80s & 90s Cartoons that Could be Great Blockbuster Movies

Show: C.O.P.S.

Original Run: 65 episodes (September 19, 1988 – February 20, 1989)

Premise: The Central Organization of Police Specialists fight CROOKS in the year 2020.

Why It Could Work: Not to be confused with the reality/police TV series, the animated show C.O.P.S. (later rebranded CyberCOPS) was actually based on Hasbro's C.O.P.S 'N' Crooks toy line. The show featured police officers (and villains) with cybernetic enhancements, futuristic weaponry and vehicles, as well as a robotic canine companion. It was campy kid-friendly programming but a big screen version could provide an exciting future-set world to explore - elevated by an elite batch of police characters with neat gadgets and/or super-human enhancements. On top of explosive visual effect possibilities, there's a solid human story at the heart of C.O.P.S. (which should be familiar to RoboCop fans) - as protagonist Baldwin P. "Bulletproof" Vess is implanted with cybernetic components after being injured in the line of duty.

Watch the animated intro from C.O.P.S.HERE and the entire first episode - HERE.

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