Secret Saturdays: Cryptid Cartoons

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 31st, 2008

“Secret Saturdays,” the new kid’s cartoon television series by friend of Cryptomundo Jay Stephens is having sneak peeks from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern on Labor Day, September 1st, 2008.

You may read more about the program here and here.

The following is a little preview of the cartoon:

The following rather raw footage may be virtual marketing or is there a grassroots effort to really discover more about this cartoon series? Interesting.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

6 Responses to “Secret Saturdays: Cryptid Cartoons”

  1. korollocke responds:

    the weird world and raw footage are in house. the wierdworld is hosted by argost the villian of secret saturdays, the raw footage is presented by argost. great viral marketing. i have been waiting over a year for this. they first appeared in cn comics #36.

  2. korollocke responds:

    its just viral marketing, vc argost host of wierd world is the villian in secret sturdays, the raw footage is from the wierd world show.

  3. Know it all responds:

    As far as grassroots interest anywhere along that theme line, I recall that the Johnny Quest Saturday morning childrens cartoon series of nearly 40 years back was also one of the most popular at the time.

    Those over 40 may recall it featured a straight forward non-fantastical presentation of occassional cryptozoological sub-themes and villanous characters. Never checked to see if it still airs in re-runs. You’d think a children’s cartoon presented “realistically” with 13 year olds picking up rifles and handguns to fight the bad guys would be Politically Incorrect in certain quarters nowadays.

  4. Jay Stephens responds:

    Thanks, Loren. Quick disclaimer… the Secret Saturdays is a cartoon. It emphasizes entertainment over educational value, so please don’t expect too much ‘authenticity’ (which raises a good question; is anything considered ‘cannon’ in cryptozoology? Is everything undiscovered and unproven still up for debate? Or are there some cryptids that are considered ‘solved’ even without evidence at hand?). We designed our versions of certain cryptids for maximum animated thrills, and a few could even be considered radical depictions. But the names and locations of these legendary beasts are accurate, hopefully inspiring a new generation of kids to explore the facts on record.

  5. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Jay, the show looks great and the animation is top notch (I think even Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi would be impressed, although the fact your animation is 2D already gives you a couple of points in HIS book! LOL).

    Congratulations and the best of luck for your show (Maybe you could have a couple of REAL cryptozoologists as occasional special guests? *wink wink*?)

  6. Rappy responds:

    Jay: I’m impressed you are someone that actually remembers the Cameroon flashlight frog and Hibagon. It looks like you are taking a Primeval route on televising things that are less heavy-handed in the media, only in a cryptid light. I like that.

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