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Re: Season 17
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 05:48:05 pm »
Gosh, the animation is even worse: not only is it still stiff and robotic, but now it's also really choppy and jerky, not even smooth at all.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 08:01:12 pm »
It looks a bit much better compared to Season 16. Still more room for improvement.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 08:46:05 pm »
Wow, pretty good animation. I can't wait :). I see in that clip at night they are shaded nicely.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2013, 02:39:29 am »
I'm pretty much hyped up for this. Can't wait to see what happens in Season 17.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2013, 10:32:32 pm »
I like the animation. I think that the jerkiness was an encoding error from when the promo was being edited. The animation looks a lot better than early season sixteen, but I am still noticing some oddities. The colors are still a little too bright, and the characters' axes still seem to move just a little bit too independently. As a whole, the animation does seem to be a big improvement from season sixteen.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2013, 05:17:07 pm »


I didn't think today's episode was too awful bad... I think "Adventures in Budylon" at least makes an attempt to encourage children to use their imagination, which is something a lot of kids seem to lack these days since they're getting hooked on video games and cellphones and the internet at such early ages. One thing I did notice, however, was that D.W. sounds like she was losing her voice the whole time, does she have another voice actor?

 "Ladonna Compson: Party Animal" seemed to scream, "SCRAPPY!!!" at first, but it was kind of interesting... some observations I made were
 1. Gee whiz, Ladonna's bedroom is HUGE... is her family rich or something? And why does she have two beds in her bedroom? I thought she might share her room with Bud, but apparently he has his own room.
 2. Uh, people from the south don't pronounce "either" as "eye-ther", we say, "ee-ther".
 3. Is it just me, or did Binky's voice sound a little deeper than usual? I don't quite mean like it did in the first season, but rather like perhaps Bruce Dinsmore probably go quite that high anymore.

 This whole new, "Which Arthur character are you?" segment at the end... uh... if it were a little more interactive, it could probably work, otherwise, did nothing for me.

 One more thing I do have to bring up... maybe it's just me, but I kept getting a shiptease vibe between Arthur and Ladonna throughout the whole show... anyone else?
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2013, 09:21:38 pm »
I loved the latest episode.  Ladonna was great in Party Animal, and is quickly becoming my favorite character.  I hope they spin her off into her own series.  Plus, it's hard to go wrong with a festive Autumn setting.   

Favorite moment: "I promised Binky I'd bake the Tibbles at 3:00..." :D
Creepiest moment: Bud sitting by Ladonna's bed and watching her while she's sleeping.  Seriously...what the heck? :P

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1. Gee whiz, Ladonna's bedroom is HUGE... is her family rich or something? And why does she have two beds in her bedroom? I thought she might share her room with Bud, but apparently he has his own room.

I've also noticed the size of her house and how odd it was that she had two beds in her bedroom.  At first, I assumed she maybe shared it with her sister, but it doesn't have the appearance of being a shared room.  If her father's a Captain in the Army, it might be feasible.  With, say, 15 years in service, a wife and four kids, he'd make about $104,000 a year.  He'd probably also get a substantial break on other things like mortgages and car loans through the GI Bill.   

I know this might be off topic, but I've noticed that almost all of the characters in Elwood City seem to be pretty well off -- except for Francine, of course.  It's a bit irksome seeing everyone living like that while the "less fortunate kid" on the block is the one whose lifestyle is really much closer to that of the average American family.     

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One more thing I do have to bring up... maybe it's just me, but I kept getting a shiptease vibe between Arthur and Ladonna throughout the whole show... anyone else?

I agree regarding the "shiptease" observation near the end.  It almost seemed romantic how they walked off together into what could have just as well been a sunset.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2013, 10:15:53 pm »
For those who had captions on, it gave Mrs. Compson a first name. I am currently reviewing my recording to check what it was.

Good catch, Magne. By the way, did anyone notice how dramatically improved the animation on today's episode was? Compared to the last season, I have to say it's getting better.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2013, 10:19:31 pm »
Maybe I missed something, who are the other two Compson kids? Yeah, I missed some of Season 16, such as Ladonna and Bud's debut.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 11:21:30 pm »
Assuming they're not both just figments of Ladonna's baroque imagination...her other brother is Gussie, and her sister is Madison.   Both of them appear to be in their teens.

