Thursday, July 5, 2012

Animated World of DC Comics: Mr. Mxyzptlk tries making a movie the hard way (1980)

That 5th dimensional prankster, Mr. Mxyzptlk (Frank Welker) returns to harangue the Super Friends yet again, but this time, Superman is nowhere to be found. Here's "Mxyzptlk's Flick".



Good thing some of today's filmmakers didn't take lessons from Mxyzptlk.

Rating: B.

2 comments:

magicdog said...

Definitely one of the better SF entries.

When Batman tells Jana, "Don't mention it", for some reason I kept imagining him saying, "No, really. Don't mention this to any one!" Yeah, I'm cruel.

Mxy could definitely be dangerous when he wanted to be.

hobbyfan said...

This could've been better as a stand-alone, half-hour episode.

Just to prove how short-sighted the writers were, I'd have set this up as Robin & Jayna on a date, and then having Zan, Gleek, & Batman added to the mix later. As I said, it was weird they would use Mxy and not have Superman around.