How many of you are familiar with the works of Will Vinton, the undisputed king of claymation, namely the ones from the '80's and '90's? To name a few, The California Raisins, The M&Ms, The Noid (from those old Dominoes Pizza Commercials), The Adventures Of Mark Twain, The PJs, and last but not least, Wilshire Pig. ..And of course, Dr. Spike Rabbit. ...Oh yeah, and Sheldon Snail, and dinosaur critics Herb and Rex.
Well, I was just thinking, what if the reason for the lack of my new fandom's (Wilshire Pig's holiday specials)success had to do with the fact that it centers around a such a short, small and underdeveloped story?
If such is the case, then I may have a possible solution: Wilshire Pig's universe.. AND that of the California Raisins; Herb and Rex; The M&Ms; The Noid, and possibly more (in the form of made-up characters by you and me alike)... ..All united into ONE universe; One where humans, anthros and even food-folk live side by side, (although for the most part preferring to interact with others of their own kind, possibly for fear of competition) taking place in the 1980's-90's+ in a sort of alternate, claymation Earth. ...The majority of the events set in Portland, Oregon, as it is the place where all of Will Vinton's past claymation took place, and various evidence gathered on my part from the few movies and specials seems to point to.
..So yes. An alternate, claymation Earth, set in the 1990's, where humans and anthros and plant/food-folk live side by side. Not only that, but also legendary figures such as the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Mr. Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, Old Man Winter and the Four Horseman Of The Apocolypse.. ..All of them exist. And all of them can even find a place in the (then) modern-day world, at least in short bursts, and only around the time when their respective holidays are around the corner, even if the rest of the time they for the most part prefer to live their lives hidden and in peace.
Best of all, the Head of this council of legendary figures is the Great One known as Mother Nature herself, alongside (to a lesser extent) her consort Father Time. ..In fact, legend holds it that Mother Nature (my latest in a long line of female FCs created for me to live vicariously through in fandom) actually created the first life on Earth. Her story is long one (millions of years, really) as well as deep and heavy. But more about that later. You'll be meeting her in good time, sooner or later.
Long story short, it'd be expanding the universe of the Will Vinton's Claymation Holiday Trilogy to include many, if not most of numerous other claymation characters owned by Will Vinton. ..Having said that, however, my vision is to have this universe ultimately center around a certain pig and rabbit: You guessed it, Wilshire Pig and Dr. Spike Rabbit. And yes, they have become, quite the gay couple. While plenty other characters may make occasional guest cameos here and there, the main focus on the series would be that of the lives and relationship of Wilshire and Spike and raising the kids they would eventually have.
...But that's another story....
To wrap it all up, I would like to christen this line of headcanon (which, IMO should be a TV series, Adult Swim, perhaps?) as "Dr. Rabbit and Mr. Pig".
Feedback is encouraged.