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Taz In Toyland Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
2002 1-A 1
Warner Bros. Television Animation.
 featuring Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Melissa Duck, Tasmanian Devil, Sylvester, Tweety, Marvin Martian, Porky Pig; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

Taz In Toyland BCDB Rating: 2.7 out of 5 stars (2.7/5 stars from 2 users.)

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Taz In Toyland 6 out of 5 stars

What The Heck?

Reviewed by: E-Rock, January 08, 2003

Honestly, this will be a review of the series as a whole, not just the "Taz In Toyland" episode.

Now what exactly is going on here? I understand the premise of the show, and alot of the characters are represented as themselves (only younger), but there are alot of things I don't understand.

First thing's first: The presence of Lola Bunny. Lola wasn't introduced until the Space Jam feature film, and it's clear in that film that Bugs had never met her before. So, how can Bugs have possibly known Lola when they were babies? Unless they both suffered amnesia at some point, it's just not possible.

What's with Petunia Pig? In the original Warner Bros. films, she never really played a major role unless it was opposite Porky. I understand the addition of Petunia to give more female roles to the babies, but in this capacity? Does not compute.

Melissa Duck. Who the heck is Melissa Duck? And what's with that hair? It's possible that there was, in fact, a Melissa Duck in a Daffy short here and there, but not enough to warrant her being a major character.

Bugs remains true to himself, as does Daffy. But Tweety is another matter. Out of all the Looney Tunes, Tweety was probably the most vicious out of them all. His dealings with Sylvester are more than enough to attest to that fact. So, how does he go from being such a sweetheart to being the bane in Sylvester's side?

And Granny. How old IS this woman? If she remained the same from the time the Looney Tunes were babies to the days of carting Tweety and Sylvester around (IE, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries), then this has to be one OLD woman.

As a whole, there are a few nitpicks I have with the show. Whenever a character spins (except for Taz, who spins anyway), they always do so on one leg. Why? Are they all figure skaters at heart? What's up with that?

Any kid worth his salt is going to notice these discrepencies, since BLT is usually aired nearly side by side with the Classic LT shorts. If a kid watches Space Jam, they're going to wonder why Bugs doesn't know Lola, yet they see them playing together as babies.

On the whole, I really can't take away from the show, seeing as how it's for very little kids. The original LT shorts are most certainly not (they were made for adults way back then). In that respect, it's a good way to get the kids introduced to the LT empire. But to distort already established relationships like that, well, that's another story.

This show gets a 3 in my book. I'd probably let my kids (when and if I have any) watch it.
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Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
(Princess Mononoke)1997
Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten, Dentsu...
 featuring Prince Ashitaka, San The Princess Mononoke, Lady Eboshi, Jiko B˘, Moro, K˘uroku, Gonza, Toki; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

Mononoke Hime On Video!  Mononoke Hime BCDB Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7/5 stars from 16 users.)

Mononoke Hime 10 out of 5 stars

E-Rock

Reviewed by: E-Rock, January 08, 2003

One word: Awesome. Miyazaki Hayo is a genius, and Studio Ghilbi has done masterful work with this particular film.

Set in feudal Japan, it follows the journey of Ashitaka, the outcast prince of the Amishi people. While defending his village from a boar god driven insane with rage, he is stricken with a curse that only the great Forest Spirit can remedy. With that, he sets out to find the Forest Spirit. When he reaches his destination, he finds that the people living here in Iron Town are at odds with the animals of the forest, and an all out war has broken out. To make matters worse, not only are the Iron Town folk at odds with the denizens of the forest, but also with a rival human lord and his army as well. And, in the middle of it all, is San, a young girl abandoned by her parents and raised by Moro, the wolf god. Due to her aliance with the wolves, she is called Mononoke Hime, or Princess of the Wolves. Ashitaka must find a middle ground between all of those involved, and at the same time try and save his own life from the curse inflicted upon him.

This is the beginning of what is nothing short of a masterwork. The colors, animation, story, voice acting, and music all come together marvelously. If you've got a beef with the Anime genre, then I reccomend you watch this film at least twice. I'm willing to bet your opinion that "Anime is just another cartoon" will change, drastically.

This film stood as the number one movie in Japan until it was unseated by the Teeny-Bopper-fueled "Titanic," which (thankfully) was replaced itself by another of Miazaki's masterpieces, "Sen to Chichiro no Kamikakushi" (The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chichiro, or simply Spirited Away). There's a reason for that, folks, and that is that this is one of the greatest animated films of all time.
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