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“The Great North” isn’t so great

Though Bouchard is an executive producer, the show was created by the Molyneux sisters and Minty Lewis - it’s very hard to miss Bouchard’s influence.

Hulu, New Show, Reboot, Show

“Animaniacs” 2020 – A reboot done right.

Finally: A reboot that does it right. And it makes perfect sense that Animaniacs - an already meta, self-referential, topical episodic comedy show would work in today’s age where every children’s cartoon reboot seems to be a meta, self-referential, topical episodic comedy show. Nothing has to change!  Okay, maybe a few things do - but… Continue reading “Animaniacs” 2020 – A reboot done right.

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“The Fungies!” is a fun little show but not much else

I’m not totally fond of the rebirth of episodic comedies in animation.  Sure, there’s always a market for them but it feels like ALL the animated shows coming out now are either reboots, episodic comedies, or an episodic comedic reboot. (Animaniacs is the only one I’m excited for.) I find that too many try and… Continue reading “The Fungies!” is a fun little show but not much else

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“The Owl House” paints a promising picture for 2020’s animation game

As many cartoon aficionados have pointed out; the current trend in Western cartoons is a kind of isekai. Isekai is an anime term that refers to the main character being sent to another world, having adventures and trying to find a way home. Usually these worlds are a place the protagonist is familiar with. That's… Continue reading “The Owl House” paints a promising picture for 2020’s animation game

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Generic mystery adventures await in “Victor and Valentino”

Wow. Two Cartoon Network shows in a month; usually I try to go for a little variety, but I guess timeliness beats it out this time. Victor and Valentino just started airing on Cartoon Network yesterday. The show’s pilot aired online in 2016 and was one of the few minis picked up by the network… Continue reading Generic mystery adventures await in “Victor and Valentino”