This animated series is actually about three different cartoon scenarios. The first, "Schnookums and Meat!" involves a dumb pair of animals, Schnookums the cat and Meat the dog. The next, "...
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This animated series is actually about three different cartoon scenarios. The first, "Schnookums and Meat!" involves a dumb pair of animals, Schnookums the cat and Meat the dog. The next, "Pith Possum: Super Dynamic Possum of Tomorrow" is a spoof of the 1966 Batman TV series, with Pith Possum and Obediah fighting crime in Possum City. Finally, "Tex Tinstar: The Best in the West" is a parody of Western serials, involving the title character, a cowboy, and his team. The end of each episode ends in a cliffhanger for next week, not unlike the serials or "Rocky and Bullwinkle".Written by
I remember first watching this as part of the Disney Afternoon block back in the '90s. At the time, I didn't know (nor, somehow, could I see) that this was just one of several imitators of the Ren and Stimpy Show such as 2 Stupid Dogs, Cow and Chicken, and who knows what else, and how many others. Years later, I'd also learn that this imitator is significant as being Disney's first departure and break away from its own, normal, animation style. I haven't seen the main series of segments featuring the eponymous cat and dog in a long time. I may had found those alright back then, but considering they, too, have that gross-out brand of humor and from what I read about the series in some of the other reviews here, I wouldn't be into them now. That series of segments would be my least favorite of the show and one of my least favorite Disney T.V. animated series. I don't believe I saw many gross-out cartoons growing up. But then again, I never got into many others and I don't care to start checking for more now, like Mega Babies. With the Walt Disney Television Animation series and their animation style as of late, it makes me yearn for the days of the studio's own, distinctive, original, animation style, which I'd like to see in a great show again. The last one that had that, I believe, was Lilo and Stitch: The Series and that was almost a decade ago. However, I did see one of the series's other segments, Pith Possum, on Youtube and I still enjoyed those, and I, too, find them better. I have yet to check out Tex Tinstar again. So for those reasons, I give this show half the limit of stars that are accepted for if it weren't for those, the rating would've been lower. The other characters' segment series are more interesting, maybe even enough for them to spin off into their own, separate, approximately half-hour shows.
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