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Owl House, In the Middle Of Our Tweet

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
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Due out in November
 

Purple

(She/Her)
Since I wanna start DRAMA...
I feel like Owl House, Amphibia, and Star Vs. the Forces of Evil seem like an experiment to try and "one up" Cartoon Network's success with Adventure Time and Steven Universe.

Do you feel this is true, and if so, how would you rank these five series and why?

ON second thought- this really deserves its own thread, to be written in after everyone's gotten to digest each series for some time...
Owl House still has its "specials" after all.
From what I've seen of all of the above, I don't really see that? I'd say that whatever they have in common is largely just due to the shared cultural touchstones their creators have in common. Like, if you've got a bunch of 25-40 year old people making a fantasy thing, there's gonna be some D&D3.x flavor to it. Odds are real good they'll all have grown up on Batman and Utena. Etc.
 
I feel like your disagreement with the premise is predicated on misunderstanding a point of nuance:
I'm not saying that Dana Terrace is trying so-so hard to one up Rebecca Sugar. I'm saying that when it came time to greenlight Dana Terrace's pitch, the executives greenlighting that pitch were looking to one-up Cartoon Network's success.

I also want to share an opinion of a hypothetical average executive:
As an executive, Jeffery Katzenberg is exceptionally petty, but it is not exceptional that he is petty.

EDIT:
Don't read as disagreement, but I feel like Utena might not be as big as we might wish it were. There might be a reason that Utena super resonates with Terrace & Sugar and resonates a little less with me.
 

Exposition Owl

Happy Owlidays!
(he/him/his)
Just saw the end of season 2. Did anyone else get some serious Skull-Kid-from-Majora’s-Mask vibes from the Collector now that they’ve been freed?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Yeah. But basically anything in the omnipotent child mode, which is honestly super terrifying and played to good effect here.
 

Exposition Owl

Happy Owlidays!
(he/him/his)
Agreed. Earlier in the series, the little glimpses we were getting of the Collector were making me think of Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls, but I don’t think that anymore.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Nearing the end of Season 2, and wow one of the lines makes it clear they were pretty cheesed about the Season 3 situation.

Eda: Are you sure you don't want a... beach day, or something?
Luz: Well maybe if we had 20 more adventures, but we don't!
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
Nearing the end of Season 2, and wow one of the lines makes it clear they were pretty cheesed about the Season 3 situation.

Eda: Are you sure you don't want a... beach day, or something?
Luz: Well maybe if we had 20 more adventures, but we don't!
Quite.
 

Exposition Owl

Happy Owlidays!
(he/him/his)
I loved the special. They’re all such sweet kids—this show really deserved better from Disney than it got. I also laughed a lot at the nod to Duolingo.
 
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