I just can't get enough of the euforic joy that's sparkles from every second and I like this type of crazy humor. I know some people aren't crazy about the art style or that the new shorts feel to tripy but I think it's the best thing they did with Mickey animation wise in years.
I love these shorts: the humor is hilariously hyperactive, never letting you hold your breath, tue animation is very fluid and funny, and evej the art style didn't bother me. Best of all, there are tons of lovable characters, from Mickey, Donald and Goofy, to Clarabelle, Ludwig Von Drake, José Carioca, Panchito, Scrooge (whose two first apparitions were the last time Alan Young would voice him before his passing). Great humor, good animation, a ton of characters from classic shorts, and even a few cameos from other Disney classics. What else could I ask?
Post by Scrooge MacDuck on Apr 21, 2019 15:07:41 GMT
Sometimes these cartoons are funny, but they sometimes veer into humor I find tasteless; I'm particularly none too fond of some of the facial expressions (though others are great), and, which is directly related, the design they went with for Goofy.
and, which is directly related, the design they went with for Goofy.
Didn’t like that either. In “No Service”, Donald and Mickey weren’t allowed to buy some hot-dogs from Goofy due to their missing clothes, even though Goofy didn’t have pants either.
That, actually, was the joke, and it was fine for that one cartoon. But that's where it should have ended; I wish they hadn't made the pants-less, tailed, early-Dippy look the actual design for this version of Goofy. It's probably the thing I dislike most about these shorts.
Overall, though, I have to admit they've kind of grown on me. I still intensely dislike the basic character designs, but I'm in favor of the exaggerated, hyper-squash-and-stetch dynamism of the animation itself. And it's great to see cameos from classic and (relatively) modern Disney animated features. I agree that it's a clever way of bringing Cartoon-Mickey back into the public eye.
I wish they would make a short with Phantom Blot as the bad guy, I think they could make some interesting stuff with him in this style of animation... but so far he only made a cameo in this one, Beagle Boys appeared as well :
Bealge Boys also appeared in this one :
In fact as far Barks characters goes Scrooge is regular character in these shorts and Gyro made a cameo in one. The halloween special also had Goofy in his Super Goof costume from the comics.
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Post by TheMidgetMoose on Apr 29, 2019 18:44:15 GMT
I like these shorts. They can be very funny, and I like that they've even brought back some old characters, such as Fifi appearing "You, Me and Fifi." One of my personal favorites is "No." I've thought that one was hilarious ever since its release.
I do agree with sentiments expressed here that sometimes it veers into comedy that isn't really enjoyable and a little too, for lack of better term, gross. Sometimes characters make facial expressions or do things that are so extreme or crazy that I just don't find it funny. I think of the ending of "Third Wheel" as being one of the foremost examples of a short that crosses the line. It's pretty funny at the beginning, but by the ending I'm very uncomfortable.
I'll also say that I don't particularly like how any of the Duck characters look in this design. I just don't think it fits them very well. I think the characters who look best in this style are Mickey and Minnie. The rest range from bearable to awful.
I'll close this on a positive note to say that I do enjoy their characterization of Mickey. They write him in a very fun, energetic way. I'd say this might be the best animated Mickey since House of Mouse. He's very enjoyable and really feels like the kind of guy you can root for, but they also manage to make him not seem too perfect or boring. They did a good job with him.
I think Ludwig's pretty alright. Scrooge and Donald aren't quite there, though.
Are you referring to their designs? I do think Ludwig looks okay in the style. It does work a little better on him than the rest of the Ducks.
Yes, that's what I meant. Though in terms of characterization, Ludwig gets a free pass by way of being voiced by Corey Burton, who has considerably upped his game since he first took on the part — I was dreadfully unconvinced back in House of Mouse, but here Burton has managed to add an element of grandfatherly warmth on the edges of the shrillness, and while it's not quite Paul Frees, it's still excellent. Ironically, though, House of Mouse executed Ludwig-as-inventor much better than this does.
(I do not, unlike some people, feel that the Ludwig-as-inventor approach is in itself sacrilegious. "Ludwig is the teaching one and Gyro is the inventing one" is nothing more than a baleful simplification, designed to avoid the matter of Ludwig and Gyro's overlap more than address it. I'd liken it to "Rockerduck is the young and spendthrift one, whereas Glomgold is the truly evil, old, miserly one". Yes, the characters can be divided in those terms, if you want to divide them; but few stories actually do, and you'll find a hundred stories that would work as well with one in place of the other. Granted, inventing's not what he was doing on TV back in the 1960's: there he hosted educational programms. But on TV at that point in Disney's history, what Mickey did on TV was host programms; what Jiminy Cricket did on TV was host programms; what freakin' Scrooge did, on the one occasion he showed up, was host an educational programm. Both the short-lived comic-book series and longer-lasting Taliaferro continuities which introduced Ludwig to the comics universe right then at the character's inception had no qualms about making him an inventor.)