Sunday, August 19, 2007

OT: Film & TV Adaptations of Comics - T-Z

Taiho shichauzo (Kosuke Fujishima)
Taiho shichauzo (Japan, 1994; animated tv series)
[USA: You're Under Arrest]

Tailspin Tommy (Hal Forrest)
Tailspin Tommy (USA: Universal, 1934; movie serial. 1st serial adaptation.)
Tailspin Tommy and the Great Air Mystery (USA 1935)
Danger Flight (1939, Monogram)
Mystery Plane (1939, Monogram)
Stunt Pilot (1939, Monogram)
Sky Patrol (1940, Monogram)

Tales from the Crypt (EC)
Tales from the Crypt (UK 1972, Freddie Francis)
Tales from the Crypt (USA 1989-199?) (tv series)
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (USA 1995)
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (USA 1996)

Tank Girl (Hewlett & Martin)
Tank Girl (USA 1995)

Tarkan verses the Vikings (Turkey 1971)

Teen Titans (DC)
Teen Titans (USA 2003-2006; animated tv series)
*Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (tv series collection)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA 1987-1995; 194 episode animated tv series)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA 1990, Steve Barron)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze (USA 1991, Michael Pressman)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (USA 1993, Stuart Gillard)
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (USA 1997-1998; tv series)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (USA 2003-; animated tv series)
*TMNT (USA 2007)

*Tekkon Kinkreet (Taiyo Matsumoto)[manga in US: Black & White]
Tekkon Kinkreet (Japan 2006; animated)

Tennen shôjo Man (Tetsuya Koshiba)
Tennen shôjo Man (Japan 1996; dtv?)
Tennen shôjo Man (Japan 1999; tv series)
[US: Man, a Natural Girl]
Tennen shôjo Man next: Yokohama hyaku-ya hen (Japan 1999; tv series)

Tenshi no Harawata [Entrails of the Angel] (Takashi Ishii, 1977-?)
Tenshi no Harawata [Entrails of the Angel](Japan 1978)
Akai Kyō Shitsu [Red Classroom] (Japan 19??)
Akai Memai [Red Vertigo] (Japan 1988, Takashi Ishii)

Terry And The Pirates (Milton Caniff)
Terry And The Pirates (USA 1940)
Terry And The Pirates (USA 1952-1953; tv series)

Tetsu Adachi (?)
Otenki Onesan (J 1995, Tomoaki Hosoyama)
[engl: A Weatherwoman]

Tetsujin 28-go (Mitsuteru Yokoyama, 1958-?)
Tetsujin 28-go (Japan 1963-1967; animated tv series)
[Gigantor (1965 USA)]
[New Gigantor] (Japan 1980; aired in USA in 1993)
Tetsujin 28fx (Japan 1992)

Tetsuwan Atom (Osamu Tezuka, 1951-1968)
Tetsuwan Atom (Japan 1963-1964; 193 animated tv episodes. Japan's first animated tv show)
[USA: Atom Boy (104 episodes shown on tv)]
Tetsuwan Atom (Japan 198?; animated tv show?)
Tetsuwan Atom (Japan 2003-?; animated tv show)

Tex Granger (Calling All Boys comic book)
Tex Granger (USA: Columbia, 1948; movie serial)

Tex Willer (Bonelli)
Tex Willer e il Signore degli Abissi (Italy 1985)
[USA: Tex and the Lord of the Deep]

Their Only Child (George McManus) SEE The Newlyweds

Them Was The Happy Days (Clare A. Dwiggins)
Them Were the Happy Days (USA: Pat Sullivan, 1917, Otto Messmer; 1 animated short)

They Were 11 SEE Jûichi-nin iru!

