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Danger Mouse and Powerpuff Girls both announced for comebacks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To the surprise of no one, the new PPG are going to be part of Lego Dimensions.



    Almost wish they'd double the TTG, AT, and PPG Dimention game pieces with actual sets. I know AT is going to be a set, just more Mixel-like as you use the blocks to build the characters rather than have Minifigs. Surprised TTG hasn't been a set yet, though TT'03 versions of Starfire and Beast Boy were able to appear in a pricey Joker vs batman set.
     
  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    We got some backstory for Silico, the villain first introduced at the end of "Viral Spiral". He hates the PPGs because of all the collateral damage they cause, albeit for a petty reason.
     
  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    So, how 'bout that rainy day episode? I thought it was going to be a retread of the one from the original where it was a super-meta parody of the show itself, but it at least went in its own direction. Here, Buttercup and Bubbles screw around in the Professor's lab against Blossom's orders and accidentally send Blossom through the time machine, turning her into various characters through time. Good thing Utonium was dim-witted enough to be unaware of everything.

    And then there's the Halloween episode about a giant squash holding the girls hostage, and wouldn't let them free until they tell him a scary story. I liked how each of their stories focused on a different aspect of the girls' personalities, Blossom's being about her new neat freak ways, of course.
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This is something that kinda bugs me. Apparently Boomerang has taken to airing the new PPG cartoon, and I have a few problems with this.

    First off, I really dislike the fact Boomerang runs shows they run on CN already. and I don't like that block of TTG and Gumball episodes being there. Especially since those are the two shows they run the most anyway. If it was at least Adventure Time or Regular Show or something they barely air.

    Secondly, while it's obvious they should run the old series, the thing that's annoying is they use "coming up next" bumpers of the original series, which is misleading.

    Third...the show hasn't shown that many episodes yet, has it? They're barely airing it on CN and even then, in early afternoon reruns.
     
  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    It was great to see Him returning for the third time, even though I totally called it. Also, am I the only one who felt kinda creeped out over Him-ified Bubbles and Blossom? Not just because of their voices, but also because of their new kinky boots they got in the process that made them look a good 10 years older. :eek:
     
  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Boy, it's getting awfully lonely around here. :sigh:

    Anyway, "Poorbucks" was a really good episode, and definitely makes me wonder why something like this wasn't done in the original series. We get the age-old scenario of the rich person (i.e. Princess Morbucks) losing their wealth, and staying with the girls. Blossom teaches her to be nice with some struggles along the way, only for them to strike a bond in business strategies. Of course, she betrays them out of jealousy once she sees her entourage hanging out with a rival rich kid,
    but she really does like her deep down no matter how much she wants to regret it.
     
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Anyone catch the season 2 premiere, which was a two-parter focusing on Donny the unicorn? It was a nice focus on Donny's wimpiness and his tendency of screwing things up, which led to the dooming of his home world. We later learn that
    Donny is "the chosen one" in that he has the power to make others laugh, which he uses to defeat the humorless villain in the episode with the very same face he made in the magic mirror to summon him and his minions.
     
  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Oh, come on! No one else wants to talk about this? :confused:

    I must admit, when it comes to elderly superheroes, I actually prefer the new Green Wing episode over the one from the original with Captain Righteous and Lefty. Namely because Buttercup (who caused the events to unfold) actually got to fight the villain of the day, a Tom Jones wannabe who forces the old folks to dance themselves to death. Also, she didn't have an overly long transformation sequence.
     
  9. C to the J

    C to the J Well-Known Member

    I'm just starting to catch up on the new season. And I recently discovered on DirecTV on demand a new short: Bubbs & Donny Get the Mail. Whoever's currently working on the series seems interested making a big deal out of the little things and making someone lose sight of a simple task. Oddly, Cartoon Network hasn't uploaded it to their YouTube channel yet.
     
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  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    "Splitsville" definitely felt like something from the original series, and reminiscent of "Three Girls and a Monster", only dome differently. Here, the girls use their fighting strategies (Blossom's newfound planning obsession, Buttercup's muscle, and Bubbles' cuteness) to solve different problems in town as part of a bet on which movie they want to watch. However, their own strategies were useless, so they used each other's instead. Gotta love how Blossom went "hardcore" on that library robot, and all her deranged expressions that came with it.

    And "15 Minutes of Fame" from the week before was also better than I thought, even though Haley Mancini was behind it. The title made it seem like Bubs would try to make her first viral video and have her compete with others, but instead she tries to top one she already made and it turns into a crappy, nonsensical arthouse film everyone hates, so she loses it by unfreezing the saber-toothed tiger in the museum from earlier to make the ultimate cat video. I also loved how the tiger was sent off to Citiesville in the end to fight off their giant rodent problem. So, nice reference there.
     
  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I liked how the mini-golf episode with the giant robot Betty Boop/Owl Jolson terrorizing town had a twist in that she wasn't just looking for the golf ball that Buttercup refused to turn over from scoring a perfect game that she felt she earned, but rather
    she was looking for the scorecard pencil that the more "moral" Blossom forgot to return, which was something that she's no stranger to as "A Very Special Blossom" from the original series can show you. And then all the robots come after the stuff that other people apparently stole from the golf course.
    All in all, it's another one of Haley Mancini's better eps.

    The beach episode was pretty funny, too, if only for the "Beach Mayor" who holds full jurisdiction over the beach, unlike the ordinary Mayor, in a delightfully Mayor-esque absurd fashion. Also loved how Blossom was reading a gender-swapped version of a Tintin comic at the beginning, too.
     
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  12. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Buttercup getting all swole because of peer pressure fitness and learning why being so muscled up is a bad thing for her felt much like a classic episode once again. It's also a little reminiscent of the CatDog episode where Dog got freakishly buff and 'roid ragey from drinking nothing but protein shakes.
     
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  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I really liked how Blossom was the one made to be afraid of the dentist, rather than the more obvious Bubbles or even Buttercup. Her aching tooth transforming her into a hulking monster with fingers (!) was pretty creepy, too. Also got some great absent-minded Mayor moments in there. :)
     
  14. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Finally got around to see the five-parter that introduced Bliss, a girl created before the PPGs from an accidental dose of Chemical W (though Chemicals A through T were also used beforehand as a gag). In this continuity, Bliss came about because Prof. Utonium wanted to best a rival named Professor Newtronium who created a perfect little boy (both of whom I'd like to see make full appearances someday), but her powers were too great and emotions too unstable, causing her to flee to a remote island and befriend a cute little teacup elephant named
    Mih (pronounced "me"), who is later revealed as Him in disguise, hence his backwards name. He eventually plots to destroy Earth by using Saturn's rings to slice through it, and even though the girls save the day, Bliss has to leave yet again to help re-align Saturn and restore order in the Milky Way galaxy.

    I do like Bliss (it helps that Marceline voiced her), but I admit that she looks like an OC on DeviantArt with her dark skin and large hips. Also, you could interpret Bliss' creation as the Prof. doing so for purely selfish reasons rather than a genuine desire for a child out of loneliness, but I'd go the more idealistic option and say that maybe he saw her that way at first, but quickly warmed up to her as a daughter. Also, while Mojo was mentioned as being good friends with Bliss, there was no mention that he had a hand in creating the PPGs. I really hope the new writers haven't forgotten that aspect.

    I wonder if Bliss will ever get to meet Bullet the squirrel? Seems like those two would make the perfect team. :)
     


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