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      CommentAuthormagsman
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    Hey PyD. The Buffy animated show was to take place during high school, while Willow was still with the boy-luvin'.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    @Danny Djeljosevic - Man, one of my favorite memories is being 6 and sitting there for the first Batman ep with Man BAt. He was all tore up an bleeding at the end. Needless to say it defined Batman for me from then on. It was pretty annoying to see these weird laser guns in "The Batman" instead 0f bullets. They did that in the 90's Spider-man series too. I dunno, lasers kinda take the danger out of things.
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    @doclivingston- yeah your right. I think they started development shortly after the first movie in '89.

    @chris g- we couldn't have bullets on "The Batman". we did have them on the "Dracula vs, The Batman" direct to DVD movie though. the standards and practices rules are different on the DTVs than the stuff shown on network.
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    @chris g - How about when Batman has that hallucination/dream where a giant pistol (with red liquid pouring out of the barrel) rises out of the city around him? Or the first time he beats Clayface by overstimulating him with television images and he just keeps transforming horrifically? They never bothered me as a kid, but rewatching them... they're intense.

    The robot Batman episode disturbed me as a kid, though.
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    I am reliably informed by a few hundred people that anyone who thinks VENTURE BROTHERS isn't a comedy is mentally ill and should not be trusted with anything.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008
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    @Danny - Remember in BTAS that guy who made the invisible suit to go see his daughter? That was some grown-up stuff right there. That level of subject matter isn't around anymore, I think. I think my favorite story is the Robin 2-parter. and anything with Freeze. Everyone in that show was tortured as hell.

    @Warren - Have you caught up with Venture Bros? People call it Johnny Quest parody, but it's like an animated Planetary, but focused on jokes.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008
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    Venture Brothers is comedy.

    It is smart, character-focused comedy with story elements that carry over between episodes.

    It's still comedy.

    If Venture Brothers is drama then so are Get Smart and Roseanne.
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    Nobody's saying Venture Brothers isn't comedy, what with it being obviously a comedy and all. It's just that the original request is almost impossible to fill thanks to US animation being either humor or superheroes. When you've got to drive a nail and all you have is a wrench you just work with it as best you can.
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      CommentAuthornativio289
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
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    I sell Venture Bros to people at the shop by telling them it is the closest you'll get to an animated Planetary or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen... and with a few more dick jokes tossed in.
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    @ chris g - Agreed. Mr. Freeze was SCARY. Remember when Batman TAS went to Kids' WB and Mr. Freeze was a disembodied head with spider-legs? How was that ALLOWED?
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      CommentAuthorPyD
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2008
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    That was indeed freaky.
    Remember the first season episode where Batman is poisoned by Scarecrow and hallucinates his father berating him for what he has done?
    Man so much old school silent movie horror framing and direction in that show.
    • CommentAuthorHarlotbug3
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2008
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    Seriously, when the rest of the entertainment industry realizes, as Adult Swim has, that their target demographics increasingly PREFER to dvd/watch shows online, things will only get better for american toons.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2008
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    @ Danny - Yeah ,and don't forget Roxy Rocket practically climaxing in front of Batman in the face of certain death. HA! I can't quite crack it, but either standards & practices/WB figured "Ehh, kids won't know what she's doing" or maybe they don't give a shit.