Thimble Theater SEE Popeye

This Modern World (Tom Tomorrow)
This Modern World (USA 2001; internet animated shorts at

Tim Tyler's Luck
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)

The Mighty Thor (USA 1967; animated tv series)
The Return of the Incredible Hulk (USA 1988, Nicholas Corea; tv movie. Guest-stars Thor.)
Thor (USA 1988; tv movie)

The Tick (NEC)
The Tick (USA 1994-1996; animated tv series)
The Tick (USA 2001-2002; live action tv series)

Tiffany Jones
Tiffany Jones (UK 1973)
[USA: Tales of Tiffany Jones]

Tillie the Toiler (Russ Westover)
Tillie the Toiler (USA: MGM, 1927)
Tillie the Toiler (USA: Columbia, 1941)

Tim Tyler's Luck (Lyman Young / KING FEATURES SYNDICATE)
? (USA ; serial)

Timecop (Mark Verheiden & Mike Richardson / DARK HORSE)
Timecop (USA 1994, Peter Hyams)
Timecop (USA 1997; tv series)

Tintin (Herge)
Tintin et le mystere de la toison d'or (France 1961, Jean-Jacques Vierne)
[The Mystery of the Golden Fleece]
Tintin et les oranges bleues (France 1964)
[Tintin and the Blue Oranges]
L'Homme de Rio (France 1963, Philipe de Broca) (inspired by comic?)
[grm: Abenteuer in Rio]
Television Cartoons ? (USA 196?, Hal Erickson; animated tv series)
Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners of the Sun? (France 1969; animated movie adapted by Greg)
Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (France 1972; animated movie with original screenplay by Greg)
Adventures of Tintin?? (France 19??; 20 episode animated tv series? exists?)
I, Tintin (France 19??, documentary video)
*Tintin and I (Denmark 2003; documentary video)

Tokyo Babylon (Clamp)
? (Japan; animated tv series?)
[USA: Tokyo Babylon (1992; 2 episode animated DTV)]

Tom Poes and Ollie B. Bommel (Toonder)
? (the Netherlands, 19??; short animated cartoons)
Als je Begrijpt Wat Ik Bedoel (the Netherlands, 1983; animated movie based on the Bommel story "Heer Bommel en de Zwelbast" from the 1950s)

Toonerville Trolley (Fontaine Fox) vide Castelli.
Toonerville Folks (USA: Educational Pictures / Jack White, 1921-1922; ? shorts)
Mickey McGuire (USA 1927 - 1933; 24 short movies. Production by Larry Darmour and R-C Pictures Corp (1927-1928), FBO Productions (1928) and Standard Cinema Corporation (1928-29))
Toonerville Trolley (USA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1936; 3 animated shorts)

Toots and Casper (Jimmy Murphy) vide Castelli.
Toots and Casper (USA: Larry Darmour / Standard Cinema Corp., 1928-1929; 12 shorts)

Tottoko Hamutaro (Ritsuko Kawaii)
Tottoko Hamutaro (Japan 2000-; animated tv series)
[USA: Hamtaro Tales]

Tutenstein (Jay Stephens)
Tutenstein (USA 2003; animated tv series)

U-Jin Brand (U-Jin)
[U-Jin Brand (Japan 19??; 3 animated shorts)]
When Idols Fall Prey To Lady Luck
When A Virgin Steals A Man
When A Superior Takes Your Girl

Uchû Senkan Yamato [Space Battleship Yamato](Leiji Matsumoto, 1974-?)
Uchû Senkan Yamato (Japan 1974; 26 episode animated tv series)
[Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscander]
Uchû Senkan Yamato II (Japan 1978; 26 episode animated tv series)
[Star Blazers: The Comet Empire]
Uchû Senkan Yamato III (Japan 1980-1981; 25 episode animated tv series)
[Star Blazers: The Bolar War]
Yamata 2520 (Japan 1996; DTV animated movie?)
[several other movies?]
[The 77 tv episodes are available in English on videotape as Star Blazers vol 1-39]

UltraForce (MALIBU)
UltraForce (USA 1995-?; animated tv series)

Uncle Mun (Fred E. Nankivel) vide Castelli.
Uncle Mun (USA: Edison, 1912; 2 shorts. Nankivel appears in the films)
Uncle Mun and the Minister
A Thrilling Rescue by Unclle Mun

Uncle Scrooge (Carl Barks / DISNEY)
Scrooge McDuck and Money (USA 1967; animated short)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (USA ; animated movie)
Ducktales the Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp (USA 1987; animated movie)
Disney's Ducktales (1987-?; animated tv series)

Up Front (Bill Mauldin's Willie and Joe)
Up Front (USA 1951)
Back at the Front (USA 1952)
Willie and Joe Back at the Front
Willie and Joe in Tokyo (UK release title)

