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Series Review: Duck Dodgers in the 24th and 1/2 Century

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In the interest of furthering our knowledge of animated sci-fi TV series, The Husband picked up the TV series "Duck Dodgers In The 24th and 1/2 Century." We watched the first 3 episodes on the DVD, and already I have a big problem with the format.

The animation is all right, and fairly true to the Chuck Jones style. The voice acting is good enough that I was surprised to find out Daffy and Porky were not done by Mel Blanc. The problem is with Daffy's character.

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TV Series Review: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

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We just watched the first four episodes of the new Disney TV series "Star vs. The Forces of Evil." That's four 12-minute shows, folks. That is how fast and frenetic this show works.


Star Butterfly is a wild child princess from another dimension who receives a magic wand on her 14th birthday and promptly destroys her castle with it--by accident, of course. Sometimes Star is a brilliant kick-butt fighter, sometimes she's a klutz, but most of the time, she's Pinkie Pie hopped up on too much sugar. 


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Series Review: Gravity Falls

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I'm a recent convert to the fandom of the Disney series "Gravity Falls."  This is some of the loopiest, most creative writing to come along in a very long time.  The laughs are deep and the creepy bits are genuinely creepy, and the shows are stuffed with little sight gags, in-jokes, and homages to classic sci fi and horror movies of the past.  And getting Neil deGrasse Tyson to play a hyperintelligent pig is pretty awesome.


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FAN FILM FRIDAY:Blah Blah Blah Daleks

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This is a weird little animated Doctor Who parody, and I say weird because the animators chose to leave a few crucial bits out, like the upper arms of the characters, and...well, their mouths.  That does make it easier to animate, but I'm not sure it wins any points for style. 



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A Tribute To Lou Scheimer

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If you were a kid during the 1970's or 1980's, you probably watched some cartoons by the Filmation animation house. They produced cartoons as varied as Masters of the Universe and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Lou Scheimer was the founder and guiding force behind Filmation Studios. He passed away on October 17, 2013, a few days short of his 85th bithday.

http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-lou-scheimer-20131020,0,1131347....

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