Concept art from abandoned Doctor Who animated series

Coinciding with the television return of Matt Smith’s Time Lord for the latest batch of Doctor Who episodes, artist Dan Norton has posted a series of images from a proposed Doctor Who animated series, which would have explored all incarnations of the Doctor, were it not for the fact that the BBC decided to apply the breaks in order to focus on the live-action TV series.

Norton, who has written for DC Comics, as well as serving as art director on the rebooted Thundercats series, posted the following pitch poster, along with a number of concept drawings for the various Doctors, ranging right through from William Hartnell to Matt Smith…

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Doctor Who animated series concept art

Had the BBC decided to move forward with the series, it would not have been the first animated adventures in space and time for the Doctor, with the iconic British sci-fi character having appeared in cartoon form in the 40th anniversary BBC web series Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka featuring Richard E. Grant as the Doctor (which you can view here), as well as the two animated serials Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest and Doctor Who: Dreamland starring David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor and Freema Agyeman’s Martha Jones.

  • Farseer Lolotea

    Actually, the Shalka Doctor was implied to be the Ninth. He mentions having as many lives as a cat and that Andy Warhol once wanted to paint "all 9 of me."

  • http://twitter.com/HolyFranchise HolyFranchiseBatman!

    I stand corrected, thank you.

  • Steve Chapman

    Seriously, this would never have been given the green light, the issues over the voices would have been enough to derail it let alone the clash with the current TV Doctor. Previously animated projects have been made with the current incarnation or during a time when there was no show in production.

  • John Taylor

    What a great pity. Especially if we could see the older doctors in new adventures. I would hope they reconsider this concept.