History GrowingTheBeard / WesternAnimation

2nd Nov '17 8:02:53 PM DPsycho
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* Zigzagged with the esoteric [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Van Beuren cartoon studio]]. It's generally agreed that the studio made a substantial upgrade in it's production values from 1934 and onward, due in part to slicker inking, larger budgets which allowed more polished animation and an upgrade to Technicolor, thanks in part to the studio bringing in Disney alumni Burt Gillett, who had previously directed the hit short ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs. Unfortunately, the cartoons became substantially less entertaining and [[FollowTheLeader more derivative of Disney]] as a side effect]], and the studios inability to create a hit character series still lingered to where they started adapting hit comic strips of the day such as Toonerville Trolley and WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat instead (and Gillett reeked havoc on the studio internally due to his [[PrimaDonnaDirector blatant personality flaws and indecisive, perfectionist directing style]]). And then RKO ironically cancelled their distribution contract in favor of screening the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney shorts]] anyway, [[CreatorKiller abruptly sending the studio to its grave in 1936.]]

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* Zigzagged with the esoteric [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Van Beuren cartoon studio]]. It's generally agreed that the studio made a substantial upgrade in it's its production values from 1934 and onward, due in part to slicker inking, larger budgets which allowed more polished animation and an upgrade to Technicolor, thanks in part to the studio bringing in Disney alumni Burt Gillett, who had previously directed the hit short ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs. Unfortunately, the cartoons became substantially less entertaining and [[FollowTheLeader more derivative of Disney]] as a side effect]], and the studios inability to create a hit character series still lingered to where they started adapting hit comic strips of the day such as Toonerville Trolley and WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat instead (and Gillett reeked havoc on the studio internally due to his [[PrimaDonnaDirector blatant personality flaws and indecisive, perfectionist directing style]]). And then RKO ironically cancelled their distribution contract in favor of screening the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney shorts]] anyway, [[CreatorKiller abruptly sending the studio to its grave in 1936.]]
2nd Nov '17 12:07:00 PM DPsycho
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* The first couple of seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' are entertaining and ripe with good humor, but more or less a {{Strictly Formula}}ic VillainProtagonist series for the Urpneys, with core elements undeveloped or broken. Starting from the third season, the show gradually expands. The Noops become more competent and sympathetic, with their {{Flanderization}} and {{Designated Hero}} status against the Urpneys slowly undone and them allowed to get in on the humour and story more often. There is a much larger focus on world (or galaxy building), with a larger use of new realms and characters to spice up the formula and the dream process is a more frequent part of the plot (compared to the total of about one or two episodes from the first two seasons). This is also done while barely diluting any of the wonderful Urpney humor.

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* The first couple of seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' are entertaining and ripe with good humor, but more or less a {{Strictly Formula}}ic VillainProtagonist series for the Urpneys, with core elements undeveloped or broken. Starting from the third season, the show gradually expands. The Noops become more competent and sympathetic, with their {{Flanderization}} and {{Designated Hero}} status against the Urpneys slowly undone and undone, allowing them allowed to get in on the humour and story more often. There is a much larger focus on world (or galaxy building), galaxy) building, with a larger greater use of new realms and characters to spice up the formula formula, and the dream process is a more frequent part of the plot (compared to the total of about just one or two episodes from the first two seasons). This is also done while barely diluting any of the wonderful Urpney humor.
2nd Nov '17 11:53:20 AM DPsycho
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** While nearly all of ''Disneytoon Studios'' DirectToVideo sequels remain ''very'' divisive among fans of DisneyAnimatedCanon, many note the 2000-onward era as the point they were often at least ''trying'' to make sequels that complimented the originals, with some even validated fit to release in theatres in certain regions. Due to high budget animation, scripting and acting, the likes of ''Bambi II'', ''Cinderella III: A Twist In Time'' and ''Return To Neverland'', even if not considered on the same level as their predecessors were, are often considered good pieces in their own right.

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** While nearly all of ''Disneytoon Studios'' DirectToVideo sequels remain ''very'' divisive among fans of DisneyAnimatedCanon, many note the 2000-onward era as the point they were often at least ''trying'' to make sequels that complimented complemented the originals, with some even validated fit to release in theatres in certain regions. Due to high budget animation, scripting and acting, the likes of ''Bambi II'', ''Cinderella III: A Twist In Time'' and ''Return To Neverland'', even if not considered on the same level as their predecessors were, are often considered good pieces in their own right.
23rd Oct '17 12:25:19 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' in the second and third season with consistent episode plots, improved humor and art styles, and lots of CharacterDevelopment of the main cast and characters. Season 4 was received less positively, though. After the infamous SeasonalRot from Seasons 5 through 8, the show seems to have improved again in Season 9.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' in the second and third season with consistent episode plots, improved humor and art styles, and lots of CharacterDevelopment of the main cast and characters. Season 4 was received less positively, though. After the infamous SeasonalRot from Seasons 5 through 8, the show seems to have improved again in the latter half of Season 9.9, mainly due to having Stephen Hillenburg return to the show.
21st Oct '17 12:15:44 AM Piterpicher
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* Zigzagged with the esoteric [[VanBeurenStudios Van Beuren cartoon studio]]. It's generally agreed that the studio made a substantial upgrade in it's production values from 1934 and onward, due in part to slicker inking, larger budgets which allowed more polished animation and an upgrade to Technicolor, thanks in part to the studio bringing in Disney alumni Burt Gillett, who had previously directed the hit short ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs. Unfortunately, the cartoons became substantially less entertaining and [[FollowTheLeader more derivative of Disney]] as a side effect]], and the studios inability to create a hit character series still lingered to where they started adapting hit comic strips of the day such as Toonerville Trolley and WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat instead (and Gillett reeked havoc on the studio internally due to his [[PrimaDonnaDirector blatant personality flaws and indecisive, perfectionist directing style]]). And then RKO ironically cancelled their distribution contract in favor of screening the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney shorts]] anyway, [[CreatorKiller abruptly sending the studio to its grave in 1936.]]

