Mugman was a web series created by Lenstar Productions. The series focuses around Mugman... and that's about it. Was originally animated using Paint.net and Adobe Premiere but since "Mugman's Trampoline" it has used Flash.
Due to Creator Backlash, the series ended in November 2017 with "Fairwell!". After several changes, the creator simply got tired of it. The character of Mugman soon returned in "Welcome to Wedgewood", but that series would also abruptly reach its end after only one episode.
Not to be confused with the second playable character of Cuphead.
This work provides examples of:
- Adaptational Heroism: When he originally appears in The Dups, Mugman is a mugger, or at least attempts to be one. Here, he's a perfectly friendly guy.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: In the case of Mugman and Teanna, anyway.
- Amazing Technicolor World: Yup.
- Animation Bump: Currently being refined.
- Art Shift: See above.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "Mugman's Headphones", after Mugman breaks Pementa's headphones, he think about what she could do, including making him listen to bad music, making him listen to bad music in a tree, or just plain get mad.
- Bewitched Amphibians: The Free Wizard has a tendency to turn Mugman into a frog.
- Character Development: In early episodes, Pementa was a Stalker with a Crush who tended to ramble alot. After her original voice actress Emarie Pandebeer was fired from the series following a spate of fighting and drama between her and Jacob Leonard, and she was replaced by Zia Amador, her character changed greatly, ceasing her rambling, ad-libbed monologues, and becoming more mellow and naive. Her crush on Mugman also went from creepy to subtle. Following the 2017 reboot, Pementa is back to her rambling monologues, and has also become a bit of a stoner. In addition, her crush on Mugman is now the other way around, with Mugman having the crush.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
- After the series was retooled starting with "Dollar Land Redux", the characters of Johnny, Papa, and the Free Wizard were retired, as Jacob Leonard wanted to eliminate all human characters from the series, and also thought Johnny and Papa were never funny in the first place.
- Teanna is also due to suffer this fate, mainly due to problems with her voice actress, and Jacob Lenard not being a fan of the character anymore.
- Collector of the Strange:
- Mugman collects saucers from famous shipwrecks.
- Pementa collects knock-off toys.
- Continuity Reboot: In 2017, due to Creator Backlash, the series was cancelled, with the characters now appearing in standalone shorts with new designs. Among the changes are:
- Mugman now has a more conservative color scheme, two arms, and his limbs are more proportionate to his body, rather than looking like sticks.
- Pementa is now a human who is taller than Mugman, has defined breasts, and wears a sleeping cap. She was later further redesigned, returning to the pepper shaker body.
- A few personality changes occurred, with Pementa's one-sided crush on Mugman being reversed, Mugman pointing out he's made of porcelein (and as a result, being immune to many sources of pain), and Pementa becoming a stoner who regained her tendancy to ramble (though Zia Amador still voices her). Also, much of the supporting cast was eliminated, including Teanna and Sunshine, in favor of characters from Jacob's other series.
- Crossover: A short one with Doodle Toons by cartoonlover98 was created as an April Fools joke.
- Deranged Animation: A very good example of this trope.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Mugman's first appearance in The Mugger, though it doesn't count as being part of the series itself and is instead part of a series called The Dups.
- Insomnia Episode: "Mugman Can't Sleep".
- The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: Dollar Land and its remake.
- Motor Mouth:
- The Big-Mouthed Bumbler.
- Pementa was also this prior to "Dollar Land Redux". In fact, quite a bit of her dialogue was ad-libbed, leading to some rambling monologues.
- Off-Model: This page can explain.
- Running Gag: Mugman's lack of a second arm is brought up quite often.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Sunshine is a Southern Cassowary, a flightless bird from New Guinea and Australia.
- Shout-Out: Johnny and Papa are an obvious reference to the classic nursery rhyme "Johnny Johnny Yes Papa".
- Stalker with a Crush: Pementa has an obvious one towards Mugman. As of "Dollar Land Redux", this was severely toned down.
- Stylistic Suck: Yup.
- Thick-Line Animation: The black lines are visible.
- Training Montage: In both "Mugman Gets Into Shape" and its remake.
- Widget Series: Of course.