Sunday, August 19, 2007

OT: Film & TV Adaptations of Comics - R-S

Radio Patrol (Eddie Sullivan & Charlie Schmidt / KING FEATURES SYNDICATE, 1933-1950)
? (USA ; serial)

Ranma 1/2 (Rumiko Takahashi)
Ranma nibun no ichi (Japan 1989; animated tv series)
[USA: Ranma 1/2 (1989; DTV animated series)]
Ranma 1/2 Nettohen (Japan 1989-1992; animated tv series)
[USA: Ranma 1/2 Anything-Goes Martial Arts (1995; DTV animated series)]
Chugoku Nekonron daikessen! Okite yaburi no gekito hen (Japan 1991; animated movie)
[USA: Ranma 1/2: Big Battle at Nekonron! The No-Rules All-Out Battle (1991)]
[USA: Ranma 1/2: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (1991)]
Cho-musabetsu kessen! Ranma chiimu vs densetsu no Houou (Japan 1994; animated movie)
[USA: Team Ranma vs The Legendary Phoenix (1994)]
[Ranma 1/2, The Movie 2: Nihao My Concubine]
[Ranma 1/2, Outta Control: A Room With A Zoo (Japan 199?; animated tv series episode)]
[Ranma 1/2, Hard Battle: Melancholy Baby (Japan 199?; animated tv series episode)]

Rasmus Klump [Petzi] (Carla and Vilhelm Hansen)
Rasmus Klump (Denmark, 195?; several animated shorts)
Rasmus Klump (Denmark, 1996-?; animated tv series with at least 26 episodes)

Red Barry (Will Gould)
Red Barry (USA 19xx) (film serial)

Red Ryder (Fred Harman)
Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
Colorado Pioneers (1945)
Conquest of Cheyenne (1946)
Marshal of Reno (1944)
The San Antonio Kid (1944)
Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)
Vigilantes of Dodge City (1944)
Rustlers of Devil's Canyon, The (1947)
Stagecoach to Denver (1946)
Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)

Red Sonja (Roy Thomas & Frank Thorne / MARVEL) [Based on a Robert E. Howard character. Like Buck Rogers, the original novel was eclipsed by the comic book.]
Red Sonja (USA/I 1985, Richard Fleischer)

Reg'lar Fellers (Gene Byrnes)
*Happy Days (USA: Ub Iwerks, 193?; animated short)
Reg'lar Fellers (USA 1941)

Revolutionary Girl Utena (Chiho Saito and Be-Papas)
Revolutionary Girl Utena (Japan; animated tv series)

*Rex Havoc and the Ass-Kickers of the Fantastic (WARREN's 1984 Magazine)
Monsters vs. Aliens (Pixar 2009 projected)

Rex the Wonder Dog (DC)
Rex the Wonder Dog (USA 19xx) (serial/film?) ???

RG Veda (Clamp)
? (Japan 199?; animated tv series)

Ribon no Kishi [Princess Knight](Osaku Tezuka)
? (Japan 1967; animated tv series)

Richie Rich (HARVEY)
Richie Rich (USA 1980; animated tv series)
continues as The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour (1981-1982)
Richie Rich (USA 1994, Donald Petrie)
[Richie Rich] (USA 1996; animated tv series)
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (USA 1998; dtv movie)

Rikujyou Bouei Tai Mao-chan (Ken Akamatsu)
Rikujyou Bouei Tai Mao-chan (Japan; animated tv series)

Ripley's Believe It Or Not (Robert Ripley) vide Castelli.
Believe It Or Not (USA 1931-1932; 26 movie shorts)
Believe It Or Not TV (USA 1949-1950; tv series hosted by Ripley)
Ripley's Believe It Or Not (USA 1982-1986; tv series)
Ripley's Believe It Or Not (USA 2000-; tv series)

The Rivals (T. E. Powers)
The Rivals? (USA: Edison, 1907)

