It's weird. That's pretty much it. It's just weird. How can you make a drug-prevention cartoon when most of the scenes show a lot of messed up crap that shows hints that the animators were on a type of drug?
The strangest scenes include Mike and the Muppet Babies take a roller-coaster ride through Mike's drug-stuffed brain and when Mike has a carnival-related breakdown.
Another problem is that President George Bush introduces the cartoon. Need I say more?
The final problem is the song, "Millions Ways to Say No".
It's downright obnoxious, and yet it's written by ALAN MENKEN. The same guy who wrote the songs from "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid". How could he write this song? I guess it wouldn't be so bad if it weren't sung by a bunch of cartoon characters with some of the most annoying voices ever (e.g. Baby Piggy, The duck nephews from "DuckTales").
WHAT'S GOOD WITH IT?
The premise. It's a pretty good one. If there's someone to tell us to syop smoking, it's the icons we grew up with. The animation is pretty good for TV standards, too. But that's about it. The rest is.....(shudder).
"Cartoon All-Stars to The Rescue" is worth a look for nostalgic value. The entertainment value leaves something to be desired, though. The special kinda mixes the message about drug prevention when the visual style clearly shows that the animators were on drugs themeselves.
Well, that's your "Crazy Childhood" review for today. If you have any suggestions for anything for me to look up, please comment below. No extremly negative comments. And remember, stop Simon the Chipmunk from saying "Meeariwaana" again.