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Re: Season 16
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2013, 08:19:31 pm »
Okay, now I'm confused... is it a clip show, or a flashback episode but the flashback is newly produced specifically for the episode?
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2013, 09:25:55 pm »
Okay, now I'm confused... is it a clip show, or a flashback episode but the flashback is newly produced specifically for the episode?

I don't know. I am assuming judging by what the user said on IMDB that the episode could be a flashback episode.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2013, 09:29:46 am »
I wish I could see yet to air on PBS in the USA Arthur episodes:
"Fern and the Case Of The Stolen Story"
"Sue Ellen Veggies Out"

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #93 on: January 27, 2013, 11:18:04 pm »
I learned that the remaining Season 16 Arthur episodes will air the week of May 6, 2013 on PBS Kids Go stations.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #94 on: February 19, 2013, 02:21:44 pm »
I've noticed that in many of the episodes, Francine's head, when seen from the side, sort of has a funny angle. Take a look at the first picture posted in this topic and notice how her nose seems a little roundly-shaped and kind of big.

Anyway, aside from the limited movement of the characters and the Flash animation. I really don't like the coloring. Everything looks like it was outlined with a big black Sharpie, and virtually EVERYTHING has no shading or variation in color. Snowth Woogle was right, it seems almost reminiscent of a computer game, but I think it reminds me more of those Flash games featured on the website.

Unfortunately, this is where the technology hype tends to lead us. We get so caught up in the idea that everything has to be animated with Flash or 3D that it often ends up looking worse, not better, than traditional animation. Call me a stickler for traditional ways if you will, as well as the rest of those who've grown up with the show since seasons 1-3, but that's just how I remember the show. The new animation is so distracting and different that it just isn't the same old Arthur I knew anymore.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #95 on: March 13, 2013, 12:40:08 am »
Season 16 I can confirm is to air on May 6th. The season will conclude on the 10th.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2013, 06:08:52 pm »
I agree with the commenters mentioning Arthur's lack of significance in the later seasons (Snowth & raidpirate, I believe).
Remember, Fernfern and the Mystery of Moose Mountain/Thanks a Lot, Binky? When I first saw those episodes, I realized that Arthur appeared in neither the intros nor in both episodes themselves. His only appearance was pretty much in the theme song. So if this was the first episode that a new viewer saw (who we can assume has never heard of the books?), they would probably wonder why the show was even called Arthur.

Anyway, I don't think the series was ever meant to focus only on Arthur; a show that did that probably wouldn't go very far. But if he is to be the title character, he should at least be given more emphasis than the others, while in the more current seasons, he's been pretty much just an extra or a sidekick to the main character of an episode. At least, that's my opinion.

I will agree that I've noticed a lot of episodes focusing on D.W. and the preschool class. I mean, we've had 4-5 episodes focusing on D.W. and the preschoolers in the first half of season 16 alone.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #97 on: March 29, 2013, 12:35:15 pm »
^ That's why I think if they ever attempted another spinoff, it should be about D.W. and her friends/classmates. It seems that more and more episodes put them in the focus. Giving them their own show would make the most sense.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #98 on: March 29, 2013, 03:47:31 pm »

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #99 on: March 29, 2013, 11:12:16 pm »
It's been getting better. The plot address issues that is taking place these days.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2013, 11:39:46 pm »
Interesting.

This seems like it has a TON of potential behind it... what really intrigues me the most is that for a moment, Molly sees herself when she was a little younger, and supposedly bullied herself, so that probably says a LOT about her, as a character.

We also see that clearly, her behavior is rubbing off on James, which isn't a good thing.

Sending out the letters, though, is usually considered a "cowardly" act, unless she does so later (and we don't know yet), Molly needs to come forward to all she's bullied, and apologize to them directly.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2013, 12:41:26 am »
Interesting.

This seems like it has a TON of potential behind it... what really intrigues me the most is that for a moment, Molly sees herself when she was a little younger, and supposedly bullied herself, so that probably says a LOT about her, as a character.

We also see that clearly, her behavior is rubbing off on James, which isn't a good thing.

Sending out the letters, though, is usually considered a "cowardly" act, unless she does so later (and we don't know yet), Molly needs to come forward to all she's bullied, and apologize to them directly.

This episode we may even get some background into Molly's past. As for the letters thing, you have to consider how kids would feel about someone that tormented them for a while suddenly approaching them at school to apologize. They would be reluctant to say anything to that person. Not saying your wrong or anything, but you have to look at that from a kid's point of view not a teenager or adult.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #102 on: March 30, 2013, 12:02:26 pm »
I think I've maybe noticed some animation improvements in this one.  The animation still seems a little..."drifty". There are all too many times where the characters seem to move their bodies a little in a two-dimensional sort of way. I imagine that that's sort of characteristic of Flash/Toon Boom animation, but if that's how Arthur's gonna be from now on, we'd better get used to it.
^ That's why I think if they ever attempted another spinoff, it should be about D.W. and her friends/classmates. It seems that more and more episodes put them in the focus. Giving them their own show would make the most sense.
I'm not really sure if that will attract many viewers. It might, but it would probably be targeted towards a younger age demographic, perhaps?

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« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2013, 06:18:33 pm »
I think I've maybe noticed some animation improvements in this one.  The animation still seems a little..."drifty". There are all too many times where the characters seem to move their bodies a little in a two-dimensional sort of way. I imagine that that's sort of characteristic of Flash/Toon Boom animation, but if that's how Arthur's gonna be from now on, we'd better get used to it.
^ That's why I think if they ever attempted another spinoff, it should be about D.W. and her friends/classmates. It seems that more and more episodes put them in the focus. Giving them their own show would make the most sense.
I'm not really sure if that will attract many viewers. It might, but it would probably be targeted towards a younger age demographic, perhaps?

Well there is Season 17, which is coming in the Fall. It may fully improve by that point.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #104 on: March 30, 2013, 06:32:52 pm »
Here's a preview clip (more of a spoiler clip) of "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh", if you haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXUrSDeayRA

Has anyone noticed that, in the flashbacks of when he teased Sue Ellen, Arthur seems to act a bit out of character here? I don't really identify him as the type to make fun of people in a mean, annoying way like that- even having that poster of the sheepdog seems pretty low for him.

As for Muffy and Francine calling him out for teasing Sue Ellen, I'd say that they've been more of bullies throughout the course of the series than Arthur's ever been. >:(