Friday, July 19, 2013

Rein-Toon-Ation: Pound Puppies (2010)

When The Hub launched in October 2010, rising from the ashes of Discovery Kids, if you will, Hasbro revived a trio of properties for new series. We've previously reviewed My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and we'll eventually get to GI Joe: Renegades.

The topic this time, though is Pound Puppies, which is one of the properties Hasbro acquired when it purchased Tonka a number of years back, and was one of two Tonka products adapted for television by Hanna-Barbera in the mid-80's (Challenge of the Gobots was the other). 2010 marked the 25th anniversary of the original version, so it seemed fitting that the Puppies would return, albeit with a new look.

The Hub's YouTube channel provides this sample clip:

Pretty much more of the same that we saw back in the 80's, but streamlined. The fact that it's still in production will speak volumes of how well Hasbro has marketed this revival.

Rating: B.

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