We're a goofy bunch just trying to entertain... and secretly take over. You can ignore that. We didn't really say that. How do I edit that part out?
Written By: Sean Jo Arcand
Directed By: Chris Esper
Attention! Slaves of the internet, you are now under my control as I type out my thoughts on Puppatics the web series. Please do not adjust your screens or leave your scripts anywhere my puppet cohorts can reach them! Blending cartoon backrounds, puppets and even some live action (Sort of) I can honestly say Puppatics is a unique offering for a web series. It's episodes are quick and mostly pointless, save the loose back story revolving around getting a show out to the masses and of course, taking over the world. Featuring some cute puppet work, interesting characters and goofy names (Pun intended), we have a series that although entertaining becomes slightly repetitive by the time you get halfway through season 1. Is that my way of saying to steer clear? Not at all! Watch a few episodes at a time and you'll love this show!
On the dreaded technical front there's not really much to write considering the type of show Puppatics is. Puppets! Do they talk? Yup. Do they move a little? Check. Do some look like they have hands sticking up their arse? Again... Yuppers. It's a series featuring Puppets and should be viewed as such. I should note that the technicalities of Puppatics do improve as the episodes go on. Moving backrounds and more interesting characters increase the perceived production value greatly. Audio, as expected is crisp and clear with a well done mix and we even have the expected cheesy scoring happening under the characters. A perfect fit.
If you're trying to release the child hidden deep inside and find words like "Poopy" amusing you'll get a kick out of Puppatics. My guess is that younger kids would love the show, but some of the content is probably a little above them; or a little to adult themed. Everything else aside, I did smile more than a few times and actually enjoyed myself as I watched. If I happened on a Puppatics episode smushed between some random show on TV I wouldn't at all be surprised. So let out your inner child and sit down for a few episodes. At the very least you, like me... will get a few chuckles.
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