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Season 16
« on: September 23, 2012, 03:59:45 pm »
Due to the new Arthur season starting in October, I thought it might be a good idea to create a thread to discuss it.


Any thoughts?

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 05:44:03 pm »
I think the show passed its prime looooong ago, but as far as this season goes, we have a new strike to add to the series now: the Flash animation.

Now, I've taken courses in Flash animation before, and have dabbled in it a little myself *cough*BUN:DefenderoftheBunnyPeopleonYouTube*cough*, but the Flash animation doesn't work for this season: the characters' movement and expressions and everything are very stiff and robotic compared to the previously tradionally animated seasons. Not only that, but some of the characters' overall designs seem slightly reminiscent of those old computer games from the 90s before the show even started.

I know this stuff is cheaper, more economical, and now the norm and everything, but cheaper isn't always better.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 05:48:04 pm »
I do have to note that the animation is a bit weird this season, it sort of has a softer, more blurred feel to it. Especially the background scenery.

Has anyone noticed the wonderful inclusion of Kieper and the unnamed brown dog in the Tough Customers clip in the preview video released? I am so excited to see them with the gang again.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 05:49:57 pm »
Forgive me my unfamiliarity with more current seasons, but who is Kieper?
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 05:52:08 pm »
Kieper is actually an original Tough Customer from the early seasons:

http://arthur.wikia.com/wiki/Kieper

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 05:53:56 pm »
But where the bleeping bleep is Slink? >:(

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 05:55:59 pm »
I did notice that. I'm getting worried that maybe now they're trying to go too old-style by putting back staple characters of the early seasons and taking out ones that are more recent additions, such as Slink to the Tough Customers. (Though Slink has been with them for quite some time).

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 07:58:08 pm »
While the animation has changed and will take some time to get use to, but at least it isn't anything like Arthur's Missing Pal. The storyline was alright, but the animation was hard for me to watch. I have a feeling 9 Story will improve with the animation come Season 17. This is their first time with Arthur (remember Postcards From Buster was mostly live action with some animation). As for those two characters returning I'm quite surprised, but it's about time, cause I feel the Tough Customers have always been less intimidating with fewer members around. Slink will most likely still appear I hope. Something was brought up by a user on wikia that have to mention. Has anyone else noticed or thought that this season we may see Arthur play less of a role in some of the episodes?

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 10:11:48 pm »
I have noticed that. Looking at the existing episode summaries we have for the first episodes, we have the episode about Ladonna, one for Francine, one for Muffy, 2 for D.W. and Emily together, one about Mr. Ratburn, one about Mei-Lin, and two about the Tibbles.

Now we can only speculate with the names we have for the rest of the season, but I doubt "The Last Tough Customer" will be about Arthur, "Brain's Chess Mess" and "Brain's Biggest Blunder" are obviously about Brain, "Buster's Book Battle" and "On the Buster Scale" are obviously about Buster, and "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story" and "Sue Ellen Vegges Out" are obviously each about the character in the title.

That leaves us with three episodes that could even possibly be about Arthur: "Baseball Blues," "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh," and "The Best Day Ever"

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 01:30:54 am »
I have noticed that. Looking at the existing episode summaries we have for the first episodes, we have the episode about Ladonna, one for Francine, one for Muffy, 2 for D.W. and Emily together, one about Mr. Ratburn, one about Mei-Lin, and two about the Tibbles.

Now we can only speculate with the names we have for the rest of the season, but I doubt "The Last Tough Customer" will be about Arthur, "Brain's Chess Mess" and "Brain's Biggest Blunder" are obviously about Brain, "Buster's Book Battle" and "On the Buster Scale" are obviously about Buster, and "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story" and "Sue Ellen Vegges Out" are obviously each about the character in the title.

That leaves us with three episodes that could even possibly be about Arthur: "Baseball Blues," "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh," and "The Best Day Ever"

You hit the nail right on the dot.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 02:38:25 am »
I have noticed that. Looking at the existing episode summaries we have for the first episodes, we have the episode about Ladonna, one for Francine, one for Muffy, 2 for D.W. and Emily together, one about Mr. Ratburn, one about Mei-Lin, and two about the Tibbles.

Now we can only speculate with the names we have for the rest of the season, but I doubt "The Last Tough Customer" will be about Arthur, "Brain's Chess Mess" and "Brain's Biggest Blunder" are obviously about Brain, "Buster's Book Battle" and "On the Buster Scale" are obviously about Buster, and "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story" and "Sue Ellen Vegges Out" are obviously each about the character in the title.

That leaves us with three episodes that could even possibly be about Arthur: "Baseball Blues," "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh," and "The Best Day Ever"

I'd like to add that "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh" seems more like a Buster episode to me. Also, "The Best Day Ever" could be one of those episodes about everyone, but focusing on Arthur; but I just think that because I saw the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Best Day Ever".
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 08:04:07 am »
That is true that an episode with laughing in the title would most likely be about Buster, but then I wonder if maybe it could be a joint episode with Arthur and Buster sharing the spotlight, something like "Do You Believe in Magic?" with jokes instead or something.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 03:04:38 pm »
Another update for Season 16. Just another picture.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 04:24:21 pm »
Is it just me, or is Jenna's appearance kind of weird? Her hair is like way too black...

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 08:19:44 pm »
Is it just me, or is Jenna's appearance kind of weird? Her hair is like way too black...
I think everything is like that now. By that I mean everything has to be slightly redesigned to work better with the new 2-D computer animation. Computers don't draw pencil lines very well.
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