Road to Perdition (Max Allan Collins and Richard P. Rayner / DC Comics)
Road to Perdition (USA 2002)

The Rocketeer (Dave Stevens)
Rocketeer (USA 1991, Joe Johnston)

Roger Mellie (The Man on Telly) (Viz Comics)
(UK; tv series)

Romanov (Chris Lanier / SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN)
Crash (USA 1998, short animated film; RealNetworks animation contest first prize winner)

The Rose of Versailles SEE Berusaiyo no Bara

Roy Powers (Paul Powell) CHECK GOULART
Scouts to the rescue (US 1939)

Rumic World (Rumiko Takahashi)
[USA: Mermaid Forest (Japan; 1991 animated DTV release)]
[USA: Mermaid's Scar (Japan; 1993 animated DTV release)]
[USA: Laughing Target (Japan, 1987 animated DTV release)]

Rupert Bear (Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall & John Harrold / DAILY EXPRESS)
*Rupert and the Frog Song (UK 19??; Paul McCartney music video)
Rupert Bear (UK/Canada 19??; animated tv series)

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan [Kenshin the Wanderer: A Romantic Tale of a Meiji Era Swordsman] (Nobuhiro Watsuki)
Rurouni Kenshin (Japan; 199? 95 episode animated tv series)
Rurouni Kenshin? (Japan; 199? 4 animated DTV movies)
USA: Samurai X (2000)
Rurouni Kenshin? (Japan; 199? animated movie)

Jon Sable, Freelance (Mike Grell)
Sable (USA 1987-88; 7 episode tv series)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (ARCHIE)
The Archie Show (USA 1968; animated tv show; included Sabrina, the teenage witch)
becomes The Archie Comedy Hour (USA 1969; animated tv show)
spins off Sabrina and the Groovy Ghoulies (USA 1970; animated tv series)
becomes Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (USA 1971; animated tv series)
The New Archie/Sabrina Hour, (USA 1977; animated tv series)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (USA 1996, tv movie)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (USA 1996-, tv series)
Sabrina Goes to Rome (USA 1998, tv movie)
Sabrina Down Under (USA 1999, tv movie)
Sabrina, the Animated Series (USA1999-; animated tv series)
Spells Trouble (USA 1999; tv series spin-off from Sabrina tv series)
Witchright Hall (USA 2001; tv series spin-off from Sabrina tv series)

Sad Sack (George Baker)
The Sad Sack (USA 1957; Jerry Lewis movie. Is this really based on the comic?))

*Saishu Heiki Kanojo SEE Saikano

*Sakigake, Kuromati Koko (Pioneer,)
Cromartie High School (Japan 2003; 26-episode anime tv series)
Sakigake! Kuromati Koko The Movie (Japan 2005)
Eng: Pioneer! Cromartie High School, The Movie

Saikano (Shin Takahashi / BIG SPIRITS COMICS 1999-2001)
Saikano (Japan 2002; 13 episode animated tv series)
*Saikano (Japan 2006; live action movie)

Sailor Moon SEE Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

St. Trinian's (Ronald W.F. Searle)
The Belles of St. Trinian's (GB 1954, Frank Launder)
Blue murder at St. Trinian's (GB 1958, Frank Launder)
The Pure hell of St. Trinian's (GB 1960, Frank Launder)
The Great St. Trinian's train robbery (GB 1966, Frank Launder)
The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (GB 1980, Frank Launder)

Sam and Max (Steve Purcell)
Sam and Max (Canada: Nelvana, 1998?-; animated tv series)

Sam Loyd's Puzzles (Sam Loyd) vide Castelli.
Picto Puzzles (USA: Paramount/Bray Pictographs, 1917; 7 animated shorts)

Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Minetaro Mochizuki)
Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Japan 1998)
[US: Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl]

Sambo and His Funny Noises (1905-1914; William Marriner)
Sammy Johnsin (1916, Pat Sullivan; 9 (or 10?) animated shorts of unofficial adaptions by Marriner's assistant & Felix's creator)
Little Black Sambo (USA: Celebrity Pictures 1935, Ub Iwerks; 1 animated short. Based directly on Marriner's strip?) vide Castelli.

