A sad day today for fans of Swat Kats. Christian Tremblay, one of the creators of the series, updated fans yesterday on the official Kickstarter page for Swat Kats Revolution and it wasn’t good news. Here’s what he said:
As per our last update, we mentioned that we had a Major Hollywood Studios ( we can say now: Warner Bros.) that had interest in bringing back Swat-Kats on Boomerang Chanel / Cartoon Network, It took a while to get answers, but unfortunately Warner Animation was unable to convince the parent network to commit for a new series, and thus passed on the project.
It is a major disappointment, but not a defeat. We are working with investors now about doing episodes independently that will available online for streaming. We are also talking to VOD. We are looking at all the possibilities. We understand it takes more time little more time on the business side to accomplish the goal of producing new episode, and we are as eager to make announcement for you all. We thanks again for all the support and we will keep you updated.
You can find this update by clicking here. I am not happy about this as it limits the chance of the show being on Adult Swim’s Toonami where, in my opinion, it should go. This is another example of why people do not like Cartoon Network.
So does this end all hope for the series?
No. Not at all. In this day of streaming sites like Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix, Swat Kats Revolution has a lot of potential to find its way to being on one of these sites. Voltron is a perfect example. While this series was on the Nick Toons channel at one point, it was picked up by Netflix and is set to debut on June 7. If you want Swat Kats Revolution to happen, email Netflix and tell them how much you want to get this show on their. Just like the kickstarter, only you guys can make this happen. Let us know what you think below.