With the release of Big Hero 6, Disney took a serious chance with ressurecting a relatively obscure franchise like this (albeit they changed absolutely everything about it, but still), so could it be possible for them to try to take on other obscure franchises that have long been forgotten. If so, here are some recommended picks for obscure franchises for Disney to reboot.
STREET SHARKSWho wouldn't want to watch this? The story of the original Street Sharks cartoon revolved around 4 human guys that get transformed into man-sized sharks to fight crime and stop the evil Dr. Piranoid from taking over the world with his sinister creations. The team consisted of Ripster, Streex, Jab, and Big Slammu. I've only been getting into Street Sharks recently, but it is actually pretty cool. I like how they mostly overpower their enemies through sheer brute force as they smash through walls and beat up the bad guys. The Street Sharks deserve a comeback.
GameraI know what you are thinking. Who is Gamera? Well, let me introduce him to you. Gamera was created specficially to rival the success of Godzilla and the monster craze in general in 1965, but was done well enough to gain a film franchise and fanbase of his very own, including a highly successful movie trilogy in the 90's. Most of the Gamera movies were aimed towards children, but the trilogy from the 90's took a darker, more serious tone, as you can see in the video below. One major advantage Gamera had over Godzilla was his ability to fly. It could be somewhat good for Disney. It could be a chance to do something to aim for an older crowd and Kaiju fans alike. They've mostly aimed for the younger kids, so it could be a good way for Disney to get that money from older kids and teens that like monsters and mayhem.
Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor)If the opening robot fight in Big Hero 6 taught us anything, it's that "Wow. I had no idea Disney could pull off some cool robot fights." Well, how about they take it a step further by adapting a Japanese anime franchise known as Tetsujin 28 (known in America as Gigantor ). While dead here in the States, Tetsujin 28 is an icon in his home country of Japan and pioneered the giant robot genre and made it what it is today. The story revolved around a boy who gets a giant robot that was handed down to him by his father, and he uses it to battle evil robots, such as the nefarious Black Ox. Like Gamera, it could be a good chance to get hip with the older crowd by having robots battle it out in destructive battles.
To be brutally honest with you, I myself am not that familiar with this show, and it does seem like an obscure enough franchise for Disney to reboot. I know a little bit about it. It's about some clay thing called Gumby and his adventures with his faithful horse, Pokey. It could make for a fun light-hearted romp if done correctly. Would anyone still care about Gumby anymore? Who knows?
As was the case with Gamera, just because I am Disney Wikia's resident Godzilla fan doesn't mean I like ONLY Godzilla. I am open to anything that has Kaiju in it, such as Gamera, Pacific Rim, and as you can see, Ultraman. Now, I'm fairly familiar with Ultraman, though, I don't really know much about him, his abilities, or how he works. Now, there have been many variations of Ultraman from the 60's to 2015, but the ORIGINAL incarnation revolves around a man named Shin Hayata, who works for a military defense force that battles aliens and Kaiju, and one night, during a pilot's training course, he crashes into what seems to be a meteor. However, instead of dying from the collision, he awakens with strange, extra-terrestrial powers. Now, whenever the world is threatened. he transforms into Ultraman to take on the Kaiju or aliens that threaten the world. Disney, or anyone else, PLEASE make this a big-budget blockbuster.
Do you agree with my list? If not, what would you pick and why?