22 July 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
Personally I find it on the average side
Just for the record, this is not as good as the 1961 animated film, which is a classic, but I think it is better than the sequel, which I was disappointed by. However, this series while having some good moments wasn't particularly good, in my opinion that is.
I liked some of the characters, especially the brave Lucky and the lovely Two-Tone, and the voice acting on the whole is very well done bringing some energy and spirit. Plus every episode moves briskly and the theme tune is pretty funky.
However, there are things I don't like. The animation is not great to me, lacking in colour and too scratchy- before you point the gun at me I know people say that the 1961 film has a scratchy animation style, maybe so, but in an elegant and sophisticated way, whereas the animation here is rushed and lacks finesse, not to mention straight-to- video quality. The stories can be very predictable as well, and the writing while it has its funny and cool moments was uninspired. Then there is Spot, I cannot begin to describe how infuriated I was by Spot, such an unnecessary and annoying character. And I was disappointed by how Cruella was like here, Cruella was truly evil and just a wonderful villainess, here she has lost her class and elegance and her motives get tiresome.
Overall, it has its moments but it should have been better. 5/10 Bethany Cox