Changing Their Toons

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Jan. 22 1997 3:30 AM

Changing Their Toons

Ten cartoons from the Cartoon Network and Hanna-Barbera.

World Premiere Toons
Wednesdays, at 9 p.m., on the Cartoon Network

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What's Goin' on Back There? (Feb. 12), starring Sledgehammer O'Possum, a street possum. It might be a matter of taste, but the self-conscious funkiness of this cartoon (a cop car, for example, is labeled "Po-leece") smells Kingfishy to me. It may be that the creator, Pat Ventura, is black, but that still wouldn't really excuse it.

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Home Sweet Home (Feb. 19), starring the Zoonatiks, who are basically wacky animals. I'm sure whoever did this worked very hard on it.

Mission Imfrogable (Feb. 26). Swamp and Tad are frogs from outer space, I guess, but it's unclear why. One is dumb, and the other cracks wise. On the positive side, their boss screams only sometimes.

The Great Egg-Scape (March 5). The Flintstones' pet, Dino, is forced to play mother to a rapidly growing thunderbuttasaurus. This short was written and directed by Hanna-Barbera co-founder Joseph Barbera, and the nicest thing you can say about it is that, compared with most of their oeuvre, it's better than it has to be.

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Johnny Bravo in full swagger (30 seconds):
{Sound03 - JonnyBrave.avi or {Sound04 - JonnyBrave.mov download time, 3.75 minutes at 56K {Sound01 - bob-johnnybravo.asf for sound only

 

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Steve, the talking dog, confronts disaster with aplomb (30 seconds):
Sound05 - LarryAndSteve.avi or Sound06 - LarryAndSteve.mov; download time, 5 minutes at 56K Sound02 - bob-larryandsteve.asf for sound only

Larry Doyle has written for Beavis and Butt-Head, Rug Rats, and Liquid Television. His previous reviews in Slate of In Cold Blood, It's a Wonderful Life, and Politically Incorrect With Bill Mahercan be found in "The Compost."