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* Zigzagged with the esoteric [[VanBeurenStudios [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Van Beuren cartoon studio]]. It's generally agreed that the studio made a substantial upgrade in it's production values from 1934 and onward, due in part to slicker inking, larger budgets which allowed more polished animation and an upgrade to Technicolor, thanks in part to the studio bringing in Disney alumni Burt Gillett, who had previously directed the hit short ''Literature/ThreeLittlePigs. Unfortunately, the cartoons became substantially less entertaining and [[FollowTheLeader more derivative of Disney]] as a side effect]], and the studios inability to create a hit character series still lingered to where they started adapting hit comic strips of the day such as Toonerville Trolley and WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat instead (and Gillett reeked havoc on the studio internally due to his [[PrimaDonnaDirector blatant personality flaws and indecisive, perfectionist directing style]]). And then RKO ironically cancelled their distribution contract in favor of screening the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney shorts]] anyway, [[CreatorKiller abruptly sending the studio to its grave in 1936.]]
17th Oct '17 10:21:27 PM MagnusForce
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* A lot of people were unimpressed with ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' when it premiered, which was understandable, as the show was rather clumsy in its blend of action and comedy and didn't quite know how to make use of its premise. However, it managed to score its first big hit with "Sword Sisters"[[note]]ADayInTheLimelight and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for [[EnsembleDarkhorse Pauline]][[/note]] and the show begin to improve from there. It especially escalated (although not immediately) after "Erlenmeyer's Revenge"[[note]]a SequelEpisode to "Atomic Detention", which sees Joey and AP's mistakes bite them back ''hard''[[/note]]. Afterwards, the show began to put in more action, character development[[note]]AP accepting Joey as a partner instead of a sidekick and Joey's relationship with his dad[[/note]] and continuity[[note]]such as Monster Truck Invasion and Buck Monkey, which both cemented an originally unnamed one-shot villain as a recurring character[[/note]] start to crawl in, and the writers got more ambitious with episodes[[note]]like the two-parter "Worm Boy" (a WholePlotReference to Spider-Man)[[/note]]. But for those who had enjoyed the early episodes, the show still maintained a good amount of its non-serious demeanor. All of it finally paid off in the Season 1 finale "The Big Shift", a WhamEpisode that sees two huge changes in the status quo -- [[spoiler:Joey revealing to his dad that he is Atomic Puppet and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Mookie]] going from bumbling wannabe superhero to outright villain]]. Needless to say, many were left excited for what Season 2 would have in store.

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* A lot of people were unimpressed with ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' when it premiered, which was understandable, as the show was rather clumsy in its blend of action and comedy and didn't quite know how to make use of its premise. However, it managed to score its first big hit with "Sword Sisters"[[note]]ADayInTheLimelight and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for [[EnsembleDarkhorse Pauline]][[/note]] Sisters" and the show begin to would improve from there. It there, especially escalated (although not immediately) after "Erlenmeyer's Revenge"[[note]]a SequelEpisode to "Atomic Detention", which sees Joey and AP's mistakes bite them back ''hard''[[/note]]. Afterwards, Revenge". More emphasis was put on the show began to put in more action, character development[[note]]AP accepting Joey as a partner instead of a sidekick and Joey's relationship with his dad[[/note]] and continuity[[note]]such as Monster Truck Invasion and Buck Monkey, which both cemented an originally unnamed one-shot villain as a recurring character[[/note]] start the characters were developed, continuity started to crawl creep in, and the writers got more ambitious with episodes[[note]]like the two-parter "Worm Boy" (a WholePlotReference to Spider-Man)[[/note]]. ambitious. But for those who had enjoyed the early episodes, the show still maintained a good amount of its non-serious demeanor. All of it It all finally paid off in the Season 1 finale [[WhamEpisode finale]] "The Big Shift", a WhamEpisode that sees two huge changes in the status quo -- which [[spoiler:Joey revealing reveals to his dad that he is Atomic Puppet and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Mookie]] going goes from bumbling wannabe superhero to outright villain]]. Needless to say, many were left excited for what Season 2 would have in store.villain]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than in the first season.
3rd Oct '17 10:04:00 AM bt8257
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* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel's'' focus strayed away from just "I.R. will never be as good as Weasel" to a wider array of storytelling which may have helped latch it off of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and into its own show. Adding the Red Guy to the show's cast also helped. Later episodes even went as far to show what it feels like to be the GodModeSue and the OnlysaneMan of the universe: not fun.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel's'' focus strayed away from just "I.R. will never be as good as Weasel" to a wider array of storytelling which may have helped latch it off of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and into its own show. Adding the Red Guy to the show's cast also helped. Later episodes even went as far to show what it feels like to be the GodModeSue and the OnlysaneMan OnlySaneMan of the universe: not fun.
28th Sep '17 2:49:29 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' in the second and third season with consistent episode plots, improved humor and art styles, and lots of CharacterDevelopment of the main cast and characters. Season 4 was received less positively, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' in the second and third season with consistent episode plots, improved humor and art styles, and lots of CharacterDevelopment of the main cast and characters. Season 4 was received less positively, though. After the infamous SeasonalRot from Seasons 5 through 8, the show seems to have improved again in Season 9.
24th Sep '17 7:06:15 PM patriciovalencia117
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' truly cemented itself as a great series and worth successor to ''Clone Wars'' with the 3rd episode "Rise of the Old Masters", which introduced [[KnightOfCerebus The Inquisitor]] and gave additional depth to Kanan and Ezra. For many fans, "Rise of the Old Masters" showed that the production crew aren't willing to shy away from adding drama and seriousness to ''Rebels'' even with its Y7 rating.

