Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday Funnies: The Angry Beavers (1997)

Mitch Schauer is known to comics fans for co-creating (w/writer Mark Evanier) the DNAgents for Eclipse Comics in the 80's. After that series ended, Schauer sought his fortunes in Hollywood as an animator. Showing a talent for comedy as well as adventure, Schauer created The Angry Beavers for Nickelodeon in 1997.

Norbert (Nick Bakay, Sabrina The Teenage Witch) & Daggett were booted from their home after their sisters were born. I guess the parents only had room for two kids at a time. So, the guys try to get on as bachelor beavers, with the usual chaos. The fact that Daggett is a little on the dense side suggests that maybe Schauer sought inspiration from John Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men, but I can't be sure of that.

Anyway, here's the episode, "Bummer of Love", in which the boys scheme to go to a rock music festival:

The boys' twin sisters, Stacy & Chelsea, are voiced by (and named after) Schauer's own daughters. Nice way to keep it in the family, y'know?

Rating: B.

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