Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Animated World of DC Comics: This Little Piggy (Justice League Unlimited, 2004)

We've shown you excerpts from our next subject in the past. Now, finally, we've got the whole enchilada of what has to be one of the most popular episodes of Justice League Unlimited.

In "This Little Piggy", Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg) run afoul of Circe (guest star Rachel York), who turns Diana into a pig, prompting the Dark Knight to call on a former flame, Zatanna (Jennifer Hale), for help in restoring Wonder Woman to normal.

As you already know, Conroy made his singing debut in this episode, with a cover of Cole Porter's "Am I Blue". York performs "Lulu's Back in Town".



Scintillating. Sublime. Divine. 'Nuff said.

Rating: A.

14 comments:

Goldstar said...

Kevin Conroy showing off his singing talents is THE highlight of this episode. I personally never cared for the Batman/Wonder Woman pairing. I like Bats and Wondy, but not together as a couple. They're colleagues who respect one another, but their not in love with one another. That was a light gag that happened in one scene in Justice League season one that the fans (and later, the shows' writers) just ran with.

hobbyfan said...

In "Starcrossed", you mean. I saw that movie.

DC then tried pairing Diana with Superman as a couple in the New 52, gave them their own book, which ended earlier this year. What in the blue hizell is wrong with Steve Trevor, Diana's iconic sweetheart?

Steven Dolce said...

I wish Cartoon Network would stop lacking variety these days. :(

hobbyfan said...

The programming is lazy, we all know that, but they only concern themselves with ratings. They don't care what we older viewers think.

Silverstar said...

It's lacking variety by whose standards, exactly? Those of the kids aged 6-13 whom the channel is consciously aimed at, or the too-old-to-be-considered relevant adult internet fanbase? The thing to keep in mind is that none of us are the target demographic for CN's current crop of shows; a lot of it may not our cup of tea personally, but you can't really fault CN for putting on what they think their core audience wants to see, they are a network and a business, after all. They have to accommodate what their audience wants, and right now that's what's airing on there now. In a few years, it'll be something else.

Goldstar said...

If by "variety" you mean action cartoons, Cartoon Network is going to premiere Justice League Action next year. No, it's not Unlimited, but what I've seen of it so far looks pretty good to me. JLA is more reminiscent of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and I liked B:TB&TB.

hobbyfan said...

Actually, guys, Justice League Action is now ticketed to launch in October, at least in some parts of the globe.

Silverstar said...

October, eh? Even better.

Steven Dolce said...

Kids these days don't even know what good variety is.

Goldstar said...

That's the same thing that our parents said about the shows that we grew up with. Circle of life, m'friend.

Silverstar said...

^^What he said.

Times change, eras change and most importantly, kids' tastes change over time. Just as shows like Toonami and JLU were part of your cherished childhood memories, shows like The Amazing World of Gumball and Clarence will be part of someone else's. Just because the shows from the 90's and the 00's worked then doesn't necessarily mean they'd work now. We can't force our childhoods onto today's kids, we have to let them formulate their own nostalgia.

hobbyfan said...

If only some of our online brethren shared our position.

I was looking at a thread on ToonZone earlier that reports that apparently, Gumball and Clarence, among others, may be finishing production soon, meaning that CN may be shifting gears again. Now, if they just realize that an action cartoon is still palatable in this day and age, but not as a 15 minute show (Which Justice League Action is set up to be)......

Steven Dolce said...

@Silverstar Well, it sucks to be today's kids.

hobbyfan said...

Stop being so negative, Steve. We're outside CN's target demographic base, that's all there is to it. We can comment all we want, but it ain't gonna change a thing.