Saturday, January 26, 2008

The So Where's Dexter: The Animated Series? Post.

I don't usually watch Ben 10. But I could picture myself viewing it regularly - which is why popping into AOL and being greeted with a blurb about the UK premiere of the movie version worried me (like High School Musical 2, the movie's getting a premiere before it begins running on TV). Because it's freaking live-action. Meanwhile Underdog opens here in two weeks in full-on live mode, and he doesn't even speak in rhyme; I tell you, if it weren't for Amy Adams (the voice of Sweet Polly Purebred) I might pass completely. And probably will anyway.

What the merry hell is wrong with doing animated versions of animated shows? I mean, come on; does adding live action really make it any more special? Especially since it just about never works (George of the Jungle excepted)? Gah. It irks me, almost as much as watching My Friends Tigger And Pooh and seeing that the girl in it is dubbed with an English voice while all the others have their original voices. Actually, more so - at least I can sort of understand the reasoning for that, what with it being a pre-school show and all.

Or maybe this is payback for the days of liveaction shows going animated (remember The Partridge Family 2200 AD? You do? Poor you). Either way, I don't trust it and I don't like it. Thank goodness the ship has sailed for The Powerpuff Girls in live-action (Abigail Breslin as Blossom , anyone?).

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

...Powerpuff Girls in liveaction?

Gag me.