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* Although ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' truly cemented started out well, some viewers were skeptical that the show could deliver the depth and drama of its predecessor series ''Clone Wars''. Fortunately, ''Rebels'' won over its skeptics and proved itself as a great series and worth worthy successor to ''Clone Wars'' with the 3rd episode "Rise of the Old Masters", which introduced [[KnightOfCerebus The Inquisitor]] and gave additional depth to Kanan and Ezra. For many fans, "Rise of the Old Masters" showed that the production crew aren't willing to shy away from adding drama and seriousness to ''Rebels'' even with its Y7 rating.
3rd Aug '17 2:24:15 PM Vir
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* A lot of people were unimpressed with ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' when it premiered, which was understandable, as the show was rather clumsy in its blend of action and comedy and didn't quite know how to make use of its premise. However, it managed to score its first big hit with "Sword Sisters"[[note]]ADayInTheLimelight and CrowningMomentOfAwesome for [[EnsembleDarkhorse Pauline]][[/note]] and the show begin to improve from there. It especially escalated (although not immediately) after "Erlenmeyer's Revenge"[[note]]a SequelEpisode to "Atomic Detention", which sees Joey and AP's mistakes bite them back ''hard''[[/note]]. Afterwards, the show began to put in more action, character development[[note]]AP accepting Joey as a partner instead of a sidekick and Joey's relationship with his dad[[/note]] and continuity[[note]]such as Monster Truck Invasion and Buck Monkey, which both cemented an originally unnamed one-shot villain as a recurring character[[/note]] start to crawl in, and the writers got more ambitious with episodes[[note]]like the two-parter "Worm Boy" (a WholePlotReference to Spider-Man)[[/note]]. But for those who had enjoyed the early episodes, the show still maintained a good amount of its non-serious demeanor. All of it finally paid off in the Season 1 finale "The Big Shift", a WhamEpisode that sees two huge changes in the status quo -- [[spoiler:Joey revealing to his dad that he is Atomic Puppet and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Mookie]] going from bumbling wannabe superhero to outright villain]]. Needless to say, many were left excited for what Season 2 would have in store.

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* A lot of people were unimpressed with ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' when it premiered, which was understandable, as the show was rather clumsy in its blend of action and comedy and didn't quite know how to make use of its premise. However, it managed to score its first big hit with "Sword Sisters"[[note]]ADayInTheLimelight and CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for [[EnsembleDarkhorse Pauline]][[/note]] and the show begin to improve from there. It especially escalated (although not immediately) after "Erlenmeyer's Revenge"[[note]]a SequelEpisode to "Atomic Detention", which sees Joey and AP's mistakes bite them back ''hard''[[/note]]. Afterwards, the show began to put in more action, character development[[note]]AP accepting Joey as a partner instead of a sidekick and Joey's relationship with his dad[[/note]] and continuity[[note]]such as Monster Truck Invasion and Buck Monkey, which both cemented an originally unnamed one-shot villain as a recurring character[[/note]] start to crawl in, and the writers got more ambitious with episodes[[note]]like the two-parter "Worm Boy" (a WholePlotReference to Spider-Man)[[/note]]. But for those who had enjoyed the early episodes, the show still maintained a good amount of its non-serious demeanor. All of it finally paid off in the Season 1 finale "The Big Shift", a WhamEpisode that sees two huge changes in the status quo -- [[spoiler:Joey revealing to his dad that he is Atomic Puppet and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Mookie]] going from bumbling wannabe superhero to outright villain]]. Needless to say, many were left excited for what Season 2 would have in store.
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