This first post will contain an index of questions already asked.
Also, note that the authors have stated that they do not speculate about "what if"s and "What happened after..."s and that they do not have the authority to publish more books, make a new TV show, or a movie - that power lies with Scholastic. Therefor, questions regarding these sorts of things are most likely to remain unanswered.
Some General Questions:
More Specific Questions
[quote][list=1][*]What can you tell us about the re-release of "Animorphs Classic" and what might it mean for the future of Animorphs? [*]Could you tell us if there are plans for more books or a re-make of the television show? [*]How do you feel about fanworks (fanfiction, fanart, songs, etc.) and do you ever look at fan-made material? [*]The ending of the series is very ambiguous in regard to the ultimate fate of those involved - is there anything you would like to clarify about it? [*]Are there any characters, books, alien races, etc. that you would consider your favorite? [*]Are there any decisions you made about the series that you now regret?[/list] [goto=p92409]Answers[/goto][/quote]
[list=1][quote][*][quote="Nykesutre"]What happened to Ax when he met the One? Did he get absorbed or Assimilated? Are you going to make a sequel to Animorphs? Why did KA write a bittersweet ending? Did the Animorphs survive the ramming of the Bladeship?[/quote] [url=http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2055&start=20#p92398]Answer[/url][/quote] [quote][*][quote="hptwiani"]Heres's what vI would ask, Did David's parents find out about what happened? If Estrid had stayed on earth. would something develoip (sp?) between her and Ax? WHY isn't there an Everworld tv series? Does k.a. Approve of Animorphs/Harry potter crossovers? (I mean jk is alright with hp fics.) and of course what happened afther those 4 famous words?[/quote] [url=http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2055&start=20#p92448]Answer[/url][/quote] [quote][*][quote="Blu"]1. Who are THEIR favourite characters? 2. ...And favourite species of Alien? 3. What did they enjoy most about the Animorphs series? 4. Is there any aspect of Animorphs that either regrets including (or was unsure about including)? 5. Was the ending of #54 intended to leave things open? Perhaps to allow people to create their own ending in their heads or in fan-fiction?[/quote] [url=http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2055&start=20#p92457]Answers[/url][/quote] [quote][quote="Blueberry Chicken"]"What do you think of how people reacted to your characters?"[/quote] [goto=p93104]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="Ferrous"]Would you have done anything differently from the ghostwriters for any of the books that were ghostwritten?[/quote] [goto=p93105]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="Beckyno1"]If scholastics do another series of animorphs, will you be writing it, or will they be ghostwritten?[/quote] [goto=p93106]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="Beckyno1"]How much of the series did Michael write? Like plot ideas, action scenes, ect.[/quote] [goto=p93108]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="BeyondtheEllimist"]1. Did they always plan to end the series how they did? 2. Why did they have to kill the resident hot, possibly psycho, battle-ready, Xena-esque, fighter chick Rachel? 3. What inspired the Chee? 4. Did they give any thought to the scientific probability of the aliens? 5. Did they have to kill off the Arn? I liked those arrogant SOB geneticists. 6. If they have read capnnerefir's Neomorphs fanfiction series and decide to do a second Animorphs series, would they consider negotiating a deal with capnnerefir where they use the Neomorphs series as the continuation? It would make it easier on them as far as continuing the series is concerned, while at the same time putting an aspiring author into the spotlight.[/quote] [goto=p93110]Answers[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="AneeshTheGreat"]"What was Tobias's inspiration to act the way he did in MegaMorphs 2 In The Time of Dinos (as in making such difficult decisions, being the leader when no one else had the spine to)? Why wasn't this leadership trait seen in later books (like in the Tailor books, where he's chosen acting leader, yet agrees to it grudgingly)? And HOW ON EARTH did NO ONE (esp smart, paranoid Marco) see through Taylor's paper thin ploy in #43 The Test?"[/quote] [goto=p94008]Answers[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="capnnerefir"]I understand that the future of the series, if there is a future, is up to Scholastic. Is there anything fans could do to encourage Scholastic to resume the Animorphs series, with books, TV shows, movies, video games, or anything else?[/quote] [goto=p94009]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="TwistyWristy"][b]1.[/b] Did you ever have a desire to or wonder how Animorphs might turn out if you were writing for a slightly older audience? [b]2.[/b] It's been nearly 14 years since the very first Animorph book was published; what has the Animorphs series meant to you and what did you first imagine the Animorphs series would become? [b]3.[/b] Everyone always ask what your favorite books are but I'd love to know, what were your least favorite books? [b]4.[/b] Are there any characters that you hate or hated having to write? [b]5.[/b] When you visited people while doing research for your books, are there any particular experiences that stick out in your mind? I can only imagine you must have seen a great deal of animals up close and I'm especially curious as to whether you ever got any personal tours of jets, tanks or carriers?[/quote] [goto=p94010]Answers[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="John3Sobieski"]Did you ever have a timeline in mind that would correspond to real life events? Being a history buff, that would really interest me. It would also be extremely useful to fanfiction writers such as myself and capnnerefir."[/quote] [goto=p94011]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="Luna May"]I would like to know how it feels like to know that people all around the globe have dedicated a fair slice of their childhood to your series. I, for example, live in Israel. I've been hooked since the age of ten. I can't even start to describe how much the series changed me as a person- from my way of thinking about morals and philosophy, to the understanding of a new kind of humor, writing style, plot structure and overall content. I would also like to mention that the series was what connected between me and sci-fi, which I've came to love. It also gave me a lot to draw, write and think about for years and years; my slight obsession with the series has manifested itself into Windowlites (link here), short fics, long musings, endless doodles, and even (embarrasingly enough) a book report. I even took #18 overseas with me on a trip to Argentina. The librarians were amused. As an eleven year old, I could tell that much.[/quote] [goto=p94012]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="katie310117"]Will the rereleased books be edited in any way? Typos fixed, or more importantly, KASUS (Particularly the Canon-busting ones like Jake using thought-speech while a human in book 1)?[/quote] [goto=p94013]Answer[/goto][/quote] [quote][quote="capnnerefir"]1.) In book 8, Alloran (while tempoarily free of Visser Three's control) informed Ax that the Yeerks were on the Andalite Homeworld. This theme was echoed in book 18 (Ax gets worried when Visser Three morphs an Andalite bird), but it seems that nothing ever came of it after that. Is there any particular reason you dropped this plot point? 2.) Was The One the being responsible for showing Jake the alternate reality he experienced in book 41? Or was it another being entirely? Or did you just never speculate about that. 3.) Do you remember if there are any ideas for the series that you rejected (things like adding a new Animorph to the team, introducing new villains, etc.)? 4.) A great story isn't worth much if no one publishes it. Do you have any tips for aspiring writers when it comes to getting published? 5.) With the exception of the 1st Megamorphs book, all of the others involve time travel. Did you choose that theme on purpose?[/quote] [goto=p94014]Answers[/goto][/quote][/list]