List of Television Programs Based On Films - Follow-ups and Prequels

Follow-ups and Prequels

These series follow the events of the original movie, so they can be considered sequels of it, take place before the movie or are set within the same universe.

Title Precedes/Follows Type Notes
10 Things I Hate About You 10 Things I Hate About You Live-action
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Animated
Aladdin Aladdin Animated Set between The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
Alice Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Live-action
Alien Nation Alien Nation Live-action
Back to the Future: The Animated Series Back to the Future Animated Christopher Lloyd reprises his role of Doc Brown in live-action wraparounds; while Tom Wilson and Mary Steenburgen reprise their characters in animated form.
Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince Benji Live-action
Beyond Westworld Westworld Live-action
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Animated/Live-action There were 2 separate series. An animated one in 1990 on CBS/FoxKids, and a live action one in 1992 on Fox.
Blade: The Series Blade Live-action
Blue Thunder Blue Thunder Live-action Series used footage from the film to cut costs.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live-action Set one year after the film, though the film is not considered canon.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Toy Story Animated A kind of prequel to the CG movies as it is the series on which the Buzz Lightyear toy that features in Toy Story is based. Andy Davis is seen watching an episode of this in the first film.
Casablanca Casablanca Live-action There were two separate series in 1955 and 1983; both took place before the film.
Clerks: The Animated Series Clerks Animated A live action series pilot was also made, without any of the cast or crew involved.
Clueless Clueless Live-action
Delta House Animal House Live-action Two other sit-coms were also based loosely on Animal House, one called Brothers and Sisters in 1979 and another called Co-Ed Fever, also 1979.
Dumb & Dumber: Animated Dumb and Dumber Animated
The Emperor's New School The Emperor's New Groove and Kronk's New Groove Animated Set possibly after of The Emperor's New Groove and before of Kronk's New Groove.
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off Live-action Set in the fictional world of the "real" Ferris whose life was turned into the events of the film.
Fievel's American Tails An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Animated
Flipper Flipper Live-action The series was remade in 1995 and featured Jessica Alba in the cast.
Freddy's Nightmares A Nightmare on Elm Street Live-action Anthology series in the style of Tales from the Crypt; Freddie's involvement was often limited to presenting the story.
Friday: The Animated Series Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next Animated
Friday Night Lights Friday Night Lights Live-action
Godzilla: The Series Godzilla (1998 film) Animated
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell Animated
Heartbreak High The Heartbreak Kid Live-action
Hercules: The Animated Series Hercules Animated Series was a prequel to the 1997 movie.
Highlander: The Series
Highlander: The Raven
Highlander: The Animated Series
Highlander Live-action/Animated
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Live-action Takes place before Honey, I Blew Up The Kid.
Jumanji Jumanji (film) Animated
Kirikou découvre les animaux d'Afrique Kirikou and the Sorceress & Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages Live-action/Animated Educational series using footage from both films along with original animated and live-action documentary footage.
Kong: The Animated Series King Kong Animated
La Femme Nikita
Nikita Live-action
The Legend of Tarzan Tarzan Animated Set between the film and Tarzan II.
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo & Stitch & Stitch! The Movie Animated
The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Animated Takes place one year before the movie.
Little Shop Little Shop of Horrors Animated Follows many of the characters from the movie in junior high school.
Lock, Stock...The Series Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Live-action
London's Burning London's Burning Live-action Intended as a one-off 2-hour TV movie but proved popular enough to be made into a long-running series.
The Mask: The Animated Series The Mask Animated
Men in Black: The Series Men in Black Animated Takes place after the original film but contains conflicts with the continuity (one notable one is the main character Agent K defected in the film but still works for MIB in the animated series).
Trapper John, M.D.
MASH Live Action After MASH followed the lives of Colonel Potter, Klinger and Radar O'Reilley who open a medical clinic together after the end of the Korean war.
Manchester Prep Cruel Intentions Live-action Three episodes were made but never aired on TV, instead they were edited together and released as the movie Cruel Intentions 2.
Mortal Kombat: Konquest Mortal Kombat Live-action Series is a prequel to the film.
Mr. Belvedere Sitting Pretty Live-action
The Mummy: The Animated Series The Mummy series Animated Set between The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
My Big Fat Greek Life My Big Fat Greek Wedding Live-action
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Seasons 5-10)
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film and its two sequels Animated/Live-action Only the animated series from 1991-1997. Set some time after the third film and introduces a female turtle.
The Odd Couple The Odd Couple Live-action
The Courtship of Eddie's Father The Courtship of Eddie's Father Live-action
The Pink Panther The Pink Panther Animated The 1963 film featured an animated opening sequence. The star of the sequence, the eponymous Pink Panther, was so popular that it was awarded its own animated series. The series also featured an animated version of the films' main character, Inspector Clouseau.
Planet of the Apes Planet of the Apes Live-action Set in the same universe but before the film.
Police Academy: Animated
Police Academy: The Series
The Police Academy films Animated/Live-action There were two separate series: the animated one in 1988 and a live-action one in 1997.
Power Rangers Turbo Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Live-action
Private Benjamin Private Benjamin Live Action
Rambo and the Forces of Freedom Rambo Animated
The Real Ghostbusters
Extreme Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Animated
RoboCop: The Animated Series
RoboCop: The Series
RoboCop: Alpha Commando
RoboCop: Prime Directives
RoboCop Animated/Live-action
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Starship Troopers CGI Animated
Serpico Serpico Live-action
Scarlett Gone with the Wind Live-action Mini-series
Shaft Shaft Live-action
Spaceballs: The Animated Series Spaceballs Animated
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper Casper Animated Takes place after the events of the film
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Universe
Stargate Infinity
Stargate Live-action/Animated
Star Wars: Droids
Star Wars: Ewoks
Star Wars: Clone Wars (Animated series)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (CG series)
The Star Wars films Live-action/animated Only the Clone Wars series are considered to be canon as far as the story is concerned.

Stuart Little The Animated Series Stuart Little

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Terminator films Live-action Set after Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Timon & Pumbaa The Lion King Animated Takes place after the film but features supporting characters.
Tremors Tremors Live-action
Uncle Buck Uncle Buck Live-action Set sometime after the film, when his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, Buck is named as the guardian of Tia, Miles, and Maizy.
Venus et Apollon Venus Beauté French
War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds Live-action Set 35 years later.
The Wizard of Oz
The Oz Kids
The Wizard of Oz Animated/live-action Both are animated sequels to the 1939 film, however they are independent of each other.
X: The Series X: The Destiny War Animated
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles The Indiana Jones films Live-action Depicting the life of the young Indiana Jones.

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