Sunday, April 28, 2013

CLIP SHOW: Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.

During the late 80s/early 90s, it was almost impossible to think of an R-rated action movie that wasn't adapted into a children's cartoon. During an era that spawned such shows as Rambo: The Force of Freedom, Highlander: The Animated Series, and Conan the Adventurer, a short pilot was made for a kids' cartoon based on Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., a particularly bizarre movie, even by Troma Entertainment standards. While the movie focused solely on the titular hero, a cop who became the unwilling recipient of ancient Kabuki powers, and his mentor as they fight to defeat "The Evil One", a group of sidekick characters were created for the show. Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. would have been Troma's second attempt at children's television, following the short-lived Toxic Crusaders, but it inexplicably never went into production.


  1. That clip was a lot of fun, too bad the show was never made. I still can't believe that Police Academy and Robocop got animated Saturday morning kids shows. I hope a clip from that "Operation: Aliens" cartoon makes it still to the internet someday!

    1. RoboCop actually got TWO kids' cartoons! The longer-running RoboCop: Alpha Commando is on Hulu in its entirety, if you wanna check it out.

      As for the Operation: Aliens pilot, it's really hard to say what'll happen. However, since Dexter's Rude Removal was able to make its way onto the internet, I wouldn't count out anything.