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  • dootuss8 September 2002
    I felt that it was necessary to comment on this show after reading the last commentator's review (in which he bashed this show just because it didn't have the flare of the "Powerpuff Girls" which is now sickening to watch for me since the movie). This show is actually as good as "The Powerpuff Girls", and I don't care what anybody says. The pre-teen superhero trio of Captain Crandall, Rope Girl, and Skate Lad are a cool group that don't rely on super powers to beat their enemies (which is cool.), and Governor Kevin is a pretty intresting character (better than the annoying mayor on "Powerpuff Girls".). The bottom line is this show is great, and I hope it's on for a long time.
  • Warning: Spoilers
    Teamo Supremo are three kids, consisting of their leader- Captain Crandall, Rope Girl and Skate Lad, all with their own battlecry (buza! chika! woopa!) and outfit and moves. They work for the governor, Kevin, and were recruited after wishing to be heroes and playing at that game. They lead normal lives as well, and have family and school duties, but most of the action takes place away from school fighting villains. The villains all have rather unique and singular traits, such as Mister Vague and his men who never seem to know what their plans are but act anyway. From an evil robot to a wicked baron the three have to encounter them and stop their evil, and often strange, plans to gain power, take revenge etc.

    The animation itself is quite nice and smooth, but the style appears to be simple on purpose. The backgrounds have overlapping colour and the buildings seem futuristic. The music is quite nice, and the show isn't too bad altogether, although the style isn't my favourite.

    The plots are almost always nonsensical and ridiculous, but after all this is a cartoon and one can't blame them for that. However this would not be in the same rank as Fillmore! or Pepper Ann.
  • "Teamo Supremo" are made up of pre-pubescent heroes Captain Crandall, Rope Girl and Skate Lad, who fight crime with the knowledge and cooperation of the well-meaning but not totally competent leader of the city, while at the same time having to go to school and live normal little child lives...

    Sounds familiar? Yep, this is basically a copy of Cartoon Network's "The Powerpuff Girls," though more sexually and ethnically mixed (Skate Lad/Hector is of Mexican derivation, for instance). The trouble is, while it has the pre-teen hero motif it lacks Bubbles and Co's Japanese-influenced animation style; genuinely sharp scripts; villains as entertaining as Him, Mojo Jojo or even Princess; heroes with the proper personalities that Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have; and, of course, the narrator. (Although I do give the show points for the voice of Martin Mull as the governor.)

    It's still watchable, but go for the real thing if you have a choice.
  • blbbg17 February 2017
    Rather or not you're a fan of The Powerpuff Girls (and I'm talking about the original 1998-2005 series, that is), there's no denying it as an example of how a superhero series is done right. Teamo Supremo came out just 4 years after the lil' puffs and tried to cash in on their success. I'll admit, I kinda liked this show, back in the day but looking back, it was nothing more than a poor man's Powerpuff Girls. I mean it wasn't awful like Teen Titans Go, but it was still a pretty poor quality cartoon. Kudos for Disney trying to make an animated superhero series in their pre-Marvel days. It's just too bad it turned out to be a mess. I do hope my animated superhero series for Disney XD is much better than this.
  • arielsiere11 March 2022
    6/10
    6/10
    Why is so many people hating this show i think it deserves a better rating it only lasted for only three years 2002-2004 i don't understand why is getting this show so much hate.
  • I think its kind dumb. i mean they annoying "Kiya" or somthing like that. I seen better kiddy shows than this. Its kinda sad when u think about it. this lil 3rd graders protecting ur town. AH!! and the drawing are bad! they suck!
  • Seriously people, how was Teamo Supremo a ripoff of The Powerpuff Girls, it's not! If I may explain, in comparison of these two shows and their origins, The Powerpuff Girls' origin Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are created by these ingredients used by Professor Utonium using sugar, spice, everything nice, and even chemical X. In Teamo Supremo's origin, according to the first segment of the first episode "In the Beginning..." it starts with Captain Crandall dreaming of himself being a superhero with superpowers and then he calls his mom and sister Jean earth mom and earth sister believing he's from another planet. Then when superhero auditions are being held at the state Capitol by Governor Kevin to see which superhero worthy to stop the evil Baron Blitz, and so then Captain Crandall forms a team which consists of himself being the leader of the team, Brenda (Rope Girl), and Hector (Skate Lad) now called Teamo Supremo. And another comparison, PPG are kindergartners, TS are third graders.

    AND TO ANYONE WHO IS STUPID TO THINK THAT TEAMO SUPREMO IS SHORT LIVED AND IS A RIPOFF OF THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, IT'S NOT! IT JUST RAN FOR 39 EPISODES WITHIN 3 SEASONS FROM January 19th, 2002 to August 27th, 2004.
  • a34trgv120 January 2021
    Warning: Spoilers
    For the longest time I thought Teamo Supremo might be an underrated gem that had an unapologetic campiness to it and was unironically funny. That is NOT the show at all upon rewatch and it appears I misremembered this show for the far superior Sharkboy and Lavagirl movie. From the terrible writing to the dull characters, this feels even more embarrassing considering this is from the same company that made the far superior Darkwing Duck the previous decade prior.

    The first major problem with Teamo Supremo is it's terrible writing. Each episode follows a standard formula of the titular characters failing to stop easily beatable bad guys until the climax of the episode. Each episode has 11 minute segments and they're all very rushed and undercooked as they tell instead of show, go overboard with exposition and a select few characters just never shut up. Not helping is the severe lack of humor as most of the jokes are just obvious one liners, lackluster slapstick and eye roll worthy references to better made shows and movies. The worst aspect of the writing though is the dialogue as it comprises of really cringy puns, annoying catchphrases and alot of exposition.

    The characters themselves offer very little substance and at best are just boring and at worst they can be rather annoying. Captain Crandall, the leader, is just a basic kid who's all about following rules and saving lives. That itself wouldn't be so bad if he had more of a personality. Instead of a kid who likes dressing up like a superhero and hanging out with friends, Crandall is a superhero 24/7 even when he's not in costume. He also has this belief that he's from another planet which gets old very fast. Hector, aka Skate Lad, is devoid of pretty much any personality as he usually parrots what Crandall and Brenda say. Even when an episode where to have him as the main focus, he never becomes a fully fleshed out character outside of being a good kid that does good. Brenda, aka Rope Girl, is also like this and she fills in the typical girl role in the episode Sounds of the Songstress. Governor Kevin is pretty much your uncle who still thinks it's the 1970s and talks in such lingo that comes across as cringy and eye roll worthy. The Chief (never given a proper name) is just a grumpy law officer who's not a fan of Teamo Supremo, Mr. Paulson is the guy who makes the gadgets, Samantha being his assistant, and Mrs. Woolingantz is just the team's teacher who excuses them whenever the governor needs them. Then there's Crandall's Mom and sister, Jean. Mrs. Crandall knows her son and his friends are Teamo Supremo yet pretends not to know throughout the entire show until the last episode. I found this running gag to be quite annoying, but not nearly as infuriating as Jean. She gives helpful advice to her brother and his friends yet ruins it because she always follows it up by saying she has to know this stuff if she wants to be something when she grows up. This is not funny, this is obnoxious. You don't need a reason to know something helpful, even if it will help you in the long run. I really hate how unaware the characters are with how obnoxious Jean is being every time she says "I have to know this stuff if I want to be XYZ some day."

    The worst characters on the show though are the villains. They all have the same problem of having weak motivations, 2-3 inept lackies and going on and on with their monologues. I particularly hated Mr. Vague from Mr. Vague Does Something in which he just aimlessly tells his goons what to steal without a concrete plan. I also hated the Put Down Artist, who shouldn't even be a villain because all his does is make fun of people. That's something your average bully does, not the villain of the week on a superhero show. There's also The Tourorist, who's basically a shrew, Dr. Pogo who just bounces on a pogo stick and Dehydro who never shuts ups. It astounds me how the citizens in this show take any of these guys as serious threats because they come across more like annoying customers at a supermarket than actual villains.

    Visually, the show is passable at best, though I feel as though it's still underwhelming. The character designs have a unique look to them while still paying homage to the works of Jay Ward. The show has a nice color palette and the character animation flows believably, or at the very least much more smoothly then the likes of Rock and Bullwinkle. That said though, the animation is still pretty weightless when it comes to the fight scenes. The fight scenes mostly just comprise of the heroes tying up the bad guys and it being over in less than a minute. I also don't like how the team stacks on top of one another when every they're riding Skate Lad as the lack of gravity takes me out of the show.

    The one true complement I can give this show is the voice acting is alright. Spencer Breslin (older brother of Academy Award nominee Abigail and best known for roles such as The Santa Clause 2 and 3, The Kid and The Cat and The Hat) does a pretty good job voicing Crandall making him sound like a real kid playing a superhero. Alanna Ubach (best known as Mama Imelda from Coco) did a good job voicing Hector and Brenda and made them sound totally distinct from one another. Martin Mull does a fine job giving Governor Kevin a 1970s radio host voice and Brian Doyle-Murray is always a treat to hear. Even the actors playing the villains bring their A game. Maurice LaMarche was really good as Baron Blitz, Mark Hamill managed to make the Birthday Bandit sound absolutely nothing like the Joker, Joel Murray (Brian's brother) did a good job voicing Helius Inflato and April Winchell really nails to hypnotic nature of Hypnotheria. Even though the characters are all varying degrees of bad, the actors made the most with what they had to work with.

    It's unfortunate that this show does not uphold as an entertaining and unapologetically campy cartoon I thought it was. Instead what we have is a terribly written cartoon with dull characters, lame villains, unfunny jokes and cringe worthy dialogue. The animation may be passable and the voice acting may be good, but that's nowhere near enough to give this a recommendation. You're better off watching Darkwing Duck instead.