YMMV: Shoebox Zoo

  • Darker and Edgier: Season 2.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Why does Hunter look a little out of place in season 2? Because he isn't a member of the shoebox zoo!
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Rick? Is that you?
  • Idiot Ball: The Shoebox Zoo constantly tries to escape and is almost always in trouble. This wouldn't happen if they simply listened to Marnie.
  • Jerk Ass Woobie: Marnie is like this sometimes.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Marnie's behaviour is a little questionable in season 2.
  • No Export for You: Despite that it aired in Region 1 areas and was also a Canadian production, no Region 1 DVD was made. So Keep Circulating the Tapes, region 1 viewers.
  • Periphery Demographic: While intended for kids, older kids and adults might possibly find this series interesting, and during the fandom's heyday, it particularly did enjoy a periphery demographic.
  • Special Effect Failure: This show actually has quite good effects, given its target audience and its budget. However, in spite of this, Toledo freezes a man in place in season 2... and it's obviously a poor green screen effect. Particularly jarring since that trick had been done before in season 1 and looked much more realistic.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The CG-I is surprisingly good for a kid's show.
  • Wangst: Depending on how one feels, Marnie comes off as this in season 2. This may be justified by the book having an effect on her behaviour (She has a Heel Realization) as well as the fact that she's eleven, but even for an eleven year old, she does some very qustionable things.