Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series
Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series is a Canadian-American web series based on the webcomic of the same name by Tim Buckley. It was made by Blind Ferret Entertainment, with animation being outsourced to Hatchling Studios in season 1 and Laughing Dragon Studios in season 2.
The plot of Ctrl+Alt+Del revolves around Ethan, the protagonist and an over-the-top video game fanatic, and his sarcastic roommate Lucas, who provides an unheeded voice of reason to Ethan's flamboyant actions.
Why It Should Be Ctrl+Alt+Deleted
- The animation is horrible and overly stilted, to the point where it makes Wild Grinders look like the Iron Giant in animation. The animation in the later episodes looks even worse!
- It tries so hard to be a gamer equivalent of Family Guy, it ends up becoming worse than that.
- The real joke of this series always has to do with Gamers or Gaming, so yeah that's the entire humor.
- Ethan went from a regular slacker in the comics, to a mean-spirited menace who does nothing but play video games 24/7.
- And The fact Ethan is supposed to be a self-insert of Tim Buckley makes this character worse.
- The audio mixing is horrendous.
- The characters' designs are so bland that you would probably confuse this for a GoAnimate/Vyond video.
- On top of that, you had to pay $40 even to see the episodes via CAD Premium! That price is way too high for even this series and makes Tim Buckley look like a scam artist because of this.
- Speaking of WIS#6, Tim Buckley really wanted this series to air on television, and also rushed the animation staff along with Blind Ferret for the episodes. He was also responsible for the season 1 voice talent leaving, which ultimately makes Tim Buckley the Butch Hartman of web animation.
- Both this and the "Loss" comic ruined the reputation of Ctrl+Alt+Del.
- The last three episodes of season 1 are titled The Trilogy, which is just the original Star Wars trilogy except it involves Gaming (like to remind you again that it is literally what the series' humor relies on).
- Also the Darth Vader of this trilogy is Jack Thompson, a real-life lawyer who is infamous for blaming video games for violence, yeah not a joke.
- The animation in the intro is pretty good and much better than the entire series.
- In fact, the animation did slightly improve in season 2, though not saying much.
- The voice acting by both the season 1 cast (Canadian cast) and season 2 cast (American cast) is great despite only having 3 actors each.
- The theme song is somewhat catchy, although it can be basic.