Samurai X SEE Rurouni Kenshin

Savage Dragon (Erik Larsen / IMAGE)
Savage Dragon (USA, 1996?-; animated tv series)

Saza-san (Machicko Hasegawa)
? (Japan; animated tv series and movies)

Scary Godmother (Jill Thompson)
Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktakular (Canada: Mainframe Entertainment, 2003; animated tv special)

School Rumble (Jin Kobayashi)
School Rumble (Japan 2004, 26 episode animated tv series)
School Rumble? (Japan 2004, animated tv series)

Les Schtroumpfs (Peyo, 1957-?) CHECK
Les Schtroumpfs (Belgium 196?; animated tv series)
[USA: The Smurfs (1981; animated tv series)]

Secret Agent X-9 (Dashiell Hammett & Alex Raymond / KING FEATURES SYNDICATE)
Secret Agent X-9 (Universal 1937; 12 episode movie serial starring Scott Kolk)
Secret Agent X-9 (Universal 1945; 12 episode movie serial starring Lloyd Bridges)

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (S.M. Iger & Will Eisner / FICTION HOUSE)
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (USA 1955, 28 episode tv series)
Sheena (USA 1984)
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (USA 2000, tv series)

Shin Kanashiki Hitman [Another Lonely Hitman] (Yukio Yamanouchi)
Shin Kanashiki Hitman (J 1995, Rokuro Mochizuki)

Shock SuspenStories (EC)
Tales from the Crypt (USA 1989-19xx) (tv series)
(a.k.a. Vault of Horror (video series))

Shurayuki-Hime (Kazuo Koike and Kazuo Kamimura)
Shurayuki-Hime (Japan 1973)
[FR: Lady Snowblood de Toshiya Fujita (Japan 1973)]
[US: Lady Snowblood (1973)]
Shura-yuki-hime: Urami Renga (1974)
[US: Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)]
Shurayuki-Hime (Japan 2001, Donnie Yen)
[US: The Princess Blade]

Silent Mobius (Kia Asamiya)
Silent Mobius (Japan 1991; animated movie)
Silent Mobius 2 (Japan 1991; animated movie)
Silent Mobius (Japan 1998; 26 episode animated tv show)

Silk Hat Harry (T. A. Dorgan) vide Castelli. Vide Lenburg for titles.
Judge Rummy (USA: International Film Service / W. R. Hearst, 1918-1919, Gregory La Cava; 10 animated shorts)
Judge Rummy (USA: Goldwyn-Bray, 1920; 11 animated shorts)
Judge Rummy (USA: International Cartoons, 1920-1921; 10 animated shorts)

Silver Surfer (Jack Kirby & Stan Lee; MARVEL)
Silver Surfer (USA 1998; animated tv series)
Silver Surfer (USA 2001; animated internet short film. See http://www.atomfilms.com/default.asp?film_id=629)
Heroes (USA 2002; flash animation parody; online at http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/news/july02/heroes.html)

*Sin City (Frank Miller)
Sin City (USA 2005: Roberto Rodriguez and Frank Miller)

Sitting Ducks (Michael Bedard)
Sitting Ducks (USA 2003-; animated tv series, based on cartoon posters].

