Picks and Pans Review: Oh Yeah! Cartoons!
This new half-hour series, which features three animated shorts each week, also offers brief comments by real-life kids on what they look for in a cartoon. The requirements include "wacky," "not boring," "funny," "exciting" and "It can't be corny." Much of the work in the first two shows (July 19 and 26) is so wacky and exciting that it strikes us as more exhausting than funny. A notable exception on July 26 is "The F-Tales," which teams agents Fauna Fox (furry and bushy-tailed) and Chic Liddle (feathered and paranoid) in a sly send-up of The X-Files and "The Three Little Pigs." But we fear some kids may find this one boring compared with the frenetic, high-decibel Cat and Milkman, in which a hungry feline who looks like a deranged descendant of Felix bedevils a bucktoothed delivery man who sounds like Jerry Lewis.
Bottom Line: Uneven but oh yeah, it's lively