History GrowingTheBeard / WesternAnimation

14th Apr '17 2:20:50 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''WesernAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had some pacing issues in its first season, as the writers were obviously getting used to the shorter-season format after working on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It also certainly didn't help that Nickelodeon had only ordered a single season at that point with the original intention of ''Korra'' being a minseries, so the season finale felt rushed, as every plot thread needed to be hastily wrapped up in a single episode. There was also the major RomanticPlotTumor LoveTriangle that took up way too much air time and made several of the involved characters look bad. It wasn't until the two-part [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Avatar Wan]] story midway through Season 2 that fans saw signs of improvement that would eventually come out full-force in Season 3.

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* ''WesernAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' had some pacing issues in its first season, as the writers were obviously getting used to the shorter-season format after working on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It also certainly didn't help that Nickelodeon had only ordered a single season at that point with the original intention of ''Korra'' being a minseries, so the season finale felt rushed, as every plot thread needed to be hastily wrapped up in a single episode. There was also the major RomanticPlotTumor LoveTriangle that took up way too much air time and made several of the involved characters look bad. It wasn't until the two-part [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Avatar Wan]] story midway through Season 2 that fans saw signs of improvement that would eventually come out full-force in Season 3.
12th Apr '17 7:20:10 AM mariofan1000
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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better, right? '''NOPE!''' Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].

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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been started off as a fun, beautiful show already, but it tended to rely on the pinnacle StrictlyFormula plot of "Jack seemingly finds a way to return to the past, but it doesn't work out for whatever reason." From Season 2 onwards, this plot formula showed up far less, and the plots became far more original and interesting. Season 3 grew the beard further with ArtEvolution and more consistent quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better, right? '''NOPE!''' Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and Then there's the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].DarkerAndEdgier Season 5, which is in a tier of its own.
29th Mar '17 11:02:23 AM Lacudra
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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better, right? '''NOPE!''' Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].



* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better, right? '''NOPE!''' Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].
29th Mar '17 9:53:29 AM Lacudra
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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better. '''NOPE!''' Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].

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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better. better, right? '''NOPE!''' Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].
29th Mar '17 9:48:45 AM Lacudra
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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better. '''NOPE!''' Season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].

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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better. '''NOPE!''' Season Enter season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].
29th Mar '17 9:42:42 AM Lacudra
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* For the first four seasons, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has been the pinnacle of quality. You would think that there is no possible way that it can get any better. '''NOPE!''' Season 5. Jack has a beard, and the quality [[UpToEleven soars to new heights]].
19th Mar '17 1:27:16 AM jccw227
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** Director, Creator/ChuckJones, arguably grew the beard in 1942. Prior to this, most of his cartoons appeared to be trying to replicate Disney's style: slow paced, and rather cutesy. This changed with two particular cartoons, "The Draft Horse" and "The Dover Boys". They ended up being the first cartoons where he appeared to finally get the irreverent humor of the Warner Bros. animation studio and both cartoons got big laughs at the theaters. Then the following year, he released "Super Rabbit" (Bugs Bunny in a Franchise/{{Superman}} parody). He noted that this was the cartoon where he felt that he began to understand what made Bugs work.

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** Director, Creator/ChuckJones, arguably grew the beard in 1942. Prior to this, most of his cartoons appeared to be trying to replicate Disney's style: slow paced, and rather cutesy. This changed with two particular cartoons, "The Draft Horse" and "The Dover Boys". They ended up being the first cartoons where he appeared to finally get the irreverent humor of the Warner Bros. animation studio and both cartoons got big laughs at the theaters. Then the following year, he released "Super Rabbit" (Bugs Bunny in a Franchise/{{Superman}} parody). He had done several Bugs Bunny cartoons up to that point, but noted that this was the cartoon where he felt that he began to understand what made Bugs work.
19th Mar '17 1:23:19 AM jccw227
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** Director, Creator/ChuckJones, arguably grew the beard in 1942. Prior to this, most of his cartoons appeared to be trying to replicate Disney's style: slow paced, and rather cutesy. This changed with two particular cartoons, "The Draft Horse" and "The Dover Boys". They ended up being the first cartoons where he appeared to finally get the irreverent humor of the Warner Bros. animation studio and both cartoons got big laughs at the theaters. Then the following year, he released "Super Rabbit" (Bugs Bunny in a Franchise/{{Superman}} parody). He noted that this was the cartoon where he felt that he began to understand what made Bugs work.
1st Mar '17 3:30:33 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' simply felt like a spinoff of TheMovie, in that many people found it very generic and unimaginative.. Around the time Libby got her ExpositoryHairstyleChange, the episodes started developing better, with more in-depth storylines, and it started feeling more like a Nicktoon.

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* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' simply felt like a spinoff of TheMovie, in that many people found it very generic and unimaginative..unimaginative. Around the time Libby got her ExpositoryHairstyleChange, the episodes started developing better, with more in-depth storylines, and it started feeling more like a Nicktoon.



* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', most of the episodes were self-contained and centered around the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week.]] In other words, it looked just like ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' except in all the noticeable ways in which it was ''inferior'' to ''Batman'' (cruder animation, less exciting violence, less complex villains). The second season kicked off with a season long story arc, "Neogenic Nightmare", and the show became a multi-part {{soap opera}} that was less about the villains and more about Peter's personal life, the effect his powers had on his personal life, and the supporting cast. It's this format that has helped this show be fondly remembered...and helped it regularly trounce ''Batman'' in the ratings.

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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', most of the episodes were self-contained and centered around the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week.]] In other words, it looked just like ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' except in all the noticeable ways in which it was ''inferior'' to ''Batman'' (cruder animation, less exciting violence, less complex villains). The second season kicked off with a season long story arc, "Neogenic Nightmare", and the show became a multi-part {{soap opera}} that was less about the villains and more about Peter's personal life, the effect his powers had on his personal life, and the supporting cast. It's this format that has helped this show be fondly remembered... and helped it regularly trounce ''Batman'' in the ratings.
1st Mar '17 4:53:14 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''{{Ninjago}}'' did this as the [[CharacterDevelopment characters matured, more backstory was revealed]] (leading to some [[TearJerker genuinely]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments moving]] episodes), [[BiggerBad and the real plot kicked off]], taking it from a MerchandiseDriven show running mostly on RuleOfCool and NarmCharm to a show with genuinely interesting characters and storylines (although the other two elements were still there).

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* ''{{Ninjago}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' did this in season 2 as the [[CharacterDevelopment characters matured, matured and more backstory was revealed]] (leading revealed, leading to some [[TearJerker genuinely]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments moving]] episodes), [[BiggerBad and episodes. As the real plot of defeating the BiggerBad kicked off]], taking off, it jumped from a MerchandiseDriven show running mostly on RuleOfCool and NarmCharm to a show with genuinely interesting characters and storylines (although the other two elements were still there).present to varying degrees).
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