Sjors & Sjimmie (Frans Piët) CHECK
Sjors van de rebellenclub (NL 1955)
Sjors & Sjimmie op het pirateneiland (NL 1962)
Sjors & Sjimmie en de gorilla (NL 1966)
Sjors & Sjimmie in het land der reuzen (NL 1968)
Sjors & Sjimmie en de toverring (NL 1971)
Sjors & Sjimmie en de rebellen (NL 1972)
Sjors & Sjimmie: Het Zwaard van Krijn (NL 1977)

Skippy (Percy Crosby)
Skippy (USA 1931, Norman Taurog)
Sooky (USA 1931, Norman Taurog)

*Skull Man (Shotaro Ishinomori)
*The Skull Man (Japan 2007; tv movie)
*The Skull Man (Japan 2007; 13-part animated tv series)

Smilin' Jack (Zack Mosley / CHICAGO TRIBUNE - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS SYNDICATE)
Adventures of Smilin' Jack ? (USA: Universal, 1943; 13 episode serial)

Smokey Stover vide Castelli.
Archie TV Funnies TV (USA 1971; animated tv series including Moon Mullins, Smokey Stover, Alley Oop, Broom Hilda, Emmy Lou, The Captain and the Kids, and Nancy)
rereleased as The Fabulous Funnies TV (USA 1978)

The Smurfs SEE Les Schtroumpfs

Snake'n'Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret (Michael Kupperman)
TV Funhouse (US: Wachtenheim/Marianetti, 2001; animated shorts on anthology show)
"Captain Marginal"
"Picasso: His Amazing Life”

The Snorks (Freddy Monnickendam)
The Snorks (US: Hanna-Barbera? 1984-1988; 108 episode animated tv series)

The Snowman (Raymond Briggs)
The Snowman? (UK? 19xx; animated tv movie?)

Solo (DARK HORSE)
Solo (USA 1996)

Space Adventurer Cobra (Buichi Terasawa)
? (Japan 19??; animated tv series)
? (Japan 19??; animated movie)

Spawn (Todd McFarlane)
Spawn (USA 1997; live action movie)
Spawn (USA: HBO 1997-; animated tv series)
Spawn (compilation of animated tv series 1st season)
Spawn 2 (compilation of animated tv series 2nd season)
Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle (compilation of animated tv series 3rd season)

Speed Racer SEE Mach Go Go Go

Spider-Man (Stan Lee & Steve Ditko et al. / MARVEL)
Spider-Man (USA 1967-1970; animated 52 episode tv series)
The Electric Company (USA 1971-76; tv series w/Spider-Man shorts for children)
Spider-Man (USA 1977, E.W. Swackhamer; tv movie/series pilot)
[grm: Spiderman, der Spinnenmensch]
The Amazing Spider-Man (USA 1978-79; 13 episode tv series)
Spider-Man: The Deadly Dust (episode of tv series)
Spider-Man: The Chinese Web (1978; episode of tv series)
Spider-Man Strikes Back (USA 1978; episode of tv series)
[grm: Spiderman schlaegt zurueck]
Spider-Man - The Dragon's Challenge (USA 1979; episode of tv series)
[grm: Spiderman gegen den gelben Drachen]
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (USA 1981-1982; 1984-1986; animated tv series)
continues as The Incredible Hulk & The Amazing Spider-Man Hour (USA 1982-83)
continues as The Amazing Spider-Man & The Incredible Hulk (USA 1983-84)
Spider-Man (1995-1998; 45 episode animated tv series)
Spider-Man: Unlimited (USA 1999-; animated tv series)
The Green Goblin's Last Stand (USA 2000: Dan Poole; unauthorized movie)
Spider-Man Action Studio (2002; animated Lego movie at http://cache.lego.com/movies/studios/screeningroom/spidermanlg.mov)
Spider-Man (USA 2002; movie)
Spider-Man Movie Special (USA: MTV, 2002; documentary)
Spidermania (USA: E!, 2002; documentary)
Spider-Man (USA: MTV, 2003; animated tv show)
*Spider-Man 2 (USA 2004; movie)
*Spider-Man 2: The Peril of Doc Ock (USA 2004; Lego animation at
http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/spiderman2qt.html
*Spider-Man 3 (USA 2007; movie)
*Spider-Man 3: Big Movie Premiere (USA: TV Guide Channel, 2007; documentary)
*Spider-Man (USA 2008 projected animation series)

