Hey Rocky, watch me pull a reboot outta my hat!
Oh good, the charm of the original writing will be replaced by "Despicable Me" humor.
|Crunchy Frog |
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Rocky's voice is spot-on.
What little I heard of Natasha's is also spot-on.
Bullwinkle's is decent, but has some serious flaws.
Boris sounds different, but is still reasonable.
I have no idea what they're going for with Fearless Leader. I don't like it. Neither evil enough, nor comical enough.
It looks like they blended plenty of ugly into the original art style. Time will tell how awful the writing is -- it looks to have a smidgen of the old wit and charm among the 3dgyness.
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I kinda like that they embraced the off-model tendencies of the first season Mexican animators of the original show. Totally crazy shit happened all the time during the first season.
Nice to see Gidney and Cloyd.
I think you need new speakers.
|The Mothership |
Show approval by committee of accountants in their 50s.
Son, the target audience of the original show is now well into thier 70s.
The show had a long run of reruns
I’m not opposed, because now is the time for a kids show with Russian spies as villains.
For real, if a running gag is Boris Badenov constantly in sock puppet flame wars on Twitter, it's worth it all.
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If they can keep the original show's style of humor (bad puns, clever references, and most importantly, rapid-fire vaudevillian one-liners) I'm totally down for this.
I'm concerned about the total lack of Mr. Peabody and Fractured Fairytales in the trailer. At its core, Rocky and Bullwinkle was an animated sketch comedy show.
Mr. Peabody has had his own show for several years now. He doesn't need Moose and Squirrel.
They probably got the rights fairly cheap. And then refused to understand the humor in the original depended on good writing. I don't understand these shows that spend a ton of money on the animation and can't come up with good writing. Is it really that hard?
I think that of all the segments that would work best as a streaming service serial, Dudley Do-Rite has the most potential. Lemony Snicket is doing very well on Netflix, and if they had the right cast, writing and tone, it would be a great fit for that style of storytelling.
Let's get real here, nothing American has done "clever references" successfully since maybe 1995 at the latest, and that's being generous.
Peabody and Sherman have a show on Netflix. There's probably some rights issue preventing them from being on the new Bullwinkle.
It's too bad, the P&S show has some funny moments but it really struggles to pad out each half-hour. These characters work much better as a six-minute backup segment.
That's exactly what I mean, Xenocide.
Even Rocky and Bullwinkle don't work in long doses. The rapid fire, madcap nature of the original show was key to it's pacing. 6 minutes of Moose and Squirrel, 6 minutes of Peabody / Fractured / Dudley then back to 6 minutes of Moose and Squirrel with a few miscellaneous segments tossed in between them.
At least Russian spies are relevant again.
Well at least it can't be as bad as that live-action film they released back in the early 2000s.
Dreamworks also did a Mr. Magoo reboot, but unexpectedly, they got excellent French animation studio (Xilam of Oggy fame) to do it.
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