Sunday, June 24, 2012

Animation: Hits and Misses

GOD DAMNIT I DON'T POST HERE ENOUGH ANYMORE! Anyway, today i'll be discussing 3 animated series: one original, and 2 reboots.

First on the agenda is MotorCity. The very first episode was made available for free download on iTunes before it ever officially aired... something I see as a risky, but ultimately rewarding move. This show has garnered quite a lot of praise from viewers, young and old alike. Between great(if occasionally pleasently over the top) animation, a fantastic aesthetic, and a good sense of characterization; the series ( developed by Titmouse and Chris Prynoski, featuring music by brandon small of metalocalypse) hits several high notes from start to finish, every episode. The characters can occasionally seem one dimensional, and sort of anachronistic, BUT each one, even the big bad guy, and the main group's other various rivals and enemies, are all likable.

The story takes place in the future, in detroit of all places. Abraham Kane, promising a better life(but obviously lying) built a city over Detroit dubbed "Detroit Deluxe," leaving Detroit itself( dubbed Motorcity,) to rot and decay. After his cadet, Mike Chilton, defects and forms a gang of other drivers called "Burners", Kane essentially dedicates his various resources and powers to destroying the Burners, their cars, and MotorCity as a whole. 

seven episodes in, I can wholeheartedly reccomend it.


I won't go into much detail on this one... "Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated." Anyone who knows Scooby Doo knows what to expect. And it is pretty damn good. It manages to delve into more interpersonal relationships between Mystery Inc's various members, and NOT make it suck like the next cartoon i will cover.

Another reccomendation on my part. If you like Scooby Doo, you may like this one yet...


Next up is one that frustrates me to no end. The Looney Toons Show. It's so infuriatingly bad I can't even be bothered to put an actual picture of the show up on my blog... So I'll just give a general rundown. Much like Scooby Doo... Looney toons plays on the interpersonal relationships of the series various characters.... whilst ATTEMPTING to mix in that classic slapstick fun.... Unsuccessfully. Ultimately, it's dry, boring, and sadly too modern for it's own good.


Well.... I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I hated writing it( lol.) I'm off to play some Eden Eternal.... or something.... Wanna play with me? I'm Reventon on Sapphire server channel 2.

ooh and have a pony for good effect