Pound Puppies (1986)
Pound Puppies (known as All New Pound Puppies in its second season) is a 1986 American animated series made by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the toy line by Tonka. It is the sequel to the 1985 television special. The show was broadcast on ABC between September 1986 and December 1987.
- Like many 80's shows, the show's sole purpose of existing was to sell toys, making it more of a toy advertisement than a show.
- By the way, the dogs that appear on the show bear no resemblance to the toys on which they were based, which can be considered a poor grasp of the source material.
- The dogs are very anthropomorphized with clothes, acting like humans and even talking with humans, which seem more like beggars than animals that need human care.
- The plot of the episodes are mostly repetitive and predictable.
- The show's villain, Katrina Stoneheart is nothing more than a shameless rip-off of Cruella de Vil.
- Brattina and Catgut are also unlikeable villains.
- By the way, Catgut feels like a shameless rip-off of Si and Am of The Lady and the Tramp.
- Many of the running gags are just stupid, for example: Katrina's wig falling off and revealing that she is bald.
- Whopper feels like a Scrappy-Doo rip-off.
- Cheap hand-drawn animation from Hanna-Barbera.
- Some episodes are heartwarming and give good morals.
- Depending on your view, the designs for the dogs are cute.
- Cooler, Nose Marie, Bright Eyes and Holly are likeable characters.
- The animation and character designs improve in the second season, especially Bright Eyes.
- The show had a reboot in 2010 that corrected many of the problems presented in this series.
- The show has a small cult status in Brazil for having had several reruns on children's blocks of SBT for several years.