Marsupilami (Disney)

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Marsupilami (Disney)
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A utterly disgusting way to bring Marsupilami to the screen.
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 18 – December 11, 1993
Network(s): CBS
Created by: André Franquin
Distributed by: Buena Vista Television
Starring: Steve Mackall
René Auberjonois
Dan Castellaneta
Jim Cummings
Steve Landesberg
Tress MacNeille
Jason Marsden
Frank Welker
Samuel E. Wright
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 13
Previous show: Raw Toonage (1992), Bonkers (1993)
Next show: The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (1995)


Marsupilami is a half-hour American animated television series that first appeared on television as a segment series of Disney's Raw Toonage, and was then spun off into his own eponymous show on CBS for the 1993–94 season. The show was based on the character from the popular comic book by Belgian artist André Franquin et al.

There were three segment series in the half-hour show — Marsupilami, Sebastian the Crab and then, Shnookums & Meat.

Bad Qualities

  1. The show barely stays true to original source material and none of the characters from the original comics with an exception of Marsupilami, of course, are present in this show.
  2. Too much gross-out humor.
  3. Some painful moments of slapstick-comedy.
  4. Despite being a lovable protagonist of the series, Marsupilami acts like a Beavis and Butt-Head-type character, an all-American idiot.
  5. Maurice the Gorilla makes a very pointless comic relief character and serves nothing to the show other than gross-out jokes.
  6. Norman is an extremely unlikable and obnoxious antagonist.
  7. Due to several appearances by African fauna, the show feels more like it was set in Africa instead of South America (where the Marsupilami comics take place).
  8. The theme song is too noisy.
  9. Most of the jokes are lackluster and lacking humor (or strong humor for that matter).

Good Qualities

  1. The animation and soundtrack are decent.
    • Speaking of the animation, aside from being animated decently, it is usually looking quite good.
  2. Some moments are funny at times.
  3. Few of the episodes are so good, due to the fact that Marsupilami doesn't co-star with Maurice and Norman.
  4. Great voice acting.
  5. Marsupilami made his first animation debut in Raw Toonage.
  6. Does feature a few nods to the original French comics such as Marsupilami having a love for eating piranhas.
    • At least, Marsupilami is finally able to say full sentences and speaks in English.
    • Despite this, Marsupilami's character design is very faithful to the comics.
  7. The Sebastian sketches are so much better than the Marsupilami and Shnookums and Meat sketches themselves.
  8. The show does have a cult following in Europe.

Trivia

  • As of now, all episodes of Marsupilami and the Shnookums and Meat segments are on YouTube with an exception of "Romancing the Clone", which was likely banned due to having references to homosexuality along with the Sebastian segments. "Romancing the Clone" was flagged by WMG (Warner Music Group) back in 2011, And Youtube user, DisneysBonkers028 was banned from YouTube for copyright infringement. As of March 5, 2021, Romancing the Clone has been reposted.

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ExploringEditor

6 days ago
Score 1
The bad qualities and good qualities were the same and need to be balanced out.

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