Urusei Yatsura [Lum](Rumiko Takahashi)
Urusei Yatsura (Japan 1981-1986; 197 animated tv series)
[11 DTVs]
[6 movies]

Uzumaki (Junjii Ito)
Uzumaki (Japan 2000, Higuchinsky; live action movie)
[USA: Spiral; HK: Vortex]

*V for Vendetta (Alan Moore and David Lloyd)
V for Vendetta (US 2006)

Valentina (Guido Crepax)
Baba Yaga (Italy 1973, Corrado Farina; tv movie?)
[USA: Kiss Me, Kill Me]

Valhalla (Peter Madsen)
Valhalla (Denmark 1986; animated film.
Quark (Denmark 198?; 13 episode spin off animated tv series)

Vampire Hunter D (Hideyuki Kikuchi and Yoshitaka Amano)
Vampire Hunter D (Japan 1985; animated movie)
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Japan 2000; animated movie, based on 3rd book in series "D -- yousatsukou'' [D -- Demon Deathchase])

Vampirella (USA 199x; direct to video movie)

Vault Of Horror (EC)
Vault Of Horror (UK 1973, Roy Ward Baker)

Ventajita (Oscar Blotta CHECK)
Upa en Apuros (Argentina 19??; 1st animated film made of combined strips El Gnomo Pimentón & Ventajita)

Vigilante (DC)
The Vigilante (USA 1945; film serial)
The Vigilante: fighting hero of the west (USA 1946) CHECK

Virus (Dark Horse)
Virus (USA 1998)

Visionary (U-Jin)
[USA: Visionary by U-Jin Vol. 1; (Japan 19??; animated DTV?)
[USA: Visionary by U-Jin Vol. 2; (Japan 19??; animated DTV?)

W3 (Osamu Tezuka)
W3 (Japan 1965-1966; 52 animated tv episodes)
[USA: The Amazing Three (1967-1968)]

Walter Melon (Michel "Greg" Régnier) CHANGE TO Achille Talon, MOVE AND LEAVE X_REF
Walter Melon (USA? 1998; animated tv series)

Weary Willie (Tom Browne)
Weary Willie (GB 1897)
The Weary Willies and the policeman (GB: Warwick Trading Co, 1902)
Weary Willie and his pal on the rampage (GB: Warwick Trading Co, 1902)
Weary Willie's wiles (GB: R.W. Paul, 1903)
Weary Willie and Tired Tim: the gunpowder plot (GB 1903)
Weary Willie and Tired Tim turn barbers (GB 1903)
Weary Willie and Tired Tim: a dead shot (GB 1903)
Weary Willie in search of hidden treasure (GB 1904)
Weary Willie steals a fish (GB 1908)
Weary Willie and Tired Tim on the mash (GB 1908)

*Wee Pals (Morrie Turner)
Kid Power (USA: ABC, 1972; 13 episode animated series)

Wendy (EGMONT)
Riding High (NZ 1996; 65 episode tv series)

Werner (GERM 1999; animated movie)

When The Wind Blows (Raymond Briggs)
When The Wind Blows (UK 198?; animated tv movie by BBC)

*Whisper of the Heart (Aoi Hiragi)
Whisper of the Heart (Japan: Studio Ghibli, 1995, Yoshifumi Kondo; screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki)

*The Wicked City (Hideyuki Kikuchi)
The Wicked City (HK 1992)

WildC.A.T.S. (Jim Lee / IMAGE)
WildC.A.T.S. (Canada: Nelvana, 1994-1996, animated tv series)

Wild Palms (Bruce Wagner)
Wild Palms (USA 199x, Paul Hewitt/Keith Gordon/Kathryn Bigelow/Phil Joanou; tv series: 4 episodes)

Windy Riley ?
Windy Riley Goes To Hollywood (

Witchblade (USA 2000; tv movie)
Witchblade (USA 2001- ; tv series)

