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Star Butterfly Vs. The Forces of Evil Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ToonGeek, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Well-Known Member

    So did anyone else watch the premiere today? if so, what did you guys think?
    I thought it was really good, it reminds me of Steven Universe mixed in with Rainbow Brite and Sailor Moon.
    here's a clip for anyone who didn't watch it.
  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I'm really enjoying the series so far. Star Butterfly is so adorable with her unbridled and potentially deadly optimism, yet I also love how she can still hold her own in a fight. How fitting that she's voiced by the girl who played Sue Heck in The Middle, too. :)
  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Also notable is that this is the first Disney animated series to be created by a woman since Pepper Ann.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed this, and I really feel the character of Star was perfectly cast. She has a real voice for manic, hyper characters like that, and it's great to see the voice actress pool expand beyond Tara Strong and Grey Delisle. I mean, they're great, but they seem to be like 90% of female roles in animation. I really hope to see (forget her name) Sue Heck get other voice acting roles beyond this series.

    As it stands, Brick Heck is the youngest son of the French Fry stand owner in Steven Universe, the Adam Goldberg is Jeff in Clarence, and that guy that played the Male Nanny in Modern Family is Pizza Steve! ABC's Wednesday Sitcom characters are all over CN shows. Granted, this one's on Disney XD, but it's great to see sitcom actors moonlighting as cartoon voice actors.

    The show itself looks gorgeous with its animation. I'm glad that Flash animation technology has been used as a tool, and not a shortcut as it usually is. It's a shame this is on XD instead of Disney's girl focus main channel where it should be. I think I've found a new favorite Disney princess right here... cuz unlike Disney, I count the TV shows.

    And it was Mira Nova from the Buzz Lightyear cartoon if you wanted to know it was previously.
  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    It's Disney's long-standing corporate synergy model being used to positive effect: using actors from their live-action shows to voice characters on their animated programming. Pretty much the only time they messed up on this was with the cast of Jessie hijacking Ultimate Spider-Man on a Halloween episode. Probably would have been a little less painful had the Jessie actors voiced original characters instead, or at the very least not shove Spidey aside.

    And Sue Heck is played by Eden Sher, BTW.

    Probably Toon Boom again. Toon Boom is good at providing skeletal Flash-like movement as Flash is at traditional frame-by-frame stuff. It's getting harder for me to tell which show was made by which software.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ugh... yeah. I really do like USM, and it's become my third favorite after Spectacular and His Amazing Friends (which I like more than the predecessor). I consider it Marvel's answer to Batman: Brave and the Bold. The team ups with the Guardians and Deadpool were epic, the one with Jessie, much, much less so. It was awkward all the way around, but probably better written than the average Jessie episode. But it felt like a backdoor pilot to a show that already exists, considering how little time the wall crawler had in his own show. I don't even see the point since both shows are popular, but with their own demographic.

    But yeah. Even though The Middle is a Fox produced show, it's a staple of Disney's Abc line up. And if that managed to get Eden another role besides Sue, I'm all for it. I hope to see her outside the sitcom, her and the kid who plays Brick.

    As for the show itself, I don't know what I'd compare it to. The relationship between Star and the safe kid almost feels like a genderswapped version of Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo and Beauty. Plus it seems to be both homaging and ragging on Magic Girl sentai type shows.
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I know I've ragged on the show in the past, but once the 2nd season put less of a focus on cutaway gags and more of a focus on the team-ups, it's grown on me.

    I'd say the relationship is more like Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, where she saves him more often than the other way around.
  8. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Star is a pretty good show. I like the friendship she and Marco have. I think this is becoming the new cartoon craze. Where average boys befriend magical girls. Like Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, The Rainbow Brite Reboot, World of Narue, and my Rebusquest cartoon.
  9. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    I need to watch this, ASAP!
  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I loved how crazy Star was in the latest episodes, along with all her exaggerated expressions. It's great to know that Twilight Sparkle isn't the only princess to suffer a nervous breakdown. And Rob Paulsen really knows how to pull off silly accents. :D
  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I love how Star doesn't seem to be fazed by Brittney, the typical Alpha Bee-yotch of the school. The latter is just more fumed at that, thus making her look foolish.
  12. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    We finally get to see St. Olga's School that Star is mortified by, and what a brutal slaughtering of the Disney Princess franchise it was with all the free-spirited princesses forced to do things like being taught to be damsels in distress and learning how to drink tea properly. And the dean Miss Heinous (brilliantly played by Jessica Walter) has a rather interesting backstory of being an ex-wayward princess herself that I hope gets expanded on in the future.

    The last couple of episodes were pretty fun, too, like when Star's party animal dad came to visit Earth or when Star hit "Mewberty" and got all pervy over the boys. So much crap went sailing past the radar on that one. :D
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just caught that one. Something tells me that episode gets the reception of "Oh yeah, we have a sense of humor about ourselves. And to show you how good that humor is, it's only going to air ONCE!" from Disney. You know, I was worried about them showing St. Olga's School this soon in the series, but if it means we'll get an actual villain that's a credible threat (no offense to easily beaten, not that serious Ludo), this will work out wonderfully for the show.

    Plus, it doesn't exactly mean the school's not going to get rebuilt. This is one of those "you won the battle, but the war is still coming" deals. Very exciting, and all cartoons need a wham episode like this that changes the game.

    And for some reason, brainwashed Ponyhead somehow reminded me of Mr. Sparkle.

    Maybe the sparkly, yet dead eyes and the frozen on smile?

  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I love how in the latest episode, we get a goofy story about Star using too much magic to give Marco a beard

    The show gets a surprise WHAM when Ludo finally gets kicked out of his own evil forces.
  15. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    They really seem to be building Toffee up to be the real big bad in the show. And I like that. :)
  16. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Man, Disney has probably the best modern cartoons, I've seen. This is one them along with GF, SU, WoY, Gumball, & SpongeBob.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They set that up and dealt with it quickly. The season's last episode looks like it will deal with that. But for that sort of thing to pay off in a wacky episode like that at the very end? While I knew that would happen all along, the fact it came so quickly and at the very end of an episode that didn't seem important blindsided me. Really excited about this next one.

    Of course, the previous episode segment was also quite good. The jaded, cynical teacher just waiting for the end of her life being turned into a troll by Star gets the good news that Trolls live longer and her life is actually just starting. They took essentially just a goofy running gag and established it as something amazing.
  18. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Even though Wander is getting canned, at least Star Vs. is getting another season along with Two More Eggs! :)

    This is also paired with two new shows coming soon: one from an ex-SpongeBob writer and another from some Harvey Beaks animators, which look very promising. So at least Disney's producing even more stuff for grade-school kids in the future in addition to Milo Murphy's Law, DuckTales, Tangled, and Big Hero 6. :)

  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wait,what??! Wander is over ?:cry:
  20. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

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