Spider-Woman (MARVEL)
Spider-Woman (USA 1979-80; animated tv series)

*Spiral: Suiri no kizuna (Kyou Shirodaira (writer) and Eita Mizuno)
Spiral: Suiri no kizuna (Japan 2002; 25 episode animated series)
USA: Spira: Bond of Reasoning

The Spirit (Will Eisner)
The Spirit (USA 1987, Michael Schilly [sp?]) (tv movie)
Ten Minutes (USA 19xx, Harold Longway) (short movie)

Spirit of Wonder (Tsuruta Kenji)
Spirit of Wonder: China-san no yûutsu (Japan: 1992; animated movie?)
[USA: Spirit of Wonder: Miss China's Melancholy (1992)]
[USA: Spirit of Wonder: Miss China's Ring (1992)]
Spirit of Wonder: Scientif Boys Club (Japan, 2001; animated movie)

Spirou (DUPUIS)
Spirou et Fantasio? (CAN 198?; animated tv series)
Spirou (France 1992; 26 episode animated tv series)

Spy Smasher (DC??)
Spy Smasher (USA 1942; 12 episodes film serial, re-released as Spy Smasher Returns)

Star Blazers SEE Uchû Senkan Yamato

*Stardust (Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess)
Stardust (USA 2007)


Static (DC/MILESTONE)
Static Shock! (USA 2000; animated tv series)

Steam Detectives (Kia Asamiya)
Steam Detectives (Japan 1998; animated tv series)

Steel (DC)
Steel (USA 1997)

Steenford brewery saga? (Jean van Hamme)
(France ?; live action tv series)

*Steve the Horse (Roland Davies)
Steve Steps Out (UK 1936; Roland Davies; animation by Carl Giles)
Steve's Treasure Hunt (UK 1936; Roland Davies; animation by Carl Giles)
Steve's Cannon Crackers (UK 1937; Roland Davies; animation by Carl Giles)
Steve of the River (UK 1937; Roland Davies; animation by Carl Giles)
Steve in Bohemia (UK 1937; Roland Davies; animation by Carl Giles)
Steve Cinderella (UK 1937; Roland Davies; animation by Carl Giles)

Steve Canyon (Milton Caniff)
Steve Canyon (USA 1958-1959; tv series)
Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter (USA 1972; animated tv movie. "Guest-stars" Bringing Up Father, The Katzenjammer Kids, Beetle Bailey, Blondie, The Little King, Steve Canyon, Flash Gordon, Tim Tyler)

Storm (Don Lawrence and Martin Lodewijk)
? (the Netherlands; 198? animated shorts in Wordt Vervolgd anthology tv series)

Story of Rikki
Story of Rikki (HK 19xx)

Striker
Spriggan (Japan; animated movie)

Superboy (DC)
Superboy (USA 1961; unaired tv series pilot)
Superboy (USA 1988-1990; tv series)
becomes The Adventures of Superboy (USA 1990-1992)
Smallville (USA 2001-; tv series)

Superfriends SEE Justice League of America

Supergirl (DC)
Supergirl (USA 1984, Jeannot Szwarc)

