Contemporary Cartoonization By Jevon Phillips, Los Angeles Times staff writer After record-setting ratings for Cartoon Network's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" premiere, we felt like becoming creative executives. What are some other popular franchises that may need to be revisited and expanded through animation? And get the Saturday morning lineup out of your heads, some of these could be adult fare. "Clone Wars" comes on Fridays at 9 p.m., so we must assume it's not just for kids. " Star Trek" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" have tried it in varying degrees, but what about "CSI"? Would an animated "Legally Blonde" be any good? We explore a few franchises to see if animation would boost it or bury it.
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