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‘Jackie Chan Adventures’ is Coming Back, But 90’s Kids Will Be Disappointed

If you’re a 90s kid like me, you might’ve gotten up early every Saturday to watch cartoons. One of these cartoons, specifically on the Kids’ WB, was “Jackie Chan Adventures”, where we followed a fictionalized version of Jackie Chan, his niece Jade, his Uncle, simply known as “Uncle Chan”, and of course the group’s sizable sidekick Tohru as they go on adventures and fight dangerous villains.

Also, who can forget Uncle Chan’s most iconic phrase throughout the whole show?

Well folks, it looks like Jackie Chan is rebooting his iconic show and giving it a brand spanking new name: “J-Team: All New Jackie Chan Adventures”.

Now, before all the 90s kids start jumping out of their seats thinking they’re so lucky to get Samurai Jack AND Jackie Chan back on TV in 2017, take a deep breath and watch the trailer for his new show for kids. Keyword being kids. And specifically ones in China:


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I don’t think I need to explain why fans of the original series would be utterly disappointed after watching the the new trailer. Commenters have been voicing their disdain and they aren’t holding back:

To be fair, Chan and his team specifically say that the reboot will target viewers ages 5-10. Chan told THR:

“It’s meant to help young children to do things they don’t always like to do — like, don’t look at your phone for too long, remember to brush your teeth, respect your elders, pick up the trash. If you just tell them that, sometimes children won’t listen, but through comedy and action, then they will start to follow.”

The series cost $6 million to produce and will roll out across 200 TV channel in China, with an international launch later this year.

“It’s meant to help young children to do things they don’t always like to do — like, don’t look at your phone for too long, remember to brush your teeth, respect your elders, pick up the trash. If you just tell them that, sometimes children won’t listen, but through comedy and action, then they will start to follow.”

This is no small project. Chan’s production partners, Zhejiang Talent Television & Film, Khorgas JJ Culture Media Co., and VJ Animation Studio, have huge ambitions for the reboot. They’re planning a feature film for 2019, merchandise production has already been approved and even theme park attractions are also in development. Jackie Chan will be going hard on this one.

In the meantime, watch the original series’ opening below and feel the nostalgia flow through you.

Source: THR

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