'Star Wars' in the eyes of Pinky, Brain and the Animaniacs
Have made no secret of loving animation of all styles, directors and studios from all decades, regardless of budget. Was raised on mostly Disney and Looney Tunes, as well as Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry, but tastes have broadened over time. Loving Studio Ghibli and anime just as much, and became and still am very fond of Russian animation, most of which very and criminally underrated.
"The Star Warners" is the last 'Pinky and the Brain' episode and parodying 'Star Wars' it goes out with a bang. It is also a very unique episode for the show, because Pinky and Brain are partnered too with the characters from another one of my favourite animated shows 'Animaniacs'. Both of them stand out as colourful, very funny and clever shows, with truly great characters. Neither of them should be dismissed as shows just for children, who will have no trouble enjoying them. There is a huge amount for adults as well, and actually from my perspective adults will get more out of both due to getting the humour and writing much more and being much more familiar with what is referenced and parodied.
As to be expected, the animation is colourfully vibrant, with the characters well designed and the backgrounds are meticulous in their detail. The music scoring is dynamic and composed in a way that is always adding to the actions, expressions and gestures and doing what good music scores in animation should do in enhancing them. The theme song is one of the catchiest in animation, have always felt that.
Script and humour in "The Star Warners" are very witty with clever references and inside jokes throughout. The writers clearly had a ball with the writing here. It was so much fun to spot them and although there were a lot of references and such it didn't become exhausting or like you were bombarded with too much. A lot happens and there are a lot of characters, not just Pinky and Brain but also all the characters from 'Animaniacs', but luckily to me it didn't feel like too much going on or like there were too many characters which were dangers. Pinky and especially Brain continue to be interesting and well defined characters, Pinky being stupid but never obnoxiously and Brain's dark sarcasm and deadpan have never gotten old. Love their chemistry together with such an interesting contrast. Then there are the Warners, who have not lost their immense likeability and comic timing. The other 'Animaniacs' characters neither bore or irritate, never got enough of Slappy. The 'Animaniacs' allocated 'Star Wars' roles are hugely intriguing and turn out to be very inspired.
Voice acting is terrific all round. Almost everybody, with some of the most talented voice actors in the business, is in multiple roles, and do not sound taxed at all due to all already having experience voicing more than one character. They are highly successful in bringing different personalities to each character.
In conclusion, a wonderful ending to one of my favourite animated shows. 10/10
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