Children of the ’90s almost got their very own Jurassic Park cartoon. Too bad it never came to life

After the monstrous success of the 1993 film, Universal began developing a series in the early 1990s, tapping artist William Stout to work on the project. He created concepts and artwork, which were recently published for the first time on the blog From Director Steven Spielberg.

Stout wrote at length about the potential series in a blog post on Apr. 26, 2014.

“I got a call from artist Will Meugniot, asking if I’d be interested in designing a Jurassic Park animated series,” he writes. “This was not going to be a kiddy show (although kids of all ages, including myself, could enjoy it). They wanted the show to be a mature prime time series with top writers and state-of-the-art television animation augmented with quite a bit of CG animation. Universal Cartoon Studios wanted a “graphic novel look” to the series. I came in, showed my portfolio and was hired.” Read more…

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The ‘Jurassic Park’ cartoon show that almost came to life in the ’90s