Superman (Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster/DC)
Superman (USA 1941-43; 17 Max Fleischer studio animated shorts)
Arctic Giant, The (1942)
Billion Dollar Limited (1942)
Bulleteers, The (1942)
Destruction Inc. (1942)
Electric Earthquake (1942)
Eleventh Hour (1942)
Japoteurs (1942)
Jungle Drums (1943)
Magnetic Telescope, The (1942)
Mechanical Monsters (1941)
Mummy Strikes, The (1943)
Secret Agent (1943)
Showdown (1942)
Superman (1941)
Terror on the Midway (1942)
Underground World, The (1943)
Volcano (1942)
Superman (USA 1948; 15 episode film serial)
Atom Man vs. Superman (USA 1950, Spencer Gordon Bennett; 15 episode film serial)
Superman And The Mole Men (USA 1951; pilot of tv series)
The Adventures of Superman (USA 1953-57; 104 episode tv series)
edited into:
Stamp Day for Superman (1953)
Superman (1973)
Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954)
Superman Flies Again (1954)
Superman in Exile (1954)
Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)
Superman's Peril (1954)
Superpup (USA 1958?; unused pilot of tv series with anthopomorphic animals. Available on video.)
The New Adventures of Superman (USA 1966-1967; animated tv series)
becomes The Superman / Aquaman Hour (USA 1967-1968; animated tv series)
becomes The Batman / Superman Hour (USA 1968-1969; animated tv series)
Superman (USA 1979, Richard Donner)
Superman 2 (USA 1981, Richard Lester)
Superman 3 (USA 1983, Richard Lester)
Superman 4: The Quest for Peace (USA 1987, Sidney J. Furie)
Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel (USA: CBS, 1988, Robert Boyd; tv documentary)
Superman (USA 1988-89; animated tv series)
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (USA 1993-1996; tv series)
Superman (USA 1996- ; animated tv series)
continues in 1997 both by itself and as The New Batman / Superman Adventures (1997- ) No new episodes were made after 1999.
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (USA 1997; compilation of episodes of tv series)
The Batman/Superman Movie (USA 1998; compilation of episodes of tv series aired as "World's Finest")
[Superman & Jerry Seinfeld American Express Commercial (USA 1998; animated)]
The Multipath Adventures of Superman (USA 1999- ; animated 30 minute internet episodes online at http://www.entertaindom.com/pages/multipath/superman/main.jsp)
Menace of Metallo (episodes 1-5)
Boxing the Parasite (episodes 6-10)
Bizarro Battleground (episodes 11-15)
Time's Arrow (episodes 16-20)
Dyschord Inferno (episodes 21-25)
Time's End (26-30)
Cry of the Banshee (31-
The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman (USA 2004, 2 American Express webisodes, online ads at www.americanexpress.com/jerry)
A Uniform Used to Mean Something (aired on NBC on 5/20/2004)
Hindsight is 20/20
*Superman/Batman (USA 2004; internet short at http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2645491?htv=12)
*Krypto: Super D (USA 2005-; animated tv series about Superman's dog)
* Superman Returns (USA 2006)
*Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman (USA 2006; tv documentary)
*Superman Doomsday (USA 2007; animated dtv)

Swamp Thing (DC)
Swamp Thing (USA 1981, Wes Craven)
[grm: Swamp Thing - Das Ding aus den Suempfen]
The Return of the Swamp Thing (USA 1989, Jim Wynorski)
Swamp Thing (USA 1990-93) (tv series)
Swamp Thing (USA 199?; animated tv series)

Sweet Gwendoline (John Willie)
Gwendoline (France 1984, Just Jaeckin)

6 comments:

Matt Brady said...

Saikano also had a live-action movie adaptation, and I believe The Spirit was made into a cartoon series at one point.

Mike said...

Matt, any more details? I can't find a Saikano movie in IMDB, and I don't recall ever hearing about a Spirit cartoon.

Thanks.

Mike said...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5828 seems to be the live-action movie.

Mike said...

Saikano is corrected, with a cross-reference put in for the Japanese title of the book - Saishū Heiki Kanojo. Wikipedia's page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saikano#Live_action_movie was helpful. Thanks for the help, Matt (and for Newsarama, if you're that Matt Brady).

Matt Brady said...

I'm a different Matt Brady, but that's okay, I get that all the time. Sorry I didn't give more information, I just thought you might want to know about any corrections or additions that I could add.

As for the Spirit cartoon, I might be wrong about that; I was sure I saw a DVD at a store, but I might be mistaken.

Mike said...

Yes, I really appreciated the corrections and additions. As you can tell, I'm weakest on the Asian films. Thanks again.