Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.
The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.
Francesca Marie Smith,
Jamil Walker Smith,
When I told my sister this for the first time, she honestly thought I was delusional and got upset. She hated the series, until I explained why I liked it.
If there's one thing to take from Butt Ugly Martians its the voice acting. Oddly enough, they got a pretty solid voice cast who you can tell had fun on the show and did their jobs WELL. I would say the main drawback for everyone who hated this series would have to have been the poor animation, and of course the ridiculous title (try to recall that this was made during the time that truly 'ugly' and 'gross' things were kinda IN?? (see: osmosis jones movie) It didn't last long but it did happen).
And yeah, the animation is terrible. It is probably so bad that most people just can't even watch it (and yeah I can't blame you in that regard. The old 3D models even make the martians look SCARY!). Before anyone says 'that's how 3D animation looked at the time' I'll have to direct you to Beast Wars and Reboot which looked far better than this series AND were made BEFORE it.
It's strange that the animation wasn't so great, because this studio went on to make the 2002 He-man series which had really nice animation (among other series/movies with decent animation as well!). Sometimes I wonder if Butt-Ugly Martians were animated/drawn in the way that the 2002 He-man series was, it may have been seen as a beloved classic. But I digress.
The show is a bunch of cheesy (and weirdly nostalgic) fun. Things don't always make sense sadly. For instance, sometimes the martians would be in BROAD DAYLIGHT even though they're supposed to be hiding from humans, or would erase people's memories even when said person would genuinely not tell their secret. However, these complaints you can direct even at old beloved 80s cartoons which also have tons of continuity/plot problems. So yeah it has its share of inconsistencies, but I just don't feel it deserves to be considered one of the worst of television. The characters Damage and Stoat Muldoon are, for example, very fun to watch (Damage being like a sort of Starscream character and Muldoon as a well-meaning scifi nerd/hero). How can you go wrong with Robert Stack as Muldoon and the AWESOME Rob Paulson as 2T?
For those who want to revisit the series, you should try to just concentrate on the voice work and the jokes; that way it can be a more pleasant experience for you. Look at it like an 80s cartoon in some ways, not perfect but enjoyable. IDK what is the deal with some reviews bringing 'invader zim' into this?? Did this series replace that one?? I don't really know. Nonetheless, I think Butt Ugly Martians is far from perfect, but I don't think its the worst series out there either.
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