Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rein-Toon-Ation: Little Shop (1991)

Marvel's television arm made a few mistakes linking up with Saban in the 90's. Obviously, the latter's mishandling of The Avengers at the end of the decade tops the list, but one of the first collaborations between the two studios for Fox was a a really bad seed.

Little Shop reimagines the core characters of Roger Corman's cult classic, "Little Shop of Horrors", as children. Something that had to be done to help the show pass muster with the media nannies of Action for Children's Television and its successors. Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs, who voiced Audrey,  Jr. in the 1980's remake of the movie, was unavailable (he was working on NBC's Captain N: The Game Master) or priced himself out of Saban/Marvel's range.

Scope out "I Loath a Parade", and you'll see just how bad this was.

I tried watching this show back in the day, and it was putrid. The animation all by itself was a turn-off.

Rating: D.


Steven Dolce said...

IMDB Rating: 5.9

hobbyfan said...

Is that supposed to be an equivalent to a thumb in the middle?

Steven Dolce said...

What is that supposed to mean?

hobbyfan said...

In other words, is that supposed to represent a positive rating or not?

Steven Dolce said...

Don't look at me, I've never even seen this show.

hobbyfan said...

Then why did you quote the IMDB rating?