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Old March 1 2013, 08:26 PM   #52
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Re: Anybody remember "Gargoyles"?

Sephiroth wrote: View Post
...and as for the setting, it's a cartoon, you gotta suspend disbelief a little to enjoy it anyway
It's not about belief, it's about whether the premise is well-utilized. If the premise is that humans coexist with Toons, a lot of the potential value of that premise is lost if both groups are equally cartoony. What made Roger Rabbit work was the contrast between human and Toon, the comic incongruity of the two coexisting in a shared reality. That contrast was effectively nonexistent in Bonkers, so it was a total failure if its goal was to capture the flavor of the Roger Rabbit world. It's like doing a version of The Odd Couple where Felix is as big a slob as Oscar. Without the contrast, what's the point?
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