I only recently discovered that there was a short-lived Fish Police cartoon in the early 90s. By "short-lived" I mean really short. It lasted only three episodes and it's easy to see why. I personally think the animation looks really good, but the pacing is slow, the voices are ill-cast, and the humor goes from childish fish jokes to some pretty serious sexual innuendo. I can't imagine who the intended audience was. I originally stumbled across the Fish Police comics accidentally in the late 80s as I was obsessively tracking down every comic that my favorite artist (Arthur Adams) had ever contributed to. These were the days prior to the internet so finding back issues of indy comics was no easy feat... especially if you were in elementary school. I managed to get my issues for the random Arthur Adams pinups and short stories, but I quickly became a fan of the book as a whole. Steve Moncuse's Fish Police was a weird film noir/gumshoe book set in the undersea Fish City that mixed gritty crime with offbeat humor.
In my young mind, it was very similar to Cool World and Who Framed Roger Rabbit in tone. Speaking of Roger Rabbit, this cartoon version of Angel Jones seems to be a definite homage to Jessica Rabbit. Although the comics pre-date Roger Rabbit by three years, I am unable to determine what Angel looked like in the early comics. The cartoon references are literal parodies of Jessica Rabbit so either Angel evolved to mimic Jessica, or they were just playing up the existing similarities.
In true Bend-em fashion, Angel is composed entirely of a flexible rubber (with a wire armature underneath I presume).
Here are a bunch of Angel Jones images from the cartoon.
I found this Website with tons of cartoon screencaps. Specifically of anthropomorphic females. No comment on the motivations behind such a collection, but it's well appreciated for my own purposes.
And these collage shots were found on an amazing Jessica Rabbit website. I seriously had a lot of fun clicking around there. I fully appreciate obsession in all its forms.
And here is one of those early Arthur Adams pinups that introduced me to Fish City way back when.
And an episode just for kicks. I like John Ritter a lot, but I think he was the wrong choice for the main character.
Time for a Comparison Pic!