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Evan Crose, The Animated Critic, regretting his life decisions. You can thank Stiffy Woods for that

"Animation. I love animation. In fact that's why I created this blog. With animation you can tell some of the most beautiful, well-told, funny, creative, imaginative stories ever told. But like all great mediums there's crap"
-Evan, The Animated Critic, talking about why he started the blog.

Animated Critic is a Blog run by Evan Crose with occasional help form his brother, Max (A.K.A. 8 Bit Max). On the blog they review animation from SpongeBob SquarePants to Family Guy and even Anime

He does many things on the blog

  • Animated Critic-This is the blog's main show. Here Evan reviews various animated things. He mainly does individual episodes of animated shows. The shows he mostly focuses on are SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Universe, Family Guy, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Teen Titans Go!, but he also reviews other shows like Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and Teen Titans just to name some. He also does movies as well.
  • Anime Critic-A spinoff of Animated Critic just focusing on Anime instead.
  • Evan Vs. Disney-Where Evan tries to review all the films in the Disney Animated Canon in order.
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  • Extra Thoughts-Here Evan gives extra thoughts on things he already reviewed. As well as just discussing any random topic in the animation community.
  • Quick Thoughts-Here Evan reviews a newly released cartoon episode and gives some general thoughts on the episode. So it doesn't go through every scene of the episode like the Animated Critic. He mostly does Steven Universe episodes. However he has said he is trying to talk about the show less and as such has done other shows like Fairly OddParents and We Bare Bears. He's also started to look at new anime series starting with Flip Flappers. He has said that episodes he covers on Quick Thoughts may later become Animated Critic episodes.
  • Toon-O-Ween-A Halloween special that last all through October where Evan reviews horror related animations and Halloween specials.
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  • Max's Reviews-Evan's brother Max tackles animation. Pretty much whatever he feels like.

You can find the blog here.On November 18th 2015 Evan announced a Webshow would be made and would be a companion series to the blog. It's finally out and you can find it here.

The show does also have a storyline in the same vein as Atop the Fourth Wall and is the first entry within the Animated Critic Universe.

List of Tropes on The Animated Critic Blog

  • Accentuate the Negative: Averted. No matter how bad something he reviews is when he finds something done right he gives credit where credit is due.
    "I gotta give credit where credit is due."
    • At the end of every Animated Critic episode he details the worst part of whatever he reviewed and the best part so he always has atleast one positive thing to say.
    • As for Quick Thoughts he goes through and individually list things he found good, bad or just meh
  • Actually Pretty Funny: He points out a few good jokes in his Peter Problems review even though overall he found the episode unfunny and obnoxious.
    • Also points out 1 or 2 good jokes in A Cleveland Brown Christmas.
    • Also says this with Stripperella whenever the show sticks to being a parody of superhero tropes. Other than that Evan thinks it's an unfunny piece of crap.
  • Acceptable Targets: Invoked. He never misses a chance to take a shot at Family Guy. As pointed out by Kevin some of these shots are kinda cheap.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Sometimes he forgets the name of a character. In most cases he just guesses on the name. The most infamous example being when he accidentally called Sadie from Steven Universe Sally in his review of the episode So Many Birthdays. He fixed the mistake in the Extra Thoughts for Chapter 1 and refrenced it in his Quick Thoughts of Sadie's Song.
    "Remember when I accidentally said Sadie's name was Sally in my So Many Birthdays review. Yeah.....please stop reminding me of that. I already realized that mistake."
  • Author Appeal: Of course, considering the entire blog is about animation something Evan loves.
    • He also Focuses a lot on certain shows like Steven Universe which is a show he absolutely adores in case you couldn't tell by how many Quick Thoughts he's done on the show.
      • In fact he's only done 2 other shows for Quick Thoughts, as of right now, dedicating one episode to each.
  • Ass Pull:invoked Feels the card at the end of Peter Problems that allows Peter to continue working is one.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Just like The Mysterious Mr. Enter Evan finds Cherry Chevapravatdumrong to be a very cool name.
  • Berserk Button: Evan hates stereotypes.
    • He also has a disliking for jokes that drag on way too long.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": He references this trope during Quick Thoughts #7 which was a review of Too Far from Steven Universe which focuses this trope heavily. He even links to the TV Tropes page for the trope. How nice.
  • Christmas Episode: The Cleveland Brown Christmas review.
  • Guardian Angel: Kevin is revealed to be one in the end of Animated Critic #8. A review of The Finger from Harvey Beaks.
  • Halloween Episode: Toon-O-Ween
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like with Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp" he refrences it and links to the TV tropes page for it during his Joking Victim review.
  • Pandering to the Base:invoked He considers Pig Goat Banana Cricket to be this.
  • Pet-Peeve Trope invoked
  • Review Blog
  • Seasonal Rot: invoked Considers Spongebob Squarepants, Family Guy, Fairly OddParents, and The Simpsons to be examples of shows that have suffered through this.
  • Story Arc: He does have a couple which is very unusual for a review blog
    • The Kevin Arc: A mysterious person named Kevin comes onto the blog. Evan at first wants to know why an is kind of irritated by him, but as time goes on Evan starts to take a liking to him. It starts with Quick Thoughts #4 which is over Catch and Release from Steven Universe and ends at Animated Critic #8 which is a review of the Finger form Harvey Beaks
    • The Revenge From The Past Arc: A mysterious person comes onto the blog once again, but this time he or she says they want revenge on Evan for something he did. Evan has no recollection of it though. It starts with Quick Thoughts #8 which covers The Big Fairy Share Scare, The Season 10 premiere of Fairly OddParents, and is still currently going on.
    • The Ghost Boy Arc: Evan receives a mysterious box from his grandma. It's apparently been passed down through his family for generations. He also meets a ghost named Daniel who may be related to him. It started with the intro for Toon-O-Ween 2016 and is still currently going.

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