Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On The Air: Numb Chucks (2014)

Viewers have waited for Numb Chucks, a Canadian series, to debut on Cartoon Network since last year's upfront. So what happens? The numbnuts at CN sit on it and pass it over to sister network Boomerang, where it made its American debut in January.

Numb Chucks is about a pair of woodchuck brothers who, despite being inept at their jobs, try to protect their hometown from bad guys. Noble? Yep. Popular? Remains to be seen. The series is in its 2nd season in its native Canada, but it still boggles the mind that CN would delay the American debut of this show nearly a year. Currently, it airs on weekend afternoons at 1 (ET).

Here's the open:

I guess they figured that a cartoon about beavers had been done already (The Angry Beavers, nearly 20 years ago), but not one about woodchucks, and that doesn't include any Donald Duck shorts that might've had Huey, Dewey, & Louie as Junior Woodchucks (Disney's answer to the Boy Scouts). However, a cartoon with two protagonists that aren't exactly brain surgeons has been done to death over the last several years.

Rating: Incomplete.

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