From the Twitch Live Stage at New York Comic Con 2017, IMDb LIVE host Kevin Smith talks to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada about the development of the Marvel franchise, his history at Comic Con and more.
Decent cartoon, with a very good bit concerning a bear
This is one of 17 shorts done in the Ant and the Aardvark series. Since the basic premise of this series was rather limited, the general story lines were somewhat predictable. The enjoyment comes from the dialog (voiced by John Byner) and some fairly funny (if usually painful-for the Aardvark) sight gags. Who knew just getting a good meal would be so problematic? There will be spoilers up ahead:
The short starts off with a beautiful sunny day, but with a prediction calling for a sudden snowstorm. The Ant and Aardvark have different reactions to this announcement, with the Ant deciding to gather more supplies and the Aardvark scoffing at the whole idea. Naturally, the next day, there's a huge snowstorm and the Aardvark has to try and cope with the snow while trying to find breakfast.
There follow a series of winter-related gags, with one semi-running gag as a standout. Twice the Aardvark returns to his home, only to find that a bear has gone to sleep in his bed (probably in retaliation for Goldilocks's trespass) and the resulting confrontations come off rather badly for the Aardvark. The ending to the short is very good.
This short is currently available on a single DVD collection of all 17 of the Ant and Aardvark shorts and is well worth seeing. Recommended.
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