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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

more posts about buildings and food
(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

more posts about buildings and food
(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

Threat Rhyme
(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

more posts about buildings and food
(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.
 

jpfriction

(He, Him)
Part 2 is out, cheap as free on Disney’s youtube page (in the US at least) again. I’m not going to complain too much about them making it so easy to watch, but not sure if I understand their motivation for doing so.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Part 2 is out, cheap as free on Disney’s youtube page (in the US at least) again. I’m not going to complain too much about them making it so easy to watch, but not sure if I understand their motivation for doing so.

Whats extra weird is it doesn’t appear to be on Disney+ yet? What the heck.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
3-1 is on it in the US. But dang, dudes, you own this content outright, why is it not up on your paid service like immediately?
 

Tegan

𝑬𝑿▰▰▰▰▰▱▱▱
(She/Her)
So the show ended last night, and man did I enjoy it. I'm a sucker for anything with a timeskip for the last scene.

I appreciate that it goes in completely the opposite direction from Steven Universe's ending, which was meant to be optimistic but came off as naive in the climate of the time. Belos is a piece of shit. Love and forgiveness won't work on him; hurting him until he dies works on him.
 

Dark Medusa

Diamond Crusader
(He/they)
That was a very sweet ending, and (related to Teg's spoiler) as much as Steven Universe is a show I'll hold in my heart even dearer than The Owl House, I completely agree. This show ended a lot better. There are people who are not redeemable and even Steven's uncomfortability with The Diamonds didn't really make that ending feel better to me. And the timeskip last scene, while somewhat cliche, is always a nice way to quickly see how things are going without having to dictate too much! Love the aged up designs and voices. Very sweet, and just sweet enough to not come off as sickly. I'm firm in my belief that The Owl House, especially its first season, was a bit too young for me, but the second season and these three last episodes were really quite fantastic and I'm glad Teg and other people championed the show for me.
 

jpfriction

(He, Him)
Liked that ending a bit better than amphibia where I felt they timeskipped too far and really closed the book on the world. Good show. Be gay, do witchcraft everyone.

Looking forward to the next stuff from Dana Terrace and/or Alex Hirsch.
 
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Dark Medusa

Diamond Crusader
(He/they)
Honestly, I'm also still waiting for Rebecca Sugar to reveal what they've been working on, if they are still going to be making things. So many great queer-friendly creators!
 

SpoonyBard

Threat Rhyme
(He/Him)
Unfortunately still not on D+ up here in Canadia, rassin frassin...

We'll probably get all of Season 3 all at once whenever it does happen, at least.
 
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