Saturday, January 30, 2016

Talking Animals - TV Division

HBO doesn't do a lot of animation, but now they've ventured into the pool. (And I'm late with this):

Animals might be the weirdest, craziest, most interesting television show in a long time. The new HBO show feels like someone took a funny clever animated short film from the Sundance Film Festival and adapted it into a television series. ...

While the concept and execution is delightfully simple, the show digs deeper into the human condition than your typical animated series. The jokes are clever and relatable, often seemingly written for film geeks. ...

Animals reminds me of some of the great weird but funny short films that used to screen in Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation. The crude but charming animation style might be reminiscent of Beavis and Butthead. ...

I found the series trailer eerily reminiscent of this:

But that's me.

Variety didn't care for the new series much. Saying "Rats and fleas deserve better than this." ... (I had no luck finding a link to the full article.)


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