Madison shows up in "Based on a True Story" in one of Ladonna's tales about an alligator sneaking into their house, and then later to take Bud somewhere or another.
Gussie is only briefly mentioned in the same episode.  He supposedly worked at an alligator sanctuary.
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2013, 12:43:23 pm »
Very true...

...although, it raises the question of whether or not those scenes were merely part of another one of Ladonna's stories in which she was simply watching as a passive, first-person observer.

In fact, we are now left to wonder whether or not the RV, the Read house, Arthur himself, Elwood City, and the entire Arthur universe isn't just part of an elaborate fantasy world that exists inside of Ladonna's imagination.  Something that she, a sad and lonely girl, has been imagining as a passive observer for the past 16 years.  This would explain why she is taller and older-looking than her peers, and perhaps why she is the only central character who is from a real-world location. 

Now, as she reaches adulthood, the barrier between fantasy and reality has begun to dissolve as she finds herself interacting directly with this dream world.  Indeed, her very introduction into the series was marked by a harsh lesson that she should stop lying and fantasizing.  This was a cryptic messenger symbolizing her realization that the disparate worlds of fantasy and reality cannot continue to coexist for long. 

Soon, one of two things must happen: (1) the fantasy world will collapse abruptly and the show will be cancelled; or (2) she will lose all touch with the real world and live the remainder of her schizophrenic life as an anthropomorphic bunny in a safe, happy, animated fantasy world.

This will be the premise of her new spinoff series.  Filmed in black and white celluloid.  Directed by David Lynch.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2013, 03:36:30 pm »
or this could just be a show about talking aardvarks.



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Re: Season 17
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2013, 05:15:56 pm »
Today's episode was good, better than I expected it to be.

"Molina's Mulligan" turned out to be rather relatable: the way Mr. Molina was always so enthusiastic and proud over everything Alberto got himself involved in reminds me a lot of my mom, she's the same way, she often times will bring me up in a conversation for the sake of talking about me, "Oh, by the way, my son runs his own production company, he's a puppeteer, you should look at his work, he's on YouTube!" while I do all I can to keep my eyes from rolling, because nobody cares, lol. One thing I couldn't help but notice was that it would seem both Mr. Molina and Alberto have new voices; Alberto's new voice sounds almost identical to his original voice, but just a little more wooden, while Mr. Molina's voice sounds a tad deeper than usual, and a little heavier on the accent. But it was a good entry, like I said, very relatable, I enjoyed it.

"Buster Bombs" was great. Stories that focus on Buster seem to always be good, and it was actually fun to see how desperate he grew in trying to stay funny, and the more he tried and the more desperate he grew, the more pathetic he became... I actually couldn't help but chuckle at how he was covered in almost every kind of pie filling you could imagine by the time he was finished with that "experiment" (I kind of wish I knew what it was like for a pie in the face to actually be funny like it was in the olden days of comedy). Vince Ruckles didn't seem to be too much of a ringer of Don Rickles, but at least he left Buster with some pearls of wisdom that came in handy: Buster really did genuinely stop trying to be funny, and he became his naturally funny self again (though at the same time, the fact that Mrs. MacGrady and the others were still expecting him to try to be funny kind of defeated the purpose just a tad).

The "Which Arthur character are you?" segment made a little more sense today, but I still think it would be a good idea if the segment was actually interactive, like say, offer a choice of three different characters, ask a few multiple choice questions, and if they answered mostly As, they're one character, mostly Bs another, mostly Cs another... but, that's just me.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 11:13:49 pm »
Regarding Molina's Mulligan:
* Bionic Bunny does the opening before the title card, and yes, Bionic Bunny is still voiced by Arthur "Mr. Ratburn" Holden.
* Does Ramon Molena have a new lighter brown hair style?
* Glad to see the return of Muffy's big brother Chip Crosswire, did he slim down a little since he last appeared in "Matchmaker, Match Breaker"?

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 11:48:44 pm »
Mrs. Compson's first name is not Cisely.