2 November 2015 | ToiletHumorist
Doesn't work as an animated series.
As a fan of the original Dumb and Dumber movie, I was hoping I would find this at least slightly amusing, however I don't believe I laughed at all while watching this show. This came out at a time when there was also an Ace Ventura, and The Mask animated series. So there was a glut of Jim Carey themed TV shows on at the time, so they were just churning out these kinds of shows just to capitalize on the hype.
The animation was pretty bad, Lloyd and Harry were dawn so comically distorted that it looks pretty grotesque rather than charming.
The plots are formulaic, and low-brow even for a children's show. They seem to follow the same basic theme: Throwing Lloyd and Harry into an odd job and see how they can screw it up. Now I know you must be thinking right now: "The show is for kids, what do you expect?", well I have higher expectations than this. Take a show like The Real Ghostbusters for example. That was an animated show based off a movie that didn't (at first, but the quality declined) pander to cheap jokes and formulaic plots. They actually were well written and made the show stand out as a separate entity from it's movie counterpart. This is the standard that I have for all animated shows based off popular movies.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention Lloyd's fantasy sequences. In the film they work because of the bold, adult humor contained within, that gave us a glimpse insides Lloyd's juvenile mind. In the animated series they don't serve any purpose other than to make him look like a Walter Mitty type figure.
In conclusion, don't waste your money on the DVD's. And if you're interested in animated shows based on movies, than check out The Real Ghostbusters instead.