After the release of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, a company named Phoenix Interactive Entertainment began development on Rayman 4. The game was to feature areas from the original Rayman, including 'Band Land' and 'Picture City' along with original levels like "The Temporal Palace", and "Candy LTD." There was also a focus on a character known as "Dark Rayman", with an entire level devoted to him. Also, Rayman was to feature multiple forms like in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc.
Rayman once had an animated TV series made around 1999. The show lasted four episodes but it was cancelled because of poor writing and lack of funds, despite the fact that the show was funded by the government in Quebec, Canada. In the English dub, Rayman was voiced by Billy West, best known for Fry in "Futurama," Bugs Bunny, Ren & Stimpy and Elmer Fudd.