20 Comments

  • Orastella
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    Sorry to be a nitpicker, but in the description there you might want to replace “who’s” with whose.

    Oh, and I agree that the animation style in this one is superior to their usual mess.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 854

    Hmmm…. A modern industrial society that still pays it’s citizens in gold coins.

    Only the villain has a british accent. I’m’a guess he brought those Bobbies over with him.

     

    Factory town, red sky, purple snow. Surprised the wolves only have one head each.

    Between the huge hair styles, the fact that none of the women are wearing pants, the villain’s bellbottoms, & their houses can exist on a single income without both parents having to work, I’m going to guess that this takes place in the late 60s/early 70s… for some reason. ::shrugs::

    Not gonna lie. The end kinda came off as an old man developing a crush on a little girl.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 854

    A modern industrial society that still pays it’s citizens in gold coins, eh?

    Only the villain has a British accent. Must have brought those Bobbies over with him from the motherland.

    Big factory, red sky, purple snow…. Surprised the wolves only have one head each.

    Big hair, pantsless women, bellbottoms, single income households….Is this supposed to be the late 60s?

    Not gonna lie, the end comes off as the old man developing an instant crush on a little girl.

  • Occam
    Occam
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 35

    If Christmas angels are real, that implies Christianity is definitely 100% true (which would make it the only true religion), and thus “forcing it” on people would be only humane to save their souls. Strangely, this never gets addressed by these specials.

  • Goldstar
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 46

    Why did this special wait so long for the big reveal (not that it was that hard to figure out. The girl’s name is Angela and she’s seen talking to a star early on)? If that was meant to be a surprise to the audience, then maybe it shouldn’t be in the title.

    And yeah, what was the talking wolf about? If Angela is an angel, what is he? A spirit animal? Comic relief would have been fine if the character had actually done or said anything funny.

  • MoonSapphire
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 16

    For some reason, the designs for the animation remind me of the Little Shop cartoon (it existed) if it was done a lot much better. Personally, I don’t mind the idea of an angel consorting with a wolf because wolves are majestic creatures, but this one seems to be portrayed as mostly doofy. What do most kids cartoons have against wolves?

    • Goldstar
      Just might make the CUT
      Comments: 46

      I actually saw Little Shop, and the character designs didn’t look anything like these. The drawings looked more like doodles in some art student’s notebook. Hard to believe that Marvel Studios produced that show.

      Cartoon wolves are typically seen as antagonists primarily because in real life they’re predatory animals and carnivores. Phelous’ comparing the character’s resemblance to that of Chip the Wolf (Cookie Crisp’s current mascot) was hilarious.

      • Goldstar
        Just might make the CUT
        Comments: 46

        It’s worth noting that wolf characters were treated as protagonists in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Mowgli was raised by a pack of wolves (I wish that I could edit here!).

        • Silverstar
          CUUUUT
          Comments: 69

          There was also a rather obscure Hanna-Barbera character called Loopy DeLoop, a French accented wolf who tried to do good deeds, although everyone around him was clouded by the stereotype that all wolves were malevolent.

  • turbowolf7
    turbowolf7
    Prodigy Pet Gym Leader
    Comments: 122

    Dammit, Rudy from the Jetson as an evil discount scrooge? No Old Man to help save Christmas either… those flanges are also knock off Spacely Sprockets and Cogswell Cogs

  • asnaes
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 29

    Why don’t know what a flange really is?

  • Anno Nimus
    Anno Nimus
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 76

    Your anti-Christmas blackshirts are really not that intimidating if they look and act like the Keystone Kops.

  • Aotrs Commander
    Aotrs Commander
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 13

    Just for variety, just for once, I’d like to see one of these “send an angel down” stories to accidently pick a candidate that is hilariously inappropriately unsubtle for the job, like a nine-foot tall D&D Solar or Tiriel from Diablo or something.

    It’s make for a hell of a funny episode of “Touched by an Angel” or something, wouldn’t it…?

     

  • Marvelfan211
    Marvelfan211
    Prodigy Pet Gym Leader
    Comments: 128

    Really liked this episode; I was laughing throughout. When you have something this structurally idiotic, the jokes just write themselves.

  • CyborgPrince
    CyborgPrince
    JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
    Comments: 150

    The same tired old story. Some character hates Christmas because…reasons and for some reason has the power and authority to make sure it doesn’t happen. I swear I’ve seen this done many times before and it makes as much logical sense every other time as well. I swear this is the go to Christmas plot when people can’t think of anything knew or just can’t be bothered to do so. Though, this is Good Times. Why should I expect anything innovative from them?

    I don’t quite get the clothing on the characters, especially when they’re in their winter gear? What are those things that are always sticking out from near their necks? Are they supposed to be scarves? Even the villain’s necktie has a strange shape. I wasn’t sure what that was at first. And why do some of them wear their winter gear indoors? I guess so the animators don’t have to give them different clothes.

    If you think this animation is bad, you should review Rapsittie Street Kids Believe in Santa. Then again, Nostalgia Critic just did and I’d hate to see you get accused of trying to copy Doug, even though you’ve been gone from Channel Awesome almost 3 years now (time goes by so fast).

     

    • CyborgPrince
      CyborgPrince
      JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
      Comments: 150

      Oh, you did do Rapsittie Street Kids. WOOAAHHH!!! Don’t I look silly. :p

    • snorgatch
      snorgatch
      JUST GOT ACTUALLY-ED!
      Comments: 149

      Yeah, it’s a tired old plot. I remember the Rankin/Bass Christmas special with Burgermeister Meisterburger outlawing Christmas because he broke his foot on a toy. Still at least he HAD a reason, feeble as it was. This thing doesn’t even do that good. The Grinch also had a motive for hating Christmas: it was noisy. He was a grumpy old man yelling at the Whos to keep it down.

      Or we can look at the original inspiration behind this story’s villain, Scrooge. Scrooge didn’t hate Christmas; he hated himself and what he had become. He was a lonely, bitter old man who in the pursuit of gain had let everything that really mattered slip away. He resented the joy others felt at Christmas because he wasn’t able to feel any happiness about anything anymore. Of course, Scrooge was a much more complex and nuanced character than the villain in this piece of crap, which is why A Christmas Carol has stood the test of time and this stupid little cartoon has already been forgotten.

      • Anno Nimus
        Anno Nimus
        CUUUUT
        Comments: 76

        It’s also worth pointing out that many of the most painful experiences in Scrooge’s life happened to him at Christmastime. That’s bound to taint your view of the holiday.

  • OrangeRider
    Memeforce Zwei
    S.T.A.R.S.
    Comments: 399

    The art style of this movie reminds me of The Night B4 Christmas.