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Gargoyles was one of many animated series that many who grew up in the 80s and 90s enjoyed weekly. This series had at the time some of the most amazing animation or so we all thought. Now years later as an adult looking back at the reruns on Disney Plus I am shocked at some of the animation and cheats that were used in great abundance especially in episode one which was probably the pilot. There was a segment where the vikings were escaping and I noticed this strange loop and decided to pause, rewind and watch the sequence and to my shock they looped an animation of a character running away but looped it 8 times making it seem as though several individuals were running. As a child anyone will certainly miss that section but as an adult who practiced animation this was not missed. Unfortunately that and several other things were now being noticed and it changed my viewing of the series as great as the series was it had many flaws but was still watchable. As an animator I judge and critique my work much harder than others and after seeing this I am finally have a sense of reprieve because here is a large production done by a team of animators with great flaws which was able to get past animation checks and edits and was pushed to production possibly due to deadlines and many other factors. Either way Gargoyles is a great story and great series with great characters and even more amazing voice actors so even with it’s faults it stands the test of time. Check it out on Disney Plus.

I guess the big take away from this is don’t sweat the small stuff.

DAYUM PRIMAL animated series by Genndy Tartakovsky.

Primal the animated series which was created by Genndy Tartakovsky from the director of so many classics such as Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, Star Wars: Clone Wars,Sym-Bionic Titan and yes Hotel Transylvania. Yes he is back with another classic. I was told about this series when it first released but due to other obligations simply never had the time until recently and I happened to binge the series. All I have to say is this is an amazing series and deserves all the praise and awards it received. It has been a while since I seen an American animation captivate and keep my interest. For many years it has been animation from Japan or Korea. One in particular of recent years was Attack on Titans.

Primal simply has the energy of a thousand suns, the stories are seen as simplistic but are actually complex. From the start of the series you are thrust into the primal world of the series, where unlike the 3d animated film and series the Croods death is at every door step and vicious and visceral. This series does not hold your hand and baby you, it’s the cruel reality of living in a primal world where your survival instinct may be your only saving grace.

Spear and Fang are brought together thru their mutual loss which I will not get into as that is something you the audience must experience for yourself. Since I have seen season one and part of two I will say that season one gets a 10/10 for simply bringing the A game of 2d animation back to the forefront.

Primal was animated by Studio La Cachette which is based in France. Boy did they kick this animation out the park. Funny enough they have worked on several things I am familiar with but never realised they were involved. One short was Kairos. The other was Mune according to their website it was the 2d animated sequence. Le college noir and MUyi. Check out their work and back story on their website.

For you viewing pleasure here is a behind the scenes of Primal. Once you are done go watch this amazing series. I cannot wait to snag the art of Primal when it is finally released one day.

Primal can be found on cartoonnetwork adult swim block it can also be found on HBOMAX streaming service.

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