I’m not particularly big on naming “Celebrity Crush’s” of mine, since having spent a considerable amount of time growing ever cynical, the mere act of possessing such an infatuation is more or less impossible for me. But if I were to indulge, Lauren Faust would probably be up there on the list.
For those of you who aren’t aware, Miss Faust is the woman responsible for pretty much every big nerdy fixation from the last decade or so: she contributed to Power Puff Girls, Dexters Laboratory, and is regarded as the progenitor for the recent My Little Pony series, whose popularity among internet nerds reached a transcendent level that has not been previously mounted or established in the demographic of young, preteen women.
The short linked above appears to be intended to be part of a series of shorts featuring the adventures of the starring characters Wonder Girl, Super Girl, and Bat Girl. I’m pretty much a complete noob in the realm of comic books, so I can’t attest to how accurate these interpretations of the characters are. But in a sort of “brass-tacks” analysis of the material provided, I might be able to offer some insight nonetheless.
The Good first: Very interesting characters. They’re filling out the Id, Ego, and SuperEgo roles to a tee, but frankly, I say don’t break something that works, right? The concept also looks interesting, to the extent that this would probably be a show about non-sequitur weirdness (my favorite kind of humor), and playing the character archetypes against each other. So that’s good.
The Bad: Not much, though the VA’s need to work on their Syllable-Accent-Allocation. No, the voice acting itself is fine, the characters sound like they look; the problem is that the way they’re emphasizing their words feels uneven. Also, I guess I’d personally hope that they plan to include more run-time per episode, since 76 seconds isn’t much time to work with.
The Neutral: I’m kind of tired of this specific animation style. The characters always look like they’re just flying across the screen when lots of stuff is going on. Not really an objective criticism, just personal preference.
Bottom Line: Seeing as how most of my criticisms are either minor issues or else personal bitching, and the stuff that they got right are the most important aspects, I guess you could call me excited for what they’ve got next.