Wonder Woman (William Moulton Marston / DC) SEE ALSO Justice League of America
Wonder Woman (USA 1974, Vincent McEveety; tv movie/series pilot stars Cathy Lee Crosby)
The Original Wonder Woman (USA 1975-76; 14 episodes tv series stars Linda Carter)
continues as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (USA 1976-79; 47 episodes tv series)
The Naked Truth (USA 1998; tv show episode where the star Tea Leoni dresses as Wonder Woman)
*Wonder Woman: Battle of Justice (USA 2003; internet short at

*World of Quest (Jason Kruse / KOMIKWERKS)
World of Quest (USA 2007; animated tv show)

The X-Men (Jack Kirby & Stan Lee / MARVEL)
Pryde of the X-Men (1989; animated tv movie)
X-Men (USA 1992-1998; animated tv series)
X-Men (USA 2000; live action movie)
X-Men: The Mutant Watch (USA 2000; tv documentary/promotion on movie)
X-Men: Evolutionaries (USA 2000; animated tv series)
Mutant X (USA 2001-
X2: X-Men United (USA 2003)
X-Posé: X2 Mutants Uncovered (USA 2003; tv documentary/promotion on movie)
*X-Men 3: The Last Stand (USA 2006)

Xenozoic Tales (Mark Schultz)
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (USA 1993-1994; animated tv series)

*Yama Onna, Kabe Onna aka Mountain Woman, Wall Woman (Atsuko Takakura)
Yama Onna, Kabe Onna (Japan 2007-; tv series)

Yami no Matsui (Yoko Matushita / HANA TO YUME)
Yami no Matsui (Japan 200?; animated tv series based on shoujo manga)
[USA: Descendants of Darkness (CPM Manga, 2003)]

Yen Yensen Yanitor (R. W. Taylor) vide Castelli.
Yen Yensen (USA 1907/08 - 1908/09)

Yoju toshi?
Yoju toshi (Japan 1989; animated)
Yao shou du shi (Hong Kong 1992; remake of 1989 film)

Yoma (Kei Kusunoki)
Yoma (Japan 198?; animated)
[USA: Curse of the Undead Yoma (1989; animated DTV)]

*Yor [aka Henga] (Juan Zanotto)
Il Mondo di Yor (Italy 1983)
[USA: Yor, the Hunter from the Future]
[USA: The World of Yor]
[FRANCE: Yor, le chasseur du futur]

You Can With Beakman and Jaxman (Jok Church / UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE)
Beakman's World (USA 1993?-?; based on the comic feature, not a strip) CHECK DATES

You're Under Arrest SEE Taiho shichauzo

Yu-Gi-Oh (Kazuki Takahashi / SHONEN JUMP)
Yu-Gi-Oh! [Duelmonsters] (Japan; animated tv series)

Yu Yu Hakusho (Yoshihiro Togashi)
Yu Yu Hakusho (Japan 1992-1995; animated tv series)
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie (Japan 1993, animated movie)
Yu Yu Hakusho 2 (Japan 1994, animated movie)
[USA: Ghost Detectives OR Ghost Files OR Poltergeist Report]
SEE for further details

Za Chôjo (Sû Pâgyaru) (Rumiko Takahashi)
[USA: Maris the Chôjo (Japan 198?; animated DTV. Released in USA 1986)]
[USA: The Supergal (Japan 198?; animated DTV. Released in USA 198?)]

Zagor (Turkey 1970, Mehmet Aslan)
[two other films, Turkey 1971, Nisan Hanceryan]

Zen Intergalactic Ninja (Steve Stern and Dan Cote/ ZEN/ETERNITY)
Zen, Intergalactic Ninja: The Movie (USA 1996 or 1998?)
Zen Intergalactic Ninja and NiraX preview trailer (USA 2000-; animated internet short on LOADtv website,

Zig-Zags at the Zoo (William J.A. Shepherd "J.A.S." / Strand Magazine)
Zig Zags (UK: Kine Komedy Kartoons / Phillips Philm Phables, 1919; animated shorts)

*Ziggy (Tom Wilson)
Ziggy's Gift (USA 1982; animated television short)

Zippy (Bill Griffith)
Conehead sketches in Saturday Night Live (USA 197x; inspired by comic? Griffith commented on the similarities in his July 30, 1993 strip.)
The Coneheads (USA 1995)

Zoom's Academy for the Super Gifted (Jason Lethcoe)
Zoom (USA 2006)

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