The Rock-afire Explosion!

Would you watch an animated web series based on the characters in the Rock-afire Explosion? I did not get to go to many Showbiz Pizzas growing up, but I know enough about the characters in the show nowadays, that I think they could do a lot with the music and humor.

I know none of my animated dreams will ever come true, but that won’t stop me from dreaming.


[via] Kyle A. Carrozza


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7 thoughts on “The Rock-afire Explosion!

  1. GuitarAnthony says:

    As history then rolls along, ShowBiz merged with Pizza Time Theaters (previously owned by Atari creator Nolan Bushnell) and PTT’s mascot, a sly little rodent named Chuck E. Cheese became the face of the new corporation named after him and the Rock-A-Fires vanished into obscurity.

  2. I would pay very good money to have a Rock-Afire-Explosion animated series! Maybe the series would start in a documentary style with whatever happened to the cast? Then they’d put the band back together and rock the world like they used to! :)

  3. DrNobody says:

    I could see a RAE cartoon series in an updated ’70s Hanna-Barbera style show… I think the humor/animation should be updated… But I could see it being a series of just goofy situations that the characters get into all the while touring the earth/galaxy playing their music for the masses… If Aaron Fechter would allow, they could inject some tame adult humor into it and sell it to either Cartoon Network (for Adult Swim), or FOX for their new animation block… Would it work? Well… I’m sure if nothing else, RAE fans would probably watch at least….

  4. Vic, they did an online series that was an update to Banana Splits sometime around 1999.

    And – as DDSW said – there is the doc on Rock-A-Fire – I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s great. It used to be free online somewhere – maybe Hulu?

    Check it out.

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