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Toons These Days: Ep. 2

rated 4.14 / 5 stars
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Nov 14, 2011 | 12:05 AM EST
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The second of the three "pilot" episodes.
It doesn't seem that Doggy was willing to watch past the first two episodes.

My opinion: The Powerpuff Girls - violence + Looney Tunes slapstick = MLP: FIM



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Let the flame war commence!

not quite what i was expecting but still pretty good. You really gotta be careful about MLP on the internet now-a-days so, the walls have noses.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best My Little Pony Rant Thus Far

Doodley has a cunning edge with his new "Toons These Days" pilot trilogy. The second part is a rant, short, quick, low on file size and high on laughs. Brian Fisher just became one of the most expressive voice-over talents on Newgrounds.

While far from the feather on a camel's back, this rant decrying My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as a good cartoon stems from Alex Dudley's heart, as he fails to see the appeal of the franchise among adults. The Powerpuff Girls sans its violence and paired with Looney Tunes slapstick equals this show. In addition, the rant itself is a prospective series, a pilot describing one of its characters. Make that a megaton weight resting merrily upon the back of a seahorse.

It's a pretty basic, straightforward presentation with minimal yet expressive animation for the single character. It's not meant to be showy. The actual name of the show is never spoken, but the artwork will clue people in. Some of the gags are hilarious, and in fact some of the descriptions mentioned had me laughing out loud. Brian Fisher outdoes himself to articulate a true cantankerous felon with little respect for rebooted series. "Cross between Sailor Moon and Mr. Ed" is a phrase that warrants a replay, while "technicolor donkey" ought to become another slur for any detractor to mutter when confronted by a fan.

If I was an executive, I would green-light "Toons These Days" as a recurring series centered purely on ludicrous rants decrying the popular culture, akin to "You Are a Fucking Moron" without the profanity or outright social commentary. Cartoons like these are fresh and alive well after they have been produced, well after they appear to go out of style, because there isn't enough content to pin them to an age and they are approachable by all ages. Ironic, given its criticism of a show that the fans claim does the same thing! Even so, "Toons These Days" is likely more ambitious than a cleaner reboot of "You Are a Fucking Moron", so the third and final part of the pilot will help us decide whether to routinely log in for one of its latest episodes. Any luck, it's funnier than this one.

In any case, Brian and Alex have incredible synergy and should definitely continue to produce different cartoons whether "Toons These Days" is embraced or not. Brian ought to be sought after for projects more than Rice Pirate (which says a lot), while Alex is, well, Alex. Seeing him submit material more often is something of a no-brainer, folks. Finally, there ought to be more cartoons as clean and as funny as this. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really like it

first time a cartoon character agree with me, anyway i hope this become a series, keep it up.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

The good old days of black and white cartoons :(

Gotta miss 'em...Anywho:

Voice acting was exceptional as well as the animation. If I could have only one grudge it would be that I didn't really understand what he was referring to until closer to the end. Maybe opening with an introduction of what the topic the character is to be talking about would have had that fixed.

Got a good thing goin on, Doodley, cant wait to see more!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Haha, neat

This was kinda entertaining. ^^

Make moar. :3