29 July 2012 | rabbi-isaacs
Tedious and Vague, Mildly Innovative
Kudos for the use of the media, but this is not a good story line or cartoon. It would have made a decent, though not spectacular, old-time radio story, something out of the Twilight Zone or that kind of thing. The cartoon work is choppy and amateurish.The fact that there are 20 four-minute (or so) episodes means everything is broken up small and you are forced to go through the 15 second intro each time (thankfully, you can cut out the exit credits.) A few tiny things happen in each episode; it can be frustrating, especially since nothing is really reconciled; truthfully, I am not sure that the story is ended, only that I have watched all of the episodes. Tom Hanks is a great actor, but he's hamming it with his voice here. The concept of a serial cartoon story on the Web only, reminds me of when Stephen King did the Green Mile thing; but Stephen King handled his venture much better.