ranger cartoon in the 80's that aired after the batman cartoon on CBS. I was 6 or 7 but I loved it.

The weird thing was he was the lone ranger but he had a side kick

:)
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DocShaner Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Artist
I've seen reruns of the old toon show somehow or another, couldn't tell you how. This is sweet though, Dave, wish it had come to fruition. A new Lone Ranger 'toon would be awesome.
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DaveBullock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Thanks Doc. Aside from the shitty live action pilot, I'm sure WB had it's reservations about a gun toting hero. He would have had to of been the king of the trick shot, which is hard to keep interesting.
Horse animation for tv